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Voile Objective BC Ski


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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 your 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.

Update 2019/20: Voile updated the graphics of this speedy ski, but otherwise it remains the exact same.

Lengths (cm) 164, 171, 178
convert to 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
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.
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Questions & Reviews

Forrest Stanley (used product a few times)
Faster Further Funner!
Coming from a world of Karhu Guides and Fischer S-bounds, when I saw the Objectives it was a "Finally!" Type moment.
An alpine ski with scales and built for modern tech bindings! A game changer. If you need bigger and fatter they've got that to. I ride a revelator bc for that ;) Just got out on my first tour of the season, awkward touring, a dozen turns, and a good ol' bushwhack. They handled great! They floated better than I thought for twigs and they were nice and light! Can't wait for the rest of the season.
Thanks to Skimo.co They mounted my vario 2's perfectly for cheap and the package price was a good deal. Lovin this store. Thanks for the goods.
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Question from Rick
This ski seems to run short (longest length is 178cm). There is no sizing guidance on Voile's website. For a type II skier who weighs 190 lbs what length do you recommend?
Answer from TSB
Hey Rick, I also check in as a 190lb, type-II skier and I've skied the Objective/Objective BC in both the 171cm and 178cm lengths. They will both serve you well although the 171cm has a little more functionality in the spring on consolidated snow and as a mountaineering ski, while the 178cm has great powder versatility with plenty of rocker to handle deep midwinter snow. If you're coming from longer skis and don't want to size down quite as much, the Hyper Vector BC would also be a great option and comes in 177 and 183cm lengths.
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Question from Hannah North
Hello. Are you going to be getting some more Voile Objective BC in 164 cm in stock?
Answer from TSB
Hi Hannah! Given our proximity to Voile here in Salt Lake we could likely dig up a pair for you if you were interested! Give us a shout at help@skimo.co if you wanted to get your hands on some of these rad planks.
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Question from Yann Troutet
Such a great option with the patterned base! But would these skis hold up to the forces involved with telemark bindings (BD, for instance, specifies not to use tele bindings on their Helio skis because the lightweight construction simply doesn't allow for such forces). Would this be a foreseeable issue?
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Yann! I am going to do a little bit more digging into this question, but I have never heard anyone say that you can't use tele bindings on these skis. Seeing as Voile is still kind of the king of tele, I'd hope that the skis would stand up to it, but I could be wrong there.
Answer from Thomas W
I have put several days on these mounted with Tele bindings (last time was, we'll, today), including trips to the terrain park in addition to backcountry excursions. No issues whatsoever so far
Answer from jbo
Hi Yann, as with the Hyper series skis, Voile says it's "mount at your own risk" with tele bindings.
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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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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.
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.
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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