Volkl RTM 84 (2013)
This 2012 Ski Mag Gold Medal winner wasn't entered in the 2013 test, but here's what we said last year: REVIEW: In the era of rocker, Volkl's AC collection, with its exacting edginess, was starting to feel a little too demanding. Enter the RTM series, which brings Volkl's subtle, tip-to-tail approach to rocker down to narrower waist widths in order to re-attack the frontside. The result-No. 1 in the category in 2012, with top-3 rankings in nearly every criterion-is a race-ready ride that begs for the whip on groomers yet skims pushed-up piles of afternoon crud with grace and ease. "One of the better skis in the whole test-smooth, easy, powerful," said Boller.