Long admired for its reliable performance in the not-so-pretty conditions that ski mountaineers encounter in the high alpine, the BMT 94 was Volkl's idea of a versatile ski that was stable at speed, but precise and confident when edging. Blending the reverse-camber profile of new-school girthy powder skis with Volkl's signature carving-ski personality, the BMT 94 brought a new sashimi-knife personality to the mid-fat category. With the new BMT 90, Volkl is dialing back the full-rocker trendiness to add a smidge of camber under the foot and keep skinning performance at a maximum. Far from losing its hard-charging roots, though, the BMT 90 boasts a damp, woodcore feel in chopped-up powder runs and has enough rocker to ride out even the mankiest of mank. Plenty of effective edge helps to balance out the quick-pivoting feel and stabilize the ski at speed, keeping Volkl's diehard alpine fan base happy and confident on their newest offering.
- Tip and tail rocker shape isn't quite "full-rocker," but it's close, and offers many of the same advantages without compromising skinning performance.
- Volkl's sophisticated carbon layup, the 3D Ridge, stiffens the BMT 90 without adding weight.
- Rounded tip and notched tail means you can use traditional skin fixation points.
- Long effective edge provides solid hard-snow performance for a mid-fat ski.
- Volkl says this is a, "touring ski with big-mountain performance." We would say this is a big-mountain ski with touring performance.
|Lengths (cm)||163, 170, 177, 184|
|Weight (pair)||2792g |
|Turn Radius||19.6m |
|Skin Fix||Proprietary tip fitting or tip loop, flat tail with inset for tail clip|
|Profile||Near-full-rocker with 30cm camber underfoot|
|Shape||Long effective edge, tip-to-tail taper|
|Construction||Sidewall underfoot, 3D Ridge carbon stiffening technology at tip and tail|
|Core||Multi-layer wood core|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Challenging snow conditions from sun-cupped firm to manky windboard.|
|Notes||Closest to full-rocker design in the lightweight touring world.|
|Bottom Line||Legendary German performance in a versatile platform.|
|Compare to other Mid-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
Thanks for a great review on this ski. I can't decide between the BMT 90 and one of the Blizzard Zero G skis. Ideally I'm looking for a ski for multi-day ski touring/occasional ski mountaineering (type Haute Route) and for long single-day hikes from a resort or top tour chasing.
Initially I had settled on the new Zero G 105 as a compromise do-it-all ski, and then maybe later get the Zero G 85 for more ski mountaineering, if I found the 105 too weighty or wide.
However, reading about the BMT 90, it kind of seem to cover "everything." (Long stretch, I know, so I stand corrected :-))
So I wondered what you would suggest: Zero G 105 or BMT 90?
Many thanks for your thoughts!
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