Introducing the Voile UltraVector, a ski with the long-distance touring abilities of the Vector and the hard-charging, hard-carving powers of the Supercharger. Its softened flex and increased sidecut allow you to initiate quick and playful turns with little exertion, while its relatively narrow dimensions make it useful for turning in tighter places. True to its namesake it’s a ski that will hold an edge with ease, whether moving nimbly through trees, sending an icy couloir, or cutting a line through the hardpack.
It’s a light-weight, effortless, all-mountain ski. It's arguably the best in our line for firm snow. And it wouldn’t be a Voile ski if it wasn’t a fierce contender on powder days.
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.
Reinforced Binding Mounts
Heel and toe mounting areas are reinforced to prevent binding pull out.
Triaxial fiberglass increases dimensional stability along three axis.
Laminated Aspen Wood Core
The hardest wood core we employ, Aspen provides a smooth/damp ride on hardish conditions and more readily takes the abuse when things get out of hand.
Our proprietary carbon fiberglass regulates the ski's flex without an impact on bonding strength.
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.
This is a great all around backcountry ski for the west coast. I've had wider skis that were perhaps better in powder but overkill hauling all the way up a volcano in the spring. And I've had narrower skis that got bogged down and hung up in our heavy west coast powder and crud. The Ultravectors have been all around great in powder, crud, corn and slush. Light, but stout enough for resort use too (I generally use some downhill gear at the resort, though). Using these with tech bindings. I also have the original Vector BC with telemark bindings, Switchbacks. I'd highly recommend the BC fishscale version for lower angles, mixed terrain and complex exits. Really helps navigate those situations.
I'm 6'1", 165#, skiing the 184 cm version.
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Perfect for slaying volcanos
I have used these primarily for skiing on volcanos in the PNW and have found them to be a perfect tool. They are light enough to carry easily and move fast while being stable enough and plenty of ski to make the descents a ball. Love 'em. Plus it's amazing that they are made in the USA.
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If I had one word to describe this ski it would be "smooth". This ski really can work in all conditions. Its my every day ski. I have skied the Grand Teton on this ski, and countless powder days and Aguilli Du Midi laps. I finally said "forget it" to bringing 2 or 3 pairs of skis when I travel, and feel great only having the UltraVector with me.
It is the perfect width for all times of the year. When the snow gets mushy in the spring it stays right on top. When its Janurary deep powder its nothing but fun. When you want to hold an edge on steep terrain it is smooth and predictable.
Amazing ski and plenty stiff to open it up on bigger terrain, and my favorite ski in the moguls!
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171cm: Part No: 5104-171-1920 UPC: 759948915296
177cm: Part No: 5104-177-1920 UPC: 759948915302
184cm: Part No: 5104-184-1920 UPC: 759948915319