Völkl calls the new Yumi (pronounced you-me) an All-Mountain freeride ski. An 83-millimeter waist and tip rocker allow the ski to access varied snow conditions. Testers gave it high marks for versatility, but also for carving—one of the hallmarks of the Frontside category. This dual personality comes from a relatively soft-flexing, multi-layer lightweight wood core and vertical sidewalls with a torsion box internal layup, designed for stability and edge grip. “Great carver for all turn sizes,” Muecke remarked. “This is a great ski for all levels, though maybe soft for ex-racers. It’s solid underfoot, stable in bumps and holds well on the groomers.” “From short swings to GS turns, this ski performs,” Brown Brent added.