These are far more than a powder ski. They’re absolutely capable of capturing the whimsy of a hallmark winter whiteout... But with edges deployed, the Manti are skis engineered for a swift response and an authoritative turn.
The early rise tip and gradual tail rocker effect a tolerant and playful performance, and they’re paired with a sidecut that is prepared to act decisively when put on a de-cambered edge. The result is a ski that intuitively magnifies the intentions of its pilot, whether those aims be graceful and surf-like or precise and assertive.
Thanks to the weight shed by a svelte paulownia core, the Women’s Hyper Manti conserves your power during long uphill pursuits. That said, it’s best to cross the starting gate with time to spare; with legs this fresh you’ll find yourself rationalizing “just one more” lap.
Paulownia / Double Carbon
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.
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.
I'm quite happy with the HyperManti for an all-around ski when the snow isn't ultra deep, but still requires some floatation (in mid winter, I'll still reach for my Hyper V8s, and in the spring I'll be on Objectives). The Hyper Manti holds its own and stays afloat in powder, but is also a great alternative for crusty or variable conditions. I've gotten knocked off balance in cruddy variable, but the HyperManti made it easy to recover. It holds an edge better than the V8, but is easier to turn than a flat-tailed ski. I find it's inclined to short, poppy turns, but it will also open up if you choose to. Of course, it's light and easy on the uphills. I think the sweet spot for me would be a slightly longer ski (168cm), but the 164 is the best option Voile offers for my size and skiing style.