Völkl freeskiing models feature a multi-layer wood core that features two different densities of wood. In the binding attachment area, a dense, ash core is used, while in the rest of the ski, the core is poplar. The more dense wood creates more secure screw retention, preventing binding pull-out, and the soft, supple poplar section allows for resilience and snap.
A ski with sidewalls - not a new idea in and of itself, but Völkl reinvents this historic construction and takes it to the next level with its SPEEDWALL technology.
Modern racers spend more time on their sidewalls and edges than their bases. For the first time we've taken this development to its logical conclusion in two new Racetiger models. The innovation is that we view the sidewalls not just as lateral boundaries to the skis, but rather as a continuation of the surface that contacts the snow. That's why we construct the new Speedwalls out of a proprietary composite sintered base material - SPEEDWALL sidewalls can be waxed and treated with the same products as the bases. For athletes that means less friction and more speed.
Tough Box construction consists of the use of a Multi-Layer wood core (see below) and a composite/fiberglass sheath to create the ultimate resilience and snap for our freeskiing models. The sheath is wrapped around the wood core in the mid-body of the ski, increasing strength and screw retention. Many Vˆlkl freeskiing models also feature a carbon layer in the bottom of the ski that provides additional stability and durability.