Get the scoop on one of 2011/2012's best new splitboardsVoile Mojo RX
$1095 with bindings and skins
Length: 154, 161, 166, 171
The latest prescription from the granddaddy of splitboad—Voile founded the category in 1994—the Mojo got more use than any other board we tested. They know how to make a board that floats in the deep stuff. In winter conditions we loved the Mojo.
Voile went with a slight rocker under nose and tail and left the traditional camber under foot—a proven all mountain geometry. Width wise the board flares at the nose (better float) and got skinny at the tail (more manoeuvrable). Turing was sharp without sacrificing deep snow planing, perfect for ripping the tight trees around Revelstoke.
But we found this board best reserved for powder days. The overly stiff flex hobbled the overall appeal. In hard and bumpy conditions we found ourselves working hard to stay in control and not wash out.
"Until I got used to it, I would have been real tentative taking this board into a steep tight chute,” was an indicative comment from one tester.
Overall: As part of a quiver of backcountry boards this would be doctors orders on a powder day, but otherwise a bit too stiff for all-mountain ripping.