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  • #576400
    mjd
    40 Posts

    I guess this proves there has to be endless ways to get around the Never Summer patent.

    http://business.transworld.net/87488/press-releases/voile-debuts-the-artisan-splitboard/

    #651854
    KGN
    215 Posts

    What is there patent? The rocker profile?

    #651855
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    Wide models! :bananas:

    #651856
    zerodog
    93 Posts

    Nice. Voile is gettin with it! Could be a cool board, especially for the price.

    #651857
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    I read somehwere NS just wanted recognition for being first…

    @mjd wrote:

    I guess this proves there has to be endless ways to get around the Never Summer patent.

    http://business.transworld.net/87488/press-releases/voile-debuts-the-artisan-splitboard/

    #651858
    mjd
    40 Posts

    i was just surprised by all the variations of r/c that are coming out. NS is rocker between binders and camber out is a lot like Lib Tech’s. At SIA I saw rocker between and flat outside. This one is flat between and camber outside. They all claim to have very different and original tech so it just strikes me as funny. The camber wars have begun in full force. I really like my T Rice board and i think the tech works great on certain models. On other models like the Attack Banana it doesn’t work at all for me.

    The flat between the binders makes sense for skinning though. I really would like to demo it. Obviously camber between works great for skinning. Haven’t tried any other profiles though.

    #651859
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    Nobody seem to notice that they are building them with P-Tex sidewalls. This is a much bigger deal than all the rocker/camber mumbo-jumbo… :twocents:

    #651860
    mjd
    40 Posts

    @pedrodelfuego wrote:

    Nobody seem to notice that they are building them with P-Tex sidewalls. This is a much bigger deal than all the rocker/camber mumbo-jumbo… :twocents:

    a lot of companies are doing that now but they’re not making a big deal out of it. it’s hard to get your average weekend warrior stoked on sidewall material.

    #651861
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    @mjd wrote:

    a lot of companies are doing that now but they’re not making a big deal out of it. it’s hard to get your average weekend warrior stoked on sidewall material.

    What do you mean by a lot? It is a big deal, especially coming from cap construction Mojo’s. And people don’t get excited about it until they blow out an ABS or Cap sidewall, then they post here and cry about it. 😥

    You guys are just so enamored by these “new” “shiny” “must have” inventions that you miss the fact that a snowboard is about the shape, ingredients and construction.

    How did we ever ride without rocker? Oh yeh, that’s right its easy!

    Keep your eye on the prize, not the gimmicks!

    And yes… P-Tex sidewall construction was invented in Colorado…baby :bananas:

    #651862
    jive stick
    110 Posts

    wowasatch.com

    #651863
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    Awesomesauce.

    #651864
    lernr
    233 Posts

    That may well be for a different thread – but why didn’t the profile work on Attack Banana for you while you like the TRice?

    I am very interested, because I am thinking about picking the Attack Banana for all my non-split riding: resort ice and steeps, parks, “2 inches of powder” days, and slackcountry. It will be replacing a flat / rocker K2 Turbo Dream (great fun board, just not wide enough for me and I want better edge hold, as well as a tad more softness)

    So far, I only saw good reviews for the Attack Banana…

    Thank you

    #651865
    mjd
    40 Posts

    @lernr wrote:

    That may well be for a different thread – but why didn’t the profile work on Attack Banana for you while you like the TRice?

    So far, I only saw good reviews for the Attack Banana…

    I hated it but they are two very different boards in terms of construction, waist width, and profile. The AB felt like a crap everywhere, whereas the my Rice is a stable do-everything board. Probably more of a personal preference/riding style thing.

    You guys are just so enamored by these “new” “shiny” “must have” inventions that you miss the fact that a snowboard is about the shape, ingredients and construction.

    I don’t know, but I think designing a new rocker profile would naturally catch more ppl’s attention than sidewall construction. It does a lot more than just influence durability and flex.

    #651866
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Here’s the press release for the new Voile Artisan.
    http://www.splitboard.com/index.php/featured/news/271-the-new-voile-artisan-splitboard-an-all-in-one-quiver-thats-all-about-the-details

    Can’t wait to try it. :thumbsup:

    #651867
    dozer
    1 Posts

    I got the new Artisan on friday and went up into the mountains to try it out.
    First impression. Seems to be solid, and I really like that Voile made it with sidewalls rather than the CAP construction. I allready have the Mojo RX 171, and the quallity of the new Artisan is a step up.

    Annyways.. when approaching the top, half way up we met some other guys that had aborted the attempt to reach the top, the wind was to extreme. So we headed towards the local resort… Strapped on the Artisan, a little gentle at fist, getting the feel for it. Second run I was hauling ass!! I got to say; I love it! For a splittboard to work that well in a resort is impressive. Good pop, playfull yet stable, really fun to ride.
    Sunday morning the weather looked better, so we made a new attempt. Snow was a bit heavy, but beggars can’t be choosers 🙂 Skinning up was good, no issues at all. Board felt light and easy.
    Dropping in , made a few turns in the fresh, easy even tho the snow was pretty heavy. Great float, no legburn at all 😀 Good in high speeds (mind you I did didnt haul ass, cause its early in the season and there are lots of rocks on the surface and hidden under the fresh) Cant wait to get it out again. Want to ride it deeper and steeper. I’ll try to post an update when i get some more hours on it and get to try it in other conditions.

    #651868
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    Guys
    The feedback I have from the boards that I sold our winter just finished is great.
    Construction is amazing, and they look good too, not that the look makes them ride great.
    The owners are so impressed they are taking them to Japan and Alaska for the winters up there.
    Some picks and videos

    [youtube:1i006pg8]ODQ0Ld3PQGg[/youtube:1i006pg8]

    Adam West

    www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au
    www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au
    www.splitfest.com.au
    www.snowsafety.com.au
    www.mrbc.com.au
    www.backcountryglobal.com
    www.alpinefirstaid.com.au

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