Voile HyperVector BC Skis

Voile HyperVector BC Skis
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ATTENTION: These skis are intended to be used with AT bindings.
Voile HyperVector BC Skis mounted with telemark bindings or quiver killers are not covered under Voile factory warranty.


When heading deep into winter wilderness, you must choose your tools wisely—versatility is key: and the Voile HyperVector BC has that in spades. Can it do everything the HyperVector can, like climb and descend steep terrain, float through powder and carve hard pack? It sure can, but also it provides a clear answer to the dilemma when faced with terrain that is neither up nor down. No longer do you have to vacillate between stopping and putting your skins on or attempting, energy sapping, side-stepping/ herringbone technique to get over a short climb or flat section—you just kick-and-glide your way past the obstacles.

The traction pattern on the Voile HyperVector BC doesn’t replace your skins entirely; it just gives you another —very efficient— option when faced with gentle climbs, rolling terrain, long traverses and meadows.

Sure, you may feel a little drag on some descents. But, the versatility you get from a pair of skis that weight less than 6lbs (≤177cm)— you’ll be kicking yourself for not trying them sooner.

Voile HyperVector BC Skis


Paulownia / Double Carbon / BC

Voile Paulownia Double-Carbon BC Skis layup recipe:


Camber Profile

Early-Rise Camber
Voile HyperVector BC Skis Camber Profile


Length (cm): 154
Tip Width (mm) 119
Waist (mm) 90
Tail Width (mm) 105
Radius (m) 16.5
Pair Weight (lbs.oz./kg) 4lbs 8oz /​ 2.04kg
Suggested Skier Weight Range (lbs-kg)90-140 41-64
Length (cm): 164
Tip Width (mm) 123
Waist (mm) 92
Tail Width (mm) 108
Radius (m) 18.0
Pair Weight (lbs.oz./kg) 5lbs /​ 2.28kg
Suggested Skier Weight Range (lbs-kg)110-150 50-68
Length (cm): 171
Tip Width (mm) 127
Waist (mm) 94
Tail Width (mm) 111
Radius (m) 18.5
Pair Weight (lbs.oz./kg) 5lbs 7oz /​ 2.46kg
Suggested Skier Weight Range (lbs-kg)110-150 50-68
Length (cm): 177
Tip Width (mm) 130
Waist (mm) 96
Tail Width (mm) 114
Radius (m) 19.5
Pair Weight (lbs.oz./kg) 5lbs 11oz /​ 2.58kg
Suggested Skier Weight Range (lbs-kg)120-190 54-86
Length (cm): 184
Tip Width (mm) 133
Waist (mm) 98
Tail Width (mm) 116
Radius (m) 20
Pair Weight (lbs.oz./kg) 6lbs 4oz /​ 2.83kg
Suggested Skier Weight Range (lbs-kg)140+ 64+

Product Reviews

The Swiss Army Knife of Skis
Sam Reinsel
I am just finishing up my third season on a set of Hypervector BCs, which replaced a pair of Vector BCs that I rode until they were no longer viable. This ski is not for everyone, but for those who have long, rolling approaches to work through, it is an ideal tool. Similarly, I may quit doing ski traverses if this ski is ever discontinued, because moving to anything else is too disappointing of a thought to contemplate. This ski is certainly outperformed by some others in specific conditions, but there are very few options out there that handle everything as well as the Hypervector BC. This trait really shines on long spring tours or multi-day trips, where every type of condition might be encountered. It is easy to make a powder ski fun, but these skis manage to bring a smile to the face while descending mixed spring snow and hauling an overnight pack. They especially excel in wind and sun-affected snow, and in corn. As far as the scales are concerned, I use these primarily from March-June, when the snow gives grip on the uphill and minimal resistance on the down. Dry, early winter snow gives the worst of both worlds, but in a higher-density spring snowpack, it is astonishing what can be climbed without skins (I recently skied a 200+ mile traverse where the skins came out fewer than 5 times). Likewise, not dealing with water-saturated, sticky skins is priceless. In normal mid-late season conditions, a scaly setup is simply faster and more efficient than skins—even race or kicker skins. While it may be possible to travel near the same speed on skins, the effort saved over miles of low-friction gliding makes it possible to travel further with considerably less effort. For me, this means that skiing becomes more fun, which is generally what I am after. This ski can crush miles on the flats and is completely capable of descending anything you might come across, and really benefits from a lighter setup. I ski mine with lightweight bindings (Plum R170) and Alien RS boots, and the result is something that is genuinely pleasant over miles and miles of gentle terrain, but completely capable on any spicy bits that catch the eye. For me, this is a quiver ski, but in a somewhat unconventional sense. It does not come out for certain conditions, but rather for a time of year or a type of skiing. As soon as the days start getting long, my other skis start collecting dust. For long tours that stretch daylight or continue into multiple days, the Hypervector BC is a well-refined tool that continues to shine well after my legs have given up.
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Improved Vector
A note to locals, quite surprisingly I was able to get all the way up to top of Supreme at Alta, using these skis WITHOUT skins. That is quite a weight/energy savings. Also worth noting, I used to have the older baby blue version of the vector, and I've noticed the new Hyper Vector has been improved significantly - seems more forgiving, and enjoyable in its handling.
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Hardcore backcountry player
Dan Miller
I’m wrapping up my 2nd season on these skis. Primary uses are multiday hut-to-hut trips, general backcountry touring and up-hill cardio training in Colorado. I find these skis do an amazing job of handling all the crazy snow conditions encounter in the backcountry – from pow and crud to wind-blown, bullet-proof slabs at higher elevations - they have great effective edge when needed! The scales are perfect for rolling terrain and really reduce overall effort and transitions, making long days a lot easier. They are a go anywhere, work horse ski, but are still fun, light and very responsive. I have them mounted with Fritschi Vipec Evo 12 bindings which provides transitions from downhill to walk mode and back in just a few quick seconds. I use the Voile Camlock 3 poles to easily pull the heal piece into position. The scales do of course add a little drag on the downhills, but they certainly make up for it on the overall long-haul backcountry experience. Construction is very solid for such a light ski and they are holding up well after my 2nd season. Highly recommend this ski.
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The "Do all" workhorse
Verified Buyer
I've had these out 2X so far after having them for 2 weeks. They are really an amazing ski. The "glide" is definitely hindered by the scales a little, but what you loose in glide you make up for 10X with the ability to climb hills and basically go anywhere at any time. I paired these with Fritchi Vipec 12 Evos. I can switch from downhill to walk mode and back in about 5 seconds. It used to be that I would go down smaller hills with my skins on and get basically zero glide, but now it is much easier to leave the skins off unless you are doing a big climb.
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Incredible skis for the backcountry
Chris Henderson
First, I am kicking myself for not buying an AT setup before now. To put things in perspective, I have been using a backcountry/XC/tele set up for ~15 years. And that set up was a huge step up from my even older NNNBC full metal edge Karhu's that were great at the time (going back 15-20 years). The entire AT setup is lighter than anything I have owned in the past (and my Garmont boots are not light). I recently finished three consecutive days in the high peaks of the Adirondacks with some friends (also on Voile skis) and the skis are flat out amazing. They glide well on the flats and climb like a goat. Only needed skins when things got super steep (maybe 2 miles out of 30 over the weekend). And going downhill is mind blowing how much control they have (heels free or locked). I am looking forward to spending more hours on these skis to figure out what all they can do; I know it's me holding them back!
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Great Skis
Phil Bird
Verified Buyer
First, thanks to Voile staff for helping me compare the Vector and V6 skis. Upper mid intermediate skier, 180# plus a 15# winter day pack, selected the hyperVector BC171 cm because of emphasis on control and they work great. Using Fritschi Vipec Evo 12 bindings and BD kicker skins. Since purchase 30 miles and 7000' of groomed and ungroomed logging roads, groomed down hill, backcountry powder, and ungroomed single track. The skis are awesome: so light you don't feel them when climbing, great traction when climbing, tips swing easily, turn initiation is effortless, very stable. The 171 cm has proven to be a good decision for me. These skis open up the backcountry like no other product and are the most fun skis ever!
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Versatile and fun ski
Patrick Barry
I bought these skis for long flat approaches, skipping around snowy meadows, crossing frozen lakes to access glaciers, and spring grouse hunting in rolling terrain. For all of those uses these skis excel. It only took me a few outings to appreciate what the scales were and were not capable climbing. Now I keep a pair of skins in my bag, just in case. I purchased the 184 length and mounted them with dynafit speed rads at the recommended point. With a nice light boot they tour better than my old bc Xc skis and are way more fun on the way down. On icy groomers they do make a ton of noise, but on spring slush they don’t make a peep. Overall I’m surprised by how versatile these skis are and I would not hesitate to purchase again.
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The Evolution of a Quiver of One
Jesse Logan
Verified Buyer
The evolution of a quiver of one. I’m a 75 yr. old backcountry skier spending over 100 days exploring the backcountry around Cooke City, Montana every year. Cooke is a vortex for the Northern storm track, so I ski a lot of powder. In addition, spring offers some amazing opportunities in the nearby Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, and in Yellowstone National Park. The first, and only, guide book ever written for Cook City is not titled Nine Months of Winter without reason. My first Voile ski was the original Vector. Then, after a couple of seasons, thinking I might like a fatter board I purchased a pair of V8’s. That was too much ski for a skinny old man to push up the mountain, so I gave the V6’s a try. Voila, great ski! I thought I’d found my ideal ride, the V6 in winter pow and the Vector for set-up spring conditions. A quiver of two. Not bad. The Vector was a little quicker and held an edge better in spring conditions, and the V6 floated a little better in pow, although either would have been a great all-mountain/all-conditions ski. Then some of my friends got involved in SkiMo racing, and I though how cool it would be to push something that light up the mountain. So, the next season I started riding a pair of Objectives driving them with Dynafit PDG boots. That was it, man, super light like a pair of ballet slippers. I had so much fun with the Objectives that the next season I got another pair, but the BC version for the long rolling approach/exits around Cooke City and in Yellowstone National Park. But then, sometime during this time (I think summer 2017) we stopped by the Voile shop in SLC for some assistance with a damaged pair of Voile Switchback bindings that my wife was using on her pair of Vector’s. The guys in the shop were amazingly helpful, and while they were scrounging around for some old parts to fix the binding, I got talking to one of the product designers. He asked me what I thought of the Objectives, and I told him it was very cool with surprising performance for such a light ski, but I really would like something a little beefier for the downhill. He smiled and told me about this new ski Voile was coming up with - inspired by the Objective, but incorporating a progressive new design that was more in line with the Vector’s, called the Hyper Vector. I was skeptical, but that fall, I bought a pair of Hyper Vector BC’s mounted with light tech bindings and driven with Scarpa F1 boots. Totally, friggin, amazing! This set-up tours almost as good as the Objectives, but the downhill performance is much better. This kit oughta be called the Yellowstone. Long approaches become short, old men become young. The performance of this ski is remarkable. In Powder, just think about turning and the ski does it, and in spring, it is solid like my original Vectors - only more so. It is also cool to know that when I pull skins on some summit a long way back in the wilderness that I’ll never have to skin up again for the exit. How Voile ever come up with a ski that combines all these features, I’ll never know, but I’ve finally found it – my quiver of one.
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The dragging scale
Tammy Nguyen
Bought this ski and took it out for a test on the ski resort and the scales quite disappointed! It’s not so bad when you going downhills but on the little flat rolling terrain, it become super difficult to get enough momentum to side thru that I ended up had to walk most of it. It is actually good when you do have to walk uphills bc there’s no sliding back for sure.
Sorry to hear you were disappointed in the HyperVector BC Skis on the flats. Scaled skis are designed to add efficiency on long flats that are annoyingly not steep enough to keep your downhill momentum. Therefore they provide excellent traction on gentle climbs or sections where it is necessary to “walk” forward. This is more efficient than applying skins or using the cumbersome herringbone skate technique required by traditional skis. This technology might not be ideal for short flat rollers at the resort, but they are ideal for long distances in the backcountry flats. Glad to hear the downhill performance wasn’t impaired!
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The Ultimate Long Tour for Turns Ski
Ann D
Verified Buyer
I got these skis to access and ski zones that required several miles of skinning through undulating terrain just to get to the base. They are incredibly efficient, fast and energy saving in these situations. And on the descents there is no noticeable difference in performance or speed due to the scales. The only downside is having to wait for your partners who don't have these skis - do them, and yourself a favor - and make them get these skis too :D
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