Inspired by skimo racing, the latest members of our ski family place an emphasis on fast ascents and long-distance travel. They reside somewhere between our WSP and UltraVector skis. Witness the new Voilé Objective. Equally at home atop The Haute Route or on a long jaunt in The Catskills, these skis are light enough to go the distance and stiff enough to hold an edge on boilerplate. They won’t exactly shine in deep powder, but many an East Coast skier will likely press them into service at their local ski resort. And as for the Voilé Traction Pattern Base, you already know the deal with that, right? *The Traction Pattern base does not eliminate the need to carry skins.
Attention details maniacs, over-discriminators and general malcontents: Your ski has just arrived. To remain a contender in the backcountry ski category, we at Voilé have learned two valuable lessons. (1) Never rest on your laurels. (2) Never think that minuscule tweaks in any ski’s design will not alter its performance. Introducing the Voilé SuperCharger. Now, before you think it’s an even-stiffer and more-aggressive version of our original Charger, think again, because the SuperCharger is absolutely none of those things. In fact, it’s a ski probably more akin to our venerable V8. Except that it’s not quite as fat. And has a slimmer waist. As well as a wider, hard-working tail. Oh, and a more-subdued version of our signature “Voilé Hybrid Rocker.” You can expect it to stick and hold a well-carved turn, yet weave through tight trees and rocks with ease. It’s definitely not a ski for riding switch, but it may be our best ski ever for the bumps. (Did we just say that?) And, of course, it wouldn’t bear our quirky name if it couldn’t hold it’s own in powder. So, for skiers on either coast, and all points in-between, this might be the ideal ski. For skiers who enjoy making a variety of turn shapes and sizes in an even-larger variety of terrain and snow conditions, so much the better. And for skiers who just want to work a bit less while tearing up the hill, ditto that, too. The all-new SuperCharger. Far from just a blend, it’s true varietal. And one grown right here in Utah, USA.
The Voile UltraVector BC is bred for demanding terrain and uncertain conditions, making it the ideal ski for longer backcountry forays. It can flick through trees as well as hold an edge on the diciest slopes, thanks in part to its softened flex and deeper sidecut. Its relatively narrow dimensions shave weight, and help it carve those turns in even tighter locations. It's insanely light at 6lbs per pair, and (in keeping with the Vector's tradition) the UltraVector BC includes a Traction Pattern Base. Now the adventurous backcountry skier can trek further into the hinterland than ever before—especially when a long approach over rolling terrain is required. *The Traction Pattern base does not eliminate the need to carry skins.
Never a slave to orthodoxy, Voilé Manufacturing has always been on the forefront of creative thinking and unusual ideas to help improve the backcountry skiing experience. So when we asked ourselves how we might further modify the already-marvelous, incredibly-versatile V6, the answer seemed obvious: Take it fishing. And that’s exactly what we did—not for trout, bass or crappie—but by adding fish-like scales to its base, a feature we’ve dubbed the “Voilé Traction-Pattern Base.” The Voilé V6 BC represents Voilé’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, and we’re sorry, but earplugs are not included. Thanks to the same lightweight Aspen core and carbon-fiber construction as the V6, as well as our signature Voilé 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?
In a world where women’s skis are often just tweaked men’s skis, the Supercharger was an exception—the women’s version came first. The idea came from discussions and feedback from our female customers, who wanted a more playful, faster turning ski that could still handle the big mountain terrain they loved. And so the Women's Supercharger began to take shape. A flat tail, tightened turning radius, and a rounder flex mean more responsive, intuitive turns. Meaning it’s fast in tight, technical terrain, but still holds its own when carving big bowl turns or carving hardpack. And with a detuned version of our hybrid rocker, it blows through crud and floats like a powder god (or powder goddess, as it were).
Though the Charger name has been a part of the Voile ski-line since 2011, the new Voile HyperCharger has evolved into something quite different than what was released years ago. What this latest iteration brings, first and foremost is: significantly reduced weight when compared to the Voile SuperCharger. This is accomplished by starting at the core. We’ve switched from Aspen to Paulownia for the HyperCharger. The strength to weight ratio of Paulownia is renowned, but it is a bit softer than Aspen. So, to compensate for that while still maintaining the weight savings—we’ve doubled the amount of Carbon Fiber in the lay-up, and re-enforced the binding mounts. The HyperCharger width has minimal taper from the shovel to the tail, and a longer running length (when compared to the Voile V8) that give it strong edging capability to tackle steep terrain. While the generous width and Early-Rise Camber profile provide exceptional float—even in the deepest, lightest, snow. There is a fine line between weight savings and performance. The Voile HyperCharger rides that line as nicely as it dices narrow couloirs, rips wide-open aprons and dances through powder-filled tree lines—you know—really, really, well.
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