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Report from the 2023 Volkl Press Junket from Sun Valley

Philpug

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Hmmmmmm not sure what to think of the new m102

tighter radius kendo to match enforcers more?

anything new on bindings? saw some pics suggesting jester might not be so grey anymore?
 

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Good articles Phil! :beercheer: I've chimed in on the M6 already on several threads. I dropped it down a size for me (6' 215 lbs) to a 177 and for east coast. The M6 is intuitive on a level whereby it seems a true extension of my body. It's hard to tell where my body ends and the skis begin. I've owned 5 or more sets of past Mantras, and these are the most versatile I've been on. They execute on a level that far exceeded my expectations. After several days of intense practice, I have yet to find a weakness in this ski. (Tips & Tails detuned - my pref)

Mantra M6, I think Volkl nailed this one! If you size for your purposes, I think just about anyone beyond novice, can handle this ski. Take it easy and it "Chills". Crank on it, and it instantly ramps up and rebounds to meet you at your level. Lean fwd..."Engage" and it responds like Riker on the Enterprise. Center - and it Hops like a horny bunny rabbit!. Lean back and it rescues you from any possibility of a mistimed jump, or encounter w/ unexpected junk, mogul or obstacle. It's a "Ball of Confusion" because it does EVERYTHING and I remain confused as to how they made this ski so adaptable....

The words that kept popping into mind were; "SWEET! It does this move too.?!?...Damn nice ski!...."
 

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No, Not gonna read that, don't have the courage for it.

PLEASE someone just tell me there is no new Deacon VWerks that is vastly better than the current model. Please.
 

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Frankly we're seeing more manufacturers looking into personal expriences like this media junket ( @cantunamunch don't go there! Junket doesn't conjure up bad vibes to everyone) rather than spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on giant booths at trade shows.
I really think we and they get more out of it, bringing more information to you instead of dibbles and dabbles from a trade show floor.
 
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No, Not gonna read that, don't have the courage for it.

PLEASE someone just tell me there is no new Deacon VWerks that is vastly better than the current model. Please.
Some new shapes and slight construction change, but nothing VWerks related :D
 

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Did they say if the Racetiger SL Master is going to be sold in the US? I bought a pair from a Canadian dealer to replace a set of the beer league Racetigers that were stolen and I've been shocked at how good they are. Nearly all the performance benefits I love from the old SL Pro but with that little bit of tip rocker from the beer league version that makes it more friendly when the snow is not perfectly smooth.
 

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I miss Sun Valley!

Plan to resume our 2x yearly trips next season.

Gonna get me some Exhibition and Fire Trail!
 

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