My new Prior just showed up and I'm wondering what to do about skins. Originally I planned to keep my old Burtons since they attach at the tip and tail. I was going to sell te Voiles with my old Burton split.
But now I'm not so sure. The Voiles seem lighter and, well, they're new. Any opinions?
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:26 pm Posts: 351 Location: bozeman
I like the voile's way better than my burtons. They are lighter, grabbier, and I'm pretty sure wider. I still haven't had a problem with no tail hook yet either, however many people have solved this if it is an issue.
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:57 pm Posts: 4965 Location: California
I've always felt that the Burton skins were slightly lighter and more packable than the Voile skins. The compromise however is a little less grip (shorter plush) and weaker glue. You'd also have to notch the tails on a not Burton split to use them with the tail clips (this may or may not be possible depending on whether the board have a full wrap metal edge).
Tail clips are nice but the glue on the Voile skins is strong enough that you typically don't need them.