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177 Volkl Mantra W/ Volie Switchback X2 (Used)
Ski Information: If you're a hard charging directional freerider, there's a good chance the Mantra has been on your radar for a while now. But if not, it's time for some introductions. The Volkl M5 Mantra Skis have the soul of an old school ripper with a traditional shape, a stout titanal frame that offers fall line shredding dampness and rigidity, and a versatile 96 mm underfoot width. It's the go-to ski for advanced riders looking for a daily driver to crush technical terrain in between storms.
If Sondre Norheim could have skied the Voilé X2 Telemark Binding, he might never have left the mountains of Norway for the flatlands of North Dakota.
The X2 sums up 35 years of telemark binding innovation and evolution from Voilé. One of the hallmarks of that body of work is our consistent abandonment of the use of flexible (and breakable) cables. Stranded wires may be great for moving electrons, but for transferring turning forces to a ski, our own tenet of rigid coiled springs, steel rods and spring-loaded cartridges has more than proven itself over time.
In 2007, Voile took a cue from the randonnée world and introduced the now-legendary, Voilé Switchback, a telemark binding with a foolproof, free-pivot option that greatly facilitates climbing. (And does so with the simple flick of a ski pole.)
Built on the success of the Switchback, the X2 is a beefier, more-active, binding—but still an uphill wonder. And wrapped up in a sleek, minimalist design that a Scandinavian would admire and that lives up to a Voilé credo: Less is ALWAYS more.
Optimized for maximum power transfer, the X2 is augmented with stiffer cartridges, a much-longer toe plate and a boot pivot point relocated 26mm to the rear. The happy result is a powerful binding with superb downhill performance and the added efficiency of much-easier uphill travel. With regard to the latter, the X2 and Switchback, as well as our 3-Pin Hardware, all feature dual-height climbing elevators.
When you reach the top of your toil, just “switch back” to the X2’s downhill mode, and you’ll soon be making turns that would even make Sondre jealous.
Not compatible with the Voilé Release Kit.
Condition: Good condition. Top sheets and bases show signs or wear but still plenty of life left in them. There is an unrepaired core shot, Edges are sharp but a tiny bit rusty and the ski as a whole could use a tune. The bindings are in good working order. See pictures for more details.
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