Volkl Blaze 106 Skis 2021 | Alpine Touring
Blaze your own trail on the new Volkl Blaze 106 ski. This playful freeride ski is for skiers who constantly look for alternative terrain. Whether it be just off-piste or well off the map - the Blaze 106 is a lively, lightweight ski with easy all-day handling in a wide variety of snow conditions. All-in-all this fun, new freeride ski is light, easy, and versatile.
Binding: Flat ski - Use any binding you like
Category: All-Mountain Freeride
Ski Sidecut: 146/106/128
Ski Radius: 3D Radius Sidecut: R1= Tail, R2= Center/Main, R3= Tip
- R1: 17m R2: 17m R3: 36m @179cm
- R1: 30m R2: 19m R3: 40m @186cm
Ski Profile: Tip and Tail Rocker with slight (1mm) Camber underfoot
Weight: 1772g @186cm
Performance Levels: Advanced
3D Radius Sidecut
Utilizing Volkl's 3D Radius Sidecut, this ski provides an off-piste feel for intuitive skiers who favor short radius turns. 3D radius means the ski features a tighter radius in the middle and longer radii at the tip and tail. The shorter radius in the middle allows for quick, carved turns, while the longer radii at the ends prevent the skis from feeling hooky when making bigger turns or when throwing the skis into a drifted/slarved turn. The 3D radius sidecut significantly enhances the ski's liveliness and maneuverability.
Hybrid Multilayer Woodcore
The Blaze construction targets the short turn-oriented skier but the 3D radius together with the tip to tail Hybrid Multilayer woodcore adapts to basically every riding style. This 106mm waisted ski replaces the 100Eight in the Volkl lineup as one of the lightest freeride skis in its class.
Titanal Power Plate
Despite how lightweight it is, the Blaze 106 is a fairly strong ski, thanks to the Titanal Power Plate. The Titanal binding platform that is just 0.3 mm thick provides direct power transfer and a fast pressure built-up from one edge to another. This gives the skis the most direct response right from the turn initiation. In order to preserve the full flexibility and agility, there is intentionally no Titanal included in the tip and the tail. Especially in narrow and rough terrain, you will directly benefit from the ski's faster and more direct reaction and with less effort required.
Unlike its predecessor, the 100Eight - which was full reverse camber, the Blaze 106 does have some camber underfoot.
Suspension Tips & Tails
Making its debut in the Blaze series of skis is the Suspension Tip. This elastic rubbery material on the edges of the tip and the tail acts as a bumper every time the ski comes in contact with the snow in wind-blown or tracked out conditions. The shock-absorbing elasticity ensures not only the resistance but also provides great lift off-piste.
Best For & Options
Advanced skiers who can't be confined strictly to lift-accessed terrain. The Blaze 106 ski is for skiers that make the most of resort terrain as well as the sidecountry and backcountry too.
Salomon / Atomic Shift 13 MNC: The World's first full DIN compatible pin binding. Perfect for alpine touring with lightweight construction and pin compatibility for the ascent. Full heal and toe release with a wide platform provide all the performance and safety of an alpine binding.
Marker Duke 12 PT: Marker's first full DIN compatible pin binding. Engineering the downhill performance of their Royal Family Line, like the famous Griffon, into a pin compatible binding for ascents. Hard charging freeride capability whether at the resort or in the backcountry.
Pomoca Climb 2.0: Pomoca's updated classic climb skin. Blend of Mohair and Nylon is a perfect blend of glide, grip, and durability.
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