Volkl has taken the RTM 86 UVO skis with the XL integrated bindings and made them even better this year with the introduction of 3D.Glass being added to the construction. New for this year, Volkl has made the addition of 3D.Glass to improve the overall performance and stability. The glass layers can be found wrapping the underside of the core extending out over the sidewall in the bindings area resulting in increased edge grip, more rebound and overall liveliness. The RTM 86 skis also include all sorts of 3D Technology, from the discussed 3D.Glass to the 3D.Ridge Core design. All of the 3D technologies found in the RTM 86 skis combine to enhance the agility, stability and overall performance. Aside from the booming benefits of the various 3D technologies, these skis include a XTD Tip & Tail Rocker profile, the Power of Titanium and UVO Technology. The Rocker Profile as I am sure you have heard before basically is making skiing a bit easier, allowing easy turn initiation, enhanced float and easy turn exit. The Power of Titanium provides perfect torsional rigidity and edge grip making these skis essentially a bull dozer, plowing through all sorts of crud and broken snow, while holding an edge on the hidden junk snow & ice underneath. Then you have the cutting-edge vibration reduction technology, UVO Technology is the world’s only 360 degree vibration damper working to absorb and dissipate vibrations in both horizontal and vertical directions. Overall, UVO makes for better maneuverability, performance and enhances the smoothness of the skis. The RTM 86 UVO skis and bindings are so loaded with technology features to increase the performance and smoothness of the ride. Get on a pair, you will not regret the decision. The XL WideRide bindings now also feature Grip Walk technology to accept Walk to Ride boots from various manufacturers. Phew… seriously place your order! These skis rip.