Volkl VTA98 Skis 2019

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STRIKING A BALANCE BETWEEN MATCHSTICK-THIN AND OIL-TANKER-WIDE, THE VTA98 EFFORTLESSLY TREADS THE FINE LINE BETWEEN BEING FLOATY ENOUGH FOR POWDER, YET LIGHT ENOUGH FOR LONG TOURS

A direct replacement for the hugely popular Nanuq, the Volkl VTA 98 pays homage to its predecessor by remaining ascent-oriented - offering the best in lightweight tour-ability without compromising any of the descent performance you need to make it home in one piece. At 98mm underfoot it gives you plenty of float in softer conditions, while the unbelievably light core makes climbing and handling in firmer conditions a breeze.

The Slim-Fast plan… for your skis

Weight’s the one thing that matters more than anything in a touring ski. Having proverbial fuel left in your tank at the top is the difference between a controlled, full throttle descent or making sloppy mistakes in often dangerous terrain. To keep the VTA98 as light as possible, Volkl constructed it around their hyper-light, Tourlite wood core – a blend of beech underfoot and paulownia everywhere else. The denser beech creates a solid platform for the binding to be drilled into, not only providing steadfast screw retention but also promoting energy transfer across the skis, resulting in quicker turns. Where the mounting area ends, the beech is joined with superlight paulownia – a softwood known for its mind-boggling strength-to-weight ratio. This reduces the VTA’s swing weight by centring the skis fulcrum, as well as drastically reducing the overall weight.

Wax on, wax off… or is that Ice on, ICE.OFF?

Those of you with a touring pedigree know all too well the headache caused by accumulated snow on your topsheet. It can leave you lugging up to 30% more weight than necessary – slowing down your ascents and leaving you sluggish and fatigued. The boffins at Volkl know this all too well, so they developed a topsheet which could be impregnated with a hydrophobic coating (basically, a fancy way of saying “water repellent”) meaning snow doesn’t have the opportunity to bind together and build up on your skis, leaving you fresh as a spring daisy and ready to tackle those descents.

A little less freeski - but a little more tour - than the BMT models, the VTA98 aims to cater for skiers who find themselves stuck in the middle ground between hyper-light, gram-counters and super-wide, descent-orientated powder hounds. If longer tours and not-so-gnarly descents are more your cup of tea, then you’ll like what the VTA98’s brewing.

The best bits…

  • ICE.OFF topsheet 
  • VTA Superlite Outline 
  • Carbon.Tip 
  • SkinPin 
  • Moderate Taper 
  • P-Tex 2100 Base
  • Tourlite Woodcore
  • Tip Rocker

Specifications

Sidecut 133-98-116
Camber Type Hybrid
Weight (kg) 1.370
Waist Width (mm) 98
Turn Radius (m) 20.1
Terrain All Mountain
Individual Weight (kg) 1.2
Lengths available 170, 177 and 184

Size Guide

Skier Height (cm)

Skier Height (ft & in)

Suggested Length for Advanced Skier (cm)

Suggested Length for Intermediate Skier (cm)

Suggested Length for Beginner Skier (cm)

137

4'6"

140

135

125

142

4'8"

145

140

130

152

5'0"

155

145

135

158

5'2"

165

155

145

168

5'6"

175

165

155

173

5'8"

180

170

160

178

5'10"

185

175

165

183

6'0"

190

180

170

188

6'2"

195

185

175

193

6'4"

200

190

180

Shipping

  • Free | Non-Tracked - £0.00

    Delivery expected by Friday 23 November

    Small items are dispatched with the Royal Mail 48 service, which is estimated to take three to five working days. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date.
    Large or heavy items may need to be shipped with a different service, if you'd like to know more, contact us on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package

  • Standard | Non-Tracked - £1.99

    Delivery expected by Wednesday 21 November

    Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. Delivery will be made by your Postman at the usual time. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date. For larger items, we may need to ship with a courier, if you'd like to know more, get in touch on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package.

  • Next Working Day | Tracked - £4.99

    Delivery expected by Tuesday 20 November

    Most items will be dispatched with DPD and are fully track-able. The delivery must be signed for so someone must be at the specified address to accept the items. It is not possible for the delivery driver to leave the packages without a signature.
    In rare cases, rural addresses may be 2 days for delivery. If you are concerned please get in touch before placing order.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD 12 Noon | Tracked - £14.99

    Delivery expected by 12:00 on Tuesday 20 November

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the next working day (Monday to Friday). This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD Saturday 12 Noon | Tracked - £19.99

    Delivery expected by 12:00 on Saturday 24 November

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the Saturday morning. This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • Collect in Store - £0.00

    You can place your order online and drop into our store in Edinburgh, Scotland, to collect your order. Please enter your billing address into the delivery address section, and tick the box to say both addresses are the same.
    Orders will be kept aside for 2 weeks. If you require longer, please email contact@freezeproshop.com

Returns

We will happily exchange or refund items up to one month from the date of receipt (see cancelation policy). In addition to this we may be able to exchange or refund items returned outwith this timeframe if they are in unused and perfect condition but a small re-stocking charge may apply, please contact us by email to discuss this before sending goods back within this time frame.

On the back of your delivery note you will find your returns form which details the returns process. If you can't find it you request one from orders@freezeproshop.com

The above does not affect your statutory rights.

Faulty items that are under manufacturers warranty can be returned to us and if found to be faulty will be refunded or replaced, this is subject to inspection by the manufacturer. Please contact us for a returns authorisation before sending, if found not to be faulty then we may have to charge for any re-posting costs and will be unable to cover your return costs.

NON-RETURNABLE ITEMS-

  • Underwear (for obvious reasons)
  • Skis and ski bindings which have been mounted, as these will have been done to your specific requirements
  • DVDs which have been opened
  • Any item which is missing tags or is not in a new condition

Please note, that customers are responsible for the cost of returning items to us for returns or exchanges, however we will happily cover the cost of shipping exchanges back to you.