Forums Splitboards New Prior split arrived today…
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    Archie McPhee
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    I’ve been riding a solid Khyber for a few years and found it to be a great board, so I decided to upgrade from a older Prior Backcountry to a Khyber split. After Fedex dropped it off this morning, I spent the afternoon trimming skins, bolting on dual-height risers and Spark LT toe pieces, and then mounted the pucks and dialed-in my Spark Blazes. Now I’m ready for snow!


    61 Posts

    Great looking board! Enjoy

    203 Posts

    Did you go with the XTC Carbon contruction? Or standard? hows the weight compared to the exiting Backcountry…?

    Archie McPhee
    78 Posts

    I considered the carbon, but decided on fiberglass for two reasons: I like the dampness of glass vs. the snap and pop of carbon, especially in the hardback and crud I seem to run into, and I also had a hard time justifying spending another $200 on the board! I definitely think there’s a weight savings on the Khyber, and don’t think it’s just the LTs. Even though the specs say it’s heavier than the current Backcountry, I think it’s lighter than the old one. Maybe it’s due to a difference between the old construction and six years of technology, but I’m happy with the new board no matter what.


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    hi guys , i’m from spain and i’m waiting for a new backcountry split with same topsheet and bindings .i will put the pictures early ,i hope!!

    58 Posts

    Wow, sick set up man, I especially like the Spark LT pin system. I bought a Burton Freebird this year with voile hardware & skins as well as Spark Ignition 2 bindings, it’s no Prior but it splits apart and gets me up the hill. Good luck and have a sweet season…

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    sweet top sheet man! I got a khyber split last year and love it. Enjoy the new ride!

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