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Völkl Wins 5 Best in Test Awards From SKI Magazine
RTM 81, Kiku, Aura, Kenja, and Yumi all test winners!
When the 2013/2014 Buyer's Guides hit the newsstands, there was no doubt which brand had earned the highest honors. In SKI magazine's buyer's guide, Völkl skis won 5 of the 9 prestigious 'Best in Test' awards.
"It's probably asking too much for a ski to be an edgy, precise carver one minute, an easygoing, crud-skimming freeskier the next. But the RTM delivers."
"..The more power you apply, the more performance it delivers. It has reserves of strength and energy that will, if tapped, crush the stoutest lines on the planet. Utter one command, and it snaps diligently into place. But should you relax, tip rocker and a metal-free construction make it supremely forgiving.."
"... the Kenja boasts a sinewy power that dissects hardpack. It's versatile too, agile in bumps and trees, and has enough girth for modest pow. Tip rocker loosens the bite for the less skilled and makes carving instantaneous.."
"... women awarded the Aura top scores in nearly every criterion. With a wood-core, vertical sidewall, torsion-box construction, tip rocker, camber throughout, and plenty of metal, it's a damp and powerful athlete built to be as proficient in powder (No. 1) as hardpack (No. 1).
".. It's stable, quick, and adept at terrain transitions. All that adds up to a light, maneuverable powder ski that rails on groomed like a ski half it's size - an ideal one-ski quiver for a Snowbird local.."