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.
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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!
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.
At your height, weight skiing ability and based on where you primarily ski , 184 all the way.
Have fun! A great ski and SE Tester favorite.
The M6 feels almost like the M5 but not as on rails. Its much easier to smear, skid, and pivot with edges that don't bite as much. You get a lot more maneuverability out of the M6 that the M5 was lacking. For Compared to something like an Enforcer or Maverick, the Enforcer is definitely the more powerful ski but its going to work you harder and the Maverick is lighter and a bit more playful. I would stick with 177 if that worked for you on the M5, still a pretty similar rocker profile.
I'd go 163. It's a pretty burly ski so there's no real reason to upsize for stability. Have fun!
If you know you prefer longer skis, go 191--you do have the stats for it. We'll likely see those come in with our normal inline order some time this summer.
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New 2022 bindings!
My initial response is that the 184 is on the long side, but I'm not here to talk you out of a good time. If you know you prefer longer skis and stability at speed is a priority, then the 184 will take care of that. I'd also take a look at the Kendo 88 if you're on-trail exclusively, just a bit more torsional stiffness and edge grip on the narrower ski with the same build. Have fun!
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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!
Interested in the M6 Mantra and need sizing help. I am 5'9/185lbs. with an athletic build. I would consider myself a faster skier that would fall into the advanced/intermediate category. I currently have a set of Blizzard Bonafide 173cm skis that are a few years old. I got along very well with those. Please let me know what size in the M6 you would recommend.
I'd say the 170 makes sense unless you know you prefer longer skis. You could ski the 177, so if you felt yourself wanting more length out of your 173 Bonafide's, I'm not going to talk you out of the 177. Have fun!
Ive been skiing on 2002 Atomic’s or demoing and feel it’s time to invest in a new pair. I’ve been looking at the Mantra M6 but are they too much ski?
The beauty of the M6 is that is appeals to many different skier types and styles. It can be skied slow or fast and can do any turn shape at any speed. It excels in nearly any terrain and any condition but the deepest powder day and is approachable and easy to ski. Just the right amount of stiffness, rocker profile and shape. There is a reason why this ski has won so many awards and is a SE Tester favorite.
At your height and weight, go for the 170 cm length.
Go for it. You won't regret it and it will NOT be too much ski for you.
Favorite days are foot of powder on a mogul run. Feel like the 170 would be easier in the moguls when the snow is hard packed.
Been skiing the Gotama regardless of the snow conditions. Maybe the m6 becomes my one ski.
Rocker will make the m6 ski like a shorter, which pushes me to the 177, harder packed bumps makes me think 170 would be better.
What would you suggest?
you will like the M6 coming form the Gotama. Just a better version with more versatility and better hard snow grip.
At your stats, terrain preferences and age, go with the 170. Plenty of ski for you in that smaller size and you will gain maneuverability and swing weight.
Have fun its an SE tester favorite and a great one-ski quiver!
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Looking to replace a pair of 180 cm 2017 bonafides for Skiing out West. I’m 5’10” 200 lbs. Im relatively happy with the length of my current skis in tight trees/moguls, but would like a little more stability on firm/groomers….looking for a “Goldilocks” ski I guess.
Would bumping up to the 184cm length on these offer similar performance in tight stuff, with more stability for carving? Or should
I size down to 177cm?
I find myself gravitating more towards on-piste as I get older….but not ready to completely give up
Off-piste or the trees yet.
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At your height, weight, skiing ability and terrain preferences, going down to a 177cm length would certainly provide more maneuverability, less swing weight and the ability to make more rapid, quick turns when you need them most in tight trees and bumps. The M6 is plenty of ski , so going a size down a size would not take away from the skis stability for carving what so ever. We say go for it! Wil make those quick reactions that much easier and will certainly still deliver the damp, precise grip that this ski is known for on hard pack and groomers.
An SE Tester favorite as well!
More than enough ski for you at the 177 cm length.
The M6 would be a a great ski for you. A SE tester favorite, a well rounded and versatile ski, its one of the best all-mountain one-ski quivers out there. At your height, weight and ability level, go with the 184cm length.
We don't sell demo bindings. We do sell demos bindings mounted on demo skis that can be adjusted to various boot sizes, but not just bindings.
I am assuming you are asking what ski length size you looking for?
Based on your stats, I would go with the 184 cm length.
Hope this helps and think snow!