The 2019 M5 Mantra Ski from Volkl continues in its revolutionary legacy as one of the original all-condition, all-mountain skis. Now in their fifth generation, the M5 Mantra is better than ever – a true mountain dominator.
The Mantra keeps its dimensions within the realms of the reality. 96mm underfoot provides a stable base with a 134mm tip width, and narrower flat tail-tip, that’ll keep the nose planing as the snow gets deeper. Volkl leverages these specs against a medium turn radius that cuts a clean line between straight-line stability and smooth hard-pack carving.
Brand new weight saving tech
The M5 Mantra sees some top-level tech updates to bring it into 2019. The new Titanal Frame technology places introduces a mapped metal laminate that strengthens the Mantra without adding excess weight. They retain insane edge-hold and crud blasting ability, but this noticeably lighter ski makes for a natural turn initiation and all-day charging.
Tip & Tail Rocker with a centre camber is best for all-mountain performance
Beech and poplar core for blends stability and durability
Moderate Taper for precision on-piste and improved backcountry performance
Titanal Frame creates lightweight strength to greatly improve the ride
Carbon Tips for strength and longevity
Full Sidewall increases power transmission
Fast and wax-friendly P-Tex 2100 base