Forums Bindings New Voile Speed Rail Bindings Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total) Author Posts January 14, 2016 at 10:18 am #788254 Jimy 66 Posts Just saw this post on Facebook from Splitboard Magazine. What are your thoughts on the speed rail system they are using for tour mode? Private Video so I have to link to their FB page knuckle dragger January 14, 2016 at 10:56 am #788255 Jason4 443 Posts I had to look it up on Google, the work filter blocks FB. http://activejunky.com/articles/backcountry-tech-five-new-products-for-2016 That looks familiar. January 14, 2016 at 4:58 pm #788267 Chewbacca 100 Posts Can anyone say K2 Kwicker? Still don’t see how the ride mode works though January 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm #788309 Doug 23 Posts Chewbacca wrote: Can anyone say K2 Kwicker? Still don’t see how the ride mode works though Video on this page January 15, 2016 at 2:59 pm #788317 maniacdave 564 Posts That is slick. Nice work Voile, one moving part much like Spark’s Tesla. I dig it. Chewbacca wrote: Can anyone say K2 Kwicker? Still don’t see how the ride mode works though Bindings slide on back on back to front, fixed tabs at the front (part of the rails) prevent the binding from sliding back further & then a locking tab under the heel locks in the rear. Flip the Tesla system around pretty much, no little touring pins to pop out and lose in the snow however. That was Pontus January 18, 2016 at 10:57 am #788439 rughty 620 Posts I like that Voile is finally getting into the pin less category. That being said…I will have to voice a little skepticism towards their apparent use of aluminum rail touring interface. I know this was designed for light weight but aluminum does not wear well. Especially when touring exerts such a wide range of forces when sidehilling/traversing compared to a flat approach. Not to mention the thousands of steps required to complete only 1 ascent. The wear would certainly take longer than the old style voile plates due to a larger contact surface area, but then again there is surface area lost due to not having a top when using a hook feature. The possibility also exists for damage to the top sheet or inability to install in ride mode if the hooks do bend. Just a few things to look for at first glance. They are a much better Voile option than their previous bindings up to this point. I would think 350 is a little steep and to gain marketshare they would need to come down a little in price. January 18, 2016 at 1:12 pm #788444 Jason4 443 Posts @rughty If this binding is as similar to the K2 Kwicker system as it appears to be then K2 already addressed those issues with a bushing that the aluminum hooks ride on. I’ve been told that those bushings are even user serviceable but it’s been a while since I’ve had the K2 binding in hand. January 18, 2016 at 2:16 pm #788452 rughty 620 Posts You are right. I see it now. That does certainly make a huge difference. On a different note…given Voile’s place in the binding market and how they continue to drive down costs to the consumer to gain market share (ie splitboard, shovel price points), following inline to the top dollar asking prices for bindings bucks this trend. With their previous models the low prices reflected an inferior design due to insufficient and gimmicky technology and a lack of a good ski crampon option. The speedrail at a lower price would reflect more current tech at a price that would keep them competitive. Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.