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The Volkl Mantra kills it. The Volkl Mantra kills it. The Volkl Mantra kills it.

The Volkl Mantra Alpine Ski rips like a race ski but, thanks to its wide shape, floats like a powder ski—the combination makes for a badass all-mountain destroyer. The Mantra Ski's super strong wood core and double titanium sheet construction beg for high-speed turns and blow through crud. A 133mm tip keeps this Volkl ski floating effortlessly above the powder as you fly through back bowls and slash through the trees. Once the bowls are beat, take the Mantra howling down the groomers and show the rest of the hill that fat definitely doesn't mean slow.

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5 5

My favorite ski

Best ski I've ever owned. beat the hell out of them but they still dominate. I've skied them on bullet proof, boilerplate, powder and everything in between. Besides the spectacular collection of core shots, they're still spectacular after several seasons.

Stiff and responsive they support anything you can dish out.

5 5

If you can only have one

The Mantra does it all and perfroms great. Sure you may want something fatter for the deep days and something skinny for the the groomers, but this ski will do both. I ski the 191 and it performs in everything even icy eastcoast bumps.

5 5

I love this ski. Chances are you will too.

It's no surprise that the Mantra is Volkl's #1 selling ski in the market. It really can take you through anything but super hard pack and ice. It has the stiffness and sidecut model of a GS ski, but is wide enough to sail you through blower snow. I'm 6'2" 180lbs and went with a 177cm so that it's quick in the glades. And it still has plenty of lift to keep me above the snow. Put a Baron/Duke binding on and it's PERFECT for touring (though a touch heavy). Pair it with a Katana for big lines and uber deep snow and you will need nothing else in your quiver. Love this ski.

Same skiis, 170cm for the price.
Do u have...

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Same skiis, 170cm for the price.
Do u have them in stock or will u get them anytime soon?

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The price is that same for all lengths of the skis, so these 191cm are the same price as the 170cm. The don't have any in stock at the moment, but you might be able to check with the live chat, to see stocking issues, or possibly get an email when they do get some. Other than that check back in the fall, when all the new gear for the winter comes out.

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what model...

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what model binding will be best for these skis i will be using them in europe

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I personally love the marker royal family in particular the marker griffons(DIN 12) are great and if you need a higher DIN go with the Jesters(16DIN) but exteremly similar to the griffons.

Hey, I wanted to know if you have these...

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Hey, I wanted to know if you have these volkl mantra skis in 170 and 177. Same price?

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Only thing in stock is the 191, but yeah, everything is the same price.

I am 36 yo 5'10 175lbs, expert skier, for...

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I am 36 yo 5'10 175lbs, expert skier, for a Texan ;). Most of my skiing is out west (Colorado, NM, Utah). I am typically a 40% off piste, 30% groomers, and 20% bumps, 10% trees, 0% park.

I am looking at a mid 170s length of either the Mantra, Bridge or Line Prophet 90. All three get good reviews and this is the Mantra board, but any thoughts between the three and my ski habits?

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I would definitely go with the mantra. If you aren't planning on riding or landing switch this is the best ski of the bunch. The Prophet 90 is really not a great ski. Line does make awesome skis like the Elizabeth or the EP Pro, but the Prophets fall short. Don't always trust the reviews. The bridge is a good ski. My friend has a pair and loves them, but I have ridden the mantra and the bridge and like I said, if you're not riding any park then you don't need the twins and the mantra performs at a higher level. The mantras won't be the greatest in the bumps though; they are stiff. If you really are a good skier I would go a little longer than 170, but that is really personal preference. You just get more stability with longer skis.
Hope this helps!
If at all possible you should demo skis before buying. I know you can at Snowbird, Alta, Wolf Creek, Taos, Vail, Aspen, Breck, and pretty much any major resort.

I'm torn between getting a pair of the...

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I'm torn between getting a pair of the Mantras in a 177 or 184.

I'm 5'10 and 175 lbs, ski in the NWest and BC. tend to need something that can handle everything including bumps, pow, piste, trees.


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I know a lot of people that would say go in either directions, but it comes down to preference. If you are used to a ski in around the 177, and like them there, then go for that. If you like throwing a couple of longer planks around, then the 184. I would say that the 177 would be more versatile, and be easier to track through the bumps and trees, but it's up to you.

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Jason, I am 6 feet and 175lbs and ski the 177 - which was recommended to me by a backcountry guide. I spent 20+ days on them this (past) season and they run anything except NE ice. I got the Marker Duke bindings if that is any help.

5 5

Best choice for ex-racers

These things rip. If you are a former racer, grab a pair of 191s and don't look back. They turn like a GS ski in the groomers, and the width gives them great float in the pow. Definitely my go-to ski for almost any condition.

5 5

Very nice skis.

I'm 6'1" 225#. 50 YO. Been skiing for 40 years. Very aggressive, strong and athletic skier. I demoed a pair of Mantras at Keystone for two days this past March. Great fun. Even as wide as they are I could easily string together tight slalom turns. Letting them loose in big super G style runs was awsome. They were very fast and very stable at speed.(54mph by GPS) Handled the afternoon ice with ease. I did have trouble with them in the bumps. But I had a huge grin on my face everywhere else.

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Do you have...

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Do you have them in 170cm??

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They just have what is available in the Select Options drop down menu. So just a 184cm and a 191cm.

I'm 6'4", probably 230# in ski gear, ski...

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I'm 6'4", probably 230# in ski gear, ski aggressively and had a ball in a foot and a half of fresh in Snowmass this year on demo Mantras 184 cm long. Just wondering if anyone had tried the 184's and the 191's and could compare and contrast their handling. Anybody my size have a recommendation?

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I am a bit smaller than you, 6'1" and maybe 200# in gear, and I demoed both lengths this year in 3'+ of pow, mostly in the trees though, which is what I love to ski. Because of this, I loved the 184, which could swing around in the tighter trees a lot easier, and still had the float for my size. The 191 was super nice too, tons and tons of float, but I couldn't throw it fast enough for the tighter lines and I ski aggressively, but a bigger guy might be able to do this easier. I found the 191 excelled in the more open conditions for me. I think that it comes down to a judgement call, if you want something that moves faster grab the 184, but I think you could probably throw the 191 around.

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I'm 6'2, 185lbs (w/o ski gear), and would never go shorter than the 191s. This kinda depends on how aggressively you ski, but if you like to give it, then you need to step up to the bigger size. Next time you're in a tram line or gondy line at a resort with a lot of good skiers (Snowbird / Jackson), take a look around. All the rippers have skis that are about as tall as they are, sometimes bigger.

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Not just for locked heels and lift served!

I mounted these in a new 2009 184's with some hammerhead tele bindings. Just took them on their first big tour yesterday. We skinned up 2500 feet then cycled some great spring corn for another 1500 of vert of uphill skinning or so. These are not lightweight skiis! but I knew that going in.. I don't like light skiis or boots (my boots are the rockin garmont energ). Not for the meek. I'll give 'em 4 stars for now until I've got more time on 'em.

These things look to be da bomb! My legs are wasted but then I'm soon to be 45 years old and still crankin tele turns baby!

When I can't find any POW I am skiing the...

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When I can't find any POW I am skiing the glads and the bumps. I am looking at the Bridge and Mantra. I don't feel I really need anything fatter for the POW I have lots of fun in it now with my "skinny" skis. Which ones would anyone on here suggest? Plus I am cheap so I hate spending retail on anything.

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Definitely gonna pick the Mantra over the Bridges in this situation. The only thing the Bridges might be better at is bumps, but that little bit of waist extra here on the Mantra is definitely better for everything else. You might not think that wider skis are necessary, and they aren't, but they are way more fun, and a lot less work, meaning no burn out after all day pow.

I am 5'5" 140lb. Looking at an all mountain...

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I am 5'5" 140lb. Looking at an all mountain fat ski for powder,crud, trees,narrow chute. Ski mostly in Sierra Tahoe areas. I narrow down to 170 Volk Mantra and 167 K2 Coomba. Coomba has 102 waist vs Mantra of 96 and I wonder this make a big difference in powder with my light weight ? I heard Mantra is a stiff skis and wonder can my weight be able to flex it for quick turn in trees. Anyone recommendation from soneone ?

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Well either ski you buy is a banger option. The K2 I have used in almost all these conditions, and it excelled. The Volkl I demoed for a weekend in deep floaty tree lines, and I had no problems at all with the flex being too stiff, but I am a bigger guy, and I like stiffer planks. The difference in waist size will be noticeable, but it is not something that you would need for your weight, you can float on a 96 waist for sure. Overall you can't go wrong, but I think that the Volkl might be a little more versatile for the less deep days.

5 5

Volkl Mantra - Quite a Ski

After a day of a demo run, I purchased Volkl Mantra (online).

The ski is incredible for powder, crud, and groomers with loose snow. I'm having a tough time navigating on hard pack runs with them, but that may be user error.

The order process on backcountry was a breeze, and delivery fast enough to beat the next storm.

5 5

This rip up all conditions

Great ski that can do anything. With Marker Jester bindings and Garmont boots and these skis I feel confident with any condition the mountain has to offer. I'm 5'10 and 170lbs. I bought 177's. You may want to test drive a size larger, but happy non the less.

Can anybody compare the 184 mantra to the...

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Can anybody compare the 184 mantra to the 183 stiff bros? Ive finally narrowed it down to these two skis. Im just kind of concerned with the turn radius of the bro. It seems like it would be tough when your skiing real tight lines.

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Personally, I would say the Mantra is the better ski here. If you were leaning more to the Stiff Bros, don't let me dissuade you. The turn radius doesn't make a lot of difference really, it only comes into effect on a hard arc turn. You can throw them sideways, or carve like normal.

I've been looking for a ski just like this...

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I've been looking for a ski just like this for awhile, good groomer, and good in moderate powder and crud. I ski the atomic gs12 race stock and need something aggressive and fairly stiff, how does the stiffness of these compare, and how do they handle in the park?(jumps only)


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I don't know if I would want to jump with a ski as stiff and heavy as the mantra unlesss I was landing in powder, I can feel the pain in my lower back already.

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volkls are generally on the stiffer side of the spectrum and as such are more suited to freeride than freestyle. If you wear a pack or weigh a little bit more than average for your height, then the stiffness is negated somewhat. I think mantras are fine in the park unless you are talking about throwing huge airs. It all depends on just how aggressive you are skiing

5 5


The Mantra's are flat money! If you only have the cash for a one quiver ski this is it! GS turns on boiler plate no problem. Charging turns thru crud say it ain't so! Good flotation on blower days, you betcha.

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