How do you improve upon a 5 year-old, award-hogging backcountry ski design?
You make it lighter.
Introducing the Voile Hyper V8. The beloved shape and camber profile remain unchanged, but the rest of the ski has been overhauled. Starting with the core, we switched to paulownia wood from aspen. We’ve doubled the amount of carbon fiber and re-enforced the binding mounts to account for the lighter core. Finally, it’s all wrapped up in a sharp new graphic made from the most durable and snow/ice-phobic topsheet material we use.
You still get the irony-filled performance of the original Voile V8: Brawny, yet agile—fat, but featherweight. It has the width to float the deepest powder—yet remains quick edge-to-edge for all those non-powder days. It maintains a high fun-factor even in less than perfect conditions. It’s all of those things—just much lighter.
The Hyper V8 is a culmination of little changes to create a brand new award-winning high-performance ski. Same… but different… and still awesome.
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.
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.
I was hesitant that the weight savings on these compared to my old V8's would mean reduced performance in icy and crusty conditions. These things are just as stiff and strong in mixed conditions yet are easier to throw around. Moral of the story: V8's are awesome BC skis and the Hyper V8 really does shed some weight without the slightest sacrifice of performance. I don't know how Voile did it, but I'm truly impressed.
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Very floaty, surfy feeling - super fun in powder. Great ski for BC or resort. Similar shape and rocker to the very popular Rosi Super 7, but much, much lighter! Amazing how light the Hyper V8 is for its size. The only down side to this ski, is it won't always fit in the skin track, too wide for that.
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I was blown away at how well a huge hyper light ski could ski so well on the way down. I've always been skeptical of super light skis until now with these. The long size of 193cm is very nice for the big open faces I ski in Alaska but they turn right around the tight trees too. For the super deep powder days this is the new ski I grab and they put a big smile on my face.
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