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BC Ski Shootout: Which Scale-based Ski Is Right For You

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Today we’re getting fishy and breaking down the differences in performance characteristics between the UltraVector BC, V6 BC, and Objective BC. If this is your first time looking into a Scale-based ski you probably have a lot of questions about how, when, and where to use them. You can find the answers to all of these questions in one of …

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Finding The Right Avalanche Shovel For You

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Often overlooked, the avalanche shovel is an essential piece of gear that can hold much more utility than just scooping snow. Each avalanche shovel comes with its own unique size, weight, grip, and special features (such as air-guitar-ability). To help distill this information, we’re going to break it all down to help you decide which is the right avalanche shovel …

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Camber Shootout: Early-Rise vs. Hybrid Rocker vs. Hybrid 2.0

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Look, we know what you’re thinking…”Didn’t we already have this conversation in an older blog post?”. And the answer is yes. But, back then, we had not yet developed our award-winning Manti Ski and with its introduction to our lineup, we think it might be worth re-visiting the topic. The last time we did this we looked specifically towards our …

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What Makes Voile Hyper Skis Different

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Here at Voile, we make skis for the backcountry. Keeping it simple, solid, and lightweight are top priorities for everything we build. This formula is proven to work well for almost all backcountry users. But then there are those who want to take weight savings and uphill performance to the next level. This is the reason behind our Hyper series …

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Everything You Need To Know About Climbing Skins

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Having a good set of climbing skins and knowing how to use them can be the difference between an epic day of riding and a complete suffer-fest. We’ll be running you through their history, installation, maintenance, and everything in-between. Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Climbing Skins. The History of Climbing Skins Climbing skins have been around for a …

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Everything You Need To Know About Scale-Based Skis

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You’ve found your way into one of the nichiest-niches in all of skiing: full-sized backcountry skis and snowboards with Traction Pattern Base. Perhaps, you’ve been considering scale-based skis for a while now. Maybe you’re just learning about it for the first time. In this post, we plan to run you through everything you need to know about our Traction Pattern …

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Supercharger vs V6 vs Manti: Which Ski is Right For You?

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The Supercharger, V6, and Manti. Three different skis with more similarities than differences. Each serves as a piece of the foundation upon which the rest of the Voile lineup is built. We wouldn’t hesitate to take any of these skis out into the backcountry, in powder, or even in the resort. That said, there are a few notable characteristics in …

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Hardboots or Softboots… which is right for you?

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Photos Courtesy of Aaron Diamond Like many splitboarders… …I started out in a traditional (soft) snowboard boot. These were the same boots I wore at the resort. They were comfortable, warm, rode well, and required no break-in. By many standards, they were an exceptional boot for touring. A few years splitboarding and a handful of avalanche classes later, my ambitions …

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Voile Splitboard & Ski Crampons

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Spring touring has arrived!  If you’re like us, you’re itching to go for bigger objectives after what felt like a long season of avoiding nasty PWLs. With the change of the seasons comes a change in your backcountry kit. Enter ski crampons and splitboard crampons. What are splitboard & ski crampons:  Essentially the same idea as boot crampons, but they …

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Voile TTS Binding FAQ

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We introduced the Voile TTS Binding (Telemark Tech System) to our telemark binding lineup this 20-21 season. The TTS Binding evolved out of our relentless and disciplined pursuit of simple, lightweight and reliable designs. SPECS Sticking true to the Voile motto, the TTS sheds some serious g’s, weighing in at ~1130g (2.5 lbs) per pair. This makes the up more …