Völkl's fifth generation Mantra (Modelle 5) is a completely new and revolutionary modern freeskiing ski with cut out Titanal on the upper side, so-called "Titanal Frame" to, among other things. give the ski a more fun behaviour than previous generations. The Titanal frame is located above and behind the binding zone and reduces the swing weight together with the fact that the wood core is replaced by carbon fibre at the very tip. The weight reduction is not just for touring enthusiasts - it also reduces the negative vibrations that all tip-rocker profiles give at high speeds and increases the playfulness. The total weight reduction of -70 gram per ski means that the M5 still weighs in at a stiff 2 kg but Völkl still wants a full layer of Titanal underneath for pure performance reasons. The new high tech candy "Titanal Frame" and "Carbon tip" together with the new tail rocker profile, new shorter sidecut and a gentle taper in the front and back make this the first ski that performs with no protest, cuts or ragged trails on the piste when the skier uses the wrong angle and pressure between a carving and slurring turn. It's unbelievable what these five features (and 11 other adjustments) and three years of development and countless test skis can do for us non-perfect humans. The group behind the M5 MANTRA and SECRET should be nominated for the Nobel Science Prize. M5 MANTRA has a waist of 96 mm and the SECRET has the same technology but is a bit narrower with its 92 mm waist.