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.
Paulownia / Double Carbon / BC
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.
Traction Pattern Base
For the backcountry skier who must continually make long approaches over rolling terrain, Sharpscale traction base is a godsend. It may sap a little of the ski's downhill speed, but negotiating far fewer skin transitions may be worth it.
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.
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
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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