Next up in the look at 2011-2012 splitboards are the offerings from Voile.
Voile took what I think is a surprising twist and are again only offering one board, but in four different lengths. I find it surprising as a few years back they had a deeper product line, and I know there are old OEM and newer one-off Voile swallowtails out there, I guess they decided the Mojo RX does everything well and there’s not enough demand for the others. UPDATE: Voile dropped me a line and they are actually offering two boards this year, the Mojo RX, and the limited release V-Tail (aka swallowtail)
2011-2012 Voile Mojo RX splitboard
The 2011-2012 Voile Mojo RX is the same wide nose/slight taper and setback shape as last year’s Mojo RX with a different topsheet. Yes, I know their website says ‘New shape, new profile…’ but I reached out to Voile to confirm before pushing this. However, one thing their website won’t tell you is that the topsheet’s difference is more than just visual. This year Voile is using a Carbonium topsheet (as does Never Summer), which Voile claims is not only more durable but also less likely to accumulate snow when touring. The Voile Mojo RX is available in four sizes (154, 161, 166 and 171) and a few configurations – board only (note that their definition of board only isn’t the same as others and actually comes with touring brackets, climbing heels and pucks/gaskets) for $695, board with all hardwear (aka just add bindings and go) and skins for $895, and the Light Rail package which includes everything plus their Light Rail splitboard bindings for $1095.
2011-2012 Voile V-Tail splitboard
Voile is offering a limited production swallowtail splitboard they are calling the V-Tail. It’s not currently on their site (yet IS available on REI’s site) and looks like it’s going to be hen’s teeth like the Jones line, so if you want one get ‘er now. Hoping to get some specs and info on this in a minute, if so will update.