2022 Volkl M6 Mantra Skis w/ Tyrolia Attack2 14 GW Bindings
Volkl M6 Mantra Skis with Bindings
The Volkl M6 Mantra skis with bindings are an amazing choice for expert level skiers who are looking for that one setup for true high-performance all-mountain skiing. We could, and do, use a lot of superlatives and descriptive words when dealing with the Mantra skis, and the M6 is a nice improvement over the previous M5 version. There are three main changes, and they all combine to make the ski more approachable without losing the high-end feel of the Mantra name. For more than a decade, the Mantra moniker has been synonymous with versatile all-mountain performance, and the M6 takes it to a new level. When we add our bindings to the mix, we're seeing a whole new value added to these amazing skis. The 3D Radius sidecut is one of the changes, and this allows the skier to make any shape of turn at any time, allowing for a more customized feel to the ski, as you can really change up the arc depending on conditions or terrain. The titanal frame has been tailored in the M6 to accommodate different lengths, again finding that balance between having too much metal or not enough. The M6 makes it just right, and makes the skis feel like they're custom-built for you and your size. Same can be said for the tailored carbon tips, making the initiation phase to the turn quicker and more precise than ever before. The Volkl Mantra M6 is here to meet your high-performance all-mountain needs.
- Sidecut: 135/96/119
- Turn Radius: 30/17/24 meters at 177 cm Length
- Multi-Layer Wood Core
- Tailored Titanal Frame
- Tailored Carbon Tip
- 3D Radius Sidecut
- Tip and Tail Rocker
- Ability Level: Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers • Powder
The M6 would be a nice addition to your Volkl quiver. Will certainly add to powder, soft snow and crud performance when conditions get prime. I don't know what your height and weight is to properly size you ski length wise but based on that you are skiing a 182cm in the Deacon, I would recommend the 184cm length for the M6. You will want a little bit extra length due the rocker profile of the ski.
Hope this helps and think snow!
You could go wither way with this ski. Shorten up for lighter swing weight and quicker turn intuition. Go longer if you are feeling a need for more speed.
Regarding the M6, you're still going to have a fight at the end of the day. You'll get fantastic performance for sure, but you do have to earn it. I'd look to something a bit more friendly but still with some good firepower, check out the Salomon QST 92 or the Head Kore 93. You're in a good width zone with those skis--very versatile, carvy, and high-performance, and both operate well at a variety of speeds and in different terrain. With a lighter ski like the Kore, I don't think you'd have to go to the 170, but you certainly can if you want! Have fun!
I am currently skiing the Fischer All Mountain 176 - 120/76/106.
I'd look to something a bit more manageable than the M6. While it's certainly a great choice for precision and power, it is pretty stiff for bumps and speed control--it prefers to go fast on groomers. Head Kore 93, Elan Ripstick 96, and Line Sick Day 94 would likely line up with your application a bit better, and I'd go low to mid 170's in any of those models. . That said, in the 177, the M6 weighs about 2050 grams per ski. Havefun!