Our 3D.RIDGE technology – now found in everything from the V-WERKS KATANA and BMT to the ultra-light VTA88 LITE touring ski, the RTM high-end models and 100EIGHT/90EIGHT – is quite probably the most extreme and effective construction technique that exists currently.
It has become a symbol of VÖLKL lightweight construction. The distinctive characteristic of this technology is a raised central ridge that sharply levels out toward the edge, both in front of and behind the binding. This reduces the inertial mass around the fulcrum to a minimum and significantly enhances the agility of the ski. At the same time, the center ridge allows for a precise dimensioning of the hardness distribution, which leads to an especially harmonious flex on the ski. Despite the weight savings, the 3D.RIDGE ensures that there is no compromise whatsoever in the ski‘s durability and elasticity.