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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.

Update 2022/23: This year’s top sheet might make you think you are skiing the beautiful sand dunes in the twilight of some far-off desert. No guarantee that they will take the bite out of the cold winter air, but maybe...

Lengths (cm) 165, 171, 176, 181, 186, 193
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
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

Question from Ben
Have been interested in these for a long time. What is the mount point on the 176 and 181 lengths?

Answer from Gabriel I
Hi Ben, we've measured the 176cm length to be mounted -8.65cm from center, and the 181cm length at -7.55cm.
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Ben (used product a few times)
I recently got a pair of these on a whim to keep up with all this deep snow we've been getting in Utah. I had an opportunity to get a pair of 171s and I kind of got them as a joke but they have become my favorite skis. Mine weigh in at 1350g per ski, and they are light enough that I actually want to use them unlike my other bigger skis. At 110mm underfoot they are the fattest touring ski I've owned and they float incredibly well, noticeably better than my Dynafit Beast 108s. They are great for breaking trail, the tips easily rise above the fresh snow. They are a powder specific ski and are not good on firm snow, the edgehold is very poor, but that doesn't really matter. I'm 6'1" 150lbs and have no issues going 30mph making fresh tracks down a big line on 171s. If you want to go faster than that maybe consider a longer pair, but shorties do just fine. I wish there was a bit less tail rise because it makes kick turns more annoying than they need to be.
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Marshall P (downright abused product)
Thank you to Emily for your review! As a result, I finally took the plunge and picked up a pair of these (186cm) as my first dedicated powder skis late last winter. Since then they have become my dedicated go-to for most conditions in South-Central Alaska. These things carve ridiculously well for being magically light and 115 underfoot. They will hold a hard carve as long as you want and the tail will smear out easily when you ask it to. Intuitive is the best word that comes to mind regarding how these perform. The only snow condition that these don't do well in is hardpack, but that shouldn't come as a surprise (survival smear turns on steep ice are scary, but I survived). If the snow is at all soft, then these shine. They carve through breakable crust with ease, are incredibly nimble in the trees, keep you above in the mushy crud, give you a solid platform to land a ledge drop, and can carve an open face. I'd dare say that these could be a BC quiver of one if you aren't inclined to ski windboard or ice. I would absolutely recommend these to a friend, and thanks to Skimo for their rapid shipping!

6'1" male, ~190lbs with a 25-30lb pack and the 186cm is perfect.
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Sam Galoob (downright abused product)
2019/2020 Hyper V8 176, 5/8" 155 lbs + pack
Use: Anything white

I'm on my second pair of V8s, upgrading from sweet orange underglow 2012 V8s to Hyper construction, so feel free to call me biased, maybe even naive. I'll take it, as I absolutely love these skis.

Many describe these skis as an ultra-specialized powder hunting tool reserved only for the deepest days, but I couldn't disagree more. Voile's incredible lightweight construction give them one of the best surface-area-to-weight ratios available on the market, and puts them in a weight class comparable to much skinnier, less versatile skis. For example, compare the Hyper V8 in 176 at 2.80 kg per pair to Black Diamond Helio 88s in 168 at 3.04 kg per pair. Incredible! When paired with a sub-300g binding, you won't believe how easy it is to get these things to the top.

Now you may be wondering, "With such light construction, aren't these things soft noodles that get knocked around in crud or anything remotely variable?" To that I say "Nay!". You can lay these skis over on corduroy, charge through resort crud, and make high speed sweeping GS turns in deep powder, all with nearly equal ease. The hybrid rocker construction, with lots of tail rocker, if anything seems to help with variable conditions by keeping your tails free and the skis loose. Even their edge grip ain't half bad for such a fat ski.

In the tightest trees the 176 length can feel a little gangly, but the 17.3m turn radius still keeps them sporty and easy to turn on a dime. You think, it goes. For comparison, I skied the Armada Tracer 108 in a VERY deep season in Steamboat, and I was always finding myself having to think about my skiing more, not just picking a line THROUGH the trees, but behind and AROUND the trees, as the Tracers really mandated that you more delicately "finish" your turns. With the V8s shape, if you need to make a super short radius turn, they'll do that, and if you need to slarve sideways REAL QUICK, they'll slarve sideways REAL QUICK. If you wanted to be a little more nimble, these skis offer such massive shovels and so much surface area that I think one could size down and still have plenty of float.

The only downsides are that the sidewall does seem to be a tad bit less durable than say, a DPS, and the bases don't seem to be quite as good at holding wax as other skis. For the former, there's no such thing as a free lunch, and of course the incredibly light weight construction is going to have a cost. To be clear, I beat the absolute crap out these skis, though, and they've held up fine. For the latter concern, I don't have any proof or data to back up that claim, they just seem to slow down a little faster than my wife's DPS.

Simple, solid, backcountry!
Reply from Calvin E
No doubt, DPS are better skis. But they also cost twice as much as Voile, and do not offer a traction base like Voile.
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Question from PavelS
Hello there, is there a difference between the current version and 2021/2022 version other than the graphics? Thanks!
Answer from jbo
Hi PavelS, there is no difference other than topsheet color.
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Question from Jonathan
Anyone know why, according to the Voile webpage, their warranty does not apply if these skis are mounted with tele bindings? I have some old v8s that I've been teleing on for years with no issues. I wouldn't mind upgrading to some new hyper V8s but if the ski is not strong enough to handle tele bindings then I'll guess I'll have to move on to another brand.
Answer from jbo
Hi Jonathan, the Hyper series has a different construction with (double) fiber-wrapped Paulownia core. Like many/most skis in the weight category, it isn't ideal for tele mounts while some (especially lighter) folks have certainly gotten away with it.
Answer from Calvin E
A trick I have used with the Hyper Voile series skis, it to toughen each screw hole by soaking it with thin CA glue, from the rc plane shop. Never had a screw pull out of many different setups on the Hyper skis, using this technique. I'm not a tele guy though (AT); but I weigh 200 lbs plus gear and occasionally drop small jumps.
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Question from John L
So my old BD Megawatts burned up in this spring's wildfires in NM, time to get a new set of powder boards! Looking to pair these with my comfy TLT8's. I'm 6' and 190lb. Interested in your thoughts on length (181 or 186) and bindings?
Answer from Jeff
Hello John,
Sorry to hear you lost everything (?) in the fires.
I think you will like the V8 more then those Fun but floppy Megawatts. At 190lbs, the 181cm should give you plenty of float. But if your preference is for longer skis, and you get to ski Japan or BC regularly, the 186cm would do.
Bindings, there are lots of light bindings now that will do, you can fill out our binding finder to help narrow it down. Binding finder.
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Question from Zach W
Hey guys. I have the Hyperchargers in 171 and like them, but I find I'm struggling for float in deep snow. Application is low-angle powder; more details of how I use them in my Hypercharger review.

Would replacing the Hyperchargers with the Hyper V8 make a meaningful difference? Should I size up to 176? I am 5'8" 160 lbs. Simultaneously, I like that the hyperchargers can sort of stand up to higher speeds when I want them to/bring the wrong skis. For instance, I've ridden them fast down an untouched Bonkers before. Is the V8 a pure Voile wiggle noodle with no backbone? For what it's worth I mounted the Hyperchargers at +1 but I'd probably mount them on rec now (I have gotten better at skiing).
Answer from eric
Zach-The Hyper V8 has plenty of backbone actually. It will do both long high speed turns and pivot easily for short turns. It has a bit more rocker than the Hypercharger, so with more rocker (shorter effective edge) and that your looking for more float in the soft stuff sizing up would be a good idea too. Between wider and little longer you are going to have a much better floating ski.
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Question from Brian
Hi! On the Voile website they give a Suggested Skier Weight Range of 130-190lbs for the 181 length. I weigh 195-199lbs and typically wear a pack that is 4+lbs when touring. Do you think the 181 is OK for someone my size, or would you recommend the 186 length? Thanks in advance for your help.
Answer from Brett S
Thanks for reaching out, Brian. In this case, I would defer to Voile and say you would be better served with the 186.
Answer from Calvin E
Responding to old post, but I'll to add to the knowledge base. I'm the same weight and generally carry a pack also. Even still, I've found my 181 Hyper V8's to work very well with good float. I also have other touring skis in 185 and 186, which also work well. The longer skis feel less maneuverable through trees in powder. Either work, comes down to style and preference.
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Question from Clay
Hi there! I am 6'1 + 200lbs and struggling to decide between the Hyper V8 186 or 193.

I am an intermediate-advanced yet conservative skier, mostly skiing/ski touring in Oregon, Washington, and Canada.

Will I get enough float with the 186? Or would you recommend the 193s? Thanks!
Answer from Tristan M
Hi Clay,

Based on your dimensions, I would go with the Voile Hyper V8 in the 186cm length over the 193cm length. You will get plenty of float in the 186cm length with the waist width of the V8, while getting the advantage of maneuverability and a lighter weight in the shorter length.

If you have further questions, fell free to reach out to!
Answer from Clay Z
Thanks for the help Tristan!
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Question from Daniel
I"m looking for a ski to go in close trees. A ski easy the turn and pivot to turning around trees. How's one between Voilé V8 are Manti can be better in those conditions? Thank very much for your advice.
Answer from Brett S
Thanks for your question, Daniel. For an easy turning/going ski that excels in deeper snow, go with the Hyper V8. The Hyper Manti has more of an all-around focus (such as for harder and softer snow) and also is easy to pivot/turn when needed.
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Question from Nevik
I'm looking to finally quiver up and with the Hyper V6 being my go to grin engine, an easy decision would be the Hyper V8. But the Pagoda 112 makes it a tougher call with the V8's more width versus the 112's smaller turn radius. Obviously in the trees the DPS will be better but what about variable snow on the approach and skiing 10" of pixie dust when the snotel said 30"? Also I read all the question replies and could you expound on longer fat skis being "too floaty" for some of your staff. I'm 5'11", 165. Thanks
Answer from Brett S
Thanks for sharing that sweet photo, Nevik! As you alluded to, the Pagoda Tour 112 will have the more nimble feel in the trees, helped out by its short turn radius and ample tail rocker. For more variable snow, the heavier DPS will also come out on top. The Hyper V8 distinguishes itself due to how light it is, which means that you'll be able to farm more powder turns over the course of a day. Regarding float, a longer length will offer more inherent float and stability than a shorter length. One can't have a powder ski that is too "floaty." For your weight/height, either the 181 or 186cm would be appropriate.
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Question from Duran
Intermediate to advanced skier but not expert. 5'10" 162lbs what length V8 would you recommend?
Answer from Zak M
Hey Duran, with the amount of rocker in the front of the Hyper V8 the 176cm should be ski well for you. Of course, though, it all comes down to personal preference and if you like slightly shorter skis the 171cm length would also probably be pretty fun! Feel free to email us at for any other ski questions you might have.
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Question from Brent
What is the running length & weight for the 193 Hyper V-8
Answer from Zak M
Hey Brent, thanks for the question. We measured the running length to the best of our ability at 136cm and the 193cm length weighed in at 3388g for the pair of skis in plastic. Let us know if you have any more questions, thanks.
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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
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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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!
Reply from Zach W
What a stunning photo, Emily
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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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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
Answer from Jeff
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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