VÖLKL V-WERKS BMT 109

VÖLKL V-WERKS BMT 109

$1,199Völkl.com
SIZES: 166, 176, 186
DIMENSIONS: 134/109/119
WEIGHT: 3 LBS. 13 OZ. (186)

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Tested and Reviewed

Eric Tiffany | 6 ft. | 195 lbs. | Tenmile range, Colo.

Eric Tiffany | 6 ft. | 195 lbs. | Tenmile range, Colo.

Tiffany is more interested in the downhill performance of his gear, but admits that as he gets older, he looks for that balance between weight and chargeability. Really, all he needs to have fun, however, is a few inches of fresh snow.

Here is what he thinks of the Völkl V-Werks BMT 109:

OVERALL SCORE: 8/10
BEST FOR: Inbounds, Lift-Accessed Touring, Straight-Up Touring
RESPONSIVENESS: 9/10
PLAYFULNESS: 10/10
DAMPNESS: 8/10
MEDIUM TURNS: 10/10
LONG TURNS: 9/10
TURN INITIATION: 9/10
CRUD PERFORMANCE: 7/10
HARD-SNOW PERFORMANCE: 10/10

Comments: This ski is great for “all turns and all conditions (doesn’t love crud). A high-energy skier is rewarded with a high-level output in the shape of a super light ski. Depending on the snowfall, consider sizing up to the 112mm width. This ski is almost too dampened in some conditions and rewards aggressive skiing. This ski is so thin it’s scary for touring/variable conditions.”

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Comments

  1. What are your thoughts on comparing these with V-Werk Katana?
    Also, why “only” 8/10 overall? Individual categories would suggest a higher overall grade, no?

    • Tyler Cohen says:

      Given that they’re more slender, they’re a bit more versatile than the Katana (as made apparent by Eric’s 10/10 for hard-snow performance), though plenty capable in powder at 108mm underfoot. This was Eric’s favorite of the test, in spite of dishing it a 8/10.

  2. Can you compare/contrast the Volkl V-Werks BMT 109 with the Volkl V-Werks BMT 94?

    • Tyler Cohen says:

      The BMT 109 and 94 are both fully rockered and have the same carbon and wood-cored construction. The main difference is their dimensions, the 94 being a slimmed-down 109, with corresponding differences in terms of flotation, weight and versatility.

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