Völkl 100Eight Skis 2017-2018
An absolute beauty through variable snow conditions and super stable carving at speed,” said one tester about the 100Eight, which garners its third straight Editors’ Pick. Another tester agreed, saying, “it carved masterfully like a butcher and ate up chalky pow in the trees like a champ.” New to the ski this season is 3D.Glass—multiple folded glass layers placed in the binding area, above and behind the sidewall, bringing about increased torsional rigidity and also greater rebound. Beyond that, a mix of ash and poplar wood in the core provides spring and dampness while keeping weight down. Carbon stringers up the torsional strength even further and full sidewalls yield optimal power transmission. Slight taper, full rocker and Völkl’s 3D.Ridge (a raised, central ridge) add nimbleness and play to your day.