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Völkl Yumi 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB
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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.



Review: Pros

  • Behaves well on the piste
  • User-friendly
  • Playful
  • Consistent and reassuring

Review: Cons

  • Not quite as convincing off-piste

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Freeride - Flotation quality
☆☆☆☆☆
12.8
Handling in powder
☆☆☆☆☆
10.8
Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
13.5
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
12.5
All-terrain comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
12.5

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Very good

Manufacturer's remarks

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

Brand : Völkl
Model : Yumi
Year : 2019
Family : All-mountain
Size tested : 168 cm
Tip size : 123 mm
Waist size : 84 mm
Tail size : 104 mm

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2018