Becoming the industry leader in the backcountry splitboard category didn’t happen by accident. Or with narrow-minded thinking. Or by not taking inspiration from anywhere.
So when the malcontents at Voilé pondered a little augmentation for their kick-ass Revelator, somehow a flashback to wool plaid shirts, three-pin leather boots, and goofy nylon gaiters came to mind. And the Voilé Revelator BC was born.
Thanks to its “Voile Traction-Pattern Base,” the Revelator BC lets backcountry snowboarders ride up and down moderate, rolling terrain without the bother of applying climbing skins. This feature can be a real boon on tours with long approaches or occasional pitches of steep – but very short – climbing. All that said, the “fish-scaled” base is not a substitute for carrying climbing skins, so please don’t leave home without them.
The versatility of the Revelator BC does not, however, compromise any of the great build features of the “normal” Revelator. And as always, Voilé predictably wraps up their wacked-out innovation in a very-lightweight package.
Paulownia / Double Carbon / BC
Full-Perimeter Steel Edge
Two lengths of 2mm steel with inset teeth wrap the full perimeter of the ski. Each section meets at the outermost points of the tip and tail, and is painstakingly hand-bent to ensure a precise layup.
Exceptionally durable polyamide, with an irregular texture that slows the accumulation of snow and allows easy removal of snow and ice build-up when the approach is long and/or conditions are freezing.
Double Reinforced Binding Mounts
Heel and toe mounting areas are double-reinforced to prevent binding pull out.
Voile Carbon-Weave x2
Two layers of our proprietary carbon fiberglass regulate the ski's flex without an impact on bonding strength.
Laminated Paulownia Wood Core
The lightest wood core offered in our line, with an impressive strength to weight ratio. Paulownia provides the ideal foundation for building a lightweight touring ski.
Traction Pattern Base
For the backcountry skier who must continually make long approaches over rolling terrain, Sharpscale traction base is a godsend. It may sap a little of the ski's downhill speed, but negotiating far fewer skin transitions may be worth it.
I've used this board for a few seasons in the WA Cascades. I rarely need to use skins with this board thanks to the fishscales. I've fishscaled thousands of feet of elevation gain on Rainier and other mountains in the Cascades and Olympics. It has its limits, but it's so nice to have less weight on my feet without skins that a little slippage now and then is worth the reduced fatigue. I can tour up even moderate slopes as long as I don't make the track so steep I need a heel lifter. In the spring, I can sometimes avoid using skins entirely, which your skins will thank you for. Nobody likes touring with waterlogged splitboard skins.
Other notes: the early rise nose is adequate for powder and the geometry is fine for firm conditions. It's light and snappy. The light weight and fishscales make this my ideal spring trips where I'll carry the board for miles and tour in warmer, wetter conditions. The fishscales do reduce speed on the flats, so I use rub-on wax regularly; don't really notice it on moderate and steep slopes. d
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