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Designed for groomed slopes or powder, the Voile V6 Backcountry Ski is a lighter, more nimble version of the V8, delivering the same design and construction with a narrower waist. Never a slave to orthodoxy, Voile Manufacturing has always been on the forefront of creative thinking and unusual ideas to help improve the backcountry skiing experience. Voile wondered how to further modify the already-marvelous, incredibly-versatile V6, the answer seemed obvious: Take it fishing. And that's exactly what Voile did-not for trout, bass or crappie-but by adding fish-like scales to its base, a feature Voile has dubbed the ''Voile Traction-Pattern Base''. The V6 Backcountry Ski represents Voile's third foray into the domain of scaled-base skis, as preceded by the Vector BC and Charger BC. Admittedly, such skis are not for everyone or every variety of slope. That said, for the backcountry skier who must continually make long approaches over undulating terrain, the V6 BC's can be a welcome godsend. Does the V6 BC replace the need to carry skins?. No, definitely not. Is there are a compromise in downhill glide on lesser slopes?. Yes, unfortunately earplugs are not included. Thanks to the same lightweight Aspen core and carbon-fiber construction as the V6, as well as Voile's signature Voile Hybrid Rocker, the V6 BC will still impress when skiing steeper downhill pitches. And who's gonna argue with the tedium of applying and removing skins too often?. Voile Traction-Pattern Base. Lightweight Aspen Wood Core. Carbon Fiberglass Layer. Triaxial Fiberglass Layer |Durable Polyamide Topsheet. 2mm Full-Perimeter Steel Edges. Voile Hybrid Rocker. Available in 3 different lengths: 163 cm, 173 cm, and 183 cm. Length (cm): 163. Tip Width (mm): 116. Waist (mm): 96. Tail Width (mm): 103. Radius (m): 17. Pair Weight (lbs.oz./kg): 5lbs 15oz./2.69kg. Suggested Skier Weight Range (lbs-kg): 110-150; 50-68. Length (cm): 173. Tip Width (mm): 116. Waist (mm): 98. Tail Width (mm): 107. Radius (m): 18. Pair Weight (lbs.oz./kg): 6lbs 9oz./2.98kg. Suggested Skier Weight Range (lbs-kg): 120-190; 54-86. Length (cm): 183. Tip Width (mm): 124. Waist (mm): 100. Tail Width (mm): 109. Radius (m): 19. Pair Weight (lbs.oz./kg): 7lbs 6oz./3.35kg. Suggested Skier Weight Range (lbs-kg): 140+; 64+
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Voile constructed the V6 Ski for those who like to chase pow but want a little more versatility than the pow-crushing V8. A thinner and lighter version of its burly older brother, the V6 makes a hard case for the one-quiver argument. Depending on your preferred ski length, the V6 boasts a waist anywhere from 96 to 102mm, making it a top contender for a solid daily driver. The V6 shares the same hybrid rocker profile and wide shovel as the V8, so you know it's ready to steamroll pow with power and ease. Thanks to a super light aspen wood core, the V6 flies up the skin track with the grace and speed of a gazelle, and the carbon fiberglass laminate holds stiffness and strength so you can get down and dirty on the descent.
The Voil+ 1/4 V6 represents the epitome of versatility in a backcountry ski. ItG??s the go-to ski for backcountry tours in places where the snow conditions and terrain to be skied might be somewhat unknown beforehand. Inspired by the Voil+ 1/4 V8, the V6 retains the wide shovel, round flex and taper of the V8, yet bundles everything up in a slimmer, lighter package. The V6 is also available in slightly-shorter lengths than the V8.
- Mountain Gear
"Voile Backcountry Skiing V6 Red/Black 163 cm 58001631718. It's the go-to ski for backcountry tours in places where the snow conditions and terrain to be skied might be somewhat unknown beforehand. Inspired by the Voile V8 the V6 retains the wide shovel round flex and taper of the V8 yet bundles everything up in a slimmer lighter package. The V6 is also available in slightly-shorter lengths than the V8. Incorporating the same layers of carbon and triaxial fiberglass into a more-narrow ski lends a snappier feel and quicker-edging trait to the V8. This feature coupled with our beloved Voile Hybrid Rocker makes the V6 even more stable in a wide variety of conditions and terrain. Backcountry skiers who put in long days will definitely appreciate the lighter weight and all-around performance of the V6 and may also regard it as their everyday powder ski."
With the same wide shovel, round flex and tapered tail that made the Voile V8 an instant classic, the V6 has a slimmer waist and lower weight for greater versatility in the backcountry.