90 Eight
Test winner

Völkl 90 Eight

Brand
Völkl
Model
90 Eight
Category
Freeride
Weight
1760 gr
Waist
99 mm
Tested length
177 cm
Year
2016

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

7
5
4
5
8
Fri Flyt overall rating of Völkl 90 Eight:

9 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
9 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
Long sidecut, low specific weight, low camber and low rocker are the main features for this fibreglass sandwich from Völkl. The tips are as stiff as on the other models where Völkl have used the same profiled upper surface.

On snow:
Trustworthy and well balanced ski in the new series from Völkl. It is more versatile than the other skis in this category - it performs well in long turns at high speed at the same time as it is easy to maneuvre and lively. It´s not the most responsive ski in the test. But it preformed very well in the turns, and several in the test team gave it 10 points. So here we have this years winner - it is easy to maneuvre, it likes speed, it´s stable and it let´s you decide in the turns without restrictions.


90 Eight

Technical data:

Measured length
178 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 75458
Brand
Völkl
Model
90 Eight
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
177,184
Contact length
133 cm
Rocker tail
52 cm
Rocker nose
33 cm
Side cut
133 cm
Taper tail
21 cm
Taper tip
24 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
116 mm
Min waist width
99 mm
Max nose width
133 mm
Side cut radius
21.00 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
17 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1920 cm2
Weight
1760 gr
Relative weight
0.90 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
15 mm
Hight nose tip
51 mm
Angle nose tip
34°

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.