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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
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
Backcountry powder performance; The V8 brings a surfy feel, intuitive edge initiation and light weight uphill travel for the alpine touring and telemark tribe. Beginning with the original Mountain Surf design, Voile has had a progressive hand in developing light, versatile soft snow skis hand crafted in Utah, The V8 continues this lineage. An early rise tip, camber underfoot and a flared tail provide float when skied over center and rail turns when on edge. The construction provides for stability at higher speeds without sacrificing playfulness. The unique side cut allows for a tight 18.4* meter turn radius making for short work of tight trees. For being a wider ski the weight savings that Voile engineered make touring a breeze. The backcountry can throw anything at you be ready for it with the V8. A lightweight aspen core provides a great foundation of strength and weight savings. Carbon laminate is used to increase torsional stiffness while not compromising weight. A Triaxial fiber laminate strengthens the ski even more. This is a newer style of laminate where the fibers run longitudinal, horizontal and diagonal, adding more strength while using less material. Finishing out with durability by adding a polyamide topsheet and 2mm edges. Specs 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.