Don’t get us wrong. We enjoy some “type II fun” just as much as the next masochist. But, fun doesn’t always have to be a near death experience. Which is why we’ve gone back to the drawing board on one of our most popular ski designs. Our goal? Shed some serious weight.
Introducing the Voile Hyper V6.
A super light, paulownia wood, core and twice the amount of carbon fiber provide the weight savings. But, that’s just half the battle. A Voilé ski must be durable too. So, we added re-enforcement to the mountings areas. Even with the 13%-15% weight savings, you still get the downhill performance of our original Voile V6. It’s quick to rise, even in the lightest powder—thanks to the tapered shape and Voilé Hybrid Rocker profile. The tight turning radius and shorter running length allows effortless transfer from edge-to-edge but won’t leave you puckered when holding an edge is critical. So go ahead, have some fun and remember: you can always go for a couple more laps, if you need more punishment.
Paulownia / Double Carbon
Full-Perimeter Steel Edge
Two lengths of 2mm steel with inset teeth wrap the full perimeter of the ski. Each section meets at the outermost points of the tip and tail, and is painstakingly hand-bent to ensure a precise layup.
Exceptionally durable polyamide, with an irregular texture that slows the accumulation of snow and allows easy removal of snow and ice build-up when the approach is long and/or conditions are freezing.
Double Reinforced Binding Mounts
Heel and toe mounting areas are double-reinforced to prevent binding pull out.
Voile Carbon-Weave x2
Two layers of our proprietary carbon fiberglass regulate the ski's flex without an impact on bonding strength.
Laminated Paulownia Wood Core
The lightest wood core offered in our line, with an impressive strength to weight ratio. Paulownia provides the ideal foundation for building a lightweight touring ski.
Sintered Black Base
This ski passes on the base graphics for the sake of an ultra-high molecular density base; making for faster downhill performance and greater wear/impact resistance.
Many claim that a black base increases a ski's maximum speed. Something about "snow melting faster," which apparently has the effect of "increasing lubrication." Sounds pretty nice, right? Of course, we don't really know if it's true... Regardless, you can rest assured that your p-tex repairs will be seamless after your day spent breaking the sound barrier.
For those looking for a quick synopsis I'll say this is the best touring ski I've ever owned. It will do it all, and well. It wants to ski so make sure you get one more lap in.
Diving a little deeper, I'll break this ski into three categories. Uphill, downhill, and features. I'm 6'3" and weigh ~180 lbs. I've been using the 183s along the Wasatch and Teton Ranges.
Uphill: Coming in at 6lbs 3oz this is a light ski. Granted, it's not the lightest ski you can find on the market, but we're trying to have fun on the downhills. The Hyper V6 has a beautiful balance between weight and performance. The weight makes uphill travel a breeze leaving you plenty of time and energy for a 2nd, 3rd, 4th...etc lap. The ski fits in all skin tracks no problem but you'll probably be making your own.
Downhill: The Hyper V6 has a larger tip with a narrower waist. The wide shovel makes the ski a blast in the powder, while the waist allows for delicate edge control in those steep wind scowered chutes. The shorter turning radius really shows as well, making the transition from edge to edge seemless. The stiffness of the ski makes it handle all snow conditions, however being a carbon ski you'll really have to fight for control in the heavier snows and crusts still. I never thought I could have this much fun on a carbon ski.
Features: The top of the skiis never ice up. I don't know about others but I really appreciate that. I've had previous skiis that carried an extra 2 lbs of ice and snow on top. The ski has a full metal edge. Other skiis I've used have thinned down edges that are easily broken and seeming ineffective. The Hyper V6s edge is thick and ready to rip.
Over all I look forward to riding this ski everyday. I can't wait to test it further and push its limits. If you're looking for a full quiver back country ski, this is it. Your quest ends here.
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Best Ski Ever, Back Country or Resort
This is my go-to ski. Just about as perfect as it gets imho. And I've tried almost every ski Voile makes, and many other brands. V6 rides all snow conditions, with little special effort. I have these and the BC version. Bought them for wife and son as well. Good times!
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Every day powder! Easy on the up!
This is a very fun and lively ski. If you like to play in the powder, bounce around pop up and down this is the ski for you! I do find myself getting thrown front seat and I may try to remount them slightly back form center next time. Im not sure if the factory center is too far front, or if they simply messed up where I got them mounted but worth looking in to.
If it gets steep and firm this ski can hold its own too. Easy on the skin up... this is my every day powder touring ski!
Its hard to believe this ski has carbon in it. It is extremely light weight but have noticed almost no downhill performance loss after switching from the standard V6. Volie has done something right with their light weight builds!
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Best all around ski that I’ve used in the backcountry
Coming from the Helio 105, I was a bit worried about these not having enough float. I was definitely worried for nothing. Last year was a big snow year in the Wasatch and I put over 50 days on the Hyper V6 in all conditions without ever feeling like I needed more ski. The best part? These are both more durable and more lightweight than other skis in its class and I skied several days with over 10,000’ of vert without being completely wrecked. These skis are pretty incredible and I’m looking forward to more days on them this season.
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A smooth flexing fun hog
The combination of Hybrid Rocker, smooth flex and light weight make the Hyper V6 a soft snow touring machine. Whether it is pow soft of corn soft, the ski has a soulful surfy feel that inspires confidence along with a large dose of fun.
The Hyper V6 is easily driven in a variety of turn sizes. It's naturally tight radius can fire of some great small turns, but don't be afraid to open it up and let them run with some higher speed large radius turns. For this reason I really enjoy skiing them in trees while constantly varying turn size and shape. The ski's smooth flex will happily eat up whatever terrain is thrown their way. You can't go wrong with any skis in the V6 family.
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