2022 Volkl Revolt 104 Skis
Volkl Revolt 104 Skis
Fun seekers aren't going to have to look much farther than the all-new Volkl Revolt 104 skis to get their kicks. Built with a playful shape and profile, but Volkl's multi-layer wood core, the Revolt 104 is part sports car, part freestyle motorcross bike. That wood core is the same one found in the Mantra and Kendo skis, so you know it's all there. Since no metal is added to the core, the ski is lively and snappy, and with a lighter weight than you'd expect from a ski this shape, it's actually pretty darn quick. Made for a mix of freestyle, freeride, and all-mountain skiing, the shape of the Revolt 104 is best suited for softer snow, but that doesn't mean it can't rail a turn on groomers either. With an increased tip and tail rocker profile to go along with the tapered shape, the skis are fantastic floaters. For backcountry skiing and booters built in the middle of nowhere, the Revolt 104 is truly a powder-lovers paradise. When you sink into the snow, that tapered shape keeps the tips and tails rising up and on top of any type of snow condition you can imagine. Skiers who spend a lot of time in the park will love the twin-tipped shape that makes for fun and steady switch take-offs and landings, not to mention all the backwards skiing you can do. Advanced and expert skiers will likely glean the best performance out of these skis and they'll be rewarded with some of the most fun and exciting skis that planet Earth has to offer.
- Sidecut: 132/104/122
- Turn Radius: 20.2 meters at 180 cm length
- Weight: 2000 grams per ski at 180
- Multi-Layer Wood Core
- Tip and Tail Rocker
- Tip and Tail Taper
- Full Sidewall
- Twin-Tip Shape
- Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Park • Powder
I'm looking to buy some new skis for this season, but I'm not quite sure which ones to get. The ski must be a diverse ski that can do a little bit of everything. Some powder, sometimes in the park, but also carving and butters on the slopes.
Right now i'm torn between: the Faction CT 2.0, Atomic Bent Chetler, Völkl Revolt 104 & Line Blend. I can't make up my mind on which ski suits me best. At the moment I'm leaning more towards the Völkls... Could you guys give me some advise?
A second question: I'm 5'9" and in doubt if 180 is the right size for me, as I have a background in competition skiing (slalom) and tend to buy my skis a little smaller. Should I get the 172's or the 180's?
Thank you for your help!
I'd put the Volkl and the Candide on the same level in terms of application. I think the Blend performs a lot like a true park ski but in a wider shape, and the Atomic, while it does have some freestyle use, is really better suited for all-mountain skiing. Between the Revolt and the CT, the Volkl feels a bit more stable, especially in softer snow, as the Candide really makes some round turns. I actually got to ski the Candide on an 8" snow day, and was quite impressed with the soft snow ability of the ski, as well as its quickness. You'll get the same from the Volkl, but the tail shape is a bit different, with more early taper, allowing the skier to take a straighter line versus the rounder Faction. If you're in doubt about sizing, I'd say the shorter is better--more fun, anyway!
I'm 5'11" and weight 160 lbs. Any tips on how to choose the ski size? I seen some skiers with same height and weight go for the 188. But I'm afraid 188 will be to long and hard to control.
Thanks for your inquiry-
Based on your weight and height, you are correct, the 188cm would be too long for you. Sizing recommendations from 5"11" -6.0" would fall into 180-182cm length ranges. Sizing down to the 180cm would be prefect for you.
Hope this helps and think snow!
So, I am a big guy. 6'5" 240lbs and I would classify myself as an advancing intermediate skier. Most of my time is spent on groomers (60%) with about 20% of my time is spent trying out different ( easier ) glade runs and any opportunity I get to go off piste that I can manage, I certainly take it ( last 20%). There are a couple of skis I am thinking about and would love your perspective.:
Black Crows Atris in 189
Vokle Revolt 104 in 188
I would appreciate any perspective you have. If you would recommend any other skis, I would be open to what you guys think.
The Atris is more a powder, soft snow oriented ski with not a lot camber underfoot. The Revolt 104 had very good edge hold for groomers and hard snow as well a being a very fun directional all-mountain twin powder ski. Much more versatile than the Artis for all-mountain skiing.
I think the Atomic is the Goldilocks ski that you're looking for. The Escaper is the lightest, and while that's great for quick turns in tight trees, it's also better for lighter and smaller skiers. The Revolt is more sluggish and blocky, with a heavier turn that's better for wider spaces and more aggressive skiers. There is a fair amount of taper, so that does help with the turning, but the build and heft kind of counteract that. The Atomic lies in the middle, with an easy turning, floaty personality that still has some strength behind it. I love it in the bumps and trees, and it's not too shabby on the groomers either, with good energy from the higher camber profile. I'd look to the Atomic in the 180. Have fun!
I'm 13, 156.5 cm tall and about 41 kg tall. I want a freeride/all mountain ski that can do well in the park and be stable on hardpack/groomers. In NZ, we usually ski crud, hardpack, groomers, slush and the occasional dusting of powder. I want twin-tips that I can ski until I'm fully grown which should not be anymore than 175-177 cm. Would these skis be good, or should I ski something else like the Dynastar M-Free 99, K2 Poachers or Rossignol Blackops Sender. I want a ski about 170cm tall with some rocker. What would you recommend?
For more stable and grippy twin tips, I'd look to the Rossignol Holyshred/Black ops 98 or the Poacher. I feel the M-Free and Revolt are on the floppier side of the spectrum while the Rossignol and Poacher have some strength and power to them. Have fun!