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Voile Hyper V8 Ski

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The Voile Hyper V8 is one of the most fun-filled fat skis out there. Surfy and floaty even in heavy powder, it inspires the confidence to really let it run. The Voile hybrid rocker keeps the ski nimble in tight spaces or while ripping through the aspens. Ample camber ensures that if the powder turns out to be windboard or sun crust, you’ll maintain control and smiles for miles. The Paulownia and carbon core keeps the weight down so your spirits and energy for another lap stay high. In fact, you’ll likely find yourself using this ski more often than your old fat quiver skis. The Voile Hyper V8 could be pow-surfer of the year for years to come.

  • Voile Hybrid Rocker provides great versatility in variable conditions.
  • Polyamide top sheet is durable and scratch resistant.
  • 2mm thick edges can take a beating and stay sharp.
  • Black ptex bases are durable and hold wax well.
Specifications
Lengths (cm) 165, 171, 176, 181, 186, 193
Weight
convert to ounces
1315g [171]
1410g [176]
1470g [181]
1575g [186]
Weight (pair) 2630g [171]
2820g [176]
2940g [181]
3150g [186]
Dimensions   134-107-117 [165]
138-110-120 [171]
141-112-123 [176]
143-114-124 [181]
143-115-126 [186]
150-119-130 [193]
Turn Radius   16.6m [165]
17m [171]
17.3m [176]
18m [181]
18.4m [186]
20.4m [193]
Skin Fix   Rounded tip and tail
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Profile   Voile Hybrid Rocker, rocker tip & tail w/ camber underneath
Shape   Rounded tip & tail w/ medium radius
Construction   Cap
Core   Paulownia wood and carbon
Skimo Co Says
Usage Powder, powder, powder
Notes Same great shape, lighter core
Bottom Line Ski all the powder yourself
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Questions & Reviews

4/30/2021
Question from peter
 
Im looking at the hyper V8 for my powder ski. Im 5'11 @155# without a pack what length would you recommend. Thanks
5/1/2021
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for your question, Peter. If you're solely using it as a powder ski, I think the 186cm would be the best choice. It'll be a bit more stable at speed compared to the shorter size and will offer more flotation. If you are planning on skiing powder in tight spots and value maneuverability over stability, the 181cm would also be appropriate. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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4/29/2021
Emily (downright abused product)
 
These are my mid-winter ski for Chugach powder days in Alaska. Not only are they surfy, playful, and snappy with their shorter turning radius, they are a dream for touring. I ride the 165cm as a 130lbs, 5'6" female. This winter I logged a 10k backcountry powder day on them and wasn't entirely worked by its end. They are on the softer end, but that suits my skiing style. They've boosted my confidence and control as I worked my way into bigger terrain... and they are just downright fun. Coming from a skinny-ski background, I personally noticed a higher level of slippage in the skin track as compared to, say, the Vectors or other, more cambered skis. I like to pair these with a grippier skin for that reason. That said, I highly recommend the HyperV8s!
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4/16/2021
Question from Jack E
 
Thanks Brett! Super helpful - what would you say between the Hyper Charger and the V6 / V8? Maybe could be a nice middle ground in terms of the width? Also would you size up to a 186 or stay at the 181 length? Thanks again.
4/16/2021
Answer from Brett S
 
The V6 and V8 are similar in principle but with different widths. The narrower width of the V6 makes it a much better contender as a "one ski quiver" than the V8, which belongs as part of a quiver as a dedicated powder ski. Both the V8 and V6 are designed to be playful skis that really excel in soft snow. The Hyper Charger has a slightly a flatter tail and will reward a skier who wants to "finish" their turns as opposed to the surfier feel of the V6/V8. In short, the Hyper Charger is for the person wanting to make longer, faster turns whereas the V6/V8 are the folks who want to play around and have a good time. For your size and weight, the 181cm or 186cm would work. If you're skiing really tight and steep slopes, the 181cm would be a good choice. If you value flotation and want more stability at speed, then go with the 186cm. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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4/15/2021
Question from Jack
 
Hey - I have a pair of Black Diamond Helio 88 178cm that have been using for all conditions and love, but looking to something different as more of a dedicated mid-winter powder ski. I have Scarpa F1 LTs and was wondering if you think this would be too much ski for them? Seems like a bit of a mixed bag online so curious to hear your thoughts - I could also get the Hyper V6s but worried these would end up being somewhat similar to the Helios. For reference I am 6'3" and 175 pounds - was thinking of going with the 181 cm version.
4/16/2021
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for your question, Jack. We've heard of folks using F1 LT's with this ski, and for more forgiving snow conditions it would be fine. If you're after performance or skiing more variable snow, then you would probably be better served with something a bit beefier. The Hyper V6 would be a great ski for the F1 LT and wouldn't be too similar to the Helio 88. The Hyper V6 is a playful ski designed for soft snow whereas the Helio 88 has a flatter tail and is geared for harder snow conditions. The 181 would be fine if you're after a nimble ski, otherwise the next size up would be better for flotation and stability. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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3/30/2021
Question from Whitney Achter
 
I am trying to decide between the Hyper V8 and Hyper Charger, both in 171cm length. I worry the Hyper Charger is going to feel like too long of a ski with a larger turning radius, but am concerned the Hyper V8 is a little too fat underfoot for the amount of snow we typically get in Bozeman, MT. Any suggestions on which one you suggest. It would be my primary backcountry ski mainly skiing outside Bozeman and Big Sky with the occasional ski trip.
3/30/2021
Answer from Cole P
 
Hello Whitney, thanks for reaching out. The V8 is a big powder ski that prefers to be in the deep stuff where the Hyper Chargers would be a more appropriate everyday touring ski. The Chargers do have a little longer turning radius and a longer effective edge but I doubt it would be too much of a ski for you since Voile makes compliable skis that are easy to manage but dependable. They really embody their moto; simple, solid, backcountry.
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3/20/2021
Question from Tim
 
I'm 6'10 245, I have a blizzard zero g 105 188 length that was initially recommend at local shop but finding them too narrow on the skin track, constantly breaking through others tracks. Thinking of keeping those skis for spring conditions and adding a fatter ski for daily backcountry driver in coastal BC and lodge trips interior bc. First year of backcountry skiing advanced but not expect at resort
3/21/2021
Answer from Jeffrey
 
Tim, The V8 is more a Powder ski and not as stiff as the ZG 105. This ski in a 193cm is a Big ski, shouldn't have any trouble keeping you on top.
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3/7/2021
Question from Shane K
 
This may seem silly but, im curious about the 165 length. I have the 176 and love them but I'm in need of something a little smaller for spring missions where steep jump turns, quicker turns may be needed. You think this would be to short? Also do you know the weight of the 165?
3/8/2021
Answer from Zak M
 
Hey Shane, if you were looking for a shorter more nimble ski you could potentially look at that 165cm but that's a pretty big jump down from the 176cm. I would say the 171cm might be a better option but a better solution might just be stepping down just a bit in width and going with the Voile Hyper V6. The Hyper V6 is a bit more nimble and easier to handle for steeper terrain than the V8. To answer your final question Voile weighed the Hyper V6 in at 2438g for the pair at the 165cm length.
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2/15/2021
Justin (used product regularly)
 
These things are great. My daily driver here in the Tetons. Super light and float over everything. I feel like these may not be the most stable when it comes to manky spring conditions. But so far, I cant get enough of these skis.
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2/2/2021
Question from Mol
 
Hello,
I am a 5‘4“ 130 pound female looking at the 165 cm. I previously had the 163 V6 and loved them minus skinning up with the long tails. I was always stepping on them or moving them forward unnaturally on corners. Any suggestions? With the tails on the hyper V8 bug me as well?! Is it reasonable to mount them one or 2 cm back without changing how they ski or not really? I am an experienced skier.

Should I consider the 164 cm hypercharger? I actually have a 154 cm hypercharger as a daily driver but would like something a little bigger four larger powder days.
Thanks!
2/3/2021
Answer from Julieana
 
Hey Mol, if you mount back from factory recommended it definitely will change how the ski feels and performs. It will make the nose feel longer and possibly a little harder to steer. Even if you do that I imagine you will still run into the same problems while touring as you did with the V6. I think the question will be for you to decide whether or not you think the maneuverability issues you'll encounter will be worth it for a powder ski.
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1/26/2021
Question from Alex
 
Hi CC, I’m 5’11 165 and torn between the 181 and 186. I’m looking for a powder specific ski for meadow skipping on high danger days. I usually ski something with less rocker in the 180 range but the snow piles up fast here and Im thinking the added float of the 186 might not be a bad idea. Also ski will pair of Alien RS and Maestrale depending on snow conditions. Can I get a little input? Thanks!
1/27/2021
Answer from Julieana
 
Hey Alex, I think especially if you're sometimes pairing this with a lighter boot you may want to go shorter. A ski this wide should float just fine even in a 181.
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1/22/2021
Question from ilscorcho
 
Wondering how the V8 compares to the JJ2.0 other than the obviously lower weight? I love my JJs, but am looking for something lighter and with more effective edge in the rear, without giving up the surfy tail and floaty tip. This is part of my two ski quiver:
1. Ranger 102/Resort daily driver
2. JJ2.0/Powder and touring
1/22/2021
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for your question! We haven't tested the Armada JJ 2.0, so we can't give you a side by side comparison based on our personal experience. However, I think it is fair to say the V8 fits the description of what you're after. The tail isn't quite as rockered as the Armada JJ 2.0 and thus will have a bit more effective edge, while the tip can aptly be described as surfy. Let us know if you have any other questions!
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12/30/2020
Question from Quinn
 
I’m undecided on length. I’m 5’7” and 140 pounds. These will be my BC powder skis here in south central Colorado. Thanks for the help.
12/30/2020
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for your question, Quinn! For a strict powder ski, I might suggest going with your resort length. However, if you want a little more flotation and stability at speed, go with something a bit longer. If you want something that is a little better for the "steep and deep" in tight places, something a tad shorter might be the way to go. Typically, powder specific skis have a bit more rocker and may ski "shorter" than something with less rocker. Please feel free to reach out with any further questions!
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12/3/2020
Question from Mike B
 
Mounting question. Just added the v8's to the quiver as my go-to big pow lift serve/BC boards - way lighter than my beloved DPS Alchemist Wailer 112RPs.
I've triple checked measurements on the voile.com/sbc chart and it puts the mount point WAY forward (shown in photo) of the other 7 mounted skis in the family. I know each ski is its own beast and I really want to trust the Voile pro's on this but does anyone have a good explanation for such a forward stance? Is it as simple as the ski is designed for it? On same chart the older, similar Charger BC 181cm ski puts the mount point a full 5cm further back? V8 mount point puts base of my toes on the balance point of the ski and Charger mount point puts tip of my toes at balance point. Tight trees here in N. VT so pivot point/swing weight bubbles up as a factor. Yeah I know.. I'm mounting Switchbacks on these, don't care about the warning and if I rip out and wreck my knee that's my problem. Does make me want to get the mount right on the first try though.. I could just split the difference and go -2.5cm of guidance but now I'm curious.
12/4/2020
Answer from Cole P
 
Mike, even though I agree it seems to be a little forward I would still mount at their manufacturer recommend boot sole centerline. The main reason is that the V8 has their Hybrid Rocker which means it has a considerable amount of tail rocker compared to the Hyper/Supercharger which has a flatter tail making the V8 a shorter effective edge. If you still want to mount back a few centimeters I would say go -1 or -2 max.
12/6/2020
Answer from Mike B
 
Thanks Cole. The more I read the more your words rang true. Early rise and hybrid rocker changed the whole game. I ended up putting painters tape on the mount area and marked Voile Ski Boot Center, Sidecut Center, Camber Center and Balance point to run thru a few scenarios. Going with -1.5cm back from Voile's suggestion to put me on top of Sidecut and camber center (and quiet the gremlin in my head who still thinks its all too far forward). Been a fun educational pursuit. In case anyone else wants to overthink this too here are the two best links I found: 1) https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-bdel/default/dwffb8fbef/files/F10%20BD%20Mounting%20Tips.pdf; and 2) http://www.telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=1870.
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11/13/2020
TSB (used product regularly)
 
As a diehard skinny-ski lover I never thought I'd come to appreciate a 110+mm ski quite as much as I do the Hyper V8. I recently had a conversation with a friend who was contemplating his first dedicated "powder" setup and found myself advocating hard for him to lay hands on these monsters rather than a similarly-intentioned ski from DPS, Black Diamond, Moment, Atomic, Black Crows et al. The V8 has really captured my heart for what it can do as a specialty tool in a couple particular situations. It's phenomenally easy to use in deep, dry snow -- both skinning and skiing -- and gives an amazing amount of float and ease in situations when you'd be fighting with narrower, or more flat-tailed, skis to stay on the surface. Relative to other powder-specific skis, this one isn't overly tapered from tip to tail, meaning that turns have a more measured, less choppy feel that pairs well with a light boot (I've primarily used TLT7s but -- don't tell the Scarpa warranty fellas -- I also run the Alien RS, and it doesn't seem too mismatched, honestly). There's FAR more tail rocker than I would have ever thought OK on a ski that sees even a metre of hard snow over its lifespan, but there's enough camber to keep edge hold within the realm of reason.

Now, it's worth calling this a "powder" ski simply because a board this girthy has a couple of places where it shines outside of those glamorous occasions of sub-4%-SWE cold smoke. Years ago on a particularly heinous -- deep, but completely upside-down -- day shwacking around Northern VT, a friend who was breaking trail on a pair of V8s convinced me to buy a pair and take them out as a trail-breaking tool for difficult conditions such as those. Even if I preferred a much narrower ski from a "feel" perspective, he reasoned, a 110+mm ski was simply more effective for keeping your tips up and out of the depths of the heavy, wet, gloppish snow. Voile introducing the Hyper layup has really sweetened the deal, as does a sub-200g binding and a fast-gliding skin (hard to beat the green Pomoca Mohair). And I don't mind the surfy, loose feel of skiing these as much as I always worry I will -- the tails are just going to let go and nothing can hold them back!

There's definitely a conversation to be had about mount point on this ski and I don't think one answer would suit any/all skiers. Voile does put their recommended mount for the V6/V8 skis further forward than for the Vector/Charger, if only by 1.5-2cm, but this seems to make a substantial difference. The more forward mount point/stance really rewards those sweeping, loose turns and skiing with a more muscular, crouching, TGR-like stance, not the angulated, pole-planting side-to-side of many lightest-in-class touring skis. The other huge advantage is that the more ski you have behind your binding toe pins, the easier it is to drop the ski into kick turns -- especially useful when your ski is loaded with snow on the topsheet and might be ungainly/hard to kick turn. I did consider re-mounting rearward to square with my general ski style but I didn't want to mess with that glorious kick turn feeling.

Maybe the best thing to say about this ski is that it helps you make the best of a time and a place. Whether that's the Wasatch Range in the weeks around the winter solstice, when some of the superlative skiing is found on lower-angle, north facing tree runs away from the avy hazard, or northern VT during those unbelievable March nor'easter storms, the Hyper V8 is the ski I was stoked to reach for. It's a great ski precisely because it doesn't come out of the rack often; but when it does, there's fantastic trail breaking (err...skiing) on tap.
11/13/2020
Reply from jbo
 
Wow, we miss you, TSB!
11/14/2020
Reply from TSB
 
Alas Jbo, how I miss wallowing my way up Butler Fork with you! I'm sacrificing several broken Kaestle skis to the ceremonial pyre in hopes that me and my Hyper V8 water skis can make it to the Wasatch later this winter :-)
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10/3/2020
John S (downright abused product)
 
I LOVE THESE SKIS. Believe it or not, these have been my year-round daily drivers in Alaska for two years. They have been doing it all for me from powder days to summertime glacier corn harvesting. Of course they have limits, but they're great for more than just powder. They're a fun, playful ski and feather light for the fatty waist width. Pair them with the right tech binding and they practically levitate.
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5/22/2020
Question from Justin
 
I am looking for an all around touring ski for winters in the Tetons. Would you recommend these? If not, what would be a better choice? Also I am 5'9" 155lbs, would you recommend the 176s or 181s.

Thanks!
5/22/2020
Answer from Cole P
 
Justin, great question. The V8's are a great powder ski but I would recommend downsizing to the Voile V6 here. The V6 is a narrower version of the V8 making it a little more versatile while still performing great in powder. I would recommend getting the 173cm or the 178cm length with your height and going for the longer option if you want to ski in powder at higher speeds.
5/22/2020
Answer from Justin G
 
Thanks for the response! I probably should been a bit more clear. I am currently skiing the Mythic 97s as a daily driver/spring ski and I am looking for a fatter ski to handle deep days in the Tetons. I was considering these or the G3 Findr 110s...any thoughts in that regard?
Cheers
5/23/2020
Answer from Cole P
 
Justin, thanks for the clarification that helps a ton. The V8 is a great powder ski and would be an awesome ski for the deeper days in the Tetons. The V8's are very playful with a lot of energy allowing making it a blast to ski. I would recommend the V8's over the Findr 110's for powder skiing based on the merit of Voile being one of the best ski companies for powder out there. Hope this helps, you are always welcome to email us at help@skimo.co to chat about any product in more depth.
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8/24/2019
Question from Sean
 
What length would you recommend for 6'2", 175lb as a primary BC touring ski in a very snowy region? Thanks.
8/25/2019
Answer from Teddy Young
 
Hey Sean, I’d say the 181 would likely be a good option for you. Of course, personal preference does play a role: a shorter ski will be lighter, easier during kickturns, and a longer ski will offer more stability at speed and a bit more floatation.
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5/29/2019
Cal (used product regularly)
 
This is a great powder ski! Surprisingly light for its size, too. If you lay a Voile V8 over the top of a similar sized Rosi Super 7 (from a couple years back), you can see that they have an almost identical outline, as well as rocker/camber profile. The V8 is like a much lower weight version of the Super 7 (at least the older one, black with orange tips). I feel that both skis are quite soft, well suited for doing powder through trees at low speeds, which suits me well.
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12/27/2018
Question from Eric
 
Can you tell me the length of the camber section ("running length") of the 171 Voile Hyper V8?
12/31/2018
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Eric! Just measured and it's ~120cm from contact point to contact point.
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