Yeah, well...did they bend in 30"+ of pow? I skied em for three days at Telluride last week in nothing but pow and ended up with a bent ski. Here is the product description from the Volkl website: "The Mantra is the pinnacle product for the skier who wants to ski the deep stuff, yet still have a solid, all-mountain feel on the front of the mountain. Still unparalleled in the market, it’s the go-to ski for those who want a powder ski that is versatile enough to be their every day ski."
That description did not match my experience no matter how much I loved this ski (and I did).