Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Custom Prior with Blaze modes Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total) Author Posts April 19, 2011 at 6:14 am #574737 whistlermaverick 312 Posts See if I can figure this out.First time posting photo’s. If it works maybe I can post some trip reports. Here’s what I’ve been riding this winter. 166cm 11.5m radius 130 effective edge 26.3 waist 15mm taper Rocker nose stance set back 1′ img] http://www.flickr.com/photos/61821887@N03/5633292813/ by http://www.flickr.com/people/61821887@N03/, on Flickr[/img] img] Untitled by http://www.flickr.com/people/61821887@N03/, on Flickr[/img] Modded Blaze’s with custom aluminum weld for more froward lean with C60 highback img] Untitled by http://www.flickr.com/people/61821887@N03/, on Flickr[/img] drilled through the binding to get the ladder where it felt more comfortable img] Untitled by http://www.flickr.com/people/61821887@N03/, on Flickr[/img] cut the C60 highback bottoms and drilled them to fit stock hole pattern img] Untitled by http://www.flickr.com/people/61821887@N03/, on Flickr[/img] better response,fit img] Untitled by http://www.flickr.com/people/61821887@N03/, on Flickr[/img] @j.memay April 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm #639462 stomppow 150 Posts How does it skin with more length/weight in front of the touring bracket? I’m curious as to why not just ride the spearhead or fissile? April 19, 2011 at 5:29 pm #639463 Archie McPhee 78 Posts Looks like someone took a circular saw to a Spearhead after too many beers. What did that poor thing do to piss you off? April 19, 2011 at 5:29 pm #639464 Archie McPhee 78 Posts Looks like someone took a circular saw to a Spearhead after too many beers. What did that poor thing do to piss you off? April 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm #639465 singlewhitecaveman 242 Posts Is that a Pro skates sticker i see? You’re not going to ride that thing at Mt Martock, I hope? 😉 April 20, 2011 at 4:05 am #639466 buell 534 Posts Wild looking board! Tell us how it performs and any strengths or weaknesses. What were your thoughts when you were designing it? It is not that much like a Spearhead with its big sidecut and long effective edge. It does have the nose and taper of a SH though. There are some Hovercraft ideas in there but with a much bigger sidecut and more taper. April 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm #639467 whistlermaverick 312 Posts I looked at all the boards I was riding and tried to figure out the strengths that I wanted from the one I would be on the most. I wanted my stance to be just about centered over my sidecut. Sidecut for sidehilling, stabitlity, and so it wouldn,t hook up as much on the icy steeps. Originally I was thinking of working with a MFR shaped nose. That changed after talking to Chris. Decided to use a Spearhead style nose so it wouldn’t ‘plow’ through the pow. It’s wide enough at 30.4. I needed the mid waist width because of the size of my feet and the fact I was putting a fair bit of taper in it. I wanted more taper so I could initiate turns easier with the larger sidecut. It would also sit the tail down more in the pow, and be less hooky on riding steep walls. That’s why I didn’t get Spearhead or Fissile. After looking down at the boards I ride and seeing how much tail I functionally use I figured I’d go with the minimal. I’m not riding it switch so I don’t need much. The only reason I didn’t get a swallow tail was for all the billygoating/bushwacking, sidehilling coming out from some tours. The squared off tail sits down great in the snow. It’s not rocked and has good pop,holds the clip of my skins. In split mode it climbs amazingly, especially on steep sidehills.The length in front of the touring bracket is good for breaking trail, weight is not much of an issue. I feel great on steep walls. The effective edge is very straight with the radius and taper, and hooks up little at the tip and tail.The shortened tail makes for easy turns when I have to jump up and out off steeps. The board isn’t much good for riding trees. I have to muscle it around. It’s great at speed and on bigger faces, gives me lots of confidence to let it run. If I were to do it over again I would widen it out a few more mm’s(maybe 268) and put a little less taper(probably 10mm) in it. other than that it’s what I wanted from an all around board. @j.memay May 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm #639468 stomppow 150 Posts Okay I’m more of a believer now, still not my thing though, but yeah I can imagine those advantages to a squared off tail. May 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm #639469 dishwasher-dave 460 Posts Cool ride. To what do you attribute its great sidehill climbing ability? Nice fotos on your flickr stream. Tempting terrain up there. Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.