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The Voile Artisan is our flagship splitboard offering for the winter 2013 season - a board that epitomizes everything Voile has learned over 21 years of manufacturing splitboards in Salt Lake City, Utah.
No expense has been spared in its construction, nor any detail left unscrutinized. A full aspen wood core shines from beneath a durable nylon topsheet graphic, and the full double-sintered UMHW sidewalls will be welcome news to anyone who ever blew an edge on a cap-construction board. The details carry right down to the laser-etched Voile logos on the split hooks, which are a nice touch for the new season.
Before we talk about the performance of the board, there's one point we want to emphasize: the Women's Artisan isn't just a "shrink it and pink it" version of the men's board. The width has been optimized for women's boot sizes, the flex has been tuned according to a woman's height and weight, and most importantly, it's been tested and approved by real women.
The rocker/camber profile of the board (shown at left) offers amazing float in powder thanks to the rockered tip and tail, while the camber beneath the bindings offer a poppy and stable ride on firm snow. A flat section in the center allows good skin-to-snow contact for efficient uphill touring. It's the perfect choice for a morning skin up to Mt. Shuksan, where you can sample some of that North Cascades hero snow.
The Artisan includes slider tracks and pins, and Dual Height Climbing Heels are standard on all Voile splitboards for the 2012-13 season onward. Climbing skins are sold separately, and you can pick up a set here on GearX.com.
Check out the Specifications on the board below:
|Stance Width (max in)||25.5||25.5||26||26||26||26||26|
|Board Weight (kg/lbs)||3.29kg/7lbs.4oz.||3.40kg/7lbs.8oz.||3.63kg/8lbs.||3.67kg/8lbs.2oz.||3.67kg/8lbs.2oz.||3.74kg/8lbs.4oz.||3.74kg/8lbs.4oz.|
|Suggested Rider Weight Range (lbs-kg)||130-200 |