|Skier Type:||Type III - Aggressive|
This is a great all around pack. It is awesome for training, short tours, and racing with the removable back support. The dyneema fabric where the skis rest while booting adds extra durability to the pack. The crampon pouch is also useful for having easy access to extra layers, skins, and food. There is a small pouch on the front of the pack that can fit a half full Salomon soft flask which is useful for training and longer races.
The Voile WSP was my first race ski...and I'm now a convert. The ski is a touch heavy for a race ski, but they ski extremely well. I've skied everything from chunky moguls in the resort to a foot of fresh in Cardiff on these skis and they handle it all with ease. These skis make taking out the race set up on a pow day the obvious choice. They can race, but make more sense as a ultralight backcountry setup for endless laps due to their slightly heavier weight and awesome all around downhill performance.
This is a great beginner race/speed touring boot. The adjustability of the cords and the boa make acquiring the perfect fit easy. I ski this boot with the voile wsp and they are a match made in heaven. This boot offers a lot of support, so I could imagine being able to drive a much larger ski with it. Yes, it weighs more than its all carbon counterparts, but the alien's value is unmatched.
Best skin that exists...period. Great grip, great glide, easy rip, and long lasting glue. It's not super durable, but that's not the point of a race skin. Works well in all temps and surfaces.
Great binding for a great price! It has good retention while also releasing when you want it to. Only downsides to the binding is the twist heel which takes some getting used to and its weight.