Love your Voile Objective or Objective BC Skis, but do not want to spend hours custom building skins for the tip notch? Check out the Voile Hyper Glide Objective 85mm Skins. As with their other skins, Voile teamed up with Pomoca to produce a top-notch product. Made of a 70% mohair and 30% nylon blend, these 85mm wide skins have enough grip for the steepest skin tracks, while keeping the friction low for those longer approaches. The Safer Skin membrane will protect your glue on wet spring days, and the Ever Dry hydrophobic treatment will stop the glop to boot! Also, even on the coldest of mornings, the Hytrel tip attachment and toggle will remain pliable enough for a tip rip with expedition mitts on. If you are not convinced already, the Safer Skin membrane also cuts down on bulk to make these skins incredibly package. Make sure to grab a pair of Voile Hyper Glide Objective Skins for your next big outing!
Hytrel tip attachment and toggle remain pliable in any and all conditions.
Stainless steel rivets on tip attachment points will stand the test of time.
Ever Dry hydrophobic treatment wards off moisture to keep these skins light and free of clumping snow.
Safer Skin membrane is 100% waterproof, increases tear resistance, and reduces the weight and bulk.
Elastic tail-strap and universal clip keeps your tail secure all day long.
"No Tail" version is intended to be trimmed and rounded to your personal preference, similar to a race skin.
Update 2023/24 - Same skin you know and love but now offered with a different tail strap/clip or no tail strap. Whichever you choose, we won't judge!
I used this skin on the Voile Objective 178cm. The traction is great. The tip and tail attachment need improvement.
When slogging through powder and walking with the tip-over-tip technique, the large piece of plastic resting on top of the notch regularly gets kicked off. The tail attachment is weak. The ability to put the whole skin under tension is poor.
Hi Brian, thanks for the feedback! In general you want to avoid putting a lot of tension on the skin. It's the glue that holds the skin on, and over tensioning the skin will cause the glue to peel especially near the edges. The tail clip is there to prevent the skin from peeling off the back.
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Would these work well for a pair of Atomic Backland 78s in size 169? If so I assume the 171cm length would work best?
Hi Todd, there's a potential for slight trimming needed, but those skis have similar dimensions to the Objectives and have a tip notch, so things should generally work out! The 171 precut would work on the 169 Backland's as far as length.
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A couple questions about these: 1) Which Pomoca model are these most similar to? 2) Would you recommend cutting off the tail?
Hi David, these are most similar to the Free Pro skins. I personally would cut off the tail, but it's nice to have the option.
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My atomic backland 85s are 165s. Should I get the 164 or the 171 length?
Thanks for reaching out, Greg. The 164's would work well. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Just got these to go with my new objectives and everything’s working great so far! One thing I can’t decide though is whether to put skins on starting from the tip or starting from the tail. The bungee is super stretchy, so starting from the tip seems like I’m gonna stretch it out and then have the skin be too loose on the tail. Starting from the tail is awkward cause there’s no notch on the skis, so I have to deliberately hold it in place while affixing the rest of the skin. Any thoughts or preferences from people who use these?
Hi Dennis, that is the conundrum when having dual elasticity/adjustability on the tips and tails of a skin. Assuming you don't just cut the tails off, I would still start with the tip and put it on like a race skin: snug elastic but not overly stretched. Then hopefully leave the tail adjusted such that it's a relatively loose clamp-over (remembering that tail straps mostly prevent the skin from peeling and are not supposed to hold the skin on under tension which actually makes it more likely to peel at the edges).