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 Post subject: input on new board lenght and model please
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:45 pm 
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Hello.

Looking for a new board and came over a very cheap PRIOR AMF 159cm.

I'm a "lightweight guy", messuring 164cm and 60kg.
main use will be mountaineering here in Norway, with all from flush wood riding, to steep coliours (might be typo here?). hard and powder, changes all the time here due to much wind :-!

i have been riding snowboards for like 10 years, and splitboarding only some months now. and would say my boarings skills are good!

Will this board meat my needs ? and/or will it be to long maybe ?

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Ronni B.


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 Post subject: Re: input on new board lenght and model please
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:56 pm 
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anyone :scratch:

To make it easier, here are som non-metric numbers...

Im around 5'5'" and 170lbs (with backpack)

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 Post subject: Re: input on new board lenght and model please
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:14 am 
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What boards do you like in the resort and in what length? Personal preference plays a lot into how a board works for an individual. I would want more of a directional freeride board with some taper for the conditions you described. The AMF is described as a backcountry freestyle board. Prior says, "The AMF split is the perfect weapon for the freestyle inspired rider who is looking to take their riding beyond the resort boundaries." If that is you, it will likely work great. As a fellow light weight, I have found Priors to have a good flex, but less backbone, for lighter riders.

60 kgs is 132 pounds. Are you riding with a super heavy pack?

I don't size up my split from a resort board, even though there is a bit more weight from the pack, because I prefer to have a bit more nimble handling on the downhill and a bit less board to take uphill. Some riders size up a bit, depending on riding conditions. If you ride regularly with an overnight pack, you should probably size up a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: input on new board lenght and model please
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:21 am 
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Well, previous boards have been around 150.
I don't do any resort boarding at all anymore (don't have any around here).
So will be an all mountaineering board, also planning overnight campings next year.

I travel with abit heavy pack yeah, often have alot of camera gear with me.

I think a 150 wpuld be "the best" ride wise, just wondering if the extra 8cm will be "to long" for the steep rides.

Thanks for the reply


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 Post subject: Re: input on new board lenght and model please
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:28 am 
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I added a bit to my first post.

I would look at the 156 if you normally ride a 150 inbounds. If it is a really good price though, you could probably buy it to try. If it is too big you could sell it next season for not much financial loss.


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 Post subject: Re: input on new board lenght and model please
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:42 am 
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allright, thanks.

Well, yeah it's a good deal, complete with skins, pucks and everything.. and it's preaty local.!

Not to easy finding splitboards around here at a decent price, and a lenght around 150, that's the thing :banghead:

Been looking into buying online, from the US or something, but seems like no online store will ship burton, k2, etc.... to Norway for some stupid reason :thumbsdown:

Yeah your right, could possible sell it for next years season, without loosing money..
I'll go for the 158 AMF i think :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: input on new board lenght and model please
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:51 am 
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annnd, all the "local" stores are out of boards now, for this season.... :scratch:


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