The Voile V8 has been crushing in the backcountry for the past 3 years, so why fix something that isn't broken? Voile's "Simple, Solid, Backcountry" motto has never been more apparent than in the V8: an American-made, wood-cored, backcountry ski. This updated, progressive design has created a seriously innovative geometry. These skis can cruise in-bounds, are capable in a huge range of snow conditions, but are lightweight enough for touring uphill. At its core is lightweight Aspen wood, coupled with a carbon fiberglass layer for additional stiffening. It's built with a fully capped construction, bringing the ski to an overall lighter weight for those longer days in the hills. These skis have a wider shovel and narrower tail allowing for great float and plenty of play in the powder. A closer sidecut radius, traditional camber underfoot, and shortened running length give it more maneuverability and control. The V8, as its name implies, is a workhorse of a ski at an affordable price, making these a great all-arounder. This V8 comes in a 181 cm length, bringing the weight to 1710g. The sidecut dimensions are 132 / 105 / 119 mm.
The Voile V8 is paired with a Rottefella Freedom NTN telemark binding. This binding allows for the best power transfer from boot to binding to ski (compared to traditional pin style tele bindings). An easy to use tour functionality and adjustable tension in the tele springs are additional and productive features. NTN is the future of teleskiing, and Rottefella is at the forefront of that movement.
Overall this setup is in good condition. The skis have superficial damage to the top sheet and bases, but nothing of extraordinary concern. The bindings are fully functional and in great condition.
Voile V8: $695.00
Rottefella Freedom NTN: $375.00