2022 Volkl Rise Beyond 96 Ski
Volkl Rise Beyond 96 Skis
Head beyond the lift lines and the skied off, tracked out snow inside the ropes and go access those secret stashes by foot on the all new Volkl Rise Beyond 96. Now designed with a slightly updated chassis relative to its predecessor the Rise Beyond 98, this new rendition offers a lower weight of 100 grams less per ski making those long climbs in deep snow even easier than before. 96 millimeters is a sweet spot width for a touring ski as it is wide enough to handle deep snow, while staying light enough to maintain efficiency on the ascent. Under the hood, Volkl uses their Tourlite Hybrid wood core which is comprised of Beech underneath the binding, as well as a mix of Poplar and Paulownia in the outer portions of the ski. This allows the ski to be as light as possible while still providing a solid and stable downhill performance. Other features in the design of this ski include a combination of camber and rocker as well as a bit of early taper in the tip and tail. Both of these design attributes work in tandem to provide desirable soft snow performance by way of float and maneuverability. Advanced to expert skiers looking for a touring ski that provides both efficiency and solid downhill performance will love this new ski from Volkl. Beat everyone to those coveted lines with the all new Rise Beyond 96.
- Sidecut: 138/96/119
- 3D Radius: 24/17/22 meters at 177 centimeters
- Core: Tourlite Hybrid Wood core.
- Full sidewall
- Camber Underfoot
- Tip Rocker
- Smart Skinclip
- Ability Level: Advanced to expert skiers
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Yes, the 3d radius does actually make a difference, particularly in the turn shapes. What is does is that it allows you to perform a variety of turn shapes while providing easy steering and maneuverability regardless of turn shape. Short, medium and long turns at slow speeds or fast speeds or any speed in between. Whatever type of turn you want to make at whatever speed you want, this technology makes for a seamless transition. It also helps as you ski through various conditions and technical terrain where you are forced to make different turns from the top to the bottom of your run. This is critical when backcountry skiing or skiing of piste. A big feature in Volkls BC line up as well as their freeride skis.
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Will you still being skiing in the resort too? My assumption is yes, since you mention side-country. If that is the case, I would recommend the Blaze 94 over the Rise Beyond 96. This is a great ski, but more focused on uphill efficiency. You'll find the Blaze is light enough for some touring, but still feels relatively stable and performs well within the resort too. Hope that helps!