The Volkl RTM 81 always tops the charts on being a powerful ski that packs a strong punch for the strong intermediate to expert skier on the frontside of the mountain. Volkl's 3D Glass Construction adds glass in the tip and tail, behind the sidewalls and underneath the binding platform to deliver a strong, yet smooth flex, fantastic edge hold and more responsiveness. The 3D Ridge Construction uses a thinner sidewall with a thicker channel that runs down the center of the ski that lowers the swingweight and increases maneuverability. Volkl's 3D Ridge Core is made from wood, and is Powered by Steel to add a stable and damp feeling that knows no speed limit. Rocker in the tip and tail only add to the quick entry and fast exit of each turn you make. If you are looking for a powerful frontside ski that offers high end performance, without the price of the most expensive carving skis out there, the Volkl RTM 81 is a great ski for you.