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Volkl Mantra 2009 vs 2010 vs 2011

post #1 of 8
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Hey everyone,

I am looking to buy the 2008/2009 (black) volkl mantras. Last season I was in Jackson Hole riding the 2009/2010 (silver/black/red) mantras, and thoroughly enjoyed them. Do you know of any differences between these skis and this seasons 2011 model aside from the top sheet graphics?. I've done some research and found the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 are produced in China, but the 2008/2009 was the last model produced in Germany. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Harry

post #2 of 8

Welcome to Epic. Might try a search here. Far as I know, all Mantras and Auras are still produced in Germany; that's what my 2009-2010 sticker says, anyway. I've owned several, can't tell much difference over the years. It's a solid design and they've just kept churning them out. Would cost more to move them to China than to just keep using the same presses and molds in Germany. 

post #3 of 8

Same ski. 

post #4 of 8

It is my understanding that the Mantras are the widest Volkl that is still made in Germany and that the Gotamas are made in China. Not a big deal where they are made really if the quality control is in place. Hanging out to get my new Mantras out of the cupboard.

post #5 of 8

beyond and Philpug are correct; that's accurate information. So, same dimension ski for three model years, made in Germany.

 

I think the last dimention change was the white/gold background with the red graphics, where the shovel was made 2mm wider.

post #6 of 8
I'm looking at the same ski for this year also. My research tells me that some of the buyers guides say that the 2010/2011 model is 2cm wider throughout but looking around on line it looks like only the tail is 3cm wider (133-96-113 to 133-96-116).
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Originally Posted by cbtbakkes View Post

I'm looking at the same ski for this year also. My research tells me that some of the buyers guides say that the 2010/2011 model is 2cm wider throughout but looking around on line it looks like only the tail is 3cm wider (133-96-113 to 133-96-116).


Usually with cases like this, it is more "revisionalist measuring" 

post #8 of 8

Same ski over that period of time,  Great all around ski can pretty capable of doing it all,  Wise choice,

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