Völkl Mantra (Page 5)

Hagbart
Hagbart (Guest)
13/03/2007
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Strenghts:
I drive telemark with this ski and am very pleased with the driving characteristics. It tackles most conditions and is very playful. As someone else has mentioned, you may seem somewhat unstable at high speed in the piste, but I do not notice this offpiste. Furthermore, the ski has a raised back up, which "almost" makes it a twintip ski

Weaknesses:
Pure physical, Völkl does not have any form of reinforcement in weak points such as front and back. This resulted in one of the tips being loosened in the laminate (delamination). Furthermore, the pencils are well rounded, which makes it a little difficult to attach slabs.

Summary:
Good skiing, but with structural weaknesses

Model year: 2006
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 79 kg

Benny
Benny (Guest)
16/02/2007
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Strenghts:
Great skiing, which I think has all that a good all-round ski needs. Now I'm almost only in the Alps to see the grade from the persepit. But I'm convinced that it would also work on a bit harder ground in Scandinavia, though not ice. Moved in pillows is nice, certainly there are wider skis that flow better. At the same time, those days are available when you can go on large snow depths with deep cushions. However, I never experienced a tendency for them to dive something. Certainly, the cut makes you need to be a little more concentrated in the powder.
Mantran is correct as it mastered all offpiste surfaces.
As for the piste, it works outright well even there unless it's blue. Turn the radius of approx. 25 m, I feel that you shrink significantly if you want to, just push and flip a bit more. At the same time, they are a dream in a big sweeping grand slumber swinging without feeling worried.

Weaknesses:
Yes, it would be if you want 13m in turning radius and drive on blue because it's just forgetting. At the same time you are better off at the bar on those occasions.

Summary:
Can fully recommend recommend Mantran. Ridged earlier on a pair of cordless Pocket Rocket that was nice in pillows but that was also the one.

As I said, I almost run in the Alps and mostly partly offpist regardless of before, yes the exception is when there is stone and flat light or rain.

Model year: 2007
Riding style: Pillow-only at must time Pist
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 84 kg
Riders length: 179 cm

JKPN
02/02/2007
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Strenghts:
Very good at piste despite the waist. Okay, it does not go well from edge to edge, but you get on well and give it a lot back. Gets like the train on bad ground, eats all the irregularities and is not the least beaten. Good in the offpiste, the flow is there and it is very easily maneuvered in the woods.

Weaknesses:
Not the world's best ice grip. Shortcuts are also not the best, but that's not what it's for.

Summary:
Says like most others; SUGGEST GREAT. In Sweden, this ski is close to the optimum to get a really cool day in both the stool and the backside ...

Model year: 2006
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 75 kg
Riders length: 185 cm

elliott_s
27/12/2006
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Strenghts:
Equal turning radius if you like to pour on the piste. Bits off really well on all surfaces if you can maintain edges and coatings.

Weaknesses:
Something hard behind, so if you do not watch a parkland, the mantra can, in combination with a pair of stubborn pjuxes, make a bit of pain in dads and legs.

Summary:
The bells allround skid, made for our Swedish wind pine pillows!

Model year: 2006
Riding style: Piste-powder
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 85 kg
Riders length: 183 cm

Hank
Hank (Guest)
12/09/2006
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Strenghts:
This is a ski that looks above all. The iceballs the skis do not crush they take over without being worried. With Mantra under your feet, you do not need to get nervous when approaching a bite-out party.
Very good grip also on marble-hard pistes. Stable - not the least flutter when it goes away.

Weaknesses:
One disadvantage is the piste properties. Even if the grip is good, it will be boring. If I'm going to go a lot of piste, I want to have a much more witty ski.

A little tongue to drag on even with a relatively easy binding (Diamir Freeride), there will be no really long walks on the hills.

Summary:
My best allround skiing so far.
Last winter I went to Mantra for about 30 days and they definitely spend a season at ;-)

Model year: 2007
Riding style: Powder hound
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 85 kg
Riders length: 178 cm

PoG
08/06/2006
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Strenghts:
Good allround skiing!
works ruggedly well in the piste is stuck (even in ice piste.) Also has a nice flow in the razor. very handsome and funny skiing despite its slight size. Have a nice metallic noise when driving over roughness.

Weaknesses:
No skis that can be jibbed with. Has managed to stretch a ski in the park. but managed to get a new one. therefore not as allround as many other skis.

Summary:
Really nice skiing to all rides except hopes. Everywhere the bell is running in the north, maybe a bit narrow for those days with really heavy snow. have spent about 100 dar this season used the skis about 50 of these

Model year: 2006
Riding style: pillows and some park
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 88 kg
Riders length: 180 cm

H-A-G-A
24/04/2006
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Strenghts:
This is a very stable ski. plows through everything. They are quite a cut on it (because of a fat skier) so the days you can not find a good OP, they are doing good luck to pull out the piste and drive about everything and everyone. When you come out the perfect puder day, you have a skate with a nice flow. I've heard many complain about the strange sounds, I heard them in the beginning but were not disturbed by them, nowadays I never think of it. and, last but not least, it's really awesome too.

Weaknesses:
My personal opinion is that they could have been a little more twintipp on it, skis that gotaman watea and others have nice snow spray after they do not get along with this ski, but they're just for the sake of the eye. does not have much negative to say about it, it's no pistons, so if you complain about an edge in an odd relationship, you're not quite right at the ski. You can not complain about a slight flow in the powdered lixom.

Summary:
I am very pleased with the ski. I thought it was a bit hard at first, but I grew into it and eventually they were just driving.

Model year: 2006
Riding style: powder
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 73 kg
Riders length: 177 cm

N/A
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24/04/2006
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Strenghts:
A really good ski!
Of course, it's not possible to compare with a pair of pistilists, but to be 95 at the waist they absolutely do not get lost in the piste. I was richly surprised first time I took a turn in the piste with them. Going like a couple of big lambs, though, you have to work more to get rid of them.

It is clearly an off-piste skiing for all conditions berdvid pisten.

Weaknesses:
The only weakness I think is that the mounting point feels a bit far ahead. However, this is a very easy fix =)

Summary:
Have had over 100 ski days this year. Going for a couple of starters during the week when I have lessons, but as soon as there is an opportunity to go on the mantra, I'll take it.

Mantran goes like the train in all off-piste. I have been doing this season for years and years mixing and giving in terms of off-piste.

Model year: 2006
Riding style: EVERYWHERE
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 80 kg
Riders length: 185 cm

Geezer
17/03/2006
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Strenghts:
Really cool make !!

Lightweight, good edge grip, the skis are very good when you press. No tendencies to 'fall through' and slow down as many other softer skis have when pushing.

Fart stable and surprisingly easy-to-handle even in short-range (have not taken this wide layer before).

Have not had the opportunity to test them in pillows yet but do not think I'll be disappointed.

Weaknesses:
None so far ...

Summary:
Has rear mounted 1.5 cm and I thought it felt good. Very balanced in piste.

Regarding the length: I surfed a bit on Barking Bear before I traded and there people seem terrified to shop for the 191s (unless weigh 150kg). I do not understand these comments. Could have imagined an even longer slide .....

Once you go fat, you never go back .......

Model year: 2006
Riding style: Piste-powder
Length on the ski: 191 cm
Riders weight: 70 kg
Riders length: 185 cm

N/A
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17/03/2006
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Strenghts:
Long turns, spring snow, cushions, steep

Weaknesses:
Well, my delamed. Heard about several people with the same problem, both with Mantran and with Precursor Explosive. Have sent them to Völkl now and hope I can get next year's model. The living must see.

Summary:
Bought them at the start of the season in Chamonix. Have gone on them since then and like them well. Have driven just about all conditions, possibly bottomless to be unrecognized for when it came a meter there was good bearing on the snow. If it is icy, windpack and crowd as far as you can see, there is little chance of getting them fixed. However, if it is softer it is no problem at all. As previous reviewers write, it is easy to accelerate from the turn and you get a nice kick out of the skis. I am also very pleased with the vibrancy. I had the opportunity to compare with a pair of heavier, wider Apache Cheif, and the difference was great. Both of them feel more or less like taking a train when they set them in the drop-down, with the difference that Mantran had the same control over me as the briot train when you were little, the apache as a 200-ton freight train at full speed when the beard stuck in the rails. This is obviously due to my riding technique, which could be described as marginal under development. The fact remains; a fun skiing for most conditions.

Model year: 2006
Riding style: Forward!
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 72 kg
Riders length: 180 cm