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The Vector BC Ski's waxless, fish-scale base pattern makes lugging skins a thing of the past.

Your backcountry gear just got a whole lot lighter since you can now leave your skins at home when you tour with the Voile Vector BC Ski. With the same killer dimensions as the Vector Ski, the Vector BC features an advanced, waxless base pattern that facilitates backcountry touring on flat or rolling ground and provides the ability to climb straight up moderate-angle ascents and traverse across steeper uphills without the hassle of having to use climbing skins. Clearly a game-changer in the touring ski industry, the BC offers optimal simplicity when you don't want to sacrifice the weight, space, or expense of skins. 

Designed with a tip rocker, regular camber underfoot, and slightly raised tail profile, the Vector BC floats through ankle-deep pow and busts through crud, yet is narrow and shapely enough to hold a solid edge on hardpack and wind-slab terrain. Thanks to its cap construction and lightweight aspen wood core, the Vector BC doesn't bog you down on long, epic backcountry tours. Cap construction also reduces weight for quick climbing and easy maneuverability. Its semi-wide-radius sidecut gives you high-speed stability when you strategically navigate down a tight chute or enjoy floaty turns on wide open bowls. In other words, the Vector BC lightens the load and speeds up the pace. 

  • Tip rocker, regular camber underfoot, slightly raised tail
  • Cap construction
  • Aspen wood core
  • Mid-fat waist
  • Semi-wide-radius sidecut
  • Waxless base with scale pattern

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  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Finally was able to take em out for a ride and they were as I expected. They are light and responsive, and as a result a tad squirley which mean they require the rider to keep em in check. Riding telemark and compared to similar length and waist skis, these were like driving a sports car with great handling but little horsepower. Good float 180cm length with 96mm underfoot and the early rise tip.
Also DO NOT try to ski backwards at all...that did not end well.
Scales work much better than I thought they would but as people have mentioned before they are not intended for much more that gentle slopes and approaches.
I also noticed a less edge grip in the centre of the ski which I attribute to the scales protruding around that area.
The topsheet and graphics are cool and I think they will wear nicely
I foresee many happy years and turns on these skis

4 5

psyched to use these

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

back in the 1980s I had a pair of Karhu Kodiak XCD skis with double camber and a fish scale pattern. Asolo Extreme lace ups and a Voile three pin binder.

My how times have changed! Mounted these up with an old set of G3 Targa T9 bindings and broke out my pre-2000 Scarpa T2s. Light and responsive and totally fun. grip is solid and when it starts to slip i just turn more across the fall line. Sweet turns downhill. now if we can just get some real snow ?.

on the scale

on the scale

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Not yet drilled 1534 grams per ski in 180cm length

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Thanks Eric. My new Volkl Nunataqs, 178 cm are 1798 gms per ski before drilling.
So that's light!