2022 Völkl M6 Mantra

chris_the_wrench

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Long Term Update: I skied the new M6 again when I was back at Waterville Valley for the demo..in 4" of fresh over firm conditions. Yup, my first impressions of the new Mantra were correct, Völkl nailed it with the 3D radius. I do find the new carbon enhanced tip to be a little noisy but there was no feeling of a disconnect with the snow.
While many skis have proclaimed they knocked Völkl off of their perch, Völkl is holding strong with ther newest incarnation of this storied ski.
Are these going to be 'available' this ski season?
-Chris
 

KingGrump

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I agree with this. I also loved the M5. In steeper really hard snow I had to be very smooth in my technique for that not to bother me. I guess its a bit lighter weight than the old model.
Your really hard snow and my New England powder is the same thing. No? :duck:
 

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Just ordered from Ski Essentials the Völkl M6 Mantra Skis w/ Tyrolia Attack2 13 GW Bindings for $849.99 delivered. They have 177 and 184 lengths available.
Looking forward to posting a review and comparing to the K2 Mindbender 99 Ti I bought last season.

Note - I really didn't need another pair of skis but this was too good to pass on.
 

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Nice! Im waiting on mine, local store got most length... except 191cm which is what wanted, so kinda bummed out, I did get to see/flex the 184, seems fun!

way more power than the mindbender 99ti just by looking/flexing them.
 

GregK

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Saw they were the same price as the M5 on there so they better reduce prices on the old ones. M6 skis look awesome!
 

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Just ordered from Ski Essentials the Völkl M6 Mantra Skis w/ Tyrolia Attack2 13 GW Bindings for $849.99 delivered. They have 177 and 184 lengths available.
Looking forward to posting a review and comparing to the K2 Mindbender 99 Ti I bought last season.

Note - I really didn't need another pair of skis but this was too good to pass on.
Fun! Let us know how you like them!
 

chris_the_wrench

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Nice! Im waiting on mine, local store got most length... except 191cm which is what wanted, so kinda bummed out, I did get to see/flex the 184, seems fun!

way more power than the mindbender 99ti just by looking/flexing them.
Im waiting on the 191s also. My local Völkl dealer doesnt have any sizes yet(last week when i was there).

Excited to get on them!
 

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there is a rumour they only made the small sizes for early release, and bigger are coming later :|

will post if mine show up

They sold a pair while I was in store, with red STH 2 binders on, damn that red on red was nice
 

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First day on my 177 M6's @ Killington Vt. Sunny, 22 degrees, packed powder / soft-firm moguls / groomer zoomers. The skis are surprisingly quick turning making short swing turns on packed powder, groomers and moderate moguls with ease. You would think a much narrower waist given the edge hold on firm / approaching icy conditions. At speed STABLE with no tip chatter and a rocket doing GS turns on steeps. I found they ski moguls better than I do but glad they took me along for the ride in both large and small bumps. Very light feeling underfoot compared to my K2 Mindbender 99 Ti skis which have a more solid, heavier feel blasting through crud snow like a tank. I did not get a chance to try the M6's in similar conditions but I expect, although with a different feel, will be as capable as the Mindbenders. Fresh snow due tomorrow but only 1-3'" so will have somthing new to play on. Overall an excellent all mountain ski which I recommend demoing and afterwards having spare $$$ handy. Note - I am 6' and 240 lbs so even a stiff ski cries a bit when under me. A few pics of where I took them today.

Ski ya - Charlie
 

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