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 Post subject: Splitboard for dropping cliffs?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:04 am 
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I want a rockered nose but what is a rockered tail good for?

I enjoy stomping drops and wonder if a swallowtail or a rockered tail would make this even less probable?..And what about those ollies when jumping gaps?

I'm considering buying a Prior swallowtail 172, a spearhead 161 or a Khyber 160. I'm barely 135lb/60kg so a 172cm board is maybe to big to handle for a small guy, but I've heard that it's good with a bit more lenght on the swallowtail... Any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Splitboard for dropping cliffs?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:21 am 
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Call Prior on their toll-free number and talk to them. They're good with helping you make a decision.


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 Post subject: Re: Splitboard for dropping cliffs?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:28 am 
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Venture Helix or Prior AMF. If you want to do some hucking, check those two boards out. Twin tip rocker boards. I'm on a Helix and it is really fun. I've taken it off cornices, pillows and down long ass galcier lines. It does it all.

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 Post subject: Re: Splitboard for dropping cliffs?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:55 pm 
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tapered and swallow tail boards actually help keep you stable when landing a drop. the tail drops further into the snow allowing your nose to stay above the surface and send you over the handlebars when landing a huck.

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