Prior AMF Splitboard

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This is a great splitboard for powder and nothing…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $500

Summary

This is a great splitboard for powder and nothing but powder. It has a great system for going back and forth between board and skis but it is just so heavy. Trying to do tricks off cliffs with this board is very hard because it's so heavy, same thing with tight trees or gnarly narrow chutes, but if it's an open powder field this board can rip.

Pros

  • Can come with Voile splitboard system
  • Nice graphics
  • Would be a really nice board without weight

Cons

  • Weight
  • Manoeuvrability

I have had this board for 3 years now and it has rarely disappointed me. The only time I did not like it is when you need to get small quick turns in. I really like everything about it expect the weight and the manoeuvrability.

Mine came with the Voile split-board system which is where most of the weight come from. So if you can find another system that weighs less it would be a really nice setup. Never had any problems taking it apart or putting it together expect the occasional ice but that's an easy fix.

Three years now I have beaten it, dropped big cliffs and it hasn't snapped anywhere which was a problem with previous boards I have had. So all in all it is a good affordable splitboard.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Prior All Mountain Freestyle Split allows riders to look at the backcountry with fresh eyes and creativity. Its twin shape allows for switch maneuvers, the deep sidecut gives added agility in trees or chutes and the Hybrid Rocker profile keeps you afloat through it all. Access untouched pow and rip the line of choice in either direction utilizing the natural terrain features to perform tricks and spins or simple explore the white room.

- CampSaver.com

The Prior All-Mountain Freestyle (AMF) splitboard puts a freestyle twist on backcountry riding. This splitboard features a twin-tip design and rockered tip and tail. Twin shape allows you to ride equally well in both directions with a focus on freestyle; powder and natural terrain are this board's playground. Hybrid rocker design features a rockered tip and tail combined with a subtle camber between the feet; tip and tail are reinforced so you'll have the confidence to go big. Hybrid rocker lets you take the board into deep powder without worrying about the tip diving down; subtle camber provides an effective edge length for quick turns. Voile hardware makes the transition from touring to riding easy: simply put the board together, move binding plates from touring to downhill configuration, secure pin and go! Tip-to-tail wood core: durable, vertically laminated aspen core with maple hardwood stringers provides forgiving flex for edge control and solid turns. Core is wrapped with 2 layers of triaxial weave fiberglass with interwoven longitudinal carbon stringers in the center, creating a versatile, responsive and lively board. Traditional sandwich construction directs energy to the edges and keeps power loss to a minimum; rubber foil damps vibrations. Sintered graphite base is incredibly fast and hard; plus, it retains wax well and maintains a tough finish. Rugged, lightweight sidewalls offer low resistance and can take a beating. Highly durable steel edges surround board and deliver biting turns. Voile Universal Splitboard hardware kit for Light Rail bindings and Voile Universal Splitboard hardware kit for Burton sold separately. Skins and crampons available separately. Handcrafted in Whistler, BC, Canada. .

- REI

Prior AMF Splitboard

previously retailed for:
$576.93 - $1,128.95

The Prior AMF Splitboard is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 30, 2013 at CampSaver.com.

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