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Völkl RTM 77

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Völkl RTM 77 all-mountain ski test 2015


Length (cm): 161, 166, 171, 176
Sidecut (mm): 122-77-107
Radius (m): 14.1, 15.1, 16.1, 17.2


Terrain: 70% piste - 30% off-piste
Discipline: all-mountain rocker
Skier level: advanced
Stability: medium
Edge grip: medium
Floatation: good

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All-mountain ski Völkl RTM 77 2015

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€ 549.95


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Amazon.de: € 299.95
Amazon.co.uk: £ 255.17

Heyman's review: Advanced+ all-mountain skier

Advanced+ level all-mountain
skier Heyman's rating of this ski:

3 stars

Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Heyman

"A true all-mountain ski is as good off-piste as it is on-piste. Stiff enough to remain stable at top speed, flexible enough for comfort in poor circumstances. It is essential that the perfect all-mountain ski performs well in all conditions."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 7
 SpeedLevel 12
 Length:178 cm
 Weight:85 kg


My favourite all-mountain skis:

1. Armada TST
Ski Armada TST 2015


2. Nordica NRGy 100
Ski Nordica NRGy 100 2016


3. Atomic Vantage Ritual
Atomic Vantage Ritual 2015


To all my reviews


Medium all-mountain ski for medium powder

Medium is the fisrt word that springs to mind reviewing the Völkl RTM 77. Medium in its ability to make a descent carve turn or slipping turn. Medium stability at full speed. Medium comfort in all circumstances. Medium agility and playfulness. Medium fast switching from edge to edge. Even medium lift in powder snow. But that last thing is fantastic news for a ski that is only 77mm wide. Normally such a ski has no lift at all, but the Völkl RTM 77's performance off-piste is just stunning. The full rocker profile is at the basis of this confusing character of the RTM 77. The very early tip rise provides for tremendous lift and ok performance in uneven terrrain. Nevertheless this ski never feels comfortable, always slipping and sliding to all sides. And you would expect the rocker to make turning easy, but in this case it doesn't.

Who would like this ski?

Advanced skiers who like to dart off-piste all the time will have the most benefit of the strange character of this RTM 77. Obviously this is not a backcountry ski nor is it made for real deep powder. But it is very very good in 30cm of powder snow close to the piste. And that is why I give the Völkl RTM 77 a 3 star rating despite of all its other medium qualities.

Völkl about the RTM 77

"The highly agile RTM 77 also has a light full rocker profile and is especially notable for the exceptionally simple way it carries momentum throughout the entire turn. Whether you’re facing ice or slush — the RTM 77 is at home on any trail.", says Völkl. I do not agree with Völkl here. On piste this ski is just not good enough.

Related skis

Elan Amphibio Waveflex 82 XTI Fusion: a very good all-mountain cruiser which turns easier.
Nordica Fuel: is an early rise rocker ski as well, but outperforms the RTM 77 in every aspect.
Atomic Nomad Smoke Ti: is much better on-piste, playfull and agile, but off-piste the RTM 77 is better.


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All-mountain ski Völkl RTM 77 2015

Logo YellowGentianRetail price
€ 549.95


Buy at these webshops
Amazon.de: € 299.95
Amazon.co.uk: £ 255.17

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