1. SkiTalk's 2022 Ski Reviews Are Up And How The Testing Shook Out

    SkiTalk's 2022 Ski Reviews Are Up And How The Testing Shook Out

    How the 2022 Testing Shook Out ... You Know … Due to Covid Yes, the long-awaited 2022 SkiTalk Reviews are up, about 200 skis in total. In the past year, ski testing took on a new dimension, due to Covid. It was announced early on that there would not be any on-snow industry demo shows, the...
  2. Tricia

    Reports from the Floor Outdoor Retailer 2020

    @Philpug and I arrived in Denver last night, picked up our credentials and took a sneak peek while exhibitors were setting up. We're hitting the ground running this morning and will be reporting from the floor. Stay tuned. *when this thread is opens this morning, the other two threads will...
  3. hardtobeagod

    What binding and plate to mount on Volkl Racetiger SL R FIS 2017 ???

    I’ve acquired an (2016-2017) FIS approved full camber 157mm length 65mm width (116_65.5_100) Volkl Racetiger SL R with UVO, plates and bindings undrilled! The skis have been previously used and pictures are attached, try to guess the price I paid because to remount them I expect to be spending...
  4. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 Volkl Kendo 88 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we review the new 2020 Volkl Kendo 88! You can also win a pair of these skis in the February SkiHappy Photo Contast.
  5. GoodKittens

    2020 Volkl Deacon 80/84

    Does anyone have any promotional material from Volkl on the new Deacon 80 & 84? I had a brief demo on the 80 in 177 and they're spot on. Trying to get a demo on the 84 but my schedule hasn't lined up with that of the guys at the local shop. Mainly wondering what the difference is between the...
  6. rocdoc

    What comes after Volkl RTM 84?

    Hi everyone, I would like to ask the community's advice on ski choice. I'm a level 7, perhaps 8 on good days (per the most recent instructors I trusted) 44 yo skier, looking to continue progressing and exploring terrain. I live on the East Coast, but try to take 1-2 trips a year to big...
  7. Noodler

    Who owns who? Current ski company ownership

    I've lost track of which ski companies are in which company "families". I've searched, but not coming up with an accurate updated picture of how things currently are with the parent companies and their brands. Anyone have a reference source with the answers?
  8. Dwight

    Ski boot fitting and gear in Wisconsin

    There have been a few discussion/questions asked by people where to get boots fitted in Wisconsin. Yesterday I spent 3 hrs at Sheperd and Schaller Sporting goods in Wausau. It's there big dungeon sale but they also have whole store discounts right now too. I have 2 friends looking for boots...
  9. SkiTalk Test Team

    2019 Völkl

    Völkl Deacon 74 Dimensions: 125-74-104 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 163, 168, 173, 178 Size tested: 178 Design: All New Drahtguy Kevin: Volkl introduced these new skis with a big online campaign. I was excited to see what the big deal was. Both models have the same damp, quiet ride that is solid...
  10. R

    Volkl Flair 75 vs Volkl Essenza Milena

    I am considering these Volkl skis for my daughter. Does anyone knkw whether is these are identical skis, but American vs European? I am considering 2017 Volkl Flair 75 vs 2017 Volkl Milena for an almost 15 year old, 5’2”, 98 lbs. she probably would grow another inch max. Cautious skier, does...
  11. MrMayonnaise

    Volkl Carver Access for Newbie

    Hello Everyone! I am brand new to skiing! I rented skis for the first time and went about 2 weeks ago. I want to get some used skis for my first set. That way if they get beat up real bad im not freaking out. Well a guy is selling 2 pairs of Volkl Carver Access skis, one is 167cm and the...
  12. Philpug

    The Most Pioneering Women's Skis of All Time

    @Dave Petersen Artwork In our “Shrink It and Pink It: What makes a Women's Ski Different” article last season, we talked about women’s skis and how some manufacturers produce skis actually designed for women and others take their unisex skis and slap pink graphics on them. Here, we will talk...
  13. The Most Pioneering Women's Skis of All Time

    The Most Pioneering Women's Skis of All Time

    In our “Shrink It and Pink It: What makes a Women's Ski Different” article last season, we talked about women’s skis and how some manufacturers produce skis actually designed for women and others take their unisex skis and slap pink graphics on them. Here, we will talk about some of the most...
  14. Lance

    Renoun Z90 vs Volkl RTM86?

    A friend of mine is looking for a front side focused all mountain carver. He's leaning toward the RTM86, but he's been eyeing my Z90s as well. I think the price tag might be holding him back on the Renouns. Anybody skied both and could provide a comparison?
  15. Tricia

    TGR's Grom Contest

    A squaw local - Karsten Hart has entered this video in TGR's Keep it TIGHT. Keep it LOOSE Grom Contest. This is a must see. http://bit.ly/2pIC89q Go to the link and give him your stoke. That's the only way your vote counts. * I like it when he says he likes skiing with people he doesn't...
  16. Tricia

    Comparison Review Tricia's 2018 Thumbnail Reviews: 74+mm Skis

    Now that you've read about my thoughts on skinny skis in the Sub-73mm reviews, it's time to give the wider skis some attention. Armada Trace 98 Dimensions: 130-98-121 Radius: [email protected] Size tested: 172 Design: All New This new lineup from Armada, which features its crystal mesh, is one of...
  17. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2017 Völkl Mantra vs 2017 Völkl 90Eight

    Gotta love a good sibling rivalry. When the firstborn golden boy aka the Mantra is being contested by his fitter, sprightlier, and quicker little bro, he can't rest on his laurels. The Mantra will go down in skiing lore as one of the most recognizable names ever. For years it was the ski...
  18. Philpug

    K2, Volkl, Dalbello, Marker, Marmot, Full Tilt and Line..What Does the Future Hold for Them?

    It is sad when you businesses become a "destraction". Read the whole story HERE. This could have a major effect in the ski industry. I know some from K2 that jumped and I know some that were pushed but this could be devastating. K2, Marker and Volkl IMHO still be around in some form...Line...
  19. Tricia

    Individual Review Völkl Flair 81

    The word "flair" may conjure thoughts of style, but Völkl has created these skis to be Fair, Lightweight, Agile, Intelligent, and Reliable. Fair -- Constructed mostly from recycled materials and locally sourced wood core Lightweight -- Lightweight wood cores and women-specific binding systems...
  20. Philpug

    Rank the Race Skis in Order...

    ..of Finesse to Power. We know all race skis are not created equal and all have their own feel which is somewhat subjective. Categories: Slalom Giant Slalom Brands: Atomic (2) Blizzard (1) Rossignol (3) Fischer Head Nordica (1) Stöckli Volkl TBD: Bomber Croc (1) Blizzard & Nordica are the...