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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:36 pm 
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Nice Ride...very Canadian!

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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:53 pm 
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96avs01 wrote:
Nice Ride...very Canadian!

Yeah well it couldn't be all good............ :puke: :lol: :thumpsup:

Just kidding, I like our strange neighbor to the north and they do have several lifetimes of killer hills for biking and sliding, it appears they make a decent board as well. Fit and finish on this is really nice. Can't wait until there is enough snow to test it out and hope it can take some abuse like my NS.

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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:45 pm 
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Unruly Baker wrote:
all we need is some more pow now.

Pow now, brown cow! :bananas: Nice board, eh!

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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:28 pm 
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Welcome to the Spearhead Club. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:17 pm 
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Hey Unruly Baker,

Noticed your front binding is mounted pretty far forward, any reason?

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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:19 am 
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mrash wrote:
Hey Unruly Baker,

Noticed your front binding is mounted pretty far forward, any reason?

Mismount. Was all excited (i.e. drunk and.......) and failed to measure before I starting screwing......

Just moved it back a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:00 pm 
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unruly- have you tried mr chomps with the G3 wire setup? always jealous of my hippy stix friends with'm.

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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:29 pm 
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Anybody able to compare the Spearhead to the Khyber?


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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:28 am 
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lonerider wrote:
Anybody able to compare the Spearhead to the Khyber?


I made mention of it in my original description of the Spearhead: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3875

Some more spearhead info: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3524

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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:00 pm 
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Hey lonerider,

I just picked up a 166 Spearhead split (still unridden) for powder riding this season. I will likely get a more all around split for spring and variable conditions. My impressions below are based on the solid versions but I did get a lot of untracked powder turns last year.

Last year I rode both the 166 SH and the 160 Khyber solid boards (the 165 Khyber is likely closer to the 166 SH). I weigh 145 pounds.

In Utah powder, I never rode the Khyber. The SH has much better float, turns plenty tight for trees, has great control at speed in open bowls and faces. The long, gentle nose is just so smooth. I also ride a 176 Pow Stick inbounds and of the three, the SH was the all around, do anything powder board. The Khyber was fun the year before I got the SH, but felt really small and twitchy after riding the SH.

I almost sold the Khyber. Fortunately, I tried it in Oregon powder (Bachelor). If it is deep, I still prefer the SH, but when it is 4 to 8" of heavier powder, the Khyber is so much easier to ride and more fun than the SH. Especially at Mt. Bachelor with all the trees and micro terrain features. The SH just feels big in those conditions and it seems the nose or tail wants to catch in the heavier snow.

The solid 160 Khyber will out carve the solid 166 Spearhead on a groomer, although the turns are pretty quick.

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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:36 pm 
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seeknpow wrote:
unruly- have you tried mr chomps with the G3 wire setup? always jealous of my hippy stix friends with'm.

I don't have Mr. Chomps. If there is a chance I'll need crampons I'm ususally on my hardboot set-up and will have the Voile crampons with me. I only ride the Sparks for powder days for the most part.

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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:09 pm 
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unruly, thanks for the reply-bought a pair of the G3 wires, they don't work with mr chomps without a lot grinding but they look as if they will climb so much better that they are still on my board....

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 Post subject: Re: Prior Spearhead
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buell wrote:
Hey lonerider,

I just picked up a 166 Spearhead split (still unridden) for powder riding this season. I will likely get a more all around split for spring and variable conditions. My impressions below are based on the solid versions but I did get a lot of untracked powder turns last year.

Last year I rode both the 166 SH and the 160 Khyber solid boards (the 165 Khyber is likely closer to the 166 SH). I weigh 145 pounds.

In Utah powder, I never rode the Khyber. The SH has much better float, turns plenty tight for trees, has great control at speed in open bowls and faces. The long, gentle nose is just so smooth. I also ride a 176 Pow Stick inbounds and of the three, the SH was the all around, do anything powder board. The Khyber was fun the year before I got the SH, but felt really small and twitchy after riding the SH.

I almost sold the Khyber. Fortunately, I tried it in Oregon powder (Bachelor). If it is deep, I still prefer the SH, but when it is 4 to 8" of heavier powder, the Khyber is so much easier to ride and more fun than the SH. Especially at Mt. Bachelor with all the trees and micro terrain features. The SH just feels big in those conditions and it seems the nose or tail wants to catch in the heavier snow.

The solid 160 Khyber will out carve the solid 166 Spearhead on a groomer, although the turns are pretty quick.

Hope that helps,
Buell
Thanks Buell, that's exactly the type of info I was looking for and what I was guessing based on the SH description. Thanks!!!


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