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Description

A fuel-efficient monster.

Imagine if your pickup got 40mpg, drove like a sports car, and cost as much as a hatchback. That's basically what the Voile V8 Ski does, except, you know, it's a ski and not a car. It's a fat, powder-loving touring ski, with a waist that's well over 100mm, a wide tip, and a tapered tail that help you float over deep snow like you're not even trying. It has traditional camber underfoot to provide plenty of edge grip when you hit icy patches or spend a day crushing the resort, but a rockered tip that planes over soft snow effortlessly, working with the narrower tail to let you surf and slash your way down the mountain. The V8 has a pretty tight turning radius for such a large ski, so it's easy to handle when you're navigating through tight trees and down tight chutes without giving up the stability that a large-platform ski offers at speed. 

It's surprisingly light, too—just eight pounds per pair in the 186—so your legs won't hate you if you need to haul it up a long approach. Voile's lively aspen core has been laminated with carbon and fiberglass to stay light and stiff, so you can push the V8's speed limit on the skin track and the descent without getting scared, but it isn't like skiing one of those "touring" skis with a sheet of metal in it. Voile's still a backcountry company through and through, so just because the V8 can charge doesn't mean it can't handle its own on the skin track, too.

  • Traditional camber underfoot with a rockered tip
  • Slightly raised tail
  • Aspen core
  • Carbon and fiberglass laminates
  • Wide shovel and tapered tail

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What size/width of skin would be best to buy for the 176 V8?

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Hey SkiVT592315,

A skin width of about 130mm would be a great fit for these skis!

Hit me up and we can chat!

Ben

1-800-409-4502 ext. 4767
brabinowitz@backcountry.com

I'm looking for guidance on the right size V8 to buy. I'm an expert (ex-racer) female skier. I'm 5'8" and 138 lbs. I ski primarily in the woods in VT. My day-to-day ski is a Blizzard Samba, 173 cm. I'm torn between the 165 and 176 cm V8. My primary use of the V8's will be in the VT backcountry. The trees are tight, but I'm afraid the 165 cm will be too short. Is the rocker sufficient on the 176 to make them maneurverable enough in the VT woods?

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I am male 5'10" and 185lbs I ski the 186 mounted tele and it is fantastically fast turning! the swing weight and the liveliness makes it a super fun ski. I would say go with the bigger ski without worry!