Ten seasons ago, the Voile Drifter wrote a new chapter in backcountry ski lore — The legends tell of mile deep powder fields and a ski that floated elegantly through Ullr’s greatest shows of power. What’s known for certain is that its progressive shape and early-rise tip laid the groundwork for our most widely acclaimed skis to-date, including both the SuperCharger and the V8.
Now we’re paying homage to the FAT ski that started it all. Introducing the Voile HyperDrifter. It boasts a mighty shovel, our early-rise camber profile, and a long running length in our ultra-lightweight paulownia and carbon-weave construction. These all contribute to its astonishing capability when breaking trail, and — along with its impressive overall width — make the experienced backcountry skier’s deepest powder dreams come true.
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.
Started my backcountry journey on Chargers and then DPS Wailers 185 and 106 under foot. I always felt a bit under powered in these skiis although they are awesome. So finally upgraded to the 186 Hyperdrifters and stiffer boots 130’s. What a difference amazing skiing with great float and good control in the trees. Very little weight sacrifice, likely won’t win the Powderkeg in these but I will definitely have way more fun!!
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Powder Drifters for sure. Best fat ski I have ever owned! The float is amazing and rises to the top on the chop and let's you enjoy! Coming back in bounds I was amazed that they were actually enjoyable to ski in bounds and preformed surprisedly well on the groomers. For such a light ski there was no chatter and held a nice edge in an aggressive turn! These skis will take you skiing! Highly recommend these skis and the Hyper Glide 140mm Skins.
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When you pull these skis out you know its going to be a good day. Fat, fatter and crazy nimble. A longer running surface than the V8, these skis like to go fast but can also turn on a dime. With a similar shape to the HyperCharger but with a few more ho-ho's these skis can still trench turns on the hardpack but handle the absolute deepest days that ma' nature can throw at you. Hyper core makes them oh so light for touring. Just remember to start praying for snow in the early fall because these skis will devour any fresh you put in front of them.
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