Volkl RTM 81 Skis w/ Marker iPT WR XL 12 TCX Bindings 2016

SKU: VRTM8116

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The Volkl RTM (Ride the Mountain) 81 is for the advanced to expert skier looking for more a more a high performance all-mountain ski. This 80mm wide ski was built with metal reinforcement and Volkl's 3D Ridge Construction for optimal carving at the highest speeds down the steepest pitches on the resort. There is also has tip and tail rocker for quicker turns over all and improved performance in soft snow which is important if you live in the west (it tends to snow more there). The Marker iPT WR 12 comes included with this ski and has a DIN range that goes from 4-12 and is adjustable to any boot size between 268-371mm. If you are an advanced to expert skier who craves speed, the Volkl RTM 80 will certainly satiate your appetite.

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Ski Sizing
       
Height (in) Beginner (cm) Intermediate (cm) Advanced (cm)
3'-3'1" 65-74 - -
3'2"-3'3" 75-79 - -
3'4"-3'6" 80-84 - -
3'7"-3'8" 85-94 - -
3'9"-3'10" 95-104 105-109 -
3'11"-4' 105-109 110-114 115-119
4'1"-4'2" 110-114 115-119 120-124
4'3"-4'4" 115-119 120-124 125-129
4'5"-4'6" 120-124 125-129 130-134
4'7"-4'8" 125-129 130-134 135-139
4'9"-4'11" 130-134 135-139 140-144
5'-5'1" 135-139 140-144 145-149
5'2"-5'3" 140-144 145-149 150-159
5'4"-5'5" 145-149 150-154 155-165
5'6"-5'7" 150-154 155-159 160-169
5'8"-5'9" 155-159 160-164 165-175
5'10"-6' 160-164 165-169 170-185
6'1"-6'2" 165-169 170-174 180-195
6'3"-6'4" 170-174 175-185 190-200
6'6" + 180 + 185 + 200 +

This chart provides a range of sizes suffice for skiers based on their height and ability level. Remember, there are lots of different styles of skis these days, so even though the ski fits into your size range, it may not be the ski for you. Use our Ski Selector if you have any doubts or questions, for a more catered list of skis that will make you the best skier on the mountain.

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Free Binding Mounting: We will mount you ski bindings for free whenever you order skis and bindings. If you order boots, too, we can adjust them so they are ready to hit the slopes right out of the box! Just be sure to fill out the mounting form that comes up after checkout.

Volkl 3D Ridge Technology: 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.

Wood Core: The standard core which has throughout time provided the best performance and durability. Each model may have it's own density level to help define flex and maximum speed but every wood core ski will be solid.

Metal Tip Protectors: These skis have rugged tip protectors made of metal that will help fight against chipping and damage to the tips, which is both a performance and cosmetic benefit.

Volkl Tip and Tail Rocker: With a slight rocker in the tip and tail, combined with a classic camber profile under the foot, Völkl engineers have created the ideal blend for frontside carving. Easy, smooth turn entry and exit, with acceleration and rebound as well. The new Extended Tip/Tail Rocker features an elongated rocker profile beginning in front of the toe piece and ‘extending’ toward the tip. A prime example of all elements of ski design coming together, the extension of the rocker allows a stiffer tip flex and more open sidecut radius, promoting stability, turn initiation, and playfulness ALL AT ONCE.

Additional Info

Ability Level Intermediate/Advanced
Gender Men's
Terrain Type All Mountain, Carving
Model Year 2016
Waist Width Range 80-89mm
Includes Ski Bindings Yes
Twin Tip No
International Availability-Prices USD United States, Canada
Core Wood
Construction Sandwich
Base Sintered
SKU VRTM8116
Country of Manufacturer Germany
Warranty Manufacturers one year standard warranty

Product Questions


Product Questions

Hi
Do the skis come fitted with the bindings.
Cheers Ken
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Hi there,

Im an upper intermediate skier looking for a ski to "grow" into and keep for a few seasons. Would this be a wise choice of ski? I ski mostly groomed runs in Australia, am 6"4, 220 pounds and athletic. Skiing as fast as possible on the runs where I am comfortable. I currently have the Head REV 80 R.
Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Reviews

Most fun skis I've had in yearsReview by jrc
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I rented performance skis for a week in Winter Park and after trying a few other skis found these RTM 81s. I found my match. When they say Ride the Mountain they mean it. I took these everywhere - off piste in a foot of powder, on the bumps, in the trees and on the groomers, some of which were pretty scratchy by the end of the day. These skis made it all simple. I felt I could do anything on them. Fast edge to edge, can hold, can crank them short or long smooth GS turns. You name it. Perhaps they wouldn't be perfect in two feet of pow, but they come as close as I've found for the perfect ski. I also tried the RTM 84s which I didn't like, BTW. (Posted on 4/19/2016)

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