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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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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.

5 5

Made in 'Merica!

Made in the USA! Both the hardware and my split that is. Voile continues to crank out amazing gear. As they say - Simple. Solid. Backcountry. Hard to argue with any of that. The kit was relatively easy to install, and though I had doubts my DIY would stay in one piece in ride mode, it has been out for half a season and held up great. Easy to put together in the field, and surprisingly quick transitions from up to down mode (2-3 minutes?). In my mind this is the best system out there. The slider plates plus standard bindings are a little heavy, and I may someday switch to a split-specific binding, but for now they do the job.

A couple of construction hints:
-Drill a very small pilot hole for each hole through the deck
-When drilling the countersink holes for the t-nuts, drill a small pilot hole from the top, flip the board and drill out the countersink, then flip over again and drill out the top hole to full size. This helps keep the larger bit aligned and makes the countersunk holes well centered.
-If you can, use a forstner bit to countersink the base-side holes rather than a paddle bit, provides more control.
-Cover all bare wood with marine epoxy while mounting hardware to keep moisture out

Voile instructions in the box are ok, but also found some great descriptions here:
http://www.splitboardoregon.com/make-your-own-split/

Would also check out these videos from Voile prior to starting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPSAGraCXgc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8X9JMw0Ldk

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Great tip on using a forstner bit - I used a paddle bit when I did mine 4 years ago and that turned out to be my biggest challenge. The paddle bits dulled very quickly from the fiberglass on my board, and I had to resharpen the bit after drilling every 2-3 countersink holes.

5 5

don't be lazy

Sure, a factory split will be more "perfect" and "refined," but it's also going to cost more than your '91 Outback. If you want a way into the fresh backcountry goods, without breaking the bank, the Voile DIY is your ticket. Plus, you'll be rockin a one-of-a-kind set-up that'll make all those factory split sell-outs look like a bunch of generic, lazy suckers.

Like anything DIY, the more patient and clean you are the better it will come out - be careful with the wood paddle bit! My biggest complaint with this particular kit is the parts list. It calls for a 19/64 drill bit, which barely exists (just use a 5/16 and some epoxy) and an unnecessary ball pein hammer. Really look through the instructions to see what you'll need, and make sure you have everything before you get started, nothing worse than having to make multiples trip to the hardware store.

To seal the inside edges (the cut edges) I use Spar Urethane, then coat them with epoxy (sanded down for a nice straight, plastic-like edge)

5 5

Great Kit

This kit is awesome! It was pretty easy to put together and the board came out great. Check out the intraweb for some video's before you give it a shot yourself.

I was going to purchase this but its the...

I was going to purchase this but its the older kit isn't it ?
new one is 1100 ?
http://www.voile.com/voile-splitboards/voile-split-kit-diy.html

I was going to purchase this but its the...
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Got mine today and they're the newer version (e.g. dual climbing wires)