The Volkl Mantra remains one of the most popular and versatile skis on the market for advanced to expert skiers. The 98 mm waist is perfect for fast GS turns down groomers, and wide enough for you to float in the powder. Tip rocker will help you initiate a turn quicker, and easier on the firm snow, keep you floating easier in powder, and it absorbs the negative feedback that is caused by crud, giving you one well rounded ski, especially for strong skiers. The Camber underfoot will keep you locked in on carves, and give you the rebound to rocket you into your next turn. The Mantra has Volkls Power Construction that is the same used in the popular Racetiger series for a consistent grip on the snow, and unmatched stability. The Sensorwood Core is vertically laminated using beech, and poplar wood, for strength, and that extra snap to rocket you into your next turn. If you are looking for a ski that will be a stable ski at fast speeds, both on the trial and off there is a reason why the Volkl Mantra has been the Mantra for good skiers for so many years, believe in it today.