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Voile Hyper Vector BC


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The Traction Pattern bases of the Voile Hyper Vector BC allow the adventurous skier to quickly dispatch with long, flat approaches and rolling terrain with much more efficiency than using traditional climbing skins. This is due to the time saved on transitions as well as superior glide over climbing skins. When employed in the right areas, the Hyper Vector BC is the ski that will take you further and allow you to find the areas where you won’t be competing with others for tracks. Perfect for those true adventurers with big plans over vast terrain, the scaled version of the Hyper Vector is made with the same modern lightweight core. It also boasts Voile’s legendary durability so you don’t have to worry about your gear out there. The Hyper Vector BC will take you further than ever before.

  • Paulownia and carbon core keeps weight low and energy high.
  • Voile Hybrid Rocker smooths all snow conditions and keeps the speed high.
  • Medium radius side-cut allows for variable turn shapes.
  • Full 2mm edges make no compromises in durability.
Lengths (cm) 171, 177, 184
convert to ounces
1130g [164]
1160g [171]
1285g [177]
1430g [184]
Weight (pair) 2260g [164]
2320g [171]
2570g [177]
2860g [184]
Dimensions 127-94-111 [171]
130-96-114 [177]
133-98-116 [184]
Turn Radius 18.5m [171]
19.5m [177]
20m [184]
Skin Fix Rounded tip and tail
Specs Verified Yes
Profile Voile Hybrid Rocker, rocker tip & tail w/ camber underneath
Shape Rounded tip, medium radius, easy to turn
Construction Polyamide cap
Core Paulownia wood and carbon
Skimo Co Says
Usage All-rounder for long flat or rolling terrain approaches
Notes Scaled base underfoot reduces climbing skin usage.
Bottom Line Go deep fishing with this scaled ski
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Bob
I'm 5'8", 140 lbs. What size do you recommend? Would 164 be too short? Thanks.
Answer from Patrick C

The 164cm will be spot on. It will be an easier turning ski in the trees, tight couloirs and make for easier kick turns on the skin track. Without too much early rise and just a bit of tail rocker the Hyper Vector will ski like a longer ski compared to some other Voile's that have more rocker in the tip and tail. Happy skiing!

Patrick // Skimo Co
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Question from JT22
Similar question to Dan's. What length in this ski for 200 lb guy, 6’3”, who will use this for skiing tight trails and trees across rolling wooded terrain of fairly mild slope? Expect variable conditions. Most my skis are in the ~183 range, including Voile Hyper V6. Could I get away with 177 cm length -- or should I stick with the 184 length for this setup? Thanks!
Answer from TSB
Hey JT XXII, the Hyper Vector gains a little bit of running length/effective edge over a V6 of the same size, so bumping down to the 177cm wouldn't be a huge disadvantage in terms of overall feel. By going a little shorter, you also gain the ability to maneuver more quickly in tight trees, both in terms of going down and skinning up (shorter skis are easier to kick-turn). I'm about your same size and have found the 177cm to be plenty of ski (my review is below). I actually think it's comparable to the old baby-blue Vector ski in a 180cm due to a little more tip rocker and more torsional rigidity.
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Question from Curt
Hello, any intel on what Voile will be doing for their 2020 hyper series for tele bindings? I saw the current ones arent tele safe.
Answer from jbo
Hi Curt, nothing specific, sorry! It's still officially "mount at your own risk" with tele bindings.
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TSB (downright abused product)
What's to say about Voile's scaled skis that hasn't already been covered, either by the tele sites, the backcountry mags, or various internet bloggers (pundits)? Well, for one thing, if you are a backcountry skier and you do anything other than lapping uber-cold powder (skins required), or scary mountaineering exploits where your skis are on the pack most of the time, a pair of "BC" version Voiles will serve you quite well. Whether it's the nordic kick and glide and superlight performance you can get from the Objectives, hut-touring and powder bliss on the Vector, or low angle glade lapping on the V6, all of the scaled Voiles have been super fun and effective for me. Each flavor is slightly different, but they're all excellent. That said, the Hyper Vector BC is certainly my favorite of the bunch because they're A) the stiffest, B) the lightest (for the girth -- Objectives still have the edge for pure rando weight savings), and C) the best in hard snow. Actually, really the *only* ski that's been good in hard snow, since the V6 is basically a powder ski and the Objectives definitely have a soft snow preference going (traded my standard-version Objectives for Movement Alp Tracks 84, and my BC's for Hyper Vector BC's). I do think the "Hyper" layup loses a bit of flex/feel to the original Vector of the 2013 era, but I actually like it better than the "Ultra" Vector that had a brief stint in the lineup. the ski still has plenty of rocker, enough camber to be satisfying to the nordic nerd in me and the often-remarked-on Voile characteristic of turning super easily. While my Objective BC's spent more time as a quiver-slotted XCD ski and choice for rolling, low-angle tours or approaches to lines, the gains in hard snow handling made the Hyper Vector an easy pick for most any tour this past winter. I bashed the skis through brush, took them to huts, broke trail in low-angle powder, left my skins at home in the slush, skated them on snowmobile tracks, and generally put them through the Northeastern wringer. Next year...same idea, but with race boots (this year:TLT7's).
Picture: late season, slushy and dirty down low, cream and corn up high -- Hyper Vectors for a 7.5 hr tour, skins on for only 1 climb (of 5 or so).
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Question from Shane Knowles
Hey, just wondering how much resistance you feel from the scales while skiing? Also, just wondering what size You'd recommend? 171 or 177. 5'8" 140lbs
Answer from Jeff
Shane, that is a question that's as old as " Fish Scale " skis. How much resistance and how well they grip depends on the terrain and snow conditions you plan to use them. If you are doing rolling terrain ( not much steep climbs) and in mostly settled snow conditions, most people love them. When using in snow on either end, light powder or frozen old snow, they tend not to grip much. More to your question of resistance, there is not much. Most common complaint I have heard over the years is the noise they make on older/firm snow conditions.
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Question from Dan
What length in this ski for 190 lb guy (in my underwear), 5’ 10”, who will use this for skiing tight trails and trees across rolling wooded terrain of fairly mild slope? Vermont. Eastern snow. Highly variable conditions. Mix of following existing skin tracks and making my own fresh tracks to explore new glades. Currently ski old Karhu Guide 175’s. Looking to update my touring setup. For true AT downhill I use Rossignol Sky 7’s in a 180 length. Thx for your input.
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Dan! I think I would shoot for the 177cm length in this ski. 171cm seems a bit short and the longer 184cm seems unwieldy for your usage.
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