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Voile Objective BC Ski

Brand: Voile
Model: Objective BC
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If the roads are still closed and the approach to your line has 4 miles of undulating, gently rolling terrain that will be a nightmare of skins on/skins off transitions, you need a ski that functions as much as an approach tool as it does a steep skiing scalpel. If this scenario sounds familiar, you need the Voile Objective BC.

All of the awesomeness of the Objective, but with scaled bases. The short, waxless scaled pattern underfoot provides an excellent alternative to the binary equation of skins on/skins off. Once you’re ready to ski, you have a super-fun skinny ski that handles surprisingly well in deep and variable conditions. The Objective BC is you ticket to adventure!

  • Paulownia wood core is strong with low density, enabling this ski to go far.
  • Medium radius with rockered tip inspires confidence in junky snow and on steeps.
  • Two carbon & fiber glass layers wrap the core to enable powerful turns.
  • 1.8mm of steel lets you edge on hard snow and stays intact when rocks try to ruin your day.
  • Topsheet is the same durable material that Voile skis are known for.
Specifications
Lengths (cm) 164, 171, 178
Weight
-> ounces
1020g [164]
1088g [171]
1155g [178]
Weight (pair) 2040g [164]
2176g [171]
2310g [178]
Dimensions 112-80-95 [164]
114-82-97 [171]
117-84-100 [178]
Turn Radius 18.0m [164]
18.5m [171]
19.5m [178]
Skin Fix Race tip notch, flat tails
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Profile Light tip and tail rocker, camber underneath
Shape Smooth medium radius, rounded tip & tail
Construction Double carbon cap
Core Paulownia wood
Skimo Co Says
Usage Long distance touring in rolling terrain, long flat approaches to mountaineering routes.
Notes Scale back on the need for skins.
Bottom Line There's nothing fishy about these scales.
10/22/2018
by TSB (downright abused product)
 
I've owned these skis since the first year Voile released them (16-17) and since then, have put through the wringer on everything from hut trips, day-long tours, "XCD"-style east coast skiing, short burst of steep skiing with long approaches skinning or hiking, glade laps, setting low-angle skinners on dawn patrols, and so on. Can't imagine a better ski for the jack-of-all-trades backcountry tourer who wants to do everything from hut touring to powder hunting. I recommend these skis, especially paired with a lightweight tech binding and a race-style boot, to anyone I talk to who is looking for an east-coast mixed conditions tool. Surprisingly, however, for a ski that is 80-84cm underfoot, it is definitely a soft snow ski and not a hardpack driver -- the drawbacks of having been tested around SLC, I suppose :-) The rocker gets the ski up and out of deep powder/chunder very effectively, but the soft flex and lack of full camber makes it difficult to edge on firmer snow. If you're between sizes, a bit more effective edge might help with carving, though yo'd sacrifice some kick-turn/hop-turn/on-the-pack functionality.
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9/26/2018
Question from Yann
 
How is the flex on these skis? More exactly, how would it compare to the Voile V6. I telemark on the V6 173 cm but find them too stiff for my weight and style of skiing. I also own an old pair of Madshus Annums. I love the convenience of the BC base and softer flex, but the traditional camber just isn't very nimble. If the Objective offered a more buttery flex than the V6, they might just be my next ski.
9/27/2018
Answer from Nate
 
Hi Yann, while I don't believe the Objective is an overly stiff ski by my or most other people's description, it has a substantial camber and I don't think it's any softer (particularly underfoot) than the V6. In terms of a ski that offers the soft flex you are looking for I would suggest the Elan Ibex 84 Carbon XLT though you would lose the scaled BC base Voile offers.
9/28/2018
Answer from Yann T
 
Great suggestion. Very interesting ski for me. It's nice that the Ibex has a reinforced mounting plate: good for telemark setups. Do you carry the matching Elan Ibex 84 skins?
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