Footloose Sports (Mammoth) review of the Mantra......http://www.footloosesports.com/reviews
High Performance Powder/Big-Mountain All-Mountain
The Mantra is the all-new replacement for the ancient and much loved Explosiv fat ski. Like the old Explosiv, the Mantra is a stiff, burly fat ski made for expert skiers who want one fat ski that will work well in a variety of snow conditions, and take some serious abuse. The Mantra has the same bomber laminate construction as the old ski, with a wider (and slightly softer) tip for better carving, and rounder, smoother shapes to the tip and tail. This is one of the best skis out there for big, strong skiers, and it rules in crud and chopped-up snow, and grips better than most skis this size on hard snow. It’s a great choice for big Western ski areas that get a variety of conditions, but there are better true powder skis out there: it’s just too stiff to be a powder ski, but this is a worthy compromise for everyday versatility. We’d be willing to bet that the Mantra will carry on the Explosiv tradition of bulletproof durability.
Compare to the Rossignol B3, Head Monster iM88, K2 Apache Chief, Atomic Sugar Daddy.
Requires wide brakes.
Sizes 170, 177, 184, 191, Sidecut 130-94-113