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Description

Moves swiftly uphill and rips gracefully downhill.

Forget wasting your time and energy waiting in lift lines, spending cash on a season's pass, or trying to find a table during lunch time when you have the Voile Charger Ski. The nimble Charger delivers an entirely new skiing experience with its rockered and tapered tip, traditional sidecut and camber underfoot, and tapered tail with only a slight tail rise. Thanks to the Charger's progressive powder-ski design, it's easy to ski in conditions ranging from the deepest powder to the most difficult wind slab. 

Designed with Voile's legendary lightweight construction, the Charger's aspen wood core is super-light, tough, and stable, while the its cap construction reduces weight for quick climbing and easy maneuverability. Its waist is wide enough for deep pow and crud yet versatile for variable conditions, while the Charger's mid- to wide-radius sidecut gives you versatility in speed which comes in quite handy when you're maneuvering down tight, techy terrain. In other words, the Charger floats on top of ankle-deep pow, rips through crud, and arcs oh-so-nicely on firm stuff so it's no surprise that you boycott the resorts and spend your hard-earned cash on some avy gear and classes.

  • Tip rocker, regular camber underfoot, slightly raised tail
  • Cap construction
  • Aspen wood core
  • 110-114mm waists (depending on the ski's lengths)
  • Mid- to wide-radius sidecut
  • Sintered base

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OK, so my only question for the Voile...

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OK, so my only question for the Voile Charger is actually for the Charger BC (that is not on backcountry.com). I have heard all of the benefits of the waxless bottom BC iteration, but are there any negatives?? Only handles uphills of near 15� before having to skin (which is still awesome), but do I lose anything on the downhill? Looking for more insight on this technology.

Thanks!

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Response from mammothgear.com highlighting some finer points on waxless bases-->

"The waxless base (made from extruded base material) will slow you down a bit in some snow conditions. The wetter the snow is, the more you will notice the drag. In most snow conditions the drag is minimal. On occasion the patterned base will not respond as a flat base will. It's a pretty small problem, so small it's hard to describe. In powder I doubt it can even be perceived. The extruded base material will not absorb any wax. You cannot hot wax this ski. Some people like this because there is less maintenance required. You can put liquid wax on the base to prevent icing and to improve glide, but because the base is not absorbent the liquid wax doesn't last long."

It can do this, too!

It can do this, too!

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While best in the pow, the Charger rips this, too!

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lookin good. where are you in this pic?

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Great Bear Wilderness, Montana.

5 5

Responsive, fast, light -- perfect ski

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my first pair of Voile's and I couldn't be happier. They are set up with dynafits and black diamond quadrants and these things rip! The tip technology is perfect for floating and allows for a unique turn initiation when you lean forward. Surprised every day at how well I can feel my energy transfer and plan my line. They keep it together busting tracks at the area and seem to get better everyday. All you have to do is pick and line and these skis will ski it. Super responsive, super light and super sweet. I don't forsee myself buying anything but Voile from here on out. Great customer service and an American company. These are the best skis for the best price. Way to go Voile.

Just the usual sizing question. I am 6'2",...

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Just the usual sizing question. I am 6'2", 205 lbs. Looking to use this for a soft snow backcountry ski, mostly Roger's Pass/Revelstoke area. My others skis are G3 Saints and Manhattans both in 185cm. Thanks!

Best Answer Responded on

Hey Codey C,
I think the better size for you will be the 191 if you plan to mainly ski powder with them. The rocker will help them feel slightly shorter than a traditional 191 while helping the tip rise out of the deep stuff. You also get a little wider ski in general which also will help it float better. I would say the 181 would the better length if you plan to mainly ski them in tight trees. Otherwise I think the 191 will suite you better on a powder day.

Spring skiing

Spring skiing

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Spring skiing in the Great Bear Wilderness near Nyack, Montana.

5 5

Awesome bc ski for the price

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

At $600 this is probably the best light bc ski you can get for the price. I love this ski! Floats like a dream in the powder, super light on the climb. I have it set-up with Dynafit Speed Radicals and it flies up the skin tracks. With no tail rocker, this ski does not perform as well (obviously) in the crud and the potatoes, but still does okay. I have skied these a little in-bounds, too, and they do okay, but, again, the weight doesn't help these on the ice. I have been really, really happy with the Charger for the two years and 100+ days I've skied it!

5 5

Best Ski I've Had In the Backcountry

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This has been the perfect tool for daily visits to the Wasatch Backcountry. It's an amazing ski. It's got plenty of float and isn't so oversized you can't get it on edge when you need it. It's light enough for the ups, and just amazing on the downs, especially if there is lots of pow to plow.

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Less fun at the resorts, on the hardpack. The tips chatter a bit at high speeds.

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I agree with the above poster: Manageable, but very chattery on the hard-packed, icy groomers. I would not recommend this ski for you daily inbounds boards.

5 5

Chargers- they charge.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Yep, the name says it all. Stiff underfoot, fairly stiff in the tail, and medium tip flex makes these shockingly light skis very confidence inspiring on big lines. Not a one trick pony, they are maneuverable enough to slash around in tight tree pow stashes. Long tip rise and a width right in that magic range makes these boards super floaty. They love it when you carve hard with forward boot pressure. Good durability. I would buy again. If you are in between sizes, I would size down with this one. You will have enough float.

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How much do you weigh, how tall are you, how aggressive a skier are you and how long of a ski did you buy? I am 6'1" and weigh 185 and am an aggressive skier but am stuck between the 181 or 191 Charger?