Post subject: Prior AMF vs Prior Lupin Splitboard - Thoughts or feedback?
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:19 am
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:38 am Posts: 38 Location: British Columbia
I've been on a Prior AMF 159 for a few seasons and can't consider ever going back to a traditional, set-back board. I'm a fan of the twin tip which offers me more mobility in tight trees, and feel the centered stance offers more balance and control on varied terrain.
That being said, I've heard a lot about the Lupin Splitboard. Although it's noted to be directed for female splitters, a lot of ladies and gents are riding the solid and split versions. It's more flexy than the AMF, has a smaller waist, and blunted tip and tail.
I ride a 155 in the resort. A 159 in the backcountry. The Lupin only goes up to a 156. The AMF is a bit too wide for me at times. But I'm a little fearful that the combination of the shorter length with slimmer waist will add more struggle than mobility on deep days.
Does anyone have any experience on the Lupin? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.