Everybody loves a swallow tail, because for super deep powder days there is no better snowboard. Enjoy the benefit of reduced volume in the tail for effortless powder floatation but without the loss of effective edge for railed out carves. The piece-de-resistance for any Champaign powder connoisseur.
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Whistler has had its fair share of world class riders film their video sections on Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain’s legendary terrain. The impressive terrain on offer, enormous winter snowfalls and vast and relatively accessible sled lands make it a mecca for all mountain freestylers. With this in mind, Whistler’s snowboard factory Prior created the AMF to arm locals with the perfect weapon for the job in hand. With camber between the feet and early rise tips, the AMF offers the stability of a cambered board with the all conditions versatility and powder float or a rockered snowboard.
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With 20mm of taper a set-back stance and a relatively tight sidecut the Khyber is a firm favourite of Priors customers looking for a snowboard for big pow days and closely packed trees. For 2011 the Khyber has been tweaked and now features a hybrid rocker/camber profile with camber running between the feet an early rise rockered nose and a touch of rocker in the tail to loosen it up a little, but not so much that snappy slashes are off the menu.
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Tapered shape, a shorter stumpy tail and a stretched out nose with rocker profile are the defining features of the Spearhead; a snowboard that by the looks of it will handle ludicrous speed when the adrenaline is pumping and float in the deepest porridge while you potter back to the lodge after a hard days riding.
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It’s not just us Europeans that like a good carve. The Japanese are putting together some great videos and even though it’s still in the closet in the US, there’s a growing hard boot carving scene. For snowboarders who want a snowboard that carves like a race board but floats in the powder for days of fresh, Prior has been hard at work creating the ATV. The ATV is slightly wider than your average hard boot snowboard to accommodate soft booters. Perfect for anybody wanting to experience the thrill of a race board without the pain or stigma of hard boots.
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If your idea of snowboarding is tucking into the fall-line and letting rip then the Prior MFR is right up your street. Triaxial glass laminates and carbon stringers should provide enough edge grip for even the hardest snow conditions and enough pop to clear the biggest Bergschrund. Featuring Priors early rise tips for 2011 the MFR will switch from edge-to-edge with much less effort than previous models.
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All of Prior’s freeride know-how and handmade goodness gets a woman’s touch in the Prior Brandwine. The Brandywine combines enough brute force to charge the heaviest lines with a hybrid profile that encourages easy turn initiation and a touch of forgiveness.
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The Prior Pow Stick combines all the great Prior build quality and materials in one of the most iconic freeride snowboard shapes of all time. The swallow tail shape provides unbelievable float in the deepest and heaviest of powder, and thanks to the reduced surface area of the tail elimnates all back leg burn. The unique swallow shape also means you have plenty of effective edge for when the snow conditions harden up and the long pointed nose reduces the risk of hanging up during aggressive deep snow carving. Now find yourself some super deep pow pow and create some rooster tails.
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Prior’s point and charge freeride gun. Under the pleasant exterior are the makings of a freeride beast. An Aspen and Maple core, triaxial glass and carbon stringers combine to create a responsive board with great edge hold on groomed pistes and icy couloirs and still provides plenty of on edge feel and feedback. Made for thrill seekers and speed freaks with plenty of experience.
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Named after a range of Mountains behind Whistler Blackcomb the Spearhead is a culmination of years of freeriding R&D. A tapered shape and rockered nose means that this board will glide effortlessly through deep snow but Prior assure us that the Spearhead is still quick from edge to edge and has plenty of grip on crud and hardpack.
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Prior know what they’re doing when it comes to making good Freeride boards; on a powder day the factory closes and R&D commences! The Khyber was designed with the Whistler backcountry in mind; a tapered shape for easy float and agility in deep snow, a directional freeride shape and a good amount of dampening under foot for variable conditions. If you’re looking for a board that loves tight tree runs and deep snow then the Khyber is worth a look.
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Ladies looking for a well-built all-mountain snowboard to take their riding to the backcountry and bigger features in the park need look no further. Stable at high speeds through variable snow conditions, responsive when pushed to the limit and perfect for those bigger transitions in the park. If you fancy leaving the boys behind in your wake then the Brandywine could be the board for you.
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Handbuilt in Whistler with the Prior Factory guarantee; you know the Prior AMF is going to be as durable as a snowboard can be. The AMF features a directional twin shape with a rockered tip & tail for versatility in varying terrain and snow conditions, a 21oz triax glass with 10 carbon stringers for impressive edge hold and tons of pop and a rubber damping foil to eliminate any unwanted vibrations at high speed. A board for advanced all mountain freestylers. Available as a split board for those of you who want to go building kickers in undiscovered backcountry.
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