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  • #566488
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    #580464
    U-TAAH
    5 Posts

    At 1 pound how will you do any better! Probably not well suited to 50′ hucks, anyone tried? 😈

    #580465
    huevon
    124 Posts

    Very minimal, but with a surprising amount of support. Fast and easy on-off and doesn’t ice up. Takes a little tinkering to get dialed.

    #580466
    splat
    7 Posts

    dumb Q:

    do these plates fit on Burton hardware?

    #580467
    U-TAAH
    5 Posts

    No these will not fit on burton unless you custom fabricate a plate to put them on. These bindings have seperate toe and heel pieces that mount to the Voile slider track and use it as the binding base. Check with Bomber in Colorado to see if their binding will work. It is sexy! On second thought being close to the Alps I bet you have more choices for plate bindings. Here in the USA very few mainstream riders use plates.

    #580468
    splat
    7 Posts

    Thanks man. Can I ask then what bindings are people using on the Burton’s splits if not these or Bomber’s stock?

    As for gear in Europe – yes, there is heaps of it but not so easy from where i am to shoot down the road and browse a few shops. But once you work out what you want (via online research in the office instead of working ;)) you can just go and get it. As for buying gear in the UK – forget it. Small selection of brands, not all models are carried even if they have the brand and then they charge way too much for it. And that is for normal boarding gear, not even splits. The word splitboard is a dirty one. I have not seen nor heard of anyone interested in split gear in the UK neither retailers or riders of internet forums. Time to change all that 🙂

    #580469
    bobby zahn
    1 Posts

    Being quite new to this, I was curious how easy it is to get this on/off a pair of hardshell boots (Koflachs to be specific).
    Also, if anyone had any experience with this plate and a soft mountaineering boot, perhaps something like a Sportive Nuptse, k4s…etc.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    #580470
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    Any soft mountaineering boot and plates will suck. I tried my Technica leather boots once in plates for giggles and can tell you that the toeside is doable, barely, but the heelside is nigh on impossible! You have no edging power with leather boots and plates. Possibly using them in strap bindings would work, but why kill yourself when there are other better boots to use.

    #580471
    plark42
    13 Posts

    I used the voile mtn plates on my splitboard (with koflach degres) and they sucked for the descent. For the ascent it was nice to have these lightweight bindings to make carrying the board a bit less cumbersome. Skinning in these bindings was super nice, you have more room to move your feet about, compared to strap on bindings where the bindings add a lot of weight and take up space in your set up. The bindings absolutely sucked for going downhill.. but i think that was because of my boots, not the bindings.. the bindings were really rigid but the buts only came up to my ankles.. bad news..

    overall- keep the lightweight/slender mtn plate bindings, get AT hard shell boots.

    #580472
    plark42
    13 Posts

    I used the voile mtn plates on my splitboard (with koflach degres) and they sucked for the descent. For the ascent it was nice to have these lightweight bindings to make carrying the board a bit less cumbersome. Skinning in these bindings was super nice, you have more room to move your feet about, compared to strap on bindings where the bindings add a lot of weight and take up space in your set up. The bindings absolutely sucked for going downhill.. but i think that was because of my boots, not the bindings.. the bindings were really rigid but the buts only came up to my ankles.. bad news..

    overall- keep the lightweight/slender mtn plate bindings, get AT hard shell boots.

    #580473
    raul
    41 Posts

    the work fine with my mlt4 dinafit boots… y supouse they will work ok with any other rigid sole mountainering boots

    Ra

    #580474
    slideforlife
    1 Posts

    bcrider,
    what are those little blue plastic ovals of two sizes and that other thing above the pins in your pic? They’re sitting on my shelf threatening to get lost after I used the plates without them. Also, I know this might be sacrilege, but has anyone tried to use the voile plate on a solid board?
    I got such a great improvement (without giving up the boogie) with my dynafit boot/plate binding set-up holding an edge in the icy east that I’m thinking of picking up an extra pair for my solid board.

    dave

    #580475
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    hi sfl,

    The blue things plug the screw slots I believe. This helps keep the snow and ice out.

    As for putting them on a solid board. I don’t think you could without some sort of custom shim or plate. Try calling or emailing Voile, they’ll know. You might also consider a regular bomber plate binding (not their splitboard version).

    Good luck! 8)

    #580476
    hardbooter
    25 Posts

    Hi SliderForLife

    The Voiles won’t work on a solid board. For a similar feel, you’ll need to find a set of Burton Raceplates or F2/Proflex Freecarve plates.

    F2/Proflex

    Burtons

    I’m selling the F2s in the picture if you’re interested (85 shipped).
    The Burtons are readily available on eBay for about $125-150 new.

    #580477
    ssattler
    77 Posts

    hardbooter,

    would you rec riding the F2s on a split board, or would you use something different (bomber plates etc…)

    i’m just trying to figure out this whole hardboot thing.

    Scott

    #580478
    hardbooter
    25 Posts

    hey ssatler:

    Voiles vs. F2s vs. Bombers

    These are my opinions, others may have their own!!!

    I’ve not used or seen the Voiles live, but reports are that they are very lightweight but have some durability issues. They also are the most economical option.

    The F2s aren’t all that easy to locate in the US. However, they are great in that they maintain most of the lateral flexibility of the Voiles but with better durability. You can pull the Toe/Heel blocks off the base plate and bolt them directly to the Voile sliders for a very clean and lightweight setup. Again, US availability isn’t great, but you can often find used sets over on the Bomberonline classifieds. Alternatively, you can order from some Euro websites, but with shipping, the price approaches that of the Bombers.

    The Bombers are bulletproof and really the only choice for high altitude mountaineering. All metal design means that they’ll likely outlast your board, boots, and probably your knees as well. They will be noticably stiffer than both the Voiles and the F2s as the bails are thicker and there is no plastic to flex. You are more likely to need to customize some cants or toe/heel lifts due to the stiffness, but once you get dialed in, they can be as comfortable as the plastic options.

    If you happen to be in the Tahoe area, I’d be happy to lend you either an F2 setup or Bombers or both. Also, if this will be your first foray into hardboots/plates, I’d highly recommend hooking up with a hardbooter at a resort to get some pointers before heading into the BC. There are a few technique changes that you’ll need to make that are best practiced in a controlled environment. You’re likely to find a helpful hardbooter close to you in the Bomberonline forums.

    I’ll try to post a picture of the F2s directly mounted to the Voile sliders so you can see this setup.

    Enjoy!!!

    Mark

    #580479
    hardbooter
    25 Posts

    Here’s a pic of the F2s next to the Bombers.

    #580480
    enrysno
    23 Posts

    Is it possible to bolt the catek toe/heel blocks directly to voilè slider (as done with f2)?

    #580481
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Yes, I have Catek toe and heel pieces bolted directly to the the Voile slider plate. This will only work for boot sizes of about 10.5 and under, larger boots and the Voile plate is not long enough. The holes do not match up directly, so the mounting holes in the Voile plate will have to be opened up somewhat, this is best done slowly, with a round file.
    My dealer (All Board Sports in Boulder, CO) was able to sell me just the Catek Toe and heel pieces. I actually mount them with cant wedges between the toe and heel piece and the Voile plate (I use Dynafit toe pieces on the board for tour mode).

    #580482
    enrysno
    23 Posts

    very interesting, can you post a pic?
    I imagine that there aren’t problems between catek’s “boot size screws” and voilè’s t-nuts..or have you used another type of screws?

    do you know the weight of the pieces? lighter or heavier than bomber ones?

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