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Bio-Logic xtraLIGHT

BIO-LOGIC sprang from the fundamental desire to establish a perfect setup concept for female skiers. All relevant factors have to be taken into account to engineer an extremely light, high performance ski, including stance, geometry, flex, and rocker design.

When Vˆlkl introduced Bio-Logic, we created a completely new design paradigm focusing on performance PLUS skier comfort and well-being. By focusing on the three attributes of stance, geometry, and flex, we created better performing skis that also reduce the stress on the leg muscles and knee joints, for less fatigue, even reducing the risk of knee injury. In developing the Essenza series, we added a fourth attribute ñ  tip rocker. It takes Bio-Logic one step further, creating the smoothest, silkiest womenís skis ever produced. 


The addition of tip rocker made Essenza models initiate the turn even more easily and smoothly than previous models, and made them even more versatile in soft snow. Essenza models are also lighter in weight than their predecessors, thanks to innovations in constructions, lighter weight wood cores, and advancements in our Motion binding systems. 


The addition of tip rocker to Bio-Logic technology created yet another leap forward in performance. The added ease, smoothness, and maneuverability is especially compelling when combined with Bio-Logic. The ski engages gradually but positively, and the flow from turn to turn is greatly enhanced. 

Bio-Logic models with rocker utilize the profile of the ski to create a more level stance. This allows the stance to be adjusted without adding the weight of an extra spacer in the binding. As always, Bio-Logic stance affords less overloading of the quad muscles, which undergo most of the strain in the turn. More balanced muscle action between the quads and hamstrings means better performance, less fatigue, and protection for the knee joint.

Bio-Logic sidecut shapes are wider in the tip, and narrower in the tail than unisex skis, featuring a specific, progressive design that has a tighter radius in the front of the ski, and a longer radius toward the tail. The narrower tail allows the skier to finish the turn with less effort, reducing the load on the knees. Tip Rocker makes the overall ride smoother and more maneuverable, regardless of snow conditions.

Völkl engineers created a new, ultra-light wood core for the V-WERKS series -- which we also utilize for Essenza skis. This light weight design allows increased maneuverability, reduced knee strain, and lower overall fatigue.

Völkl engineers carefully match  the flex of all Bio-Logic models to work in synergy with their stance and geometry. Stiffer in the front of the ski for quick turn initiation, and softer in the tail for easy turn exit, the Bio-Logic flex enhances flex distribution and gives the skier the ultimate in comfort and control. Essenza models also consider the ski's tip rocker in their flex patterns.

Biologic Models: Allura, Charisma, Chiara
Biologic Models: Viola