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15/05/2018 2:35 pm  
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Three new decks for this season, all with custom waist width. ( 26.0 ) 

L to R

::Prior Shotgun 157 ~ 7.6m sidecut ~ NOW Pilots: with full Burton strap/ladder upgrade 

Jibby soft true twin ( first true twin I've owned in more than 10yrs )

::Prior Slasher 156  ~ Picture shows what it is. 6.5m sidecut, with 15mm taper ~ NOW Drives: with full Burton strap/ladder upgrade

Out of the three I'm most excited to try this deck as I've never ridden a deck like this before. With the shape, length and sidecut, I'm thinking it's gonna be a tight tree violator and pow day trench digger. 

::Prior Khyber 159  ~ 7.5m sidecut, 27mm taper ~ NOW Drives: with full Burton strap/ladder upgrade

This deck was a full custom job, I love my Khyber 165, but wanted a shorter, more turny version that would be a little more nimble in the trees but that was still 26.0 waist

 

All of these decks have Priors  XTC Carbon construction. Priors carbon is quite different from what everyone else uses. It does not make the deck any stiffer, they have a proprietary weave made just for them that is designed to specifically NOT increase the stiffness of the deck.

What their carbon does do is make the deck much lighter and super damp... 

 

It should also be noted all of these decks are the first decks shorter than 162cm that I've owned in more than a decade. My old man legs are looking forward to these shorter more nimble decks.

So now that you've presumable put a number of days on the Slasher, what are your thoughts?  How does it ride versus the Khyber?  I purchased a Khyber 170 split near the end of the season and totally love it. I think I may get a solid one, but have it widened by 4 mm or so to bring it to 33/27.2/30.

The Slasher looks like a great tree board, but I haven't heard any reviews on it yet.

Cheers. 

@alonzo

So I'm not quite sure yet what to think of the Slasher. I really only got one good day on it, we had a terrible winter here in Wasangeles. BUT, the one good day that I did get on it was KILLER! it was 10-12" of perfect density Wasatch pow and the deck floated like crazy in it. There was no getting stuck in the flats and it turned lightning quick. It was still quite brushy that day because of our low snow year and I was amazed at how nimble the deck was in the pow, on the lower elevation slopes it was a breeze to go around bushes/brush, like stupid easy, it felt like I was riding a 140cm deck. 

I then rode it on another pow day, but this day was not as good, it was only about 6" new and it was mainly up top. The groomers were quite bumpy ( almost mini moguls ) and the deck did not like those conditions at all, I swapped it out for something with more tail and was much happier. I don't think it was me or the deck either, Parker was on a short/fat pow deck that day also and he said his deck was not that fun in those conditions ( if you can believe this, he didn't have a second deck with him that day  🤨 ) 

I'll need more time on it, but my initial impression is that it's a deck I'll probably ride only 2-3 times a year. It will most likely come out when we are getting one of those classic Wasatch storms that don't stop for 3-4 days and its putting down 20" a day, when it's that deep and that soft is where I think the Slasher will shine. 

I have to say, the custom Khyber I got was mind blowing, it is everything I had hoped for. Floats like a champ, turns on a dime, it's easy ( not tiring ) to ride, rails on groomers and crushes the chop. I already knew that I loved the Khyber boards in general, but getting this one tweaked to just how I would want it is the best. Best pow deck I've ever ridden. This year at Baldface it snowed like 20" on night one, and then 10-15" each following night/days and I just couldn't sink it. I've been only riding 162cm+ decks for a long time now ( usually 165s ) and this Khyber actually measures 158cm, my other Khybers are a 165 solid and split, and at first I was worried it wouldn't float enough to my liking but those fears quickly went away after that Baldface trip, it was refreshing to be on the deck there actually, the trees can be pretty tight and it was sooo much less work riding a deck 7cms shorter and with 1m more sidecut when hauling ass through those trees. In fact I liked it enough that Prior is building me a split version of it as we speak.... 

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17/05/2018 12:53 am  

Not entirely sure about this. 😉


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17/05/2018 2:02 am  
Posted by: 89c51

Not entirely sure about this. 😉

When will you have time to ride it? 🙂 The shape is sweet. 

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17/05/2018 2:53 am  

Sadly it will be a while. Next season.

Some info:

158 length

25.82 waist

~15mm taper

8.3m sidecut

Feels stiff handflexing it.

Its a 16/17 model (doubt  anything changed since then) and its made in Dubai by SWS.


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17/05/2018 4:31 pm  
Posted by: 89c51

Sadly it will be a while. Next season.

Some info:

158 length

25.82 waist

~15mm taper

8.3m sidecut

Feels stiff handflexing it.

Its a 16/17 model (doubt  anything changed since then) and its made in Dubai by SWS.

These specs sound awesome, for my preferences at least.

175lbs|5'7|8US Burton Ion Leather|54 Korua Tranny Finder|57 US Orbit|Burton Cartel|Genies|GenX|25.6cm+ ww|7.5m+ sidecuts|Onterrible


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21/05/2018 9:48 pm  
Posted by: pow_hnd
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Posted by: pow_hnd

IMG 1016

 

Three new decks for this season, all with custom waist width. ( 26.0 ) 

L to R

::Prior Shotgun 157 ~ 7.6m sidecut ~ NOW Pilots: with full Burton strap/ladder upgrade 

Jibby soft true twin ( first true twin I've owned in more than 10yrs )

::Prior Slasher 156  ~ Picture shows what it is. 6.5m sidecut, with 15mm taper ~ NOW Drives: with full Burton strap/ladder upgrade

Out of the three I'm most excited to try this deck as I've never ridden a deck like this before. With the shape, length and sidecut, I'm thinking it's gonna be a tight tree violator and pow day trench digger. 

::Prior Khyber 159  ~ 7.5m sidecut, 27mm taper ~ NOW Drives: with full Burton strap/ladder upgrade

This deck was a full custom job, I love my Khyber 165, but wanted a shorter, more turny version that would be a little more nimble in the trees but that was still 26.0 waist

 

All of these decks have Priors  XTC Carbon construction. Priors carbon is quite different from what everyone else uses. It does not make the deck any stiffer, they have a proprietary weave made just for them that is designed to specifically NOT increase the stiffness of the deck.

What their carbon does do is make the deck much lighter and super damp... 

 

It should also be noted all of these decks are the first decks shorter than 162cm that I've owned in more than a decade. My old man legs are looking forward to these shorter more nimble decks.

So now that you've presumable put a number of days on the Slasher, what are your thoughts?  How does it ride versus the Khyber?  I purchased a Khyber 170 split near the end of the season and totally love it. I think I may get a solid one, but have it widened by 4 mm or so to bring it to 33/27.2/30.

The Slasher looks like a great tree board, but I haven't heard any reviews on it yet.

Cheers. 

@alonzo

So I'm not quite sure yet what to think of the Slasher. I really only got one good day on it, we had a terrible winter here in Wasangeles. BUT, the one good day that I did get on it was KILLER! it was 10-12" of perfect density Wasatch pow and the deck floated like crazy in it. There was no getting stuck in the flats and it turned lightning quick. It was still quite brushy that day because of our low snow year and I was amazed at how nimble the deck was in the pow, on the lower elevation slopes it was a breeze to go around bushes/brush, like stupid easy, it felt like I was riding a 140cm deck. 

I then rode it on another pow day, but this day was not as good, it was only about 6" new and it was mainly up top. The groomers were quite bumpy ( almost mini moguls ) and the deck did not like those conditions at all, I swapped it out for something with more tail and was much happier. I don't think it was me or the deck either, Parker was on a short/fat pow deck that day also and he said his deck was not that fun in those conditions ( if you can believe this, he didn't have a second deck with him that day  🤨 ) 

I'll need more time on it, but my initial impression is that it's a deck I'll probably ride only 2-3 times a year. It will most likely come out when we are getting one of those classic Wasatch storms that don't stop for 3-4 days and its putting down 20" a day, when it's that deep and that soft is where I think the Slasher will shine. 

I have to say, the custom Khyber I got was mind blowing, it is everything I had hoped for. Floats like a champ, turns on a dime, it's easy ( not tiring ) to ride, rails on groomers and crushes the chop. I already knew that I loved the Khyber boards in general, but getting this one tweaked to just how I would want it is the best. Best pow deck I've ever ridden. This year at Baldface it snowed like 20" on night one, and then 10-15" each following night/days and I just couldn't sink it. I've been only riding 162cm+ decks for a long time now ( usually 165s ) and this Khyber actually measures 158cm, my other Khybers are a 165 solid and split, and at first I was worried it wouldn't float enough to my liking but those fears quickly went away after that Baldface trip, it was refreshing to be on the deck there actually, the trees can be pretty tight and it was sooo much less work riding a deck 7cms shorter and with 1m more sidecut when hauling ass through those trees. In fact I liked it enough that Prior is building me a split version of it as we speak.... 

AMM 8141 copy 2
AMM 8145 copy 2

Sick man.  I'm surprised the Khyber doesn't get more love.  It's been around forever and is just a solid, easy-to-ride powder board.


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16/07/2018 12:45 pm  

SB Waffle score showed up. Moss Swallow 58. Super stoked to get on this. 


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17/07/2018 8:29 am  

You won that!?!? Must have missed that

5'9" | 185 lbs | US9 boots (K2 TT) | Now - Drive & YES. | Gnu Beast 158 | YES. 420 148 | Arbor Clovis 157 | Camber, S-Rocker, Flat to Rocker | 150cm-160cm | Some Taper | Neat shapes are neat


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17/07/2018 9:04 am  
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You won that!?!? Must have missed that

It was a while ago. Took a bit to get it shipped, but I had no issues with the delay. Just told him it needed to get here before the movers arrive.


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17/07/2018 9:24 am  

Bring it to Italy this winter!


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17/07/2018 9:34 am  
Posted by: yukiotokosama

SB Waffle score showed up. Moss Swallow 58. Super stoked to get on this. 

Sick!!!  That one looks fun!

I’m a big fat loser in the waffle game.  Snowboard gambling is bad, I’ve spent more on Moss/Gentem waffles then if I would have just bought one 😜.


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17/07/2018 9:37 am  

Picked this up last week...should be fun.  #burtonpurge

DB7D35E5 4355 4A58 BC0E 5C94D3DDF8FF


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17/07/2018 11:30 am  
Posted by: MikeHoncho

Picked this up last week...should be fun.  #burtonpurge

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Dope. Had both a 151 & 157 in the quiver, and that thing dig trenches and plows through everything. Loving the Spring release topsheets...makes us want to pickup a another Voyager & Pioneer just because...


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17/07/2018 11:50 am  

I want United Shapes to make something big enough for me SO BAD!


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17/07/2018 12:07 pm  

I should probably put a couple of boards up for waffles.

 

Picked this up at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago. It's already found a forever home.

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