A supercharged ski season consists of traveling between hemispheres in search of the best backcountry turns, which means you'd have to take whatever condition you get as soon as your flight lands. Lucky for you, the Voile Men's SuperCharger Ski is versatile enough to handle windblown peaks in Bariloche and blower pow in the Wasatch.
The SuperCharger's versatile 106mm waist and rockered tip and tail may lead you to assume that this ski is a solid powderhound (which it is), but camber underfoot makes sure it holds an edge on firmer snow. Voile built the SuperCharger with a lightweight aspen wood core that's been capped for a lightweight feel. Then, Voile added carbon and triaxial layers to ensure a stiffer feel and the torsional rigidity required to charge down just about any line.
- A touring-specific ski for just about any backcountry condition
- Versatile waist width carves corn and floats powder
- Tip and tail rocker gives a nimble feel and adds float
- Heavy camber underfoot grips hardpack
- Lightweight aspen wood core with light cap construction
- Carbon and triaxial layers for stiff rigidity
- Voile builds simple and solid backcountry equipment in Salt Lake City, Utah
- Item #VOL003M
What do you think about this product?
December 4, 2018
Makes powder fun
Look elsewhere for a perspective from an expert skiier. I am new to ski touring and wanted to find something I would grow into as I progress. If that sounds like you, then I strongly recommend these skis. Not a great skiier in general and Utah powder is just alien to me. I'm more used to the icy groomers in New England and I was having a hell of a time figuring things out when it got deep. Decided to get into touring last season so I can find some fresh snow to practice on. I think things are finally starting to click now that I have the Superchargers. They feel so light and float so well. I also use them in the resort as well. No regrets with this purchase whatsoever. I'm 5'10, 180lb and got the 178 cm length with Fritschi Tecton bindings.
September 27, 2018
I've been on this ski for 2 seasons. I'm 6'6" / 200lbs and ski this in a 185, mounted with Vipecs. Skiing mostly in the WA cascades. Flex - Stiff enough in the tails to provide confidence at speed and stability on landings. Still rather stiff in the shovels, but soft enough to allow it to plane well in soft snow. Rocker - I come from park skiing and more freestyle oriented skis, so the flatter tail took a little getting used to. It's a little tougher to throw sideways than what I'm used to, but the tail rocker still allows me to scrub turns when needed. Just the right amount of tip rocker to allow versatility in lots of conditions. Pow/Soft snow - Flotation is excellent. I've skied it in thigh-waist deep pow with no concerns. As I mentioned, it's not a surf-ski, but you can still throw it sideways if needed. Wierd snow (breakable crust, choppy mank, etc.) - This ski is heavy/stable enough to still have fun in these conditions, though it's obviously a touring ski and won't perform like something 400g heavier... Firmer conditions/inbounds - Absolute blast on smooth/firm snow (firm corn/groomers). Can rail on edge, and lots of energy coming out of the turns. They handle moguls remarkably well. Icy conditions at higher speeds are probably its biggest weak spot, but that's to be expected with a ski of this weight. Overall, I think this is a quiver-killer touring ski for those looking for something in the medium-weight range, and it's still fun inbounds. Well done, Voile.