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Burly enough to rip spines in Alaska and light enough to conquer springtime objectives in the Rockies, Voile's V8 Ski is a powder-hungry touring machine that doesn't lack versatility to eat up any conditions. With all-mountain capabilities to keep you entertained all day long, you'll feel like a little kid in a candy shop with these sticks on your feet. The V8's waist ranges from 107 to a portly 119-millimeter depending on your preferred ski length, with a rockered tip and tail to add a surfy feel and dreamy float when you're blasting through powder-filled bowls. If the storm doesn't deliver, camber underfoot securely holds an edge on unexpected boiler-plate ice at the top of your line. Although the V8 rips it to oblivion on the descent, you won't be dragging dead weight on the climb, leaving you gliding up the skin track with a few laps still in you by the end of the day. This is all thanks to the ski's aspen core, which keeps the weight low but ensures a poppy, playful feel on the descent. A carbon laminate to make sure that your ultra-light ski doesn't share the same properties as a wet noodle so you can charge with confidence-inducing stability down your chosen line. For such a fat ski, the V8 has an impressively tight turn radius, giving you a snappy responsiveness that'll weave through steep, tight trees and nimbly tackle tight chutes.

- Backcountry.com

Deep in the backcountry or deep in powder at the resort, the Voile V8 gives skiers an amazing platform to conquer almost any terrain and condition. The V8G??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, their signature Voil+ 1/4 Hybrid Rocker shines in the mix, as well.

- Mountain Gear

Voile Backcountry Skiing V8 Grey/Black 165 cm 56031651718. 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 Voile 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 Voile 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. And in keeping with our motto to keep things simple and not mess with a good thing we see no reason to change anything on the V8 for 2015-16. Period.

- CampSaver.com

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+

- Bentgate.com

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.

- REI