Voile Universal Splitboard Binding Review

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Never explore the backcountry without the proper knowledge, training, and equipment

In this video I am being shown around Berthoud Pass in Colorado for my first time splitboarding. I am riding with two friends Cameron, and Jordan who have years of experience in the backcountry, and are helping me to pick routes and make good decisions in the backcountry for my first time out. I am using my regular Union bindings from the board reviews in conjunction with the Voile Universal Splitboard Binding kit. This Voile mounting hardware allows you to use most traditional snowboard bindings on a splitboard, so you can put together a first time backcountry set up without having to invest in splitboard specific bindings, which are much more expensive. I found that the bindings work very well and transition quickly despite having a pin based locking system. Please leave your questions and comments down below, thanks for watching!

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Hank Moody says:

Where is this?

Gérard Philipp says:

Hey Ryan, Jeff,
Great Report , 14 minutes long interesting and enjoying . @Ryan How near does the Donek VSR sidecut technology (on an Soft boot Incline Board for example) behaves like a Alpine board?

Mikey Shreds says:

Nice. I actually picked up an old Burton alpine board over the summer that I was thinking of trying out just for fun.

Артур & co says:

or be silent, or make a subtitle

Loc Nguyen says:

Was this last season? Where is this? I miss snowboarding. Why are you doing this to me? ;p

Geoff Vincelette says:

Nice work Jeff and Ryan. Pretty impressive what you guys figured out in a few days. Just think what you guys would do after a full season and custom molded boots? Once you figure out how to do fully laid out carves on some really steep slopes the G’s you can pull will blow you away.

Михаил Зл says:

Finally, hard stuff!
As a true hardboot fan, I would venture to give very useful advice, it will help in being more confident in bends, especially in the back stance. Use the knee of your rear leg, like a rudder and control the force on it at the very beginning of the turn, this will help to place the board more sharply to the slope. If you are regular – at the left turn try to remove the left shoulder back and slightly upwards, this will help to load the edge of the board more strongly. For control, you can drag your right hand to the toe of the left boot. But do not forget about your left shoulder! For Goofy everything is exactly the opposite. Well, the front turn requires less effort, just do not need to turn the body inside the turn, it is enough to pull the “inner” shoulder up.
And most importantly, to be as low as possible in the apexes of the turn, for this you learn to sit in the rack while standing still. Expand the shoulders and hips perpendicular to the board, you can place your hands for control, and try to sit as low as possible in the shoes without bending your back. The shorter you want to get a turn, the lower and sharper you need to get up.

Good luck to all!

Mitchell Pauly says:

I will never understand the hate alpine boarding gets. “Limited” yes, but in the same way a Ferrari FXX is limited.

Saul Goodman says:

You just amaze me. Riding switch without duck stance, impressive

Alexander Chudinov says:

Hi, Ryan!
and you do well in the alpine carve! )) What do you think about this carve style? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-gmlp5VjQs

KroutSuprem says:

side slipping looks even more stupid with that stance

HerosEnd says:

is Jeff from New Mexico?

scott petrie says:

Buddy I have not seen you lay that shit down like you do on the freestyle board. Let’s see the horizontal action!

Jaden Hayes_what says:

Hi peps

Tyler Hangting says:

Meanwhile the place where I live is 95 degrees

Joseph Breese says:

Nice vid, and thanks for doing the review. I’ll be in the area this February for some side slipping tutorials, let’s ride! And riding switch is possible on an alpine board. I submit this video as evidence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YraJ20u5kB8

Xia Yunshen says:

What is your Snowboard Glasses? From NFX but which model? Could you tell me? really appreciate it;) looks very nice!

ld198027 says:

Crazy question maybe, but why can’t you get a more ducklike stance on this board with these hardboots?

NotaFruitRollUp says:


Osvaldo says:

Do powder boards really help? I”m thinking about getting one. Last time I went to Loveland and nothing but fluffy snow everywhere. but it was very tiring try to go without getting stuck. I was on my back foot the whole time but man that gets you thigh tired quicky. The board I have is a all mouatin board. So is a powder board worth the money.

Артур & co says:

I do not fucking fucking understand what you’re saying. I’m from Russia. But to me it’s important that you talk. Because I want to roll like you.Андерстэнд ЁПТА ????врубай свой переводчик СкА

Eon Thulcandra says:

Next time maybe you show how to merge split board to snowboard with camera closer. Because it is the most important thing for me as a customer .Downside is this for the video

meyersnow says:

Great Edit. I really enjoyed the music. Thanks for having me on your channel! Was a blast making this.

tirachina says:

Very tempting to try out but I got Knapton Twin for this season 😛

franceiroca says:

Niche vidéo! What is your jacket?

Cody Thompson says:

Have you ever thought about putting hard boots on a wide board at freestyle angles? I wonder how that would be? I would try it if I had access to the equipment. It looks like you do? You should try it, please. I would love to see it. It would probably be pretty hard? But…? Of all people, you would be the best one for the job.

Cesar Garzon says:

Where is your helmet? I just took Avy1 class and learned Backcountry is a serious deal though and you had that pole by your head X0

Twutle says:

I see you listening to tame impala 🙂

Harry Watsky says:

Hey TJ! Awesome video) Cant you please add some ECT or CT before you dropping? Thanks!

Christopher Matthews says:

Hmmm, what about a twin-shaped alpine board, hard boots, and duck stance? Would that combine some of the best elements of alpine riding with freestyle?

Kurt Rein says:

Thanks again for the @mention at the end. Thanks most of all for helping me fall asleep while I watched. And how dare you say I don’t shred. I’ve gone a dozen times since ‘01

A Million Pop Off says:

just epic!

Florian Hauser says:

Hey, a few months I asked for splitboarding and here we go.
Thanks for the great content.
Greetings from Germany

William The MTB Beginner says:

not one bit

Erika Constantino says:


tubiak1 says:

I’d like to try this too someday but can’t find many demo’s in poland

SpaceMan Gagarin says:

Не делай этого!

SiddyDaddy says:

Glad to see the Flux out there. I actually have the Flux in a freeride softboot setup. I love the torsional stiffness as I think that is were the speed (plus the base rocks) comes from. Not to mention I got my Flux super wide (28.6). I’ve raced at Keystone and it was clearly my (now not so) secret weapon. Get on a Donek!!!!

Ryan Smith says:

Where do you go to learn about the backcountry training?

Elijah Agostinelli-Stull says:


Rekaw97 says:

Those boots look so bad XD great video tho 😉

Antoine Grant says:

Would love to see more splitboard/Touring content!

Chris Sladden says:

First…..Great review intelligently done which is a huge surprise. only joking. interesting points raised

Duncan Alexander says:

so when you use a split throw the skis (the split board) so the two curves are are on the inside of your foot and the straight edge top to bottom is on the outside of your foot. better edge and easier walking. great footy.

Carreidas says:

I nearly gave this a thumbs down, because I won’t get to snowboard until Feb and that may get cancelled. Well jel!

ruskey says:

TJ what are your mittens?

Nil says:

-What do you think?
Ryan asked while sliding away, not afraid of the answer but carefree as he knew.. was the truth.

PiMpiNx187 says:


grimmriffer says:

Interesting you mention wanting empty wide runs, cos I was gonna ask! 🙂 I’ve noticed the alpine boarders are very picky about when and which runs they’ll go out.

Eduardo Noya says:

5:31 NINE out of TENN????

Andrey Petrakov says:

Pretty clear video Ryan, impresive!

Jordan says:

looks like a great pow day! awesome vid.

Nathan Mathias says:

This is honestly so awesome

trabant66666 says:

No disrespect Ryan, but how the hell is it even possible you ride so much yet you don’t lose weight (I look almost the same as you hehe)? 🙂

Roll Out says:

Great video!! I also had good/awkward feeling at the same time with alpine boards. =) haha~

Fire Rose says:

So much snow.

trythisdude says:

Hey Ryan, Jeff! Thx for the vid! I’m still not that much interested in alpine snowboarding, can’t really see the fun into it. It is too specific, i prefer an all around snowboarding style; i can carve, jump, do tricks, ride backcountry and enjoy fresh powder. If i was living near my usual resorts, i would probably look into it. BTW, credit music? I love it!

Vincent Lebeau says:

First !!

ButterSnow says:

awesome vid as always TJ! Keep it up! I bought the neversummer funslinger this season motivated by your review and I really love the board.. maybe I’ll look into splitboarding now 😛

Martin A says:

The side slipping doesn’t look as reta… I mean super awesome with the Alpine board

Erika Constantino says:

Matt is still open I checked

Georgi Manchev says:

Good video! Can you still adjust your stance with this kit or you’re limited to however you’ve drilled it?

Mark Halvorsen says:

Don’t understand why anyone would splitboard. I’d rather just get snowshoes and carry a regular board. With splitboard u get a shitty board and shitty pair of snow shoes so what’s the appeal?? Snow shoes are so much easier to walk in and regular short fat board like Warpig or, slush slasher, 420 is super light and easy to strap on ur back. Also split board are so expensive why would anyone pay more for a shittier board? This is a fad imo

chris clark says:

First split board riding I’ve seen. Looks like a way to get the best powder available

mike vidler says:

nice video dudes, i have the same bindings and they work great. you should do more backcountry videos!

speedway says:

zi thought this was SNOWBOARD pro camps no ski pro camp

NoLifeOffLine says:

That’s just looks so awesome! 🙂

Rodrigo Pagés says:

i mean… if you buy that board you kind of wanna have specific splitboard bindings what i did was sell my normal bindings and just buy my splitboard bindings and a retro fit system for my solid board 1 pair of bindings for the whole quiver

ambrose13 says:

sweet! I converted from universal to split specific pin-less mid season and it cut 2 lbs. off my setup. Such a huge difference in uphill speed and endurance! Added 2 or 3 laps per tour.

Andrew Flower says:

That ski pole behind your head makes me super nervous haha

pdxand says:

I enjoy watching you guys even though i am a skier xD

Pilch Jan says:

When was this filmed?

King Kwaan says:

So Iv never ridin a split board, what’s the control and feel like compared to a normal board!

fatguy1769 says:

could you please do a video on how to set up the universal binding system?

T- ROY says:

nice vid! can you do a review on the Jones Mind Expander Split? thanks

Ovidiu Latcu says:

fuck you TJ :)) great video as always. I really need to move to fucking CANADA I can no longer stand this channel

Lukas Richter says:

My resort closed wayyyy too early and I’m so triggered on a good snow year too!

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