Voile Vector BC
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Combining the award-winning Vector ski design with a traction pattern base creates a versatile backcountry ski for long low-angle approaches, ridge crossings and short yo-yo turns in fresh snow.
It's like putting tire chains on a sports car! The Voile Vector BC skis have the proven nimble performance of the Vector and the addition of a no-wax pattern base, for skinless climbing. The hybrid rocker tip profile keeps you out of trouble in variable conditions and the narrowish waist makes for quick turns on firm snow. -- Rockered tip, traditional camber, and a raised tail-- Patterened waxless base-- Cap construction and aspen wood core for weight reduction and durability-- Handmade in USA
Sprint up the skin track with the lightweight Voile Vector BC Ski and begin hunting for the sweetest stashes, coolest lines, and most technical couloirs. With the same dimensions and construction as the regular Vector, the Vector BC's a do-it-all ski with one important difference: the addition of an underfoot fishscale climbing pattern, which lets you handle moderate ascents without taking skins out of your pack. You'll still want them for steeper climbs, but if you're spending time in rolling terrain, the Vector BC's going to be your weapon of choice. The win-win-win combo of a rockered tip, slightly raised tail, and traditional camber underfoot lets you lay down a solid edge on hardpack, float through the freshies, and rally through crud without breaking a sweat--after all, backcountry terrain can change with the slightest difference in aspect, time, and elevation, so you need to ready for all of it. The Vector BC was also built with Voile's legendary lightweight construction, making it superlight, tough, and stable, while its cap construction reduces weight for quick climbing and easy maneuverability in tight spots. Voile topped the core off with a carbon fiberglass laminate to add some stiffness and power without making things heavy, and kept the Vector BC's waist wide enough for knee-deep pow and crud without sacrificing stability. Finally, the BC's semi-wide-radius sidecut gives you high-speed stability when you're ripping down tight tree runs or charging down wide open bowls, giving it versatility that most alpine and nordic-touring-style skis just can't match.
With the addition of a traction pattern base underfoot, the ultra-lightweight Voile Vector BC is arguably the ultimate backcountry ski, capable of crushing long low angle approaches, technical terrain, and deep powder without breaking a sweat.
- Mountain Gear