In a world where women’s skis are often just tweaked men’s skis, the Supercharger was an exception—the women’s version came first.
The idea came from discussions and feedback from our female customers, who wanted a more playful, faster turning ski that could still handle the big mountain terrain they loved. And so the Women's Supercharger began to take shape.
A flat tail, tightened turning radius, and a rounder flex mean more responsive, intuitive turns. Meaning it’s fast in tight, technical terrain, but still holds its own when carving big bowl turns or carving hardpack. And with a detuned version of our hybrid rocker, it blows through crud and floats like a powder god (or powder goddess, as it were).
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.
Bought these as a winter backcountry ski but so far I have only done 4 runs on them in the resort (conditions have been sad and dry in the PNW this year). Here's the thing- if a dedicated backcountry ski (or one light enough to be a dedicated backcountry ski) can shred this hard on crappy dust-on-bulletproof-crust, then that is one amazing ski. I have spent my life on stiff, cambered, frontside carvers and the transition to wider, more all-mountain (and especially backcountry) skis has been rough; I hate skiing noodles that can't handle a carve or hold an edge. At 102 underfoot, I was thinking of the superchargers as a soft snow set up. But to my surprise, when I took them out on 3 inches of fresh snow over a horrible blue ice crust, they were stiff (enough), carvable, predictable, and experienced no tip deflection on ice or in chop. They turned when I wanted them to and were just so intuitive yet chargeable. One caveat is that I ride them more centered because my AT boot isn't stiff enough to load the tips, so with a stiffer boot, you can probably rip them even harder but maybe find the speed limit I did not find. Anyway, I can say that I am so pleased with these skis. They will clearly be able to crush everything the backcountry throws at them when I finally get to take them out for a tour. I am 5'5, 120lbs and got the 164 (though had much debate about the 164s vs 172s and landed on the 164s only because a good deal came along). The 164 felt good, and I'm sure will appreciate them in tight trees, but I can't rule out that the 172 would have been just as good if not better.
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Light and fun
These skis are a lot of fun. I use them in the Utah Backcountry and love that they are lightweight, float well in powder and are easy to turn through those tight trees or on those days when the snow conditions are not great. Being on the lighter side on terms of weight, I appreciate how easily I can make my skis flex when needed, yet they never feel chattery or unstable. About me: I'm 5'5" 115 lbs and have the 154 cm length - I like my skis on the shorter end. Intermediate skier but not afraid of heading down black runs. My favorite thing skiing is to do long days with lots of laps in the backcountry.
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Richard A. Hesslein Jr.
I have a pair of older Charger 154 cm skis and have enjoyed their light and responsive performance in "deep" powder conditions. I am wowed by their float and quick turn initiation for the greatest imaginable fun in moderate to steep powder conditions where tight turns would be more of a challenge on longer skies. So happy to see Voile` has expanded the options for this shorter length in some of the new models, including especially, BC models!
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154cm: Part No: 5210-154-1819 UPC: 759948914534
164cm: Part No: 5210-164-1819 UPC: 759948914541