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 
||Rounded tip and tail|
||Voile Hybrid Rocker, rocker tip & tail w/ camber underneath|
||Rounded tip & tail w/ medium radius|
||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
At your height, you could go with either the 173 or 178. The 173 will be more nimble and playful, and will be a touch lighter on the uphill and make kick-turns a tad easier. On the other hand, the 178 will offer more float on powder and unconsolidated snow and will offer more stability at speed on in-bounds trails.
By far my favorite ski of the bunch. If I had to describe these in one word it is effortless.
You can tell the engineers at Voile have built a ski to favor it’s backyard in the Wasatch. While not the lightest ski of the bunch that I have used it isn’t heavy by any means.
The ski wants powder. That is where it excels. I’ve pretty much replaced them as my powder skis and have found that I can stay on top until about 20”. After that I sink from time to time but those type of storms don’t happen every day.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this ski to anyone. It’s friendly to learn on, has personality, pops a bit. Just fun.
The journey for Excalibur is over.
Thanks for reaching out! The Voile Hyper V6 will be a more forgiving and playful ski, perfect for lower speeds in the backcountry. If you have any further questions, shoot us an email at email@example.com, and we can help you narrow in on a great ski choice for your second quiver slot.
I would appreciate any insights into which skis best match my skiing style--in particular, I'm looking at the Voile V6 and Supercharger. Thanks in advance.
Thanks for reaching out! Generally, the Voile V6 is intended for softer snow conditions, and is slightly more rockered in the tip and tail. We do not carry the Voile SuperCharger, but we do carry the Voile HyperCharger, which is the lighter newer construction. The HyperCharger has slightly less rocker, slightly more effective edge, and is intended to be more of a daily driver. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to help you hone in on the right ski for you!
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 email@example.com
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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