2023 Volkl M6 Mantra Skis

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Volkl M6 Mantra Skis

The Volkl Mantra has been around for decades and has seen many iterations in build and width ranges over the years. The Volk Mantra M6 Skis gets their name from now the sixth update to its build over the years. The shape largely stays the same, but Volkl has made certain tweaks that have resulted in what we think is the best Mantra yet. First, they've added 3D Radius to the shape, something that we've had in the Kendo and other Volkl skis for a couple years now. We also get what Volkl calls Tailored Titanal Frame and Tailored Carbon Tips. Titanal Frame has been changed so that there's a different amount of metal in each length. Regardless of length, there's less metal up in the tip, which has reduced swing weight. To retain torsional stiffness and good tip in precision when entering a turn, Volkl added their Tailored Carbon Tips, a cross hatching application of carbon that's essentially a more specifically engineered version of the previous Carbon Tips found in the M5 Mantra. It's clear the Mantra is still among the best all-mountain skis for those who value precision, edge grip and responsiveness. It can take on any turn shape, at any speed, which is what really separates it apart from the competition. If you are looking for a true daily driver that handles a myriad of conditions and terrain, look no further than the Volkl M6 Mantra Skis.


  • 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

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Preferred Terrain
 All-Mountain •  Groomers 


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Is there a difference between the 2022 and 2023 m6 mantra? Thanks!
Question by: Matt on Mar 6, 2022, 7:15 PM
HI Matt!
Slightly different topsheet is all!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 7, 2022, 1:05 PM
I hope all is well. East Coast skier currently on the Deacon 84 - love them for carving on groomers. Looking for another ski a bit wider underfoot to handle soft snow, crud, and occasional trips out west (stay frontside about 90%)

My question - would you recommend the Mantra M6? Or would it be too similar in feel to the Deacon 84...

Thank you in advance.

Question by: Mark Russell on Apr 17, 2022, 10:08 AM
Hi Mark!

I would absolutely recommend the Mantra M6 for all of your off-piste, rough terrain needs. The M6 is extremely versatile and is going to feel pretty different to the Deacon 84. The Deacon has more edge grab and wants to hold onto turns longer than the M6. The M6 is extremely maneuverable through bumps, woods, and rough terrain so you get a little less carving performance but a ton more all terrain ability. Definitely check out the Mantra M6!

Answer by: Chris McClelland on Apr 19, 2022, 11:12 AM
Mostly east coast skier looking for another 96 width daily driver. 5'7" 170lbs. like to do it all, fast, slow, carving, bumps. Do these ski short with the 3 different radius cut? Also like to chill on the blues and carve it up. 170 or 163? My super shapes are 163 but that is strictly a groomer machine. Other daily rides are in the 170 range. Not sure how the M6s would fit. Thanks
Question by: Scott on Feb 24, 2022, 12:22 PM
HI Scott!
I don't think they ski short. For your size, I'd go 170, the 163 might be too turny for the width. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 24, 2022, 4:59 PM
6' 0" 200lbs Expert Skier. East Coast but will be taking them West. Trying to decide btwn 177 or 184. Advise?
Question by: Willam boucher on Mar 4, 2022, 6:07 PM
HI William!
I think 184 is the way to go. I'm 6'2 225 and found the 177 to feel too twitchy due to the shorter arc.
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 7, 2022, 9:46 AM
What is the difference between 2022 and 2023 Mantra M6. Just cosmetics or structural changes on topsheet? Thank you
Question by: Frank on Mar 15, 2022, 6:57 AM
HI Frank!
M6 remains the same structurally, just a different graphic.
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 15, 2022, 2:10 PM

How does the M6 compare to the 2023 Kendo 88? Specifically performance in powder?

Question by: Eric on Apr 1, 2022, 9:28 AM
Hi Eric!
The M6 is going to be the better powder performer with a 96mm waist width and a wider 135mm front scoop. The Kendo is, in general, more focused on groomer and hardpack performance than the M6 is.
Answer by: Chris McClelland on Apr 1, 2022, 2:40 PM
West Coast Skier - I'm 6-3, 195lbs. Previous Ski instructor (what is now level 3) and some race background a long time ago. Still charging at (perhaps stupidly) very high speeds. Daily driver is Enforcer 104 free 191cm. LOVE LOVE LOVE the ski as it is so versatile. Trying to add a high speed ski to my quiver (that includes a couple of POW skis that you recommended) that will work on both groomers and off piste/spring slush etc as the day progresses. My Enforcers have a very high speed limit, but I can find it chasing my race ski ski buddies. I demoed the Brahma 88 189cm loved them on ice/firm, but not good off piste. Thought they were easy to ski and loved the damp tips. Tried the Bonafide 189 and kinda same feedback as the Brahma (damp, carve well, but kinda "dead") Tried Enforcer 94 & 88 in 186 and they turned and carved super easy, but didn't hold as well on firm groomers as I liked. Tried the Enforcer 94 in 191 and the fantastic fast turns of the two 186 cm enforcers was not there. Then I tried the M6 in a 184. (I was hesitant to try it as my previous ski was an M5 in a 184. I liked them "ok" - till I tried the Enforcer Free, and found the Enforcer could do everything (except make super fast turns) better. This includes carving on firm snow and being damp enough for high speed run outs. But - I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the M6 WAY better than the M5. I could bend the ski more in the camber area, and could also drive the front of ski better. It's a fantastic, exciting ski! It did feel a little short for my (again dumb) high speeds. The tips didn't flap, and it wasn't unstable, but it certainly didn't have the damp confident feel of other skis. So Question: Do you have any experience with the 191 M6s? I can't find a place to demo them. Would you lean towards the 191 if you were me - or just get used to the 184's or settle for a Brahma 88 as a more specific "groomer ski" and just use my Enforcer 104 free as conditions change?
Question by: Jay Barton on May 4, 2022, 6:24 PM
Hi Jay!

I would only recommend the 191 to someone who has a preference for longer skis. The 191 is really a ton of ski so it's going to come down to ability level and what you feel comfortable on. I think if you ski the 191 Enforcer 104 free comfortably then You would probably enjoy the M6 in a 191. It's definitely going to be a lot to handle in the woods and bumps so if you want performance in these areas I would move down to the 184.

Have fun!
Answer by: Chris McClelland (Admin) on May 16, 2022, 2:27 PM
I'm pretty keen on the 2023 Mantra M6's to replace my 2018 Blizzard Brahma's 180cm. I've enjoyed the stability of Brahma's but they can be pretty hard to ski all day and i feel like you really need to be flying to get the most out them. Turning the brahmas in flatter/slower situations can be a task. I like the sound of the improved maneuverability of the M6's and that they are still very stable. My partner also recently bought the Secrets and she absolutely loves them. I'm 5.9 tall and weigh 250 pounds and have lost some weight since i bought the brahmas. Which length M6 would you recommend?
Question by: Paul on May 13, 2022, 11:54 PM
Hi Paul!

I think it's going to be between the 170 and the 177. The 177 will be the better groomer/ carving ski while the 170 is going to be better for woods and bumps. The M6 has a full Ti frame so there's plenty of support which makes it more down to how maneuverable you want the ski to be.

Answer by: Chris McClelland (Admin) on May 16, 2022, 4:41 PM
Hi SE,
Like your videos and want to buy the M6 Mantra.
I’m 6’2, 195lbs, 50 y.o. and have been skiing for 32 years. Will be using them 60/40 groomers/trees chasing my 17 & 14 y.o. kids.
I can’t decide between 184 and 191.
What would you advise?
Question by: Marko on Jul 25, 2022, 8:19 AM
Hi Marko!

I would recommend going with the 184, especially if you plan on jumping into the woods. The M6 is a pretty heavy duty ski with its full Ti frame so the 184 will be plenty stable at speed and on groomers, but you'll have more maneuverability than if you went with the 194.

Answer by: Chris McClelland (Admin) on Jul 26, 2022, 2:53 PM
Im 76 yo 6’2” 205. Ski most everything on my volk m5 I bought from you folks a few years ago. Tremendous ski. Thinking about buying the m6. Convince me!?
Question by: Tony Amato on Aug 1, 2022, 3:33 PM
Hi Tony! Thanks for your inquiry. Awesome, we appreciate your return business! If you enjoy the performance of the Volkl M5 skis, you may absolutely love the new improved power and versatility of the M6 skis. The M6 is loaded with Volkl's updated proprietary construction features and technologies. The Tailored Titanal Frame & Carbon Tips combine with Volkl's 3D Technologies including a 3D Turn Radius for an amazing, powerful performance. Literally the skis include 3 different turn radii throughout the ski to help you make a wide variety of turns shapes almost effortlessly. If that works for you, please go ahead and get your order placed. We look forward to the order!
Answer by: Mike Aidala (Admin) on Aug 1, 2022, 3:54 PM
I am very interested in the M6. I currently ski a Head Kore 99 in a 189. So in the Mantra I am trying to decide between a 184 and 191. I am 6'2" and 240 lbs. I race beer league in the Midwest but am looking mostly for my out West ski. Thoughts on the length? 184 or 191? Thanks!
Question by: Jed on Sep 16, 2022, 7:09 PM
Thanks for reaching out!

Glad to hear that you enjoy the Head Kore 99 it is an awesome ski. The Mantra is not going to ski short. That being said you are currently on a 189 and as long as you don't want to be maneuverable in the woods. They are going to offer you extreme you security in the worst of terrain.
I hope this was of some help.
Answer by: Connor Wier (Admin) on Sep 17, 2022, 1:04 PM
What do you mean when you say "ski short" in discussions on the correct length to buy? trying to understand what you're getting at in the review responses.
Question by: Ed Dupuis on Nov 16, 2022, 5:58 PM
Hi Ed!

When you hear the term "skis short" to describe a ski, what they're saying is the ski will feel shorter than its listed length on paper. Skis with a lot of rocker, skis with very soft flex patterns, or even just skis that feel very lightweight can be described as "skiing short." The Mantra is basically the opposite. If anything, you could describe it as "skiing long," as it is on the stiffer side of the spectrum and has very low splay in its rocker profile, so you get a long effective edge.

Hope that helps!
Answer by: Jeff Neagle (Admin) on Nov 18, 2022, 11:07 AM
Being new to the sport, I bought the Rossignol 78C last season. It served me well as a beginner. Now, I think I have advanced to an upper-intermediate level and I am exploring different options. I love speed and carving, although my technique is far from perfect (I am a CARV user, Ski:IQ 120ish). I am 6 ´1, 190 lbs.
Enforcer 94 or Mantra 6? Recommended length and bindings? I ski in Utah.
Thanks for your videos, I truly enjoyed them. You guys are awesome.
Question by: Gabriel on Mar 10, 2023, 12:37 AM
Hey Gabe!

My vote goes to the Enforcer 94! 179cm for the length. Tyrolia Attack 2 14 GW, Salomon Warden 13, Marker Griffon 13. All of those binding options would be a great compliment to the Enforcer 94! Hope this helps!
Answer by: Lan Henel (Admin) on Mar 10, 2023, 11:43 AM
Looking for some advice on a "do it all" ski to purchase. I am a young west coast skiier, 5'6, 140 lbs, ski black/double black. I love skiing moguls and skiing off piste, but will always be looking for performance on groomers to reach the bottom of the hill. I have heard that the Mantra is perfect for an advanced skiier who is looking for that all around mountain performance. Do you have any other recommendations?
Question by: Rohil on Mar 13, 2023, 10:23 PM
Hey there!

The Mantra would be a great option for the "entire mountain". The Nordica Enforcer 94 or Blizzard Rustler 9 would be other good options! Hope this helps
Answer by: Lan Henel (Admin) on Mar 17, 2023, 1:15 PM
Hey SE,

Have seen your videos on the mantra along with others and they seem like the perfect one ski quiver for me. I am a west coast tahoe skiier, 5'6, 140lbs, advanced to expert skiier. I mainly ski black and double black, with an affinity for moguls(so I prefer a shorter ski), but I always look for performance and speed on groomers and smoother black runs. Is this the Mantra M6 163cm the right ski for me? Thanks!
Question by: Rohil on Mar 14, 2023, 1:19 AM
Hey there!

The Mantra M6 in a 163cm would be awesome for your skill level and for what your mountain mission is! Hope this helps!
Answer by: Lan Henel (Admin) on Mar 17, 2023, 1:47 PM

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