Voile started supplying Salt Lake City with solid lightweight backcountry skis in 1991. Their simple formula has been so successful that you can now find their skis all over the world. The basic recipe is this: "make as lightweight as possible without compromising performance."
Now that you know the secret, you can either choose to make your own skis, or purchase the tried-and-true Vectors. Based on the same hybrid rocker design (tip rocker, camber underfoot) of the Drifter and Charger skis, the Vector is the trimmest ski in the Voile line (except of course for the new Wasatch Speed Project race ski). They call it a "mid-fat" ski, but around the Skimo camp we're going to go ahead and call it "high-fat". That must mean their other skis have "excess fat", but who are we to judge. If you are looking for a stable and floaty powder ski without said excess fat, check out the amazing Vector. You legs will thank you. As will your wallet, since this is a very affordable ski made in the U.S.A.
|Lengths (cm)||160, 170, 180|
|Weight (pair)||2540g 
|Turn Radius||20.0m 
|Skin Fix||Basic wire tip and tail clips|
|Profile||Tip rocker, camber underfoot, early rise tail|
|Shape||Smooth medium radius, rounded tip & tail|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Lapping powder and crud|
|Notes||Easy skiing radius and rocker|
|Bottom Line||Simple. Solid. Backcountry. Voile.|
Questions & Reviews
I got my Vectors after racing on the Voile WSP, which I totally love. The WSP is based on the Vector platform, which is why I purchased the Vectors and I certainly haven't been disappointed.
I haven't tried the Vector BC model w/ fishscale bottoms, but I'm tempted, just to have another pair of Vectors in my quiver.
Although pretty light when released, they are now starting to look pretty plump compared to all the carbon powder skis coming to the market but they are a great ski for the money and all around performance.
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