Forums The Gear Room Are Voile touring risers worth the weight penalty? Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)Author Posts December 21, 2014 at 2:25 am #770740 iriecoyote 291 PostsIn my Christmas shopping expeditions I picked up a set of touring risers for myself. I already have sufficient articulation w/ my setup but am interested in the idea of better leverage when sidehilling. I’d like to hear other’s thoughts on whether this benefit is real w/ risers or am I going to add weight w/o significant return.I’m also curious if risers are compatible w/ Mr. Chomps as I’m looking to add crampons to my system as well. December 29, 2014 at 11:40 pm #776281 96avs01 875 PostsThey are not compatible with Chomps, so I took mine off. Another reason why I dig my HB setup for my largish hooves.165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks 163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s 162 FurbergChris December 30, 2014 at 3:27 am #776294 HansGLudwig 601 PostsYou’re better off with a strappy strap or some DIY analogue for sidehilling. They can be kinda faff though. More practical is to have as “wall to wall” skins as possible, without covering up any edge.Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page... http://splitboard.com/activity-2/ January 5, 2015 at 10:26 am #777080 FloImSchnee 291 Posts96avs01 wrote:They are not compatible with Chomps, so I took mine off. Another reason why I dig my HB setup for my largish hooves.Why shouldn’t they? I use touring risers and Mr. Chomps. @stuka: simply try it, as you already bought it. I didn’t notice a big difference, after having the risers mounted.For good sidehilling, make sure your skins fit perfectly (base totally covered, but edges uncovered), strap in tightly for sidehill sections, and most importantly: practice. January 6, 2015 at 5:27 pm #777201 iriecoyote 291 PostsThanks for the comments everyone.I did mount them up and got out on them for the first time this weekend. Conditions were firm and I did notice a little bit more leverage in the switchbacks. My favorite feature is that they lift the climbing wires off the topsheet which makes it easier to hook w/ my pole handle. I haven’t decided if those advantages are worth the weight but I’ll leave them on for awhile and see how I feel after a few more outings. January 6, 2015 at 9:56 pm #777221 96avs01 875 PostsFloImSchnee wrote: <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>96avs01 wrote:</div> They are not compatible with Chomps, so I took mine off. Another reason why I dig my HB setup for my largish hooves.Why shouldn’t they? I use touring risers and Mr. Chomps.My experience (with only tall climbing wires) was the added height off the top of the board caused the teeth to barely (if at all) engage in the snow surface. When using them without the climbing wires up, it appeared to be overstressing the interface of the Chomps with the slider pin. YMMV165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks 163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s 162 FurbergChris Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)You must be logged in to reply to this topic.