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I wish they'd hit Amazon. I have $900 in Amazon credit that is burning a hole in my pocket. But, for a split, I would greatly prefer a Heritage or Summit.

The Voile Mojo RX at $895 is starting to look really good.
 

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i ride a 155 2010 SL on the lifts, and i got one of the 158 2012 SL splits... the split is a Heritage in SL skin. not as soft as my solid at all, holds an edge even better... it is the shit.

my solid SL is a jibbing board compared to this... granted its got like 80 days on it, but it was never as stiff or solid as the split is
 

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Yeah, SL split is this year's Heritage split of which I have been riding for the last few months. Great board and is a solid backcountry slayer. I have been having a blast on it. That much is for sure.
 

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it doesnt come with pucks or slider plates but it does have touring brackets, tip and tail clips, chinese hooks, and heel bars. pucks an plates new would cost about $100, skins $170 or so if you dont already have any...

yea, there are cheaper ways to go for sure... if you've never splitboarded before i wouldnt run out and get this board.... cut one in half or buy one used first and see if you can stand all the hiking before you drop jack on a cadillac like the SL
 

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it doesnt come with pucks or slider plates but it does have touring brackets, tip and tail clips, chinese hooks, and heel bars. pucks an plates new would cost about $100, skins $170 or so if you dont already have any...

yea, there are cheaper ways to go for sure... if you've never splitboarded before i wouldnt run out and get this board.... cut one in half or buy one used first and see if you can stand all the hiking before you drop jack on a cadillac like the SL
Ahhhhhh ok.....the description on Dogfunk makes it sound like it doesn't come with ANY hardware (or even drilled for the hardware, like the T-Rice split). Not as bad of a deal as I thought!
 

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Interesting. $1000 seems a bit steep without hardware or skins though.
Pretty much on par with what most of the other companies out there are doing. Venture, Prior, etc. Voile is about the only company that's coming in significantly cheaper. Before they decided to make the NS splits production runs, they were $1200.
 

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^^Like I said, I thought the Dogfunk description said NO hardware at all, which was why I thought it was a bit steep. With the hardware ShredLife noted, it is on par with most splits. I was thinking it was something like the TRice s split w/o any hardware or holes.
 

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its easy to see how voiles are cheaper. they own the hardware, so im sure they get that cheaper than the competitors that have to buy it from them. they also somehow own a patent to the mounting pattern as far as i know, and other companies have to pay a licensing fee to voile to use it (im pretty sure this is the deal, and why the Lib split came undrilled last year). if its not the mounting pattern that the other companies have to pay to use, its definitely a tax on using voile hardware.

i dont think they make their own skins in house, because voile skins are just BD skins with the voile name on them im pretty sure, but they do have that relationship and contract for skins on such a huge level that theyre gonna get those cheaper too.

so all board production costs being equal (which im betting they aren't) voile has a couple of places right off the top that they can cut costs to remain among the most competitive price for a split.
 

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word from Lib is that next season their split(s?) will have factory inserts and come paired with Karakoram bindings.... they wont be a cheap setup but theyre gonna be sick right out the gate
 

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also, i can only speak to backcountry.com and what they have included, cuz thats where i get mine... but im betting they all shipped the same.. theyre the same price...
 

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Voile Skins are BD Ascension skins fitted with the splitboard tip loop.

Voile owns the patent on several parts of the splitboard design, of which the insert pattern is part. So yes, that is why Lib made splitboard that you had to drill. They didn't want to pay for the license to use the insert pattern. Sounds like they ponied up for next year.

So if you make a splitboard you have two interface options. Voile or Karakorum. Voile being a cheaper option for stocking basic parts, but you still have to buy them from Voile. The Voile system is tried and true, certainly could use some improvements. I like what Karakorum is doing. They had an issue or two that Voile doesn't have this season. I expect it to be addressed on next years version. No argument from me that the ride down is better with the Karakorum system.

Pretty much everything Shredlife said is correct.
 
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