The SKILOGIK Ullrs Chariot RL (Rocker Logik) is a versatile all mountain ski that is capable of charging hard pack groomers or playing in knee deep powder. It’s a great looking ski that performs as good as it looks.
Conditions: Powder (5”), Soft snow, Groomers, Bumps
Boots: Rossignol Alias Sensor 120
Bindings: Marker Griffon
On the Snow Feel: The SKILOGIK Ullrs Chariot RL is a stable ski. It does have rocker in the tip that helps to make it a bit more playful in the powder, but with a flat untapered tail, the ski remains locked in when on edge.
Powder: The SKILOGIK Ullrs Chariot RL has an early rise rocker tip and 101mm underfoot. This helps the ski float in the powder and deep snow, but the Chariot is definitely not a powder specialist. It’s a great ski if you spend a lot of time on the frontside and groomers, but don’t want to have to change skis when the snow really starts to come down. It provides enough flotation to have some fun in the powder, but this won’t be your dedicated powder ski.
Turn Initiation and Carving: At slower speeds I found the SKILOGIK Ullrs Chariot RL to be forgiving, and easy to turn sideways, but it wasn’t the easiest ski to get on edge. At slower speeds I found myself skidding a lot turns, but the faster I went the easier I felt it was to get the ski on edge and rail turns. At speed, the chariot is really fun. It has a solid wood core, and Vector 8 Construction, which combines fiberglass with lightweight carbon, making the ski damp, and stiff, but snappy and lively. At high speeds the ski flexed well into each turn, and rebounded with power and pop, making fast edge to edge transitions.
Speed: The Chariot performed really well at high speeds. It is made with a solid wood core and vector 8 construction. Vector 8 construction combines heavy, damp fiberglass, with light and poppy carbon. This helps to increase torsional rigidity, and gives the ski a sturdy flex without increasing weight. Combined with a significant amount of traditional camber under foot, the ski is really damp and stable at high speeds.
Uneven Terrain: It snowed heavily for much of the day I rode the SKILOGIK Ullrs Chariot RL. It was a really busy day, and although the snow continued to come down, it was skied into fun patches of deep snow, and scraped off hard pack. When transitioning from the hard pack to chopped up snow, the chariot was able to cut right through without too much trouble. Again, the Chariot is constructed with a fiberglass and carbon laminate and solid wood core. Although heavy, fiberglass is great at dampening vibrations and increasing stiffness. Combined with tip rocker, and a wide shovel, the Chariot is able to crush through the chopped up snow without too much vibration or deflection, keeping the ski stable, even at high speeds.
Edge Hold: I was pretty impressed with the edge hold of the SKILOGIK Ullrs Chariot RL. It has rocker in the tip, but traditional camber underfoot. The sidewalls are made from very hard black locust wood, and when combined with fiberglass and carbon, the ski becomes super stable on soft snow, and hard pack. The only time I felt the ski lose an edge was icy groomers, but there aren’t many all mountain skis in the 101mm category that can rip ice.
Moguls: The Chariot isn’t a super light ski, but carbon in the core helps to keep weight down, while allowing the ski to remain lively. The light weight carbon, combined with a rockered tip help to increase maneuverability in the chariot, and I found I could make quick turns all over the mountain. In the moguls however, I found the tail of the ski to be a bit catchy, and although I was capable of riding the moguls, I wouldn’t use the chariot as a dedicated mogul ski.
Flex: Overall the chariot is a pretty stiff ski. It does have a solid wood core combined with fiberglass and carbon. Fiberglass and carbon can be quite stiff, but carbon rebounds really well. This allows the ski to be really powerful when flexed, and quite fast edge to edge. It’s a ski that aggressive skiers will find fun to ride, but is still forgiving enough for some intermediates.
Switch: The SKILOGIK Ullrs Chariot RL is a directional ski and does not ski well backwards.
Jumps: I found that I could lode up the tails a bit and pop off the snow, but this wouldn’t be my choice for a park or pipe ski.
Park: Not a great park ski.
The SKILOGIK Ullrs Chariot RL is a great ski for those who spend a bit more time on the frontside, but still want a ski capable of riding in the powder when the snow is really coming down. It is surprisingly forgiving at slow speed, but when on a high edge angle at high speeds, this ski is locked in. It definitely likes speed, and with great edge hold and dampness you can push this ski hard. It’s quite lively and fun from edge to edge. If you want a versatile all mountain ski that rails the groomers and hard pack, but is still capable of the powder, check out the SKILOGIK Ullrs Chariot RL.