Volkl Rise High 88 Alpine Touring Ski
- 160cm, 170cm, 180cm
- 127 / 88 / 106mm
- Turn Radius:
- [160cm] 16.3m, [170cm] 18.9m, [180cm] 21.6m
- tip rocker
- Full Carbon Jacket
- Hybrid Tourlite (beech, poplar, paulownia)
- P-Tex 4504
- Claimed Weight:
- [single] (160cm) 2lb 4oz, (170cm) 2lb 8oz, (180cm) 2lb 10oz
- Recommended Use:
- backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 year
Rise High 88 Alpine Touring Ski
When it comes to efficiency-focused touring skis, it's important to consider factors other than weight — eventually what goes up will need to come down after all. Chances are that you’ll be using the ski to travel to high-consequence alpine terrain at least some of the time, so considerations involving downhill performance and durability should probably be part of the conversation. Volkl has been in this category that lies between ski touring and ski mountaineering for some time, and their latest offering — the Rise High 88 — is eager to impress. The ski implements a wood core consisting of beech, poplar, and paulownia layers for dampness, encased in a carbon jacket which provides lots of stiffness at a minimal weight penalty. The carbon jacket also improves durability, while the 3D RIDGE topsheet prevents ice build up, making the ski extremely usable and reliable in rugged high-alpine terrain.
- Featherweight touring ski has enough performance for any descent
- Integrated Smart Skinclip allows for mixed skin removal configurations
- Tip rocker supplies float in soft snow and improves maneuverability
- Several length options allow you to tailor the ski to your touring style
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.