After crushing hard in the backcountry for the past 4 years, the Hyper V8 receives a serious upgrade with lighter construction and a wider rendition of its innovative geometry. A lightweight paulownia core is woven with carbon fiber, shedding hundred of grams all while maintaining durability and performance. With 141mm in the shovel and a narrow tail, the Hyper V8 is a lightweight pow slaying machine. Bring this bad boy out on the deepest of days and lap low angle pow until your legs give out.
|Lengths||165, 171, 176, 181, 186, 193 cm|
|Dimensions||143 / 114 / 124 mm (181cm)|
|Profile||Rocker tip and tail, camber underfoot|
|Construction||Polyamide cap, carbon fiber|
|Manufactuer Warranty||1 year|
Take away - if you are looking for excellent powder skis that tour pretty well these are it; if you're looking to charge uphill, be cautious (see below).
Skiing -- I skied these in 2-4 feet of light powder for two days - one resort, one backcountry. In powder I couldn't have asked for a better ski; I was smiling the whole time. On day 1 we skied at the resort and I was pleasantly surprised the ski never felt like it got pushed around in variable conditions later in the day despite it's light weight. Even on the groomers they turned over fairly well. On day three we took a tour in the rain and even in the heavy snow they floated well.
Touring -- unbelievable weight for the surface area of these skis. I charged uphill and felt like I had fresh legs every run. The one thing I would caution is that the rockered tails got in my way on several kick turns. This was frustrating at first, but I eventually adapted my kick turns to this and honestly didn't really notice by day two of going uphill.
I personally would still give these a 5 star rating (so light! so buttery in powder!) but as this is a touring focused shop people are focused on the up. From other reviews it seams the HyperCharges have a more touring focused/all around ski profile. But, I love shorter turns and was looking to fill the powder quiver so am super happy with this purchase.
Buy from CCBC -- awesome customer service every time.