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 Post subject: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:10 am 
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Voile improves the durability of their Slider Track...new splitboarders ask “what is a slider track?”. ;)

See story here, http://www.splitboard.com

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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:22 pm 
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Is this their HUGE announcement they hinted at in the other thread? :roll: :roll: :roll:

Must be a slow news day huh BCrider? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:27 pm 
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Maybe its just me, but I really don't see a difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:55 pm 
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just looks like they rounded and extended the back stop


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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:46 pm 
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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

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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 :banghead:

But yeah, based on that pic I'd say they just lengthened the tab


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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:16 pm 
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Wow, that's pretty huge! They solved an incredible problem with the split kit!














that no one was having


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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:25 pm 
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Thank God!

Good to see they're advancing the sport into the FUUUTTTUUURRREEE! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:15 am 
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Rable Rable Rable!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:27 am 
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YESSSSSSS!

Now I can throw my clunky and cumbersome Sparks in the trash and go back to using the inovative "new" Voile sliders again.






Ya know, you'd think with all of thier resources they could bring more noise than that. A longer tab?? I could've come up with that on my way to work this morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:09 pm 
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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. :twocents:


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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:27 pm 
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AWW c'mon bcr, it's fun to make fun of other people's inventions.
I think we all respect Voile for almost singlehandedly turning the snowboard into a fun and useful backcountry tool.


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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:31 pm 
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I dunno... what's the weight differance with all that extra metal?


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 Post subject: Re: Voile improves slider tracks
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:49 pm 
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bcrider wrote:
even if it isn't a product many splitters use anymore. :twocents:


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.


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