Our Volkl Yumi 2019 Ski Review comes from the SIGB Ski Test in Galtür, Austria.
The women’s version of the Volkl Kanjo, the Volkl Yumi underwent a total redesign for 2017/18 season and became a firm favourite as a fantastic all round women’s ski. As a result, it is unsurprising that this year not much has changed. A very fun, very versatile, we would definitely recommend the Volkl Yumi 2019 as a great all mountain option for the coming season.
Like the Kanjo, the Yumi is a poppy, springy ski that holds a lot of energy. When comparing it to other skis in this category, we found that the addition of a Titanal band in the ski’s construction gives it a little extra punch. The titanal adds stability and power, keeping you feeling very confident on the ski and generally making this a more enjoyable ride for advanced skiers who relish that added kick.
With an 84mm waist and a tip and tail rocker, the Yumi’s versatility is immediately obvious. Taking it off piste, it is kind and forgiving, easy to ski and enjoy through variable terrain yet still powerful enough to give you a hard charging performance if you so desire. Back on piste, it’s got fantastic grip, giving a nice, smooth performance through long turns.
In shorter turns, if you really work it you get an incredible rebound off the tail of the ski, really pinging you around beautifully.
While the Volkl Yumi 2019 is fairly accessible and could be happily enjoyed by most skiers, it is definitely more suited to upper intermediate to expert skiers who can get over the top of the ski to really make the most of it.
Reliable, fun and energetic, the Volkl Yumi 2019 is therefore a ski we would highly recommend as a great all mountain choice for intermediate to expert skiers who want to have the best possible time on the mountain next season.