The 2020 Volkl Deacon 84 skis with bindings are an excellent example of how you can still improve upon an established favorite. Taking over from the reign of the RTM 84, the Deacon 84 has a new build but the same relative shape and rocker profile. As such, those who love the RTM 84 will not find themselves in foreign territory, but rather it's like your old friend with some big improvements. Volkl has implemented their Titanal Frame that they've used in the Mantra M5 and the Secret and incorporated that into the build of the Deacon. Also, the 3D Radius Sidecut has been added in order to increase the versatility of the turn shapes. The end result is a ski that can turn on a dime, with more edge control overall than its predecessor. The Titanal Frame puts a lot more pressure and precision over the edges of the skis, so you get superior edge grip and control. As a frame rather than a full-laminate, the weight is reduced, and you'll be able to rip quicker and more responsive turns than ever before. With the rocker/camber/rocker profile staying largely the same, the on/off-trail capabilities of the Deacon 84 are right up there with competing models. 3D Glass puts more snap and pop into the ski, and by extending the width of the glass to over the edges, you get bolstered power and energy transmission. The Volkl Deacon 84 is poised to take over the frontside/all-mountain market in no time flat.