Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 2:39 pm Posts: 478 Location: Where the kids go to retire
Oh c'mon, this is at least as big as Win95 to Win98
If it helps at all here's the verbage behind the pics for y'all
To increase the durability of the Voile Slider Track, we have added material to the stop tab at the back of the Slider Track. This will prevent any long term wear, as it bears the full weight of the user in each step they take while skinning uphill. The stop tab also performs the function of providing a stop and precise fit of the Slider Track when sliding over the adjustable pucks for the ride mode of the splitboard.
There was another pic, too, but I spilled coffee on my trackpad and can't right click to get the URL to post for you guys
But yeah, based on that pic I'd say they just lengthened the tab
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:57 pm Posts: 5104 Location: California
Easy all. I know I started the fun poking but lets remember to play nice.
Voile didn't come out and say they reinvented the wheel, they just made a little tweak to make one of their existing products better. That's a good thing in my opinion even if it isn't a product many splitters use anymore.
Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:42 am Posts: 529 Location: Oakland, CA
even if it isn't a product many splitters use anymore.
I use the slider tracks because, early in the gear game, I would rather several-hundred $$ upgrade to Sparks (assuming you get some cheap used Burton Cartels for the split like I did) on rounding out my gear rack first: -boot crampons -whippet -MSR reactor
I'm not making fun of the slider tracks - I depend on them. But it's pretty funny to make a big deal out of such an insignificant tweak. How many splitters here have ever complained about slider tracks getting loose or worn after seasons of touring? None that I can remember, or hardly any.
How many splitters have complained about Voile SD crampons? Every single one, every single day ... and I saw some proto that BCR brought to the split party, but that's the thing Voile should be spending time on, not a silly 2 grams of extra material gusseted to the slider track backstop.