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Explore beyond the resort.
Once you discover the freedom of the backcountry, you may have a revelation that leads to you never getting a season pass again. The Voile Revelator Splitboard helps you get to the top of distant peaks and shreds untracked powder like a solid board.
Splitboards have traditionally used drilled inserts to mount the binding pucks. Because these inserts offer a finite range of angles, getting the pucks lined up exactly has always been a hassle. However, the new Channel Puck System makes setting up your pucks easy because it offers an infinite range of angles and stance widths so you can get your stance exactly right.
Camber underfoot provides pop and power, and improves edge hold on hardpack, while early-rise rocker in the tip and tail gives it float in powder and offers a more forgiving feel. A setback stance helps you keep your nose up in the deep stuff, and carbon glass ensures a stiff, responsive flex for control and precision. Paulownia wood in the core decreases weight without sacrificing strength, and it comes from sustainably-harvested trees. The Revelator also includes clips, pucks, screws, and T-nuts so you can get out into the backcountry right away.
- Camber with early rise tip and tail
- Directional shape
- Channel puck system
- Stiff flex
- Carbon glass
- Paulownia wood core
- Includes clips, pucks, screws, and T-nuts
- Item #VOL000A
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This board is a great tool to efficiently get you into the backcountry. All those lines you have been thinking about but haven't quite had the right equipment. This is the board to get you there and Voile's best offering in the splitboard market. Made from 2 layers of glass/carbon, and paulownia wood this baby is light on your feet, and steady at high speeds. Comes in at 6 pounds 6 ounces in the 159 version i tested. A few things i really loved about this board was the profile with the hybrid camber shape. Felt like this board shape provides a secure attachment to the snow compared to others due to the elongated camber present. Where the camber ends the rocker begins with an early rise tip/tail to keep you floating. I also really loved the nose on this board as it acts a PFD in deep pow. The board features a nice medium flex allowing you some room for error, but stiffens up at high speed blasting through any chunder.
I really enjoyed my time on this board. Everything from the way it toured to the decent was perfection. The voile system was outdated with the old pin system but with them coming out with the new Voile speedrails i fell in love with the whole voile package again. The bindings are lightweight, and switching over without the pins i am finally as fast as my skier friends:). Finally they are a local Salt Lake company who has been leading the charge in backcountry riding for years. You get a high quality, locally built board that is designed for everything the wasatch mountains have to offer and beyond. At the price of this board and the other voile products you get the best deal without sacrificing performance, and usability. If you want to chat about this board or any other splitboarding questions feel free to reach out anytime to my contact information below!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
There are two things about this plank that were most apparent right off the bat: how well the camber performs on the up and a wonderfully easy ollie. Torsional flex and the overall solid feel of the board when together was a huge step up from my K2 Panoramic (which was surprising considering the cap construction edges-- less surface area meeting along the sidewalls/edges).
It does have a big ol fat nose and early rise, but the overall shape is still cambered and I sometimes find I have to consciously keep the nose up in deep or grabby snow. Definitely more oriented towards a variety of conditions over just pow. I was skeptical of the canted pucks at first (e.g., what if ice gets underneath, or my bindings don't align, etc.), but they've been great.
I got some Jones 70% mohair Universal Skins for these boys, and I've been mostly satisfied. For the Wasatch and places with good/steep access, I'd go full nylon. But for places with longer approaches the mohair really shines and I wonder what I'd do without it.
The 162cm was my choice, but I'm used to larger boards. I'm 5'8 160lbs, so the 162 is maybe a little big, but with the softer flex, oversizing a bit is fine. I did demo a 154, which was very playful and I could see it being useful in tight coulies... But I wouldn't want it for a daily driver.
But the best parts? 1. The weight. 2. The price.
You won't find a lighter board at this value. For me, the low cost makes the board a little more disposable-- which is important because I tend to go through boards in the same timeframe regardless of the price point. Plus I think it performs as good or better than pricier decks.
Voile is a great company. This is a great board.
Photo (c) Niles Andrus
Incredible splitboard design!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Voile Revelator is light underfoot when climbing on the skins. Its versatile in variable conditions, and floats like a dream in the powder. The channel puck system makes for on the fly stance adjustments which makes splitboarders happy. I was able to splitboard the Wasatch for a whole season last year on this board. It is my go to split now. I feel I got to push it to the limits on this board with all the terrain it traveled on. Voile has really brought it to the game with this split. If you are looking for a new splitboard you are gonna want to consider this one. I know I am glad I have mine.
Channel System is Nice!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Conditions: Groomed trails
Location - Solitude Ski Resort
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Revelator split - Born in the Wasatch
My point of view riding the Revelator Splitboard, about 20 miles away from its birth place in Salt Lake City at Voile Manufacturing. Utah's Wasatch mountains are an incredible place for building and testing splitboards, and this new board from Voile is a perfect match for the terrain. March 2014.
Revelator split with new channel system
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Backcountry Magazine has given the 14/15 Revelator splitboard the Editors Choice Award, and for good reason! Aside from being an awesome split, it's also one of the most affordable splitboards available today. I rode the Revelator for half the season last year and it quickly became one of my favorite rides.
The Revelator has a long, stiff camber section that extends well past the bindings which makes for a very stable ride. The early rise nose and tail combined with the slight taper assures premium float in the deepest of pow. I have been a big fan of this shape for all kinds of terrain and conditions, it helps create a very versatile board that handles anything.
Using a lightweight Paulownia wood core they were able to cut the weight down by 1lb. making it one of the lighter splitboards out there. For sure the lightest ones I've been on and something I noticed the first time I took it out. The swing weight was drastically lower making kick-turns and trail-breaking a breeze and it just felt noticeably easier to walk up hill with less weight on my feet.
On the descent I had the same feelings, it's more fun to ride and easier to turn in critical spots with a lighter rig. I think the future of splitboards is all about making the weight as close to a normal snowboard setup as possible. My split rides just as good as a solid, and its now 1lb. closer to weighing the same too!
I am also excited about the new 3° canted pucks and channel system on this board. Instead of the old, standard inserts and pucks with disks that leave you a bit limited on stance options, Voile's new channel puck system eliminates any issues you may have had finding that perfect stance. The new pucks are molded into one solid chunk of stiff plastic taking the moving discs out of the picture, making them way more secure on the board. I feel like I used to get a bit of flex when railing hard on the traditional setup, but this new design feels way more stable and strong. -Next level!
Revelator splitboard in Alaska
2015 Voile Revelator
Has Voile changed anything for the 15/16 version?
The Revelator is the same board this season. What is new this year is the Revelator BC. With its “Voile Traction-Pattern Base,” the Revelator BC lets backcountry snowboarders ride up and down moderate, rolling terrain without the bother of applying climbing skins. You still need skins on this board, but in a flat meadow when in touring mode these can save time from putting on the skins because you can just throw the board into touring mode and cross the terrain. I would not consider this a replacement for skins, but another tool to use when accessing long approaches or flat run outs.
On Backcountry.com- Voile Revelator BC Splitboard- Item # VOL000B http://www.backcountry.com/voile-revelator-bc-splitboard?skid=VOL000B-ONECOL-S162CM&ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6Vm9pbGU6MToyMzpWb2lsZQ==
In the product description it states that voile hardware is included. So my question is, would I still need to purchase a split kit?
Hey jason D.,
The board comes with the hardware to keep the skis connected together. You will need to purchase binding interface hardware separately.