Völkl Yumi 2019
PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments
Völkl's reputation for all mountain skis is well established. The brand has been at the forefront of the market for several years with products that are benchmarks, like the Mantra or the Kendo for men.
Unlike the brand's best sellers for men, which are geared more towards performance, the Yumi is extremely user-friendly.
The ski is especially happy on the piste. With smooth turn entry, it's stable, grippy and has good rebound coming out of turns. It's a lively ski that will give a lot of pleasure...
More of an all-rounder than a true all-mountain tool, it shows its limits off-piste. The reviewers were disappointed with the narrow size at the waist (84 mm) which reduces float in powder.
An excellent all-round ski (85% piste/15% off-piste), the Yumi is a great choice for all intermediate to very good riders looking for an easy and enjoyable piste ski for all snow conditions and a few off-piste rides when the conditions are right.
- Behaves well on the piste
- Consistent and reassuring
- Not quite as convincing off-piste
The ski review scores
|Short turn performance|
|Long turn performance|
|Skid turn performance|
|Soft snow fluidity|
|Freeride - Flotation quality|
|Handling in powder|
|Performance on hard snow|
|Freeride - Performance on hard snow|
Who's it for?
The Yumi is a good ski for beginners to advanced riders. It's just as good on the groomers as out in the wilderness discovering the powder! It's 84mm at the waist and has a titanal band at the ski's core. This band is very thin, making the ski more comfortable and more responsive while remaining very light. The rocker in the tip lets the ski glide more easily. Given its lightness, it can be mounted with a Freeski binding (Squire, Griffon…) or with a binding with inserts like the Marker Kingpin for instance.
Features of the Yumi
|Size tested :||168 cm|
|Tip size :||123 mm|
|Waist size :||84 mm|
|Tail size :||104 mm|
|Radius for the size reviewed :||17 mm|
Reviewed by PROSKILAB™in La Clusaz, France, March 2018