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.
Light and skin track friendly! I found it overall tracked and gripped (with skins) all types of snow on the uphill. The fish scale base is great for rolling, low-incline terrain, however it does hamper glide and going backwards. In powder it's a dream but still holds an edge quite well on the hard pack. At 6lb, 11oz (165cm) this is considerably light. It is very close to a One-Quiver BC Board!
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Voile makes the best of the best products. I have a Splitboard from them and all of the hardware is so perfect and amazing quality. They also have amazing customer service. I couldn’t rave enough about them!
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