Testers’ Choice: Voilé V8


[Photo] Alden Pellett

[Photo] Alden Pellett

Bill Reid | 5’9”, 180 lbs.
Laurentian Mountains, Quebec

Bill was a freestyler in the ’80s, a racer in high school, a telemarker sometime after that and has been a ski tester for the last three years. He likes touring, but prefers to ski with friends—unless it’s a powder day. His pick of the test? The Voilé V8.


Overall Score: 9/10
Best Speed: Medium to Fast
Responsiveness: 9/10
Playfulness: 9/10
Turn Initiation: 9/10
Crud Performance: 9/10
Powder Performance: 9/10
Hard-Snow Performance: 9/10

COMMENTS: “The V8 is perhaps Voilé’s best ski yet. It’s as floaty as the wider Voilé Buster but has absurd responsiveness and hard-snow performance.”


$625 – VOILE.COM
SIZES (cm):
165, 176, 186, 193
7 lbs. 12 oz. (186)







  1. Alden, we are of SIMILAR ski backgrounds, size and weight.
    Currently on Rossignol S7 188.
    Looking to purchase the V8 for a lightweight backcountry ski.
    What length would you RECOMMEND for me, 176 or 186.


    • Tyler Cohen says:

      I’d recommend the 186. The V8 has an S7-like rocker profile, and anything much smaller than what you’re on would definitely feel tiny for you.

  2. alden, I’ve decided to drop the coin on a pair of these bad boys! do they ski short? I’m torn between the 176 and 186. Currently skiing a 177 line prophet and love it! I’m planning on using primarily as a daily driver and allot of uphilling and bc.


    • Tyler Cohen says:

      Pete–they’ll definitely ski shorter than your Prophet, so I’d recommend sizing up.

    • Peter I am skiing the karhu team (8th yr loving them) which I think is the same mold as the line prophet. Thinking about the v8. Did you ever look back? Advice?

  3. i ski a 176 liberty helix. 5’8″ 150lbs. wondering if i should size up ore stick w/ 176

    • Tyler Cohen says:

      Both skis have a pretty similar rocker profile—low, long tip rocker, camber underfoot and a little tail rocker—so you oughta be happy with the 176 unless you’re after a big-gun ski for open terrain.

  4. Hey,

    Sorry for bugging you with another size question!!

    I found these things on sale at a local ski shop in a 193. I’m 6’4” 180 pounds… from what I’ve read I havent seen anyone recommend a 193 yet, unless your a “pro”. I’m currently skiing on some old Hell bents that are around 191 with hammerheads and t1’s.

    I’d like to make the v8’s into my first light AT setup with dynafit bindings and possibly Sportiva Spitfire boots. Would I be hating life running a 193?

    Thanks for your experitise!

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