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2017 Volkl Revolt - More Than Just a Park Ski

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Hey EpicSki!

 

We've been busy testing 2017 skis, and most recently we were able to get out on some 2017 Volkls.  We'll be rolling out a series of Volkl reviews over the coming weeks, but we thought we'd start with the Revolt as it's also a 2016 model and hits a really impressive price point.  Click the image for the review on our Chairlift Chat blog!  You'll also find it right here on EpicSki in the Article section.

 

2017 Volkl Revolt Skis: An Affordable All Mountain Freestyle Ski: Lead Image

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Great review.  These sort of skis once seemed ubiquitous and have largely fallen off the ski market radar: The Versatile twin tip.   Going back to the first generation Public Enemy and 1080s up through skis like the Head Mojo and the dynastar Slcier and Distorter, they've always been go to skis, and I love 'em for patrolling and sled running in tricky terrain (bumps and trees).

 

Did you take these skis through any of Stowe's bump runs?  

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Great review.  These sort of skis once seemed ubiquitous and have largely fallen off the ski market radar: The Versatile twin tip.   Going back to the first generation Public Enemy and 1080s up through skis like the Head Mojo and the dynastar Slcier and Distorter, they've always been go to skis, and I love 'em for patrolling and sled running in tricky terrain (bumps and trees).

 

Did you take these skis through any of Stowe's bump runs?  

 

@Liam we didn't spend any time on "designated" bump runs like Starr, Centerline, etc.  There were, however, some bumps formed on the left of Gondolier and the right of Perry Merril that we were able to play around on (We spent the majority of the day on the Gondola).

 

As long as you mount it a bit back from the center point they do great in the bumps.  If you're mounting it more on the recommended line you get a feeling of a little bit too much tail and you're forced to just ski zipper line style.  I find this is a pretty common issue with center mounted skis.  The tail rocker definitely helps, but if you're buying a pair with moguls in mind I would definitely mount them back a little bit.  Our non "park skier" testers were finding that 2-3cm back from the recommended mount point really helped the ski perform better for them.  

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