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Speed Rail Splitboard Binding
Ditch the slider pins and switch to the smooth-operating Voile Speed Rail Splitboard Binding's intuitive hook-to-axle interface. The Speed Rail does away with pesky slider pins for an upward-facing hook that attaches to a solid axle, allowing free-pivoting action when you're touring uphill. When it's time to ride, simply pop off the binding, slide it front-to-back on Voile Pucks, and snap down the rear-locking latch. It's really that easy and quick during transitions, providing an excellent touring and riding interface.
The Ride-N-Stride Highback features a forward lean toggle that pops in and out between ride and tour mode. Pulled outwards, the forward lean toggle slides away from the heelcup, giving you an additional 25-degrees of stride length. When it's time to ride, simply snap it back down to obtain your pre-set forward lean setting. The Heel Lockdown feature is essential for cruising over rolling meadows en route to the ascent, traversing ridgelines, and side-stepping, while its brass bushings provide greater reliability over time, without being suspect to premature wear. The rest of the binding retains its upgraded straps from last season, 6061-T6 aluminum baseplate, and fully adjustable heelcup.
Please note, the Speed Rail Splitboard Binding comes with dual-height climbing wires, touring brackets, and mounting hardware for both the climbing wires and touring brackets. It doesn't come with Voile Pucks, which are sold separately.
- Get rid of slider pins for good with the Speed Rail Binding
- Upward-facing hooks attach to axle with free-pivoting action
- Slides onto pucks from front-to-back, with locking rear latch
- 6061-T6 aluminum baseplate and upgraded straps over Light Rail
- Ride-N-Stride Highback offers additional 25-degrees of stride
- Heel lock-down for side-stepping and traversing ridgelines
- Reinforced with brass bushings for greater durability
- Voile is credited with inventing splitboarding in the 90's
- Item #VOL005H
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've had these bindings for two winters now and, upon using them at a resort to get my legs back (groomer day), the frail aluminum frame of the baseplate completely snapped in half. I am a 108 pound small woman and I do not ride hard.
I want a binding that I can depend on when I'm out there in the backcountry. I would not recommend these bindings. They are inefficient compared to Sparks bindings. I have always envied my friends who had Sparks bindings and felt silly while they stood there waiting for me to palm-punch the sliding bindings in/out, then meticulously scrape away the ice that has wiggled itself into the essential corners.
For credit, the design of the binding is beautiful and is truly lightweight. I was always able to strap in with so much ease and speed. My only criticism is the design in the transitioning.
Edit: I also live in the upper PNW, where snow is heavy and wet. Perhaps these bindings would be great for lighter snow where ice does not ball up easily in small crevices of the sliding rails.
Solid Binding So Far!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I've only used this twice so far, but it has yet to disappoint. They are a breeze to transition between skinning and snowboarding. When riding, they are stiff but responsive, letting you enjoy the ride after all of your hard work!