Volkl Deacon 84 vs Renoun Atlas 80

Volkl Deacon 84 vs Renoun Atlas 80


What the Volkl Deacon 84 has in weight, the Atlas 80 makes up for in technology. The VibeStop™ technology that's embedded inside the Atlas 80 gives the Renoun a more stable platform than you'd expect based on numbers alone. The Atlas 80 also recently nabbed a SKI Magazine award over the Deacon 84.


Both the Deacon 84 and the Atlas 80 are playful carving skis that can handle a wide variety of snow conditions. The Atlas 80, however, provides more zippiness and zest, as the Deacon is tailored to be more of an all-mountain ski than a true carver.


The Deacon 84 and the Atlas 80 provide similar width underfoot. However, in practice, the Atlas 80 has a tighter turn radius and will feel quicker and more nimble edge-to-edge than the Deacon 84.


Both skis are engineered to be carving skis that can handle off-trail conditions. The Deacon 84 leans towards the conservative skier hoping to dip their toes off-trail on occasion. The VibeStop™ technology in the Atlas 80 provides a wider envelope of utility; serious carving chops with go-anywhere balance.


The Deacon 84 is really designed to be an intermediate cruiser ski. Sure, it can carve without issue, but its intended audience is clearly beginning/intermediate, more conservative skiers. Conversely, the Renoun Atlas 80 boasts a more solid platform, allowing it to live up to the challenges presented by more advanced and adventurous skiers.



"The VibeStop™ technology gives the Atlas 80 an edge over the Deacon 82"