We’ve read the reviews on the web for Volkl M5 Mantra Skis and summarize the results below:
Peak Score: 93 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.8 stars
Expert Rating 4.3 stars
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Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- A playful ski that can do anything
- Poppy, precise and very solid at any speed
- The most fun all-mountain ski you can buy
- A ton of energy in the ski
- Appropriate for advanced intermediate skiers on up
- Ski is unflappable, even on hard snow
- No tip chatter, very stable at speed
- Edgehold is tremendous
- The power and playfulness really standout
- Awesome ski for that expert level skier who is just looking for versatility
- Very easy to ski, especially compared to previous models
- It skis the bumps nice and smooth and has good float in powder
- On the groomers, it rails a turn and is super easy to get on to edge
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Not good for smearing turns
- Not for beginning intermediate skiers
- Ski can be harder to control at low speeds
- Requires the skier to put a lot of energy into their turns
The Volkl M5 Mantra is a lightweight high performance ski that does very well in all snow conditions. Recent updates have made the ski even more playful and agile.
Modified construction has significantly reduced the ski weight, allowing for less skier fatigue. There is less rocker and more camber, resulting in a more playful ski.
User rankings were reviewed on Evo, Ski Pass, and Peak Ski Shop. Expert rankings were reviewed on Snow Magazine, Skis.com, and Ski Magazine.