Though the Charger name has been a part of the Voile ski-line since 2011, the new Voile HyperCharger has evolved into something quite different than what was released years ago. What this latest iteration brings, first and foremost is: significantly reduced weight when compared to the Voile SuperCharger. This is accomplished by starting at the core. Voile switched from Aspen to Paulownia for the HyperCharger. The strength to weight ratio of Paulownia is renowned, but it is a bit softer than Aspen. So, to compensate for that while still maintaining the weight savings, they’ve doubled the amount of Carbon Fiber in the lay-up, and re-enforced the binding mounts. The HyperCharger width has minimal taper from the shovel to the tail, and a longer running length (when compared to the Voile V8) that give it strong edging capability to tackle steep terrain. While the generous width and Early-Rise Camber profile provide exceptional float, even in the deepest, lightest, snow. There is a fine line between weight savings and performance. The Voile HyperCharger rides that line as nicely as it dices narrow couloirs, rips wide-open aprons and dances through powder-filled tree lines, you know, really, really, well.