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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.
Ya, in case you're wondering, the Voile V8 skis are as good as they look! Backcountry magazine calls them ''Voile's best skis to date''. It's a powder ski that's quick and lively on hard pack, and a BC touring ski that can rip at the resort. This is very impressive, because it weighs less than the Voile Charger.-- New fall 2014/winter 2015 cosmetics-- Built with Voile's signature, lightweight ski construction-- Wide shovel and rockered tip offers plenty of float in powder-- Tapered, slightly raised tail for smooth turn completion-- Turn radius for 186 cm: 18.4 meters-- Made in SLC, UT USA
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.
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)
- Second Ascent
By all accounts, the V8 from Voile is one of the best skis to come out this season for the varied terrain & conditions encountered by dedicated riders. There's a wider tip to push float to the limit and less weight in the layup for uphill efficiency. The added sidecut makes slicing and drifting a cinch while providing positive traction over icy conditions.
- Mountain Gear