Plenty of people will have you believe that you need a different ski every time conditions are different, but they've never been on the Volkl RTM 84 UVO Ski. It's an all mountain ski for experts who don't want their gear to hold them back, but it's not built with a take no prisoners attitude its surprising versatility comes courtesy of the 3D. Ridge construction, which concentrates the mass of the ski in the center, so the ski feels light, agile, and incredibly quick edge to edge while maintaining the stiffness of a traditional frontside ripper. Volkl also laid down a steel laminate to give the RTM plenty of power to bust through chop and chunder, and mounted the tip with a UVO vibration dampening mechanism, which actually pendulums back and forth to counteract vibration and give you a buttery smooth ride. There won't be any fussing around once you get your boards, either, because Volkl ships them mounted with an iPT Wide Ride XL 12. 0 FR D binding, a bomber clamp that be cranked all the way up to 12 for solid retention and reliable release.