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 Post subject: Voile Artisan Review
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:42 pm 
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The Voile Artisan Splitboard is one of the best splitboards we have tested this season, especially considering the $595 price tag. With the 2013-2014 Artisan Splitboard, Voile created a freestyle friendly splitboard that excels in all conditions. The Artisan is a considerable improvement over past Voile splits, it worked so well in fact that it was included in our 2013-2014 Splitboard Buyers Guide.

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Voile Artisan Review – Splitboard

by Mike Hardaker on January 6, 2014 in Snowboard Reviews
Voile Artisan Review – Splitboard

The Voile Artisan Splitboard is one of the best splitboards we have tested this season, especially considering the $595 price tag. With the 2013-2014 Artisan Splitboard, Voile created a freestyle friendly splitboard that excels in all conditions. The Artisan is a considerable improvement over past Voile splits, it worked so well in fact that it was included in our 2013-2014 Splitboard Buyers Guide.

On Snow Notes
Float

We tested the Voile Artisan in a size 162 which is about 4 centimeters larger then our every day boards. The rocker-camber profile floated great in deep pow, with the nose of the board always staying above the snows surface. The Artisan floated in light snow found in the Jackson Hole backcountry and really excelled while testing in British Columbia with deeper snow and a higher moisture content in the snowpack.

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Mike Hardaker testing the Artisan at Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson, BC

Stability

The Artisan has a softer feel then other splitboards on the market allowing the board to be very responsive. We felt comfortable getting the board up to speed riding over chop, chunder and especially opening it up on untracked steep pow lines. The board responded well maneuvering quickly from edge to edge in the trees and while making big arching wide open alpine turns. Having camber between the feet worked well for holding an edge on harder snow.

Playfulness

This is how a splitboard is supposed to ride! The Artisan had so much pop and freestyle radness that at times we forgot we were riding a splitboard. Voile uses a full aspen wood core in the Artisan that creates plenty of snap and a lively feel. The board really stood out from the pack when riding pillow lines and always seemed to gravitate towards the next feature to pop an air off of.

“The hybrid camber/rocker profile is forgiving but very responsive allowing for every kind of riding style” said Neil Provo – Voile Athlete and backcountry ninja.

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Full review: http://mtnweekly.com/voile-artisan-splitboard-review-62768

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