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Zipadee quick on the ascent.
The Voile Objective Ski is so dang light, you might just find yourself whistling like you're taking a stroll through a wintry meadow when you're passing other backcountry travelers on the skin track. Inspired by skimo racing, the Objective shines on fast ascents and long approaches, thanks to the lightweight paulownia wood core and carbon fiberglass layers. With an 82mm waist width, these aren't the planks to loaf around in pow with, but the impressively stiff flex and zippy 18.5m turn radius can hold an edge on blue rock and rail down pinner couloirs.
- Conquer big objectives in this lightweight touring ski
- 82mm waist attacks the uphill
- Rockered tip eases turn initiation
- Paulownia wood core is light and springy
- Carbon laminate is strong without added weight
- Short, snappy turn radius is super nimble
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The downhill performance of these skis can be described with a lot of words that rarely apply to ultralight skis - energetic, playful, forgiving, and most of all, FUN. Basically a scaled-down Vector. All that Voile magic in a featherweight package that's perfect for big days and epic ski mountaineering objectives. Occasionally, you'll be reminded that you're on a sub 5lb ski in tough conditions - but for the most part, these do it all. Hardpack, windboard, old consolidated snow, and yes - even powder. Pound for pound you won't find a more fun ski.
Snappy and Light
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Love this ski for variable snow and bigger touring days. Had the chance to demo is last season, and I'm getting a pair this year for exactly what I said above. The 82 waist, and early rise tip allows for surfing on faceted old snow along with a new edge hold on steep terrain. The uphill on these skis is awesome as well as the width would suggest. I normally ski the Voile Vector 181, and these to me are more like a scaled down version of those. Loved em!