WHISTLER, Canada – Sept 13, 2013 – Whistler based Prior Snowboard Manufactory Ltd, known throughout the world as manufacturers of premium, handcrafted snowboards and skis, has been presented with the 2014 Backcountry Magazine Editor’s Choice award for their Fissile Splitboard for winter 2014. In the fall of 2010, Prior introduced the Fissile Splitboard, which quickly became the ultimate pow slayer of Priors fleet. It was immediately recognized by snowboard addicts as being a powder machine that needed to be part of their collection. Its long gradual rising nose combined with a short sidecut radius allowed riders to rule the mountain by effortlessly riding steep chutes or tight trees in any conditions. It floats like a long board and turns on a dime. This feeling combined with the lightness of XTC carbon has resulted in many smiles so far and many more to come. In the fall of 2011, Prior introduced a new, premium lightweight construction to their entire splitboard line and select ski line. The new construction, called XTC Carbon not only reduced each model’s average weight by 15% or half a kilogram, but it also retained the downhill performance that Prior customers have come to expect. To backcountry riders, less weight in their boards means more laps in a day and therefore more enjoyment to be had in a day’s riding. In February of 2013, Prior submitted the Fissile XTC Carbon Splitboard to Backcountry Magazine for their annual gear guide tests. The results were outstanding with many testers giving the board the highest marks in each category and at the end of the tests they awarded the Fissile XTC Carbon Splitboard their coveted Editor’s Choice award. Handcrafted with the same quality materials and high standards as the other Prior splitboards, the Fissile XTC Carbon Split is made with a sandwich sidewall construction, has a full aspen/maple wood core, proprietary XTC Carbon woven fabric, 4000 sintered graphite diecut base, UHMW sidewalls and full wrap Rockwell 48 hardness steel edges around both halves. As with all Prior boards, the Prior Fissile XTC Carbon Splitboard is available in a variety of locally made topsheet and base graphics and is hand built in Prior’s own custom factory in Whistler. For more information on the Fissile XTC Splitboard and the rest of Prior’s premium line visit their website www.priorsnow.com.
Since 1990 Prior has been relentlessly Refining the Ride. Handcrafting high-performance snowboards for more than two decades has given Prior the knowledge and skills to consistently produce boards and skis that stand up to the test of time, and the rigorous performance needs of the most dedicated local riders and elite athletes. Shape, length, sidecut, flex, weight, camber, and material composition are all carefully considered and tested in Prior’s custom factory at the bottom of Whistler Mountain (North America’s biggest winter resort). Prior’s un-rivalled access to R&D leads to continuous enhancements thru its full lineup handcrafted boards and skis. Throughout its history Prior has been driven by the singular goal of making the best boards and skis possible.