You could say that the term “all-mountain” was coined just for the Deacon. Long, medium or crisp, short turns, cruising or skiing at the limits of speed, churned up or groomed slopes – if you’re ambitious about carving, look no further. With a 72 mm waist, the Deacon is great for anyone who likes to carve quickly through every radius and sometimes really let rip. Fully overhauled and designed in bright colours for this winter, the Deacon 72 is impossible to miss on the slopes. With new geometry, a widened shovel and shortened tip and tail rocker, this powerhouse masters every turn radius and can switch edges even faster thanks to a two-millimetre narrower waist. Long, medium or short turns – if you’re ambitious about performance, look no further. Its versatility is magnified by Tailored Carbon Tips. Carbon fibres applied using Völkl’s exclusive Tailored Fibre Placement (TFP) process allow our engineers to influence curve behaviour with great accuracy. The strength and alignment of the fibres define the force you need to apply and the energy that builds up where it’s needed. Agile shovel reaction is a feature of special note. This means that as soon as you initiate a turn, the ski begins to steer in a measured and controlled manner, depending on how the edges are employed. This construction also allows means less weight without any loss of stability. Last but not least, TFP allows our designers to tailor every length to the requirements of each target group. The whole Deacon range is made with 3D.Glass at the front and rear areas, while the ski is built around our renowned multilayer wood core featuring a mix of poplar and beech. Two full layers of Titanal give the ski its familiar vigour. The Deacon 72’s ride is also boosted by the new R-Motion 3 GW binding. A shortened plate combined with a wider hole pattern delivers stronger, more direct power transmission and helps you switch edges quicker. The real highlight, however, is that the two rear screws are no longer fixed, allowing the binding to slide freely. With improved edge grip, the ski moves harmoniously through the entire line of the bend without being blocked. All in all, it takes noticeably less strength to turn with the Deacon 72.