Deacon 76 Pro Ski
Steep trails, hard packed snow, ice sheets you can see from space—skiing on the east coast isn't always for the faint of heart, but it's never been easier than with the Volkl Deacon 76 Pro Ski. Designed to take on firm snow in those areas of the country where powder days are scarce, the Deacon 76 Pro will make even the most skied-off runs a ripping good time. The 76mm waist is nimble enough to give you the quick edge-to-edge response that you need when you're hauling down steep cruisers, while the camber underfoot ensures plenty of edge control while helping you pop into your next turn. You'll also have a rockered tip and tail that sails through the variable snow conditions that can often occur when everyone's scrambling for the same sections of decent snow, giving you a solid ski for all of your on-piste adventures.
New to Volkl's line of front-side carvers is the 3D.Glass sandwich construction. This gives the ski two dispersed layers of fiberglass that deliver more power to your transitions, while also allowing for a progressive flex throughout. The results are easier-to-initiate turns and superior edge grip on icy and hardpacked slopes. The wood core offers lightweight performance with plenty of strength, while the full sidewall construction ensures long-lasting durability. Plus, to combat chatter and vibrations on steep and icy trails, you've got a UVO vibration dampener towards the tip that'll give you a smooth ride and unaffected ride, making it easier to hold an edge wherever you are on the mountain.
Specific to the Deacon's Pro model is the Marker World Cup Piston Control interface. Designed to meet the needs of races and competition, this plate features an integrated hydraulic oil piston that converts the energy you put in back to speed and power throughout your whole run.
- This ski delivers a smooth ride on hard and icy slopes
- 76mm waist is perfect for control and maneuvering on groomed trails
- Camber underfoot holds and provides stability at speed
- Rockered tip and tail cruise through variable snow conditions
- 3D.Glass technology makes it easier to hold edges and initiate turns
- Sandwich construction provide durability for seasons of hard use
- UVO technology dampens vibrations for a smoother ride
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.