With a name like Hyper Charger, you’d expect the graphics to resemble something off the Millennium Falcon. Fortunately, Voile resisted that temptation, but they could not resist putting their Paulownia and carbon core into the wildly popular Super Charger chassis. Ironically, the result is a lot like the Millennium Falcon: a high-performance platform made nimble and quick by hyper technology; that can easily travel to the far reaches despite its appearance. Voile early rise tip shape, camber underfoot, and mid-100’s waist width makes the Hyper Charger a strong selection for a versatile ski in soft to variable conditions. It also has the ability to remain fun if things firm up unexpectedly…though you may have to use the Force.
- Voile Early Rise technology fuels versatile performance.
- 2mm edges and black ptex bases complete a durable package.
- Comes with a free Wookie (Wookie not included).
Update 2022/23: This classic Utah meatball got an updated topsheet. Now its a Classic Spicy Utah meatball!
|Lengths (cm)||171, 178, 185|
|Weight (pair)||2560g 
||Rounded tip and tail|
||Voile Early Rise tip & tail w/ camber underneath|
||Rounded tip, medium radius, easy to turn|
||Paulownia wood and carbon|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Big days of powder laps|
|Notes||Very stable at speed|
|Bottom Line||Big gun in a lightweight package|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
I view owning a powder ski as an important safety precaution. When the danger is high and you're stuck under 30*, you need a ski that can float and keep the speed up in low angle terrain. Otherwise - stuck on a stiff, narrow mountaineering ski - you will seek out steeper terrain, which will eventually get you in trouble. A lightweight powder touring ski is the first ski I would get in a backcountry quiver for this reason.
I got the 171 cm and mounted +1 with ATK trofeos. The ski is equally comfortable making dinky Wasatch wiggles as it is driving big turns. It's not going to straightline on hard snow, but for the quiver slot - powder touring, generally low angle or deep snow - it is more than adequate at speed, even at +1. Best with a centered stance, which feels locked in, but can be skied in the backseat.
The Super Charger and Hyper Charger have the same shape. The primary difference comes from the core materials. The Hyper Charger uses Paulownia to lighten things up. Compared with the Aspen core of the Super Charger, it will be a little less damp and a little less adept at absorb variable crud. However, Paulownia still provides plenty of energy and a playful feel at a lighter weight!
To compare Dynafit Stoke and the Voile Hyper Charger Womens, the Dynafit Stoke is a less responsive ski with a longer turn radius. In contrast, the Voile Hyper Charger Women is a playful and turny ski that is more forgiving. If you would like to speak in more detail, reach out to us at email@example.com!
- The dimensions of the Hyper Charger are stouter, especially at the shovel. How would these compare to the Helio 105’s?. Do the Hyper-chargers perform in spring conditions or would you consider them purely a mid-winter pow hunter?
- Would you know the straight-pull length of the 185 Hyper Chargers?
Thanks as always, much appreciated
I intend to ski whichever ski I get primarily in powder conditions, but I'm looking for a replacement for the dhauligiri that handles those non-perfect- powder conditions in a more user friendly manner.
Can you comment on how these 2 skis might meet my needs? Any pros or cons you have with either ski, etc
Coming from the Dhaulagiri, you would find both skis to be quite different, but the flatter tail of the Hyper Charger may be more your speed if you liked the Dhaulagiri's early-rise tip/flat-tailed profile. You might also consider skiing the 177cm/178cm length in the newer skis; I'm your same height/weight and find the 177/178 to be plenty of ski for everything except for, well, January in the Wasatch. :-)
Hope that helps -- don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for a more in-depth response!
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