The Volkl M6 Mantra is back for 2024 with an updated graphic. Similar shape and construction to the M5 96, but now as you get longer in length you also get stiffer unlike the M5 which all had the same flex. This allows the lighter guys to have a fun ride on the shorter lengths while the bigger guys on the longer lengths get the stability that can be hard to achieve sometimes when trying to make something for everyone. Even in the shorter lengths though therse skis still rip and have excellent stability. You can not go wrong with either the 2023 Mantra M6 96 Skis or the 2024 Mantra M6 96 Skis. The 2024 ski gets a slightly wider tip (than the M5 did) and tail, nothing that was hugely noticeably in testing, but on paper made the turn radius slightly quicker.
Volkl’s Tailored Titanal Frame:
The new M6 Mantra and Secret 96 feature Volkl’s Tailored Titanal Frame, an improvement over the proven Titanal Frame construction from their predecessors. In contrast to the original design, the width of the top layer of titanal varies depending on the length of the ski. The tailored sections consist of 0.7 mm thick titanal frames above the sidewalls in the tip and tail areas. With this construction, the amount of titanal, and its corresponding damping and torsional flex, is tailored to the skier’s height and weight depending on the length of the ski – in the longer lengths there is more metal, increasing torsional stiffness, power transmission and damping for larger, heavier skiers. The shorter the length, the less titanal is used, making the ski softer and more maneuverable so that smaller and lighter skiers can take full advantage of the added performance. In the binding area, a thinner titanal section with a thickness of only 0.3 mm creates enough integrity for binding retention while allowing a softer flex in the mid-body. The result is a truly incredible.
Tailored Carbon Fiber Tips:
This allows them to be positioned exactly along the stress lines, tailoring the torsional response at the tip of the ski, creating the ideal influence on its handling. The stiffness, torsional flex and skiing characteristics can be specifically adjusted via the strands, thicknesses and directional alignment. In this way, the fibers guide the response to the specific part of the ski where they are needed. The visibly-integrated Tailored Carbon Tips are light weight and allow a quick shovel reaction with less effort, with a lightning-fast build up of energy.
Models featuring this technology reach a new level of precision, tip response and most of all, excitement!
Multi Layer Woodcore
Tailored Titanal Frame
Tailored Carbon Tips
Tip and Tail Rocker