Deacon 79

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The Deacon is Völkl’s take on a frontside carver built for a more general audience. There’s no question that with a full sidewall, titanium sheet, and vibrational dampening technology, the Deacon is still very much inspired by race skis. But it’s more accessible than the rest of the Volkl race lineup, and average skiers will feel much more comfortable while retaining that snappy and fast feel.

The Volkl Deacon is for those who’ve hung up their race skies but decided they don’t want to stop going fast. They’re great for precise skiers who enjoy ripping up morning hardpack and freshly groomed corduroy as well. But the most significant benefit they have over the Racetiger is the ability to make smaller, more reasonably sized turns you might need on a busy resort slope.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

3.4

Reasons to buy:

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    Sporty and aggressive frontside carver
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    A little bit of rocker makes initiating turns easier than similar skis
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    A ton of fun to ride, provided you can keep it under control
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    Comes in a wide array of variations, so you can find one that suits your size and style

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markPretty pricey for skis that only excel on the groomers
  • check-markStill is a bit much power for inexperienced skiers
  • check-markNiche choice that will have limited appeal to single quiver skiers

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Specs & Features

  • UVO 3D Vibration Dampener
  • Folded "3D Glass" Construction
  • Titanium Reinforced
  • "Speedwall" Sidewall
  • Multi-layer Wood Core
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

3.4

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Sporty and aggressive frontside carver
  • check-mark
    A little bit of rocker makes initiating turns easier than similar skis
  • check-mark
    A ton of fun to ride, provided you can keep it under control
  • check-mark
    Comes in a wide array of variations, so you can find one that suits your size and style

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markPretty pricey for skis that only excel on the groomers
  • check-markStill is a bit much power for inexperienced skiers
  • check-markNiche choice that will have limited appeal to single quiver skiers

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