Never known for stagnation in their ski design, Volkl has scrapped the popular Eight series and replaced them with an all new Blazing hot lineup. The Volkl Blaze 106 Skis are big mountain freeriders with long, rockered tips and tails, short cambered sections underfoot, a triple radius sidecut, and, most notably; they're crazy light for a ski of their class. Thanks to a titanal power plate and extra long radii in the tips and tails, these rip sticks handle scary fast descents with grace and ease, but the medium short primary turn radius and insanely lightweight construction (did we mention that these skis don't weigh very much?) make for a playful and nimble ride. All in all, the new Blaze 106's are fun, fast, and versatile, whether you ride them inbounds or add Kingpins or Shifts for a ripping 50/50 backcountry setup.