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Ski softly and carry a big stick.
Forget wasting your time and energy waiting in lift lines, spending cash on a season's pass, or praying that you'll find a table during lunch time—with the Voile Charger Ski, you'll either be too busy shredding to take a break, or you'll be using this light and aggressive ski to make short work of big, deep backcountry lines. The powerful Charger delivers a killer experience in almost all conditions with its rockered and tapered tip, traditional sidecut and camber underfoot, and slightly raised tapered tail: the underfoot sidecut lets you get a serious edge in on hard and wind-affected snow, while the tapered tip and tail give you the ability to slash and pivot in powder like it's your job.
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. Carbon and fiberglass laminates stiffen things up and make the Charger a real, well, charger, and the waist is wide enough for deep pow and crud yet versatile for variable conditions. The Charger's mid- to wide-radius sidecut gives you the ability to maneuver down tight, techy terrain or opening it up down big faces, so choosing your ski in the morning won't be a tough process—nine times out of ten, it'll be the Charger.
- Traditional camber underfoot with a rockered tip
- Slightly raised and tapered tail
- Slightly tapered tip
- Aspen core
- Carbon and fiberglass laminates
- Item #VOL000O
- Q & A
Learning how to powder
These Chargers Love to Charge
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These skis are not afraid to send it on all types of terrain and snow conditions. I have the 171: at a 21.7 m turn radius and 110mm underfoot, I was a little worried about them being too stiff and a bit too fat for cruddy, questionable terrain in the backcountry, but they are incredibly responsive and make it easy to take charge in all types of conditions. I put dynafit radical bindings on them and they are light as a feather. Last season was my first season really getting into the Was-Angeles and they have been super easy and comfortable while learning the techniques for going uphill, but still allow me to flail a little without getting too shaky. I skied them one or two days in the resort and quickly learned that they do not like to go slow, especially on the flatter groomers. I got whipped around and caught an edge a couple of times, but as soon as I got them going again, they performed.
Long story short: these skis like to charge, but never take charge and put you in the backseat. They are light, versatile and responsive so that when you all of a sudden hit that crusty layer after smooth sailing in the light, fluffy pow, they will hold up and work with you. I am 5’4” 125 lbs and a fairly advanced skier.
Float and Pivot? Charger for me!
Love the performance and feel of these skis for the lovely powder we've had this winter here in Western Maine. For the steepest, narrowest, gnarliest powder lines the 154CM Charger's are my choice and ski like in my dreams! Responsive, lively flex and float and initiate turns with not much more than thought....Good climbing and low weight....The Voile' Drifter 162cm might be my choice in the deepest, fluffiest POW, or for more variable snow conditions, might opt for the Vector or Vector BC that are slightly narrower (160cm) and still ski fabulously (all are mounted telemark, Voile' Switchback @ mid-sole or 1/2" to 3/4" forward of that..-- Charger's pin line@ 6&3/4" ahead of mfg's. boot ctr. line; sz. M10 / 28)