2018 Volkl RTM 81 Skis with iPT WR XL 12.0 TCX Bindings - All Questions

2018 Volkl RTM 81 Skis with iPT WR XL 12.0 TCX Bindings
2018 Volkl RTM 81 Skis with iPT WR XL 12.0 TCX Bindings
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I am an advanced skier, 5'11" tall and 155 lbs.
would you recommend the 170 or the 177 on those skis for me?
Question by: Eliav Kling on Nov 23, 2019, 3:48 PM
Thanks for your order. We appreciate your business!

Honestly either ski length will work for you depending on the performance you prefer. At 5'11 you are in between our sizing suggestion ranges for a skier at 5'10 and 6'. For a skier at 6' the suggested length range for an advanced skier is 174 to 179cm and for a skier at 5'10 the recommended range is 169-174cm. The shorter length is going to provide easier handling and maneuverability but may lack a bit in stability at speeds as well as float. Whereas the longer 177cm length is going to provide better stability at speeds as well as float but will be more ski to handle and maneuver making shorter radius turns. I have included links below to view our ski sizing chart below. If that helps with your decision please go ahead and place your order including either your boot size or actual boot sole length number in millimeters (mm) for mounting.

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Please note you will still have to take them to a certified technician at a local ski shop before your first run. They will need to set the forward pressure, Din and test the bindings with your boot and adjust them to your height and weight to ensure safety and stability.


We look forward to your order!
Answer by: Mike Aidala on Nov 24, 2019, 3:56 PM
I'm 6' and 215 lbs, 55 year old Advanced skier. Last skis were volkl all mountains at 177cm. Ski on-piste at moderate to fast speeds mostly but do a little crud and bumps. Wondering if the 177cm 81 RTM is stable enough at faster speeds or would I do better with the 84 and sacrifice some quickness and extra effort?
Question by: Jeff on Dec 2, 2019, 10:12 PM
Hi Jeff!
I'm pretty surprised with the 81's stability at speed. Not quite as burly as the 84, but impressive nonetheless. I would say that for crud and bumps, the 84 will be a more versatile ski, but for groomers and carving, I think it's hard to go wrong with the 81. Have fun!
Answer by: Bob St.Pierre on Dec 3, 2019, 10:18 AM

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