The flagship Blaze 106 has an ample 106mm waist with Völkl’s 3D Radius sidecut technology – a unique setup with longer radii at the tip and tail and a tighter shape in the midbody, allowing the skier to switch from long arcs to short turns at will. A hybrid wood core has been engineered for lighter weight, giving the ski great maneuverability and quickness while maintaining Völkl’s signature edge grip. In the Suspension Tip design, the wood core follows the shape of the tip allowing a smooth, catch free ride quality despite the Blaze’s light weight. Under the binding, a titanal power plate provides some extra grip and solid binding screw retention. Whether dropping in from the first chair or after a quick skin, skiers who don’t like to follow the tracks will have a new best friend with the Blaze.