Forums Splitboards New Prior split arrived today… Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) Author Posts December 14, 2011 at 5:25 am #575906 Archie McPhee 78 Posts I’ve been riding a solid Khyber for a few years and found it to be a great board, so I decided to upgrade from a older Prior Backcountry to a Khyber split. After Fedex dropped it off this morning, I spent the afternoon trimming skins, bolting on dual-height risers and Spark LT toe pieces, and then mounted the pucks and dialed-in my Spark Blazes. Now I’m ready for snow! Archie December 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm #648897 mrash 61 Posts Great looking board! Enjoy December 14, 2011 at 11:03 pm #648898 Tophervw 203 Posts Did you go with the XTC Carbon contruction? Or standard? hows the weight compared to the exiting Backcountry…? December 15, 2011 at 4:43 am #648899 Archie McPhee 78 Posts I considered the carbon, but decided on fiberglass for two reasons: I like the dampness of glass vs. the snap and pop of carbon, especially in the hardback and crud I seem to run into, and I also had a hard time justifying spending another $200 on the board! I definitely think there’s a weight savings on the Khyber, and don’t think it’s just the LTs. Even though the specs say it’s heavier than the current Backcountry, I think it’s lighter than the old one. Maybe it’s due to a difference between the old construction and six years of technology, but I’m happy with the new board no matter what. Arch December 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm #648900 alberti 2 Posts hi guys , i’m from spain and i’m waiting for a new backcountry split with same topsheet and bindings .i will put the pictures early ,i hope!! December 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm #648901 maxpower88 58 Posts Wow, sick set up man, I especially like the Spark LT pin system. I bought a Burton Freebird this year with voile hardware & skins as well as Spark Ignition 2 bindings, it’s no Prior but it splits apart and gets me up the hill. Good luck and have a sweet season… December 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm #648902 FirstAscent 111 Posts sweet top sheet man! I got a khyber split last year and love it. Enjoy the new ride! Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.