Volkl Deacon V.Werks Skis + Lowride XL 13 FR VWerks GW Bindings 2021
The V.Werks is an extremely versatile, incredibly powerful, super light and yet playful all mountain ski. It’s something very special where the engineers have pushed themselves to create new uses of materials and construction. It will crush any conditions on piste and flow through fresh snow. The Carbon Fibre Functional Placement cleverly positions carbon fibre to make the ski more precise but also easier to control; the 3D.Ridge adds power without weight. No concessions, just performance.Terrain Type & Ability LevelTerrain Type It is an all mountain ski with a piste focus, designed for carving whatever the snow conditions and still able to handle skiing off-piste. It will grip and bite on icy runs, blast through crud and chop, and effortlessly ski fresh snow. If you’re an all mountain skier who longs for untouched slopes and powder, think wider than this, but if you’re the kind who spends hours on piste and still want to ski other terrain and aren’t looking to compromise, then the V.Werks is a dream come true.Skier TypeAdvanced and expert level skiers who want a piste focused all mountain ski. Thanks to the construction it has a huge performance level. It’s easy and comfortable to ski at slower speeds and still with the grip, power and stability for skiing at pace whatever the slopes or snow.OverviewShapeThe V.Werks is based on the shape of the successful 84 model, ideally suited to blasting on pistes and all mountain. 84mm in the waist delivers performance whatever condition the runs are in, narrow enough for quick response and with the width to feel stable, even when skiing all mountain. The 3D Radius Sidecut ensures a range of turn size feel natural. A long radius on the tip and tail is combined with a tighter radius in the centre. The longer radii aid bigger turns and higher speeds with easy steering, less tip disruption and smoother turn exits. The shorter radius in the centre makes it easier to execute short turns and improves agility. The contact points are close to the tip and tail to provide a long effective edge, rocker means that it feel grabby or twitchy.RockerXTD Tip and Tail Rocker uses a unique shape with a longer rocker profile compared to traditional tip and tail rocker. There is a short camber underfoot for grip and response; the shovel is firmer, and tip and tail rocker aids turn initiation and release.CoreThe 3D Hybrid Multilayer Woodcore is a very dynamic woodcore with a combination of hard wood, poplar, beech and isocore in the centre, with a super light hard wood poplar mix in the outer areas. A 0.7mm Titanal frame surrounds the most stressed tip and tail areas to increase power transmission and shock absorption.ConstructionFull sidewalls produce direct and strong power transmission to the ski edges. The 3D.Ridge and Carbon Fibre Functional Placement use exclusive technology and construction to keep the weight down whilst improving stability, performance and ease of use.Key FeaturesCarbon Fibre Functional PlacementThis new manufacturing process makes precise power transmission, as well as liveliness and energy, accessible with minimal effort. The carbon fibres are no longer incorporated as a uniform fleece but now integrated through a stitching procedure in such a way that their orientation and strength meet the functional requirements of each part of the ski. Since the performance of a ski is largely determined by the behaviour in the tip and tail areas, the carbon fibres are concentrated in the front and back third of the ski, where they provide direct benefits. With reliable power transmission, the ski can be controlled precisely and directly, allowing the skier to access previously unknown levels of performance.3D.RidgeThis new manufacturing process makes precise power transmission, as well as liveliness and energy, accessible with minimal effort. The carbon fibres are no longer incorporated as a uniform fleece but now integrated through a stitching procedure in such a way that their orientation and strength meet the functional requirements of each part of the ski. Since the performance of a ski is largely determined by the behaviour in the tip and tail areas, the carbon fibres are concentrated in the front and back third of the ski, where they provide direct benefits. With reliable power transmission, the ski can be controlled precisely and directly, allowing the skier to access previously unknown levels of performance.V.Werksengineered and handcrafted in Germany. This custom series focuses on revolutionary designs that trim every possible gram, which means exclusive use of expensive materials like carbon, aramids and Titanal. Trailblazing engineering and cutting-edge production methods result in an extremely lightweight ski, brimming with world-class performance capabilities without sacrificing even a hint of stability or durability. The construction and ultra-flat design translate into fantastic edge grip and lightning-fast responsiveness, so there are absolutely no limits placed on highly athletic, varied skiing.EB tester’s comments: Mark (Trainer) Wow, just wow. If you like to ski fast and open like me, then you’ll love these. They’re not especially hard work for such a high-end ski but they are so planted at speed. Unshakeable levels of grip.Technical SpecificationsSize (cm)Tip Width (mm)Waist Width (mm)Tail Width (mm)Radius (m)Weight (g)1721328411519/14/23*1771328411521/15/24*General InformationSkier Ability: Advanced/expertTerrain Type: All Mountain Rocker: Tip/Tail RockerRadius: ShortBase: SinteredBindings: Integrated, Lowride XL 13 FR VWerks GWDIN: 4 – 13Construction: Full SidewallCore: Wood, CarbonDemo: NoSizing Description: Nose level to forehead height is ideal, but longer length is important if there is a bigger rocker or you’re spending more time off piste where the extra stability and float a larger size provides will be beneficial.
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