2017 Volkl 90EIGHT Skis w/ Bindings
The new Volkl 90EIGHT skis and bindings may be the little brother to the 100EIGHT setup, but it provides the same top end performance when charging the mountain. Offering the same 3D.Ridge construction creates a light weight and super versatile performance. The new 3D.Ridge Technology has taken the 90EIGHT skis to a new performance level. This new technology may quite possibly be the most effective and intense ski design that exists. The introduction of Volkl’s new design technology has greatly increased the agility of the skis. The design has seen such great reviews and feedback, that the 3D.Ridge technology has been incorporated into many ski options throughout the Volk lineup. The noticeable characteristic of the design is a raised central ridge that levels out towards the edges of the skis in front and behind the bindings. Volkl has been able to greatly reduce the ski weight with the 3D.Ridge Technology without negatively affecting the integrity or durability of the skis. This freeride ski from Volkl handles all terrain, ranging from frontside bump runs to trees and backside pow & crud. The Moderate Taper design combined with a Full Sidewall construction & Tip/Tail Rocker profile, make the 90EIGHT skis a super easy and fun ski to handle the entire mountain. Hence, a one-ski quiver.
- Sidecut: 133/98/116
- Radius: 20.1m @177
- Multi-Layer Wood Core
- 3D.RIDGE Construction
- Moderate Taper and Full Sidewall Design
- Carbon Stringer
- Tip and Tail Rocker Profile
- Skill: Advanced Intermediate to Expert Level Skiers
good all mountain skis, stable over crud snow, easy to turn on groomer, and float well on soft snow Review by kbk
I skied 2017 Volkl 90Eight (170cm, which is my height) at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado for a week in late March, 2017. The temperature was from 30F to 55F, and the snow condition was icy in the early morning and slushy in the afternoon. The snow was very soft in the upper steep section of the Black-Bear in the Zuma Bowl of the Arapahoe Basin, a black trail.
On the groomed trails, the skis handled the icy condition just ok, but other skiers with different brand names said the same thing, just ok. When the 90Eight run through the crud snow and bumpy condition in the afternoon, it gave me confident at fairly high speed because it's very stable. The turns on the groomed trails were smooth, almost no difference from my Volkl AC 7.4 unlimited (163cm) which has 74mm waist and was used to ski at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin for a week in December, 2016. On the very soft snow over Black-Bear at Arapahoe Basin, the skis floated quite well, much better than my Volkl AC 7.4 with which I skied on the very soft snow in the Zuma Bowl of Arapahoe Basin on the very first day it was open on December 23, 2016.
Over all, I'm happy with the skis to go over groomer and powder. (Posted on 3/23/2017)