This year Voile has proven they are still in the game with their innovative Voile Revelator Splitboard. Find out how this Voile split held up in the Tetons of Wyoming:
Voile Revelator Splitboard Review
The main attraction of the Voile Revelator Splitboad is its Slide Channel Puck mounts. The first day I tried it I brought with the Voile Puck Alignment guide with me. I skinned for a half hour and then shredded down to the first approach of the day. After the first short shred I noticed my stance was a bit off. No problem, loosen the puck screws, slap the alignment guide on and move the pucks accordingly.
This feature works awesome! So great to not have to worry about loosing screws and stance adjustments have much more options with ease.
After getting my pucks to where I wanted, I skinned up the next zone. The uphill travel with this board surprised me. The skin track was firm and edging with the Revelator was very natural and effortless. I then reached the top and was stoked to have some untracked powder to test it in. I found that it is a very responsive, fast, super fun board. Surfing pow was no problem for this thing but it also had an aggressive charging feel to it. I popped it off a couple pillows and the tail responded with precision.
I noticed while I was split skiing back to the car it was more stable than I was use too. Especially on the tail of the boards.
Powder is powder and I wanted to test it on some varying snow conditions so I booted up Snow King Mountain one day. There was packed powder, crust, crud, and groomers I was able to shred threw. It really performed well on these conditions. I was able to get a solid edge on everything. Snow King proved to be some great testing grounds with its accessibility and steeper upper mountain.
Overall the Revelator is a great split. It has a slightly tapered tail, traditional camber, and a slightly early rise nose. At 6lbs 8oz the weight is on the lighter side of the splitboard spectrum. The capped edge construction is not very common but I have no problem with it. The appearance of the board is not something that shines in my eyes.
The graphics are dull and color schemes are kinda weird. I don’t really care about that stuff though, especially considering how well the Voile Revelator Splitboard ($645.95) rides. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. I feel all the great features of this board out weigh the disappointing graphics no problem