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There are lots of tough decisions you have to make in the mountains: Keep going or turn around' Couloir jump-turning or open-face ripping' Beer or whiskey' Volkl's new V-Werks BMT 109 ski won't stop these dilemmas from dogging you, but with a full-carbon construction and full-blown freeride pedigree, it'll at least mean you won't have to choose between torn hip flexors and downhill terror anymore. With a multi-layer wood core bundled up inside a carbon-fiber jacket, the BMT 109 weighs in at under eight pounds a pair, helping it cruise on the skin track, but has plenty of Volkl's aggressive DNA to slay any conditions you hit on the way down. It's fully rockered, the better to slash big turns through powder, and employs poplar wood in the tip and tail for a fun, poppy ride and ash underfoot for a solid, powerful platform to help you rail turns and blast through crud, chop, and chunder. The tip is also tapered, making it easier to throw your skis sideways and skid out those loose, surfy turns. At 109mm underfoot, the BMT (Big-Mountain Touring, if you were wondering) is quite possibly the most versatile, well, big-mountain touring ski on the planet, wide enough to float through the deep but slim enough to maintain an edge on alpine hardpack and frontside groomers. Short sidewalls save weight and the unique convex top helps to shed heavy snow on the ascent, and Volkl also made sure to include a Skin Pin at the tip and a flat notch at the tail, making it easy to slap your skins on and start the climb. It's not out of place in the resort, either, as the carbon jacket provides enough stiffness to handle variable conditions at speed, making the BMT 109 a serious, and seriously awesome, quiver killer.
The V-Werks BMT 109 backcountry skis feature a full rocker design, early-taper sidecut and a carbon fiber construction with light wood cores for big mountain descents after self-powered ascents.
The V-Werks BMT 109 Vacuum Skins by Volkl add a whole new level of convenience to dawn patrol days. The adhesive surface produce vacuum-tight closure without the use of glues, and the Skin Pin secures these skins to your skis. Volkl's special Mohair Mix gives these skins an exceptional grip that glides with ease.
- Mountain Gear
Volkl's BMT 109 is perhaps the ultimate big mountain/backcountry ski for North American conditions. With a full carbon fiber construction and lightweight multi-layer wood core, it features a full rocker design and early-taper sidecut, for true big mountain versatility after a self-powered ascent. Also available are pre-cut, glue-free Vacuum technology climbing skins, sold separately.
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