William Swansonwrote a review of Voile V8 Ski on February 9, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I'm 5'8, 140lbs, and ski in Taos. I picked these up in a 176 after skiing the V6's (another great ski).
I mounted them with Dynafit speed turn 2.0 bindings at the recommended boot center line and am using Dynafit Neo-PX boots with intuition liners.
As expected, they ski well in powder. The massive tips stay on top and let me push on the front of the ski much more so than on the V6.
What surprised me was how well they carved groomers. Once you commit them to edge they'll carve as well as a skinnier ski. No experience on icier stuff, though I think everybody knows this isn't the best tool for ice.
Bumps and tight spaces were fine. The V8s are nice and springy out of turns and the smallish sidecut make for a playful ski when it gets narrow. Pedal/jump turns are easy thanks to the light weight.
They also handle crud and crust pretty well and certainly get thrown around a lot less than my V6s. It's still a light ski, though.
All that said, I have very little experience on dedicated alpine gear. I wouldn't be surprised if a charger coming from a heavier pair of skis found them a little soft and squirrelly. For me and my style of skiing they work great. Pound for pound (not to mention dollar for dollar) I think Voile has made a fantastic backcountry ski for soft snow that will still ski fine in the hardpack.