When the conversation about a “quiver of one” ski gets brought up in backcountry skiing circles, inevitably the Voile V6 is discussed as a contender. It’s well-balanced underfoot width, just the right amount of rocker for soft conditions, and ample camber for confident edge grip leave little to be desired in just about any snow condition. The only way it could really improve in our eyes is if it could lose some weight.
Enter the Hyper V6. Combining the sublime performance of the V6 with Voile’s buttery paulownia + carbon core construction, the HV6 has raised the bar. The Hyper series gives up precious little in terms of backcountry ski performance but loses significant grams, perhaps narrowing the discussion about the ultimate quiver of one.
- Round flex pattern is confidence inspiring and buttery smooth.
- Tip-to-tail edges are 2mm thick and aren’t afraid of a little abuse.
- Polyamide top sheet is abrasion and scratch resistant.
- Black p-tex bases are hardy, fast, and hold wax well.
|Lengths (cm)||163, 173, 178, 183, 188|
|Weight (pair)||2290g 
|Turn Radius||17m 
|Skin Fix||Rounded tip and tail|
|Profile||Voile Hybrid Rocker, rocker tip & tail w/ camber underneath|
|Shape||Rounded tip & tail w/ medium radius|
|Core||Paulownia wood and carbon|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||The good times got lighter.|
|Notes||Very easy to ski|
|Bottom Line||Easy all-rounder|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
I am a very strong advanced skier, but not expert. I'm getting older, so not as aggressive as I once was. I have experience helisking, bumps, powder, trees etc. Skiing in California primarily and Utah a little.
I am interested in the hyper v6 for touring and resort skiing.
If this is going to be your one and only for resort and touring, the Hyper Vector in the 183cm would be a better choice in resorts and BC. If you want to discuss more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any other skis that you carry that are similar width,weight,rockered...?
I'm 5'10" 180 lbs. I ski the Blizzard Zero Gs (95 in spring and 108 in mixed winter conditions) in a 178 and like the size. Pow skis are Backland 107s in a 182. Longest ski I own is a 186 resort pow ski.
Will 178 have enough support/float at my size? I'm thinking yes based on your prior comments.
Also check out Trace Leches' answer, further down the page, for more info!
Movement Alp Tracks 100 LT
Voile Hyper V6
DPD Wailer 99 Tour 1
Could you comment on the suitability of the skis for this type of skiing and ant pros and cons?
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