Bricewrote a review of Volkl Mantra Ski on January 6, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I just skied the Mantra for the first time and was very impressed. I purchased the Mantra as an all-mountain, do-everything ski. So far, I haven't gotten to try it in deeper snow, but it felt great on the groomers. I know now that the additional width and rockered tips don't decrease the carvability of this ski at all. I charged my turns hard all day and the ski responded with stability and energy. I can't wait to get on the powder! One interesting thing I noticed is that the skis make a kind of clinking sound when they touch (like toasting with two glasses). It's different from other skis I've had that were all wood. Not a good or bad thing, just interesting.