Short for Wasatch Speed Project and born in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains, the WSP is the world’s first American-made SkiMo ski.
It’s two days after a huge storm, and across the canyon, there are a bizillion bozos slogging up a cat track at the resort. Go figure.
For those skiers who relish the pain of SkiMo racing, or their newfound association with Eurotrash, Voilé now offers a terribly-reliable ski to further inflict anguish upon themselves: The Voilé WSP.
Yes, “further” is accurate all right. Especially since the WSP is built to finish races without breaking beforehand.
Thanks to its Paulownia wood core, carbon-fiberglass construction and rockered tip, the Men’s WSP is light enough to climb uphill with speed, yet stable enough to ski downhill without embarassment. And most importantly, stay in one piece.
Voilé: It sounds French and has always meant “lightweight skis.” As such, the advent of The WSP was probably inevitable.
Paulownia / Double Carbon
Running-Length Steel Edge
Two lengths of 1.8mm steel with inset teeth wrap the running length of the ski. Each section extends beyond the contact 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.
Engineered to excel in more terrain than you think!
Skimo races don't avoid terrain because it's hard. Windswept choss, frozen black diamonds, tracked out powder, and spring slush are all fair game. Voile knows this, and went above and beyond delivering a super capable race ski that can handle any curve ball a skimo course designer throws you while still coming in well under 800g. These skis are stiff, poppy, and nimble, and the more you use them, the more you'll find that every mm of the ski is where it's supposed to be, and nothing is where it shouldn't be.
Though it doesn't do well in powder, it will get you though it once you find your rhythm. That in itself is impressive for a 160lbs guy like me that expected much less from a race ski. All in all, I have a lot of fun on this ski, and bet you will too once you get used to it.
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versatile and light and fun
I've been pleasantly surprised with how versatile this ski is. I have used them to kick and glide for long approaches and to go up and down lots of varied terrain. A really great ski! So light!
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Toothpicks that can shred pow
Granted, I have not skied any other race skis to compare - but I am real happy with the WSP! I live in Utah and was excited there was a local and affordable option for race skis, as I am dabbling in skimo. Paired with some Aliens and Plum binders it's a crazy light setup (which is the whole point) - but I was worried about the downhill ability of skis this small, coming from a 174cm ski with a 100mm+ waist. Yet Voile somehow made these twigs very capable on the descent. Whatever combination of layup, rocker and sidecut they came up with works great. I've skied icy moguls, groomers, breakable crust and 2 feet of powder on these guys. Granted, this is a 160cm/63mm waist ski and breakable crust is NEVER easy, but these guys still got me though it. And deep pow is surprisingly fun! I'm 5'8", 150lbs, so big guys: YMMV. But I love my WSPs!
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Dream Race Ski
Title says it all. Super light but not squirrelly. Given the build specs I don’t hesitate pushing the ski on race day. I appreciate the rocker and geometry when things get off piste and am amazed at how I can hold an edge on the boiler plate. Having skied on other race skis, I’m confident in what the WSP brings to the table when the lactate level goes up!
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Fast n' light
Though I'm a woman, I decided to opt for the men's WSP so that I could use them for a little more than racing. They are fast and light on the up, and ski pretty dang well on the down! They excel on corn or groomers: I've used them for randonee races as intended, but I've also skate skied long distances across flats, and I even managed a 10k backcountry day on them on all sorts of variable snow (I'm aware that that's not their intended purpose). They are light as heck and a pleasure to walk around on--and if you're not on breakable crust or powder, they're super fun to ski down as well!