Go get the untouched.
Tired of feeling like you're standing on stilts when you're splitboarding? The Voile Light Rail Splitboard Binding is designed to interface directly with your Voile pucks to eliminate the thick baseplate that's often found on standard snowboard bindings. The Light Rail works hand-in-hand with the lightweight aluminum construction to simplify your setup, reduce weight, and improve performance. To illustrate the function in sum, the Light Rail essentially takes the slider piece that you would normally use to attach your standard bindings to, and transforms it into the baseplate.
This means the Light Rail's baseplate slides directly onto the pucks, putting you closer to the board. It also creates a more stable, secure feel so your splitboard performs more like a solid board. The Avalanche Rip Cord release system allows you to undo both straps with the pull of a cord so you can bail out in avalanche rescue situations. A negative forward lean setting allows for longer strides so you can tour across flats more comfortably and efficiently. The straps reduce pressure points and redesigned ratchets operate more smoothly. If you like to reach your lines with your own two feet, the Light Rail won't hold you back.
- Light Rail Binding with wide slider pins and touring brackets
- Slides onto Voile pucks for solid riding interface
- 6061-T6 aluminum base plate and 7075-T6 aluminum rails
- Adjustable heelcup allows for negative highback angle
- Highback with tool-less forward lean for easy adjustment
- Plush, 3D-shaped ankle strap for maximum comfort
- Voile is made in Salt Lake City, Utah
- Item #VOL001L
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I used the women's version myself a couple times and had some buddies who used this version and all in all, I would not recommend them. For $100 more you have a binding (Speed Rail Bindings) that is lighter and has a transition time that dwarfs the light rails. The straps on these bindings are not engineered well and my buddy Josh's got jammed and ruined our tour. If you do decide to go with the more economic option of the light rail, add a couple of Voile Straps to your cart to fix the bindings in a pinch. If you have questions about splitboard hardware give me a ring and I'd be happy to get you ready for the season.
Happy Backcountry Touring Hubby!
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Purchased these a Christmas gift along with a new splitobard for my husband and he loves everything about his new setup! I'm not exactly sure how these work but I can tell you that he was able to fit the bindings himself with ease.