The all new M5 Mantra from Volkl will be one hot ski this season. This is the fifth incarnation or the Mantra and this ski has never been better. The Titanal Frame has a shape that only reinforces the ski on the perimeter in front of and behind the binding platform. This drastically lowers the total weight of the ski and reduces the amount of energy it takes to steer the M5 in any condition without any sacrifice to the hard charging performance. Carbon Tips help reduce the tip chatter, improve floatation and also lower the swingweight for easy maneuvering. Moderate Taper in the tip and tail prevent the Mantra from feeling hooky or grabby in bumps, crud or heavy snow. Volkl's Multi-Layer Wood Core is still the same that is used in their world cup race skis to keep even the most powerful skiers satisfied. If you have been a Mantra skier for a generation or two and are looking for an upgrade, or you simply want a highly versatile ski that is willing to take on any mountain, in any condition, the new Volkl M5 Mantra will be sizzling ski this season, get one while you have the chance.