2022 Völkl M6 Mantra

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But I get your point , @Philpug , in fact I was also thinking to look for a light(er) combo. Already to replace the Barons on my Gotamas with a KingPin (or even an Alpinist) set would make things lighter...but given the Gotamas are aging, need to look for something new for my "go to" freeride everyday set.
Ideally a BMT or similar (from Völkl, since I am partial, given I am not a pro and not sponsored, I can spend my hard earned €€€ the way I prefer, tee hee ;-) ) with Kingpins or Duke PT in a 182-186 length.
Then an AT specific set in a short length (175-178 max), with very light bindings and all.
And last, a culoir specific set (need to be good in hards/icy snow as usually "couloirs season" comes in late, nearly in spring, where snow is hard and compact) again in max 177 length...
 

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This is a heavy ski, I am not sure you would want to do any type of touring with it.
I've seen 2 patrollers rocking the mantra 102,, 191cm?! with duke pt16 on one of the bigger mountain resorts here.... but thoose dudes were pure fitness embodied in a skier :p
 

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Which I am not, @anders_nor , alas. I train (PT training, I mean) thrice a week, but that is barely keeping me fit enough to ski the way I ski (since, like my Gotamas, I am aging...)
 
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FWIW I picked up a pair of M6s in a 177. They run long in actual length, closer to a 180. I have read there is only 4cm difference between the 177 and the 184 with the 184 being a “true” 184.
like other reviewers have reported, the skis really enjoyable to ski. I am a bigger guy and so far haven’t found a situation where I felt I needed it to be longer.
 

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I am not in the same place as my skis right now but when I physically compared them to some 180s I have they were the same.
i read that this holds true for both the M6 and the M102, 4 to 5 mm difference between the 177 and the 184 with the 184 being true
 

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Was offerd the m6 184cm for demo today, so I of course jumped on it. definetly getting one. Conditions were superhard snow, but 0 ice on piste (all ice off), endless grip and sub zero, 100% bluebird there was not a single cloud all day.. probably the best 2 days of skiiing all season?!

Its like a quicker edge to edge M102, also lighter, but still has the crud busting & doesnt care whats in front of you capability. This thing is wayyyy better than the m5 (never liked it)

I'm 190cm and 112KG'ish, my friend is 172cm and 90KG'ish, and we were swapping. he thought it was a bit to long before testing by looking at it, but after testing he was like, noop loved it! he is very sceptical to "wide skis" but he had to admit he loved it, and was amazed at how agile it was, and how fast edge to edge. I did ski it to the very bottom for one run with piles of dry fine corned snow, it just laughed at that.


I'm keeping my order for 191cm over 184 though, but I was suprised at how much weight I could put on the 184, at no time did the shovels or underfoot or tail feel to soft, if I planned to use it for tighter terrain the 184 could have worked for sure. one of the most powerful 18x skis especially in 90/100mm segmnet.

I think I will sum it up as a wide cheater GS!
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