The Volkl Blaze 86W offers all-mountain precision with freeride dimensions and the light weight of a touring ski. The Blaze 86 offers an ideal combination of smooth “surfing” and light weight. It also features a 3D radius sidecut, which allows the ski to offer three different turn radii. The Blaze 86 is built with a full tip-to-tail wood core, which not only trims the weight and makes the ski more lively, it also eliminates the need for plastic panels – a small but positive environmental aspect. The 86 model also comes with elasticated, rubbery suspension elements around the edges of its tip and the tail, which act like bumpers in wind-blown, unfavourable snow conditions, making the ski more settled and delivering great flotation.