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Powerful yet nimble, the Voile V8 has a wide shovel and tapered tail for effortless, agile float, with a shortened running length and tighter sidecut to keep it playful when you want it, and stable when you need it. This is true next-gen hybrid rocker, as much at home in the trees as it is on the ridgeline. All hail the V8, the one true king of the big mountain backcountry.
- Mountain Gear
Brawny, yet agile. Obese, yet svelte. Floatable, yet carvable. A list of ridiculous ironies and superlatives could go on and on, but one thing is for certain: The VoilA V8 is the ultimate fun hog. We're not just blowing our own horn here. That's what the testers from Backcountry, Powder and Freeskier Magazines all said, too. The V8's ultra-wide shovel, tapered tail and perfect amount of sidecut all add up to an incredibly stable ride in deep powder, without sacrificing the maneuverability needed for skiing in tight places. And, of course, our signature VoilA Hybrid Rocker shines in the mix, as well. Sounds great, but you may be thinking that a ski this burly must also weigh in like an Abrams Tank. Not so, think again. The V8's lightweight Aspen core and carbon-fiber construction keep its weight to a minimum. (The actual amount even surprises us.) Deep in the backcountry or deep in powder at the resort, the V8 gives skiers an amazing platform to conquer almost any terrain and condition. Lightweight Aspen Wood Core Carbon Fiberglass Layer Triaxial Fiberglass Layer Durable Polyamide Topsheet 2mm, Full-Perimeter Steel Edges VoilA Hybrid Rocker Length (cm) 165 171 176 181 186 193 Tip Width (mm) 134 138 141 143 146 150 Waist (mm) 107 110 112 114 115 119 Tail Width (mm) 117 120 123 124 126 130 Radius (m) 16.6 17.0 17.3 18.0 18.4 20.4 Pair Weight (lbs.oz./kg) 6lbs 1oz/2.75kg 6lbs 15oz/3.15kg 7lbs 5oz./3.31kg 7lbs 12oz/3.52kg 8lbs/3.63kg 8lbs 12oz/3.97kg Suggested Skier Weight Range (lbs-kg) 110-150 50-68 120-150 54-68 120-190 54-86 130-190 59-86 140+ 64+ 150+ 68+
Imagine if your pickup got 40mpg, drove like a sports car, and cost as much as a hatchback. That's basically what the Voile V8 Ski does, except, you know, it's a ski and not a car. It's a fat, powder-loving touring ski, with a waist that's well over 100mm, a wide tip, and a tapered tail that help you float over deep snow like you're not even trying. It has traditional camber underfoot to provide plenty of edge grip when you hit icy patches or spend a day crushing the resort, but a rockered tip that planes over soft snow effortlessly, working with the narrower tail to let you surf and slash your way down the mountain. The V8 has a pretty tight turning radius for such a large ski, so it's easy to handle when you're navigating through tight trees and down tight chutes without giving up the stability that a large-platform ski offers at speed. It's surprisingly light, too--just eight pounds per pair in the 186--so your legs won't hate you if you need to haul it up a long approach. Voile's lively aspen core has been laminated with carbon and fiberglass to stay light and stiff, so you can push the V8's speed limit on the skin track and the descent without getting scared, but it isn't like skiing one of those "touring" skis with a sheet of metal in it. Voile's still a backcountry company through and through, so just because the V8 can charge doesn't mean it can't handle its own on the skin track, too.
Powerful yet nimble, the V8 Backcountry skis have a wide shovel and tapered tail for effortless, agile float whether you're in the trees, on a ridgeline or in an open bowl.
Possibly Voile s best ski yet, the V8 has a wide shovel and a narrow tail so you ll get plenty of float in powder. A tighter turn radius and shorter running length help keep the ski playful and turning in both hard and soft conditions. Proudly made in the USASpecs: Dimensions 165: 134/107/117. Radius: 16mDimensions 176: 141/112/123. Radius: 17.3mDimensions 186: 146/115/126. Radius: 18.4Weight: 165: 6lbs 1oz(2.75kg)Weight: 176: 7lbs 5oz (3.31kg)Weight: 186: 7lbs 12oz (3.52kg)
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