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 Post subject: Some San Juan freshies
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:01 am 
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The wife and I set off on a little backcountry tour on Saturday in the shadow of Engineer Mntn between Durango and Silvertucky. Last year I bought a new splitboard and sold my old one. I bought the first splitboard when I really didn't understand much about design differences. It was a great board, a Voile Mountain Gun, but it wasn't super powder-oriented, nor was it very nimble. It was a freight train down the mountain kinda board. Perhaps the name could have saved me the time? :) Anyway, last year I got a Prior Khyber Split 162. I didn't ride it too much last year. I spent more time at the lift-assisted ski areas learning more and more about boarding in powder.

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Well, this year I'm dedicated to more backcountry touring with the Prior Khyber. As I discovered yesterday, this board suits me WAY more than the Voile. I don't blaze down the mountain at 100mph....I really like to carve a lot of turns in the powder and this board is 100% built for that. I remember reading a tester's review on this board: "It almost turns by itself in the powder." I agree.

Views of the Twilights..

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I owe the early skinners a beer...

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Almost zero wind on a blue bird day...

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Almost to the top...

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I assembled the split skis into board mode and off we went. My wife had forgotten her poles (skis), so she was a little off balance, but she managed quite well. Half way down and we were both raving about the snow. Like tight, gorgeous singletrack through an empty thick forest (I'm a MTB'er at heart) nothing really comes close to untracked snow. It's absolutely worth the grunt.

Assembled and ready....

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And finally, a little video segment on the final descent...

http://www.vimeo.com/436193

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:09 pm 
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Nice. Damn thats a clear blue sky. Lets see some more


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:45 pm 
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Nice TR!

Yes the Khyber is perfect for powder.
I had a 165cm last year..... and it's a dream in the powder.

I was down there in the San Juans this weekend.
A bit touring on Red Mountain pass on Friday and then Sat&Sun at Silverton Mountain. What a great time.

The San Juans are beautiful!!!
Keep the TRs coming.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:07 am 
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IridePow wrote:
Nice TR!

Yes the Khyber is perfect for powder.
I had a 165cm last year..... and it's a dream in the powder.

I was down there in the San Juans this weekend.
A bit touring on Red Mountain pass on Friday and then Sat&Sun at Silverton Mountain. What a great time.

The San Juans are beautiful!!!
Keep the TRs coming.


Yeah, I think mine is a 165 at second thought/glance. I was thinking of my resort board....a 162 Malolo. Anyway, yeah I love this damn board!!

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lol my boards are 165 Khyber Split and 162 Malolo for the last 3 years too. that malolo is incredibly nimble for inbounds/slackcountry even for a 6'2" 200 lb guy.


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loom wrote:
lol my boards are 165 Khyber Split and 162 Malolo for the last 3 years too. that malolo is incredibly nimble for inbounds/slackcountry even for a 6'2" 200 lb guy.


That's funny. Yeah, hard to beat that Malolo. I do a lot of tree boarding at Wolf Creek and that thing just snaps around on a dime. I'm 6'2" as well....but only about 165lbs.

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You calling me fat?!!

(j/k of course)


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loom wrote:
You calling me fat?!!

(j/k of course)


LOL.......I was counting the minutes til this exact reply came up!! :) I'm way more skinny that you are fat I suspect.

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Some nice pics in there Mooses! 8)


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Nice T.R. Mooses, but someone's gotta bust your balls for posting a video full of some serious G.F.P. :P

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luca_brasi wrote:
Nice T.R. Mooses, but someone's gotta bust your balls for posting a video full of some serious G.F.P. :P


I'm afraid to ask....what's GFP?

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Gay Flat Powder? :?:

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Best I could come up with is Green Fluorescent Protein

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_fluorescent_protein


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