Streamline your setup.
Tired of feeling like you're standing on stilts when you're splitboarding? The Voile Light Rail Splitboard Binding is designed to interface directly with your Voile pucks to eliminate the need for the thick baseplate found on standard snowboard bindings. This works with the lightweight aluminum construction to simplify your setup, reduce weight, and improve performance.
The Light Rail essentially takes the slider piece that you would normally use to attach your standard bindings to, and turns that into the baseplate. This means the Light Rail's baseplate slides directly onto the pucks, putting you closer to the board. It also creates a more stable, secure feel so your splitboard performs more like a solid board.
The Avalanche Rip Cord release system allows you to undo both straps with the pull of a cord so you can bail out in avalanche rescue situations. A negative forward lean setting allows for longer strides so you can tour across flats more comfortably and efficiently. New straps this season reduce pressure points and redesigned ratchets operate more smoothly. If you like to reach your lines with your own two feet, the Light Rail won't hold you back.
- Interfaces directly with Voile pucks
- 6061-T6 aluminum baseplate
- Padded highback
- Stiff flex
- Avalanche Rip Cord binding release
- Touring mode negative lean
- New improved straps and ratchets
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What size binding would I need for a women's size 10 boot? I usually go men's M in bindings, but I didn't see a size chart for these.
I had loaned my size larges to a lady friend with a size 8.5. She had to readjust them but they worked fine. Light Rail bindings have a lot of adjustment.
The women's light rail in a Medium should work great for you, The different high back won't cut into your calf while skinning AAAAAANND THEY COME IN PURPLE!
Thanks Reid! I almost always end up with dudes' bindings because of my brontosaurus feet, but I'll check the sizing on the women's.... I do like purple... :)
Will Backcountry be getting more sizes of these bindings?
Also I couldn't find these under backcountry snowboarding or searching for "splitboard bindings" Is that right?
Yes we will be getting a bunch more sizes in! Hopefully any day now. And you are correct in the classification, it's a little wonky right now- they should be listed under the Splitboarding category! Let me know if you have any further questions, or if you would like me to get you set up with an order when they come in- firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality binding at a great price!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
In regards to split board bindings, I've only ridden these and the Karakoram Split 30's, so this review will be a bit a comparison between the two.
The Light Rails are a lot cheaper ($275 vs. $599 and up), but keep in mind you'll still have to buy some climbing heels ($36) and pucks ($55) when purchasing the Light Rails. Light Rails don't have the heel lock down feature, which can come in handy if you have some long flats, but where I normally ride there aren't many flats so I never used that feature. The metal base plates on the Karakorams tend to collect more ice, which can make chipping ice away a little more tedious when switching to ride mode. The Light Rails are easier to change from board to board compared to older Karakorams, but the new Karakoram Quiver Connector ($75 and only compatible with Karakoram Prime Bindings) makes switching boards super easy. It's tough to say which binding is better, as they both have their pros and cons. I think it just depends on whether you'll be switching boards frequently, the type of terrain you'll be riding, and your price point.