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

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

Are you ready to lay down super quick and snappy turns all over the front of your ski mountain? I am sure that was a yes and the new Volkl RTM 81 skis and bindings are the new setup you should consider. Especially if you find yourself spending all of your time making a variety of strong turn shapes. The Power of Steel included in the core construction generates a smooth ride with no chatter and secure edge grip when you need it. The RTM 81 is loaded with 3D technologies this year. Let's start with the 3D.Ridge technology, which is quickly becoming recognized as the most effective construction that has been developed by Volkl's engineers. The newly introduced 3D.Ridge Technology has also become a prime example of Volkl's continued lightweight constructions. 3D.Ridge is a raised ridge in the center of the ski that drastically levels out near the edge of the skis in front and behind the binding. This unique construction reduces the inertia around the center of the ski to a minimum and enhances the agility of the skis. The 3D.Ridge construction also makes for a lighter weight on wider skis with precise pressure distribution and power transmission. A new addition to this year's RTM 81 skis from the 3D technology family is the inclusion of 3D.Glass which is a three-dimensional glass layer that wraps the underside of the core extending over the sidewall in the bindings area. The RTM 81 offers Volkl's XTD Tip and Tail Rocker Profile for easy turn initiation, better float and easy turn exit. If you're not a believer that the new RTM 81 skis and bindings are an ideal super energetic option for the frontside yet, give this smooth ride and try, you will love the benefits of 3D. Technologies!


  • Radius: 13.3 m at 156 cm, 14.7 m at 163 cm, 16.3 m at 170 cm, 17.9 m at 177 cm, 19.0 m at 182 cm
  • Sidecut: 128/81/109 mm
  • 3D.Ridge Core
  • 3D.Ridge & 3D.Glass Technology
  • Full 3D Sidewall Construction
  • XTD Tip & Tail Rocker Profile
  • Powered by Steel
  • Base: P-Tex 2100
  • WideRide TCX Bindings System
  • Grip Walk Technology
  • Skill: Advanced to Expert Skiers
2018 Volkl RTM 81 Skis with iPT WR XL 12.0 TCX Bindings
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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