The Volkl RTM 81 is a perfect ski for the advanced to expert skier looking for a nice and stable ride for carving up the groomers. Rocker in the tip of the RTM 81 will initiate turns easier and absorb negative vibrations that are caused by crud or bumps on a groomer. Camber underfoot will give you a strong edge hold and tremendous rebound for high speed turns. Rocker in the tail will release you from a turn with less effort and make the RTM 81 more maneuverable to slice any turn shape you want. Volkl's new 3D Ridge Core makes the RTM 81 more agile by pulling material away from the edges of the ski. The raised ridge in the center of the ski sits in front of and behind the bindings to reduce the amount of inertia around the center of the ski to add extra stability, precise pressure distribution, and the optimal amount of flex. The 81mm waist is very nimble and has the ability to power through crud very easily. A layer of steel sits on top of the wood core to add extra rebound and edge hold on firm snow. If you are looking for an on trail ski to rule the mountain, the top selling Volkl RTM 81 will make a great choice for yourself.