It has become a symbol of VÖLKL lightweight construction. The distinctive characteristic of this technology is a raised central ridge that sharply levels out toward the edge, both in front of and behind the binding. This reduces the inertial mass around the fulcrum to a minimum and significantly enhances the agility of the ski. At the same time, the center ridge allows for a precise dimensioning of the hardness distribution, which leads to an especially harmonious flex on the ski. Despite the weight savings, the 3D.RIDGE ensures that there is no compromise whatsoever in the ski‘s durability and elasticity.
Effect: Makes it easier to turn the ski. The cambered area underneath the foot and at the tail provides control and support for novices and intermediates.
Völkl's top model for ascent-focused touring skiers and alpinists is the VTA80 LITE. It contains 3D.Ridge Carbon technology, carbon layers in the upper and lower belt and an ultralight hybrid woodcore inside to cut weight to a feathery 1010 g (at 170 cm) and offers every other technology of the VTA collection.