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Jonathan R Morrey

Jonathan R Morrey

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Jonathan R Morrey

Jonathan R Morrey wrote a review of on November 30, 2009

5 5

My brother works at Voile and he hooked me up with a pair of these for the weekend. I toured on them for about 3 hours uphill using a Fritschi A/T binding. The ski is incredibly light for its width. It felt the same as my skinny A/T setup. One note though: if you cut your skins to fit this ski precisely, you'll experience some serious forward drag (due to the huge surface area). You may want to cut your skins more narrow than the ski.

Downhill was nice in spite of the narrow icy trail. This ski turns nicely and the light weight makes it very maneuverable. The trail was a little rocky. Sorry Voile for scratching up your nice loaner skis! There was no fresh snow to ski on, so I could only imagine what a wide ski like this can do in the pow.

I believe this ski is the same as the previous year's (2008) model--only the color and graphic is different. Last year, they had different colors for the different lengths. This year, they all come in the same green color.

Voile makes all their skis by hand (read: my brother's hands) in their U.S. factory. They don't produce a lot, but some serious love goes into these babies. I agree with the previous reviewer--it's amazing these skis haven't gotten more publicity yet. I'm sure Voile doesn't have the same marketing budget as other brands.

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Jonathan R Morrey posted an image about on February 11, 2009

All rolled up and ready to stow

This is a good way to store your skins in your pack without them sticking to everything. ...in fact, I think it's the only way. Note these are the same pre-fit skins shown on this page ...the tip loop looks different simply because I got the wrong size and had to trim the length old-school style.

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