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The Voile Split Kit is the economical splitboard remedy for the do-it-yourself backcountry nut.

If you don't have the dinero to throw towards a factory-assembled splitboard and you have confidence in your carpentry skills, the Do-It-Yourself Voile Split Kit is for you. Turn any snowboard into a backcountry gem with the Voile Split Kit. This package includes all the hardware, Universal Slider Tracks and Slider Pins, and step by step instructions to safely split your board—you provide the saw, cajones, and ingenuity. The Split Kit works with nearly any binding and board combination. Enough of boot packing and snowshoes. Get up to speed with the Voile Split Decision Kit.

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5 5

Stood up to the test

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Put this kit to the test in April. Worked like a charm. Very easy to use and the multi height touring mode is awesome. Only downfall is that it's a bit heavy(which is expected) and one of the pins bent slightly on an ascent and it was near impossible to get it in at the top. Otherwise, no complaints.

For a more detailed account check out my blog post on the Launch Snowboards site: http://www.launchsnowboards.com/blogs/bulletin-board/34180997-a-first-timers-take-on-splitboarding

Unanswered Question

Is there a limitation about the size of the board I should use? I want to craft a splitboard for my 11 years old son.

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Does this kit come with the templates?

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Jesse,

This kit does come with templates.

Those templates are for ensuring there is alignment with the pucks and that the toe piece is aligned to each board properly.

Lastly there are templates for mounting the chinese hooks and the voile plastic tip/tail clips.

Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
801.736.4336
jdowns@backcountry.com

5 5

Closet boards.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been thinking about getting my boots in some deep untouched pow for awhile now to see what all the hype is about in the back woods, but didn't want to drop the chedda to get a set up. That was my UT state of mind and what made me spring for this Tim the tool man DIY kit. It's pretty damn cool and a hell of allot cheaper than diving head first into one of those factory split boards after all if you been riding around for years like me we all have some skeletons in the closet collecting dust why not split them? The instructions are easy to follow and everything was there to get me side ways in some fluff but I recommend to have your buddy or an Al on hand as it's allot easier to do with two sets of hands.

Closet boards.
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Do you use anything to waterproof the screw holes on the top sheet? Do you worry that water will seep in under the bindings and get into the core?

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Chris,

If you're worried about water getting into the core, seal each hole at the top with some poly urethane.

I did my own DIY board a month or two ago, so shoot me an email if you have questions!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

I want to purchase the Rome Double agent...

I want to purchase the Rome Double agent split board off your website, how much of this kit do i need in addition to purchasing the board?

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Hey JeanKenney,
If you are buying a factory made splitboard, then you do not need this kit. This is for do it yourself splitboards only. Some of the pieces are the same but it comes with extra parts that you wont need, and the pucks are meant to be permanently mounted and not moved.
For that board you will need the Voile Universal Splitboard Interface.

http://www.backcountry.com/voile-universal-splitboard-interface

We are currently sold out of it, however.

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Jean, Travis is right.
Its fairly easy to piece together the kit. Especially now that there are other binding options out there.
If you're going to be using regular snowboard bindings mounted to slider plates, You'll need the Puck kit, dual heel risers and touring brackets. And climbing skins.
This time of year they can be hard to find all in one retailer.
You can upgrade to the karakoram binding system which comes with all their parts.
Regardless, splitboarding opens up doors for you. Have fun!!

5 5

Split time

Super easy kit. I bought a split board setup, but just needed the connectors for the bindings and such. Nice to have some extra hardware in case I lose or break a clip. :)

5 5

Stoked to Split my Favorite Board!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These Kits are so great. I love being able to save a lil Cash by doing it myself & even better I get to split my most Fav Pow board of all time, My 61 Charlie Slasher! The kit works so well & touring is way more fun than I origonally thought it would be. If you're scared to cut your own board, theres a lot of shops and tech's out there that will gladly do it for you. I went with the G3/BC.Com Skins since they had the rear attachments for snowboards. Everybody should have a Splitboard in their Quiver!!

I have a board that is towards the end of...

I have a board that is towards the end of its lifespan, and would like to split it. My question is: If I use this kit and the board eventually dies, can I transfer it over to another board? Or are components permanently attached to the board on installation?

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It is totally possible to get the hardwear out after a board has finally seen its last day. Just keep in mind that you may have to do some decent harm to the board to get the gear out safely.

4 5

Do some reasearch!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Hey I did a K2 Happy Hour 157.
1st suggestion would be to try use a board with minimal graphic on the bottom, as each peice can be pulled out the edge.
2nd try to find what your core has in it. mine had honey comb stringers where i screwed into which after the first one wasn't the worst but the counter sink ripped up the honey comb if i didn't easy up after I got through the base.
3rd the counter sink they sugguest is perfect size for the t bolt. I demand haha that you use one size bigger. For 2 reasons that the teeth on the T-bolt will grab the base of your board and warp your base, with it being bigger now it has more for the appoxy to bite onto. I suggest J&B weld for the T bolts as J&B will penetrate the metal on the T bolts. Use a poly urethane on the cut edge. do 3-4 coats and sand inbetween.

Do some reasearch!!
4 5

Buyer Beware

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked these up two seasons ago and built my own split board out of a Burton Burden EST. Yes, EST works as a split. This product delivers everything asked of it, however I would like to warn people that patience and a good knowledge of working with boards is needed. The modifications you will make to your board will require you fix portions of your base and drill precise holes. You don't want to make a mistake and notice it at 7000ft. Also, be aware that if you have 2012 light rails they WILL NOT fit the touring mount and pins that come in this kit. The proper mount and pins should have come with your light rails, however that is not always the case so be aware. This is a great product and is worth it to not spend $1000 on a new board. Enjoy and be precise.

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Spencer, you split an EST? please post a picture so that I may reference. I have a burton custom that I would love to split. Thanks.

5 5

Voile and Backcountry do not disappoint!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this from BC last year while it was on sale. Chopped up my '08 Skate Banana and have already put in a few days this season. If you are familiar with ski/snowboard maintenance, the process will be quick and painless. If you are not as familiar, but would like to give it a shot, don't worry the templates are very straightforward and there are a ton of helpful resources if you hop on Google. I replaced a few of the T-Nuts with Quiver Killers so I didn't have to put extra holes in my already torn up base. The DIY kit is definitely the fastest and cheapest way to get skinning. You can upgrade to universal pucks or split-specific bindings at your own pace and within your own budget. I'm still not entirely sure how to pronounce the name though. . . V O I L E

Voile and Backcountry do not disappoint!
5 5

Split and mount your favorite board!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I split and mounted my Signal Rocker Snowboard and it was easy and fun to do with the very informative How To Video located on this page! You can also go to YouTube and type in Voile Split Kit and the Instructional video comes right up! You will need a lot of tools to do this so dig into your dad's garage full of tools and get splitting! The mounts are super easy to put on with the sticker templates that tell you exactly where to drill. Can't wait to try out my newly split board out in the mountains of PC, BCC, and LCC in Utah!

4 5

Tricky Instructions, Cool product

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I loved this kit because I got to pick the best board for the conditions and then make it myself rather than settle for the premade splitboards. The instructions were not clear but you can figure it out if you have some basic knowledge of how a splitboard set up works. I used get rot (a marine wood treatment) instead of spar urethane because it seeps into the wood and is much much more water proof. I also used a mill to cut my board so that it fit together perfectly. I would highly recommend watching the you tube videos on how to use this split kit. Also the setup was much heavier than my normal setup and it felt different when riding so I had to take the first run to get used to everything. I wish I would have tried my board out at a resort a bit so I could get the feel of it because it was tricky to ride a pretty difficult run, after hiking, on a foreign setup.

4 5

Got an old board? Rip it in half

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This kit killed it. If you have some basic skills with tools and an old board you can make yourself a split. It's pretty easy to figure out especially with the videos below. It took me about a week start to finish until I was skinning up on this thing. I cut an old Burton board with a 3 hole system with a Diablo Demo circular blade. Make sure you know exactly where you want to mount your bindings, because once you drill the holes to mount the pucks thats where they will need to go. Take the time to measure everything a couple times, you'll be grateful you did when it's done. The plates to mount your bindings are great for riding any 4x4 binding you have but they add a lot of weight and lift your binders off the board. Not a huge deal. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to talk about DIY.

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Hi Travis. I'm about to split my old never summer and noticed that the instructions only mention using epoxy on the base. How do you seal the hardware on the top sheet to prevent water from getting into the core?