Völkl M5 Mantra Skis · 2021 · 184 cm
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The M5 Mantra by Völkl is a smooth and stable all-mountain ski for advanced skiers.
96mm Waist – At 96mm underfoot, the M5 Mantra is versatile and handles a wide range of conditions well.
Titanal Frame – Völkl’s Titanal frame technology allows the M5 Mantra ski to retain the desired rigidity of a traditional Titanal ski but doesn’t make the ski overly stiff underfoot.
Carbon Tips – Carbon in the tip and tail of the ski reduce swing weight without sacrificing damping and power for a really smooth ride.
Rocker/Camber/Rocker Construction – The rocker/camber/rocker shape brings the most versatility by allowing the ski to hold a strong edge and float in powder.
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There is a metal Titanal® plate underfoot, also with a Titanal® edge around the tip and tail linking back up with the metal underfoot plate. This allows the user to maintain a ton of power and precision to your edge. It is a 96 mm underfoot, and for a ski this wide, the edge capabilities are incredible. There is a camber underfoot with a low, long rocker in the front and back capable of soft snow.
Metal in every part of this ski will keep any vibration from messing with your turns. These skis will blast through any chop. The longer camber and traditional sidecut gives you as much stability as a ski could offer. This is however at the expense of some maneuverability. The ski will need to be driven a little harder and wants to point, but would make a great groomer ski for anyone who needs control at higher speeds. They have a rocker in the tip and tail that will offer a little maneuverability and keep them afloat on days it snows.
Has a slightly different shape to other models, giving it a playfulness that others don't have. The rockered shape of the Mantra allows for an easy pivot/rotation. This makes the ski more maneuverable in trees and powder. The Mantra is stiff enough to handle steeps and high-speed turns and, due to the rockered shape, will provide dampness/more comfortable feel when cruising at slower speeds. It is ideal for the all-mountain skier looking to keep the same ski on for groomed terrain as they use in the trees and in variable conditions.
Völkl are known for their racing skis, and some of that speed-oriented heritage has definitely made its way into the M5 Mantra. Definitely on the stiffer end, this is a ski that wants to carve trenches in hard-packed snow. At 92 mm underfoot, it's certainly not a powder ski, but the shape of the ski lends itself to handle some fresh snow with no problem. These sticks also eat up those day-after-fresh-snow, chunky conditions days. It's a downhill crusher. It can really be pushed hard on groomers and is a blast in soft, shallow snow.
The medium waist of 96mm allows you to carve up groomers like a dream while the rocker and camber make it very capable in soft snow. This ski is seriously the smoothest and most responsive all-mountain ski! Great for hitting kickers, spinning, skiing backward, and floating powder. No other ski eats up crud so well. The edges stay sharp and handle ice like a carver. With the factory mount, I feel very balanced in the air. The M5 is very fast and stable at speed. Doesn't seem to have a speed limit. It's just playful enough.