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The Volkl Deacon line has replaced the RTM series and now covers both on-piste and all-mountain categories. The Deacon 84 Lowride sits at the wider end of the range, so how did it shape up in Pila?
Terrain
All Mountain
Best for
Technically good skiers who will appreciate the class of these skis.
Price
£775
Season
2019/20
lengths
162,167,172,177,182
Bindings?
Yes
Float
7
Playfulness
9
Value
9
Edge hold
9
Stability
9
Turn initiation
10
Overall Score
9
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Easy to ski both on and off the piste, without sacrificing power and performance.
That quality comes at a price.

As with most Volkl skis, the Deacon 84 Lowride has a smooth, classy feel to it and offers a perfect blend of power and subtlety. It has the capability to go anywhere on the mountain comfortably, but its main strength is its on piste performance.

Volkl and Marker bindings have developed a system that gives more contact between the bindings and the skis, with the mounting points significantly closer to the edges. This makes wider skis more agile and easier to control as the smallest edging movements are transferred immediately to the skis.

The sidecut at makes it possible to ski short and long turns easily at a variety of speeds and the tip and tail rocker make turn initiation a breeze, allowing you to wash off speed in tight situations like trees or cat-tracks. Construction is a 3D senor wood core wrapped in a titanal frame, which gives the ski its power and liveliness.

If you are a technically good skier who is looking for a ski that is easy to control yet responsive enough to offer a fun day out, cruising some groomed runs in the morning then maybe skiing some bumps or spring snow in the afternoon, then the Volkl Deacon 84 Lowride could be the one for you.

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