Yeah, you’ve heard it all before: the unwavering promises of versatility, but nine times out of ten those do-it-all skis simply come up short—until now that is. Say hello to coldsmoke and goodbye to the mirrors with a little help from the Volkl Women’s 90Eight Ski. Touting a design that’s legitimately based in all-mountain fun, the 90Eight features an adaptive 98mm width waist that’ll go to mow-town on bumps, sashay through groomers, and float pow like a grade A yacht on the sea. Oh, and don’t forget about those nuggets of spring time slushy joy, the 90Eight easily maneuvers those without skipping a beat.
Now, simply because it’s a women-specific ski doesn’t mean it’s been the victim of the pink-and-shrink laser beam of doom. Boasting the same design as its twin brother (just in an overall lighter package), the 90Eight features Volkl’s 3D Ridge construction, which brings the bulk of material to the center of the ski, resulting in reduced swing weight. Though, Volkl does this without actually sacrificing the ski’s damping and stability at speed. Additionally, the early taper sidecut eases turn initiation for an easy, playful feel when it comes to hunting down pow stashes or making tight turns through technical features. The multi-layer wood core encompasses the character and flex of the ski, which, since its a Volkl, is inherently stable at speed, and is packed with plenty of power to bust through crud, without even batting an eye.
- Versatile freeride ski for all-mountain exploration
- 98mm waist underfoot works well in a variety of conditions
- Rockered tip conquers crud and powder with prowess
- Camber underfoot with tapered tail provide good edge control
- Central woodcore ridge reduces weight without losing power
- Full sidewall drives power transmission through the entire ski
- Beech and poplar core offers poppy durability
- Carbon stringers provide stability at high speeds