- 163cm, 170cm, 177cm, 184cm
- 133 / 98 / 116mm
- Turn Radius:
- [163cm] 15.9m [170cm] 17.9m [177cm] 20.1m [184cm] 22.3m
- Tip and Tail Rocker
- 3D.Ridge (poplar, beech)
- 3D. Glass, carbon stringers
- P-Tex 2100 (sintered)
- Claimed Weight:
- [163cm] 3lb 7oz, [170cm] 3lb 9oz, [177cm] 3lb 14oz, [184cm] 4lb 1oz
- Recommended Use:
- all-mountain skiing, freeride/powder skiing, telemark skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 year
You've heard of skis that do it all, but experience has taught you that few skis are able do it all--make a ski too wide and it'll carve groomers about as good as a couple of two by fours, but make it too narrow and you might as well have a couple of toothpicks strapped to your feet when it dumps a foot of snow. The Volkl 90Eight Ski is a true all-mountain thrasher with a mid-fat waist that will float a bit of boot-top pow, devour bumps, carve groomers like a Christmas goose, and make short work of spring-time slush. Volkl updated this season's model with an ultralight carbon stringer for enhanced torsional stiffness.
Like the more big mountain-minded 100Eight, the 90Eight features Volkl's 3D Ridge construction, which brings the bulk of material to the center of the ski, resulting in reduced weight, without sacrificing the ski's dampness and stability at speed. The early taper sidecut eases turn initiation for an easy, playful feel when you're hunting pow stashes or making tight turns down technical chutes. Volkl's multi-layer wood core makes up the character and flex of the ski, which, since its a Volkl, is inherently stable at speed with plenty of power to bust through crud. So when you're ready to dominate firm pack and variable post storm snow hop on these speed loving, power packing, super controllable sticks.
- Aggressive and progressive charger for variable inbounds conditions
- 98mm waist is quick edge to edge and stable in choppy snow
- Rocker eases turn initiation and floats, camber holds an edge
- Medium length turn radius is stable at speed and maneuverable
- Beech and poplar combine for powerful response and a damp feel
- 3D.Ridge cuts weight while maintaining stability and response
- P-Tex 2100 base is extremely fast and easy to maintain
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.