With the Powder Mountain Shape, Simon has fulfilled a wish. One of the best long and powder shapes of the company PRIOR in its design and of course in lightweight construction. A Spearhead 172 - pure driving fun in powder and still very nice on the piste. Simon is still "infected" by the Spearhead virus. For many years the 172 splitboards were rather short. At that time a standard splitboard was about 180cm long and 195cm were long splitboards. That's changed now. Nowadays 172cm are enough and even under it you get a great buoyancy. For those who don't shy away from 172cm in the hairpin, we have the most honest powder shape on the market with very good ascent behaviour and an unforgettable POW feeling.
Wide, high alpine bowls as well as narrow tree-runs, with Powder Mountain everything is possible. The long, precisely shaped, early ascending nose is 100% trimmed for powder. Moderate sidecut and the taper tail with some pre-tensioning enhance the high-class performance.
Produced and developed by/with PRIOR in Canada. The time was ripe to perfect his own ideas with the noble blacksmith PRIOR.
- Type: High Mountain
- Lengths: 172
- Profile: Camrocker
- Shape: Directional
- Lamination: Triaxial XTC Carbon
- Verctical Laminated: light Aspen/Maple Core
- High Performance Epoxy Resin
- Base: 4001 Sintered DurasurfTM Base Die Cut
- Flex: Medium-Stiff
- Finish: Matt
- Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Scope of supply: complete with Voile Hooks and Spark Tip and Tail Clips
The design of all mr.splitboards shapes is part of the success and 20 year history of Simon and the splitboards. On the deck you can see the contour lines of the most beautiful mountain in the Montafon, the Valschavieler Maderer 2.769m. He is right on the doorstep of the Test and Camp Base www.huettle.at and is also called the King of the Montafon. After the 2nd attempt in 2008, Simon managed to climb this peak on the summer route and to ski on the splitboard on the ski touring routes.
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|The compatible bindings:||Spark R&D, SP United, Karakoram, Rossignol/Plum, Voile-USA Light Rail, Voile-USA Speed Rail, Burton/Spark Hitchhiker, Union|
|Processing + construction:||Handmade, Wood / Carbon|
|Shape + Flex:||Big Mountain, well-balanced|
|Lengths + wide division:||161cm - 168cm, ~ 260mm = normal|
|Construction method / weight:||super light weight|
mr.splitboards shapes, are splitboards developed by Simon Graf, founder and owner of Splitboards Europe. Simon has well-known manufacturers produce what he and his customers like best. He takes his inspiration and ideas from 20 years of distribution of splitboards with big and small manufacturers. For these splitboards, existing shapes are modified or completely new shapes are created. The 2019/2020 season sees the launch of 3 models for the first time.
Ich mag keine Kompromisse, und die muss sich das mr.splitboards powder mountain shape auch nicht vorwerfen lassen. Das extrem geringe Gewicht ist im Aufstieg ein großer Vorteil. Die größte Stärke des Bretts liegt aber im Tiefschnee. Mega-Auftrieb, leicht im Handling und auch bei Geschwindigkeit stabil. Im Tiefschnee macht das richtig Spaß.
Das "noch sehr schön auf der harten Piste" kann ich als Raceboarder nicht bestätigen. Aber dafür ist es ja auch nicht gemacht.
Wer nicht irgendein Splitboard sucht, sondern eines, das gerne aufsteigt und durch Powder segelt, wird hier fündig.
TOP Splitboard und vielseitiger als man zu Anfangs denkt
Ich bin das Board während dem Test Camp in Hintertux gefahren. Anfangs war ich aufgrund der Länge von 172cm skeptisch, da ich selber als Pistenbrett meistens kleine Bretter fahre (157cm). Ich selbst bin ca. 186cm. Aber gleich bei der ersten Testfahrt auf der Piste war ich positiv überrascht und es hat richtig Spaß gemacht damit zu fahren. Für die Größe und den doch ausgeprägten direktionalen Shape war es trotzdem sehr wendig und ich habe kaum Nachteile damit gespürt. Während des Aufstiegs hat sich das Brett auch sehr gut geschlagen und ich konnte keine Nachteile gegenüber anderen Brettern feststellen. Eher das Gegenteil :)
Im Powder wird man mit dem Brett voll auf seine Kosten kommen und ich kann das Brett nur empfehlen :)
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XTC lightweight construction at the highest level without sacrificing durability or longevity. In order to keep this promise, no reduced layers or materials are used. In lightweight construction, thinner coatings or less edge material are often used as a means of reducing weight. This is not the case with Powder MNT. Thanks to the latest CORE material, it is one of the lightest powder shapes on the market. If you divide its length by its weight, you get 19.7 grams per centimerter shape with a shape thickness of 10 millimeters. A normal light splitboard comes to 21.5 grams per centimetre. If you extrapolate that, the Powder MNT should weigh at least 3.7 kg. But with 3.3 kg at fullapestarch it is about 400 grams or about 10% lighter than a normal light splitboard.
Our four-axis glass-carbon composite is a sewn fabric with fibers running in four directions +30, -30, -30, 0 and +90 degrees and two 6 cm wide, 10-times carbon stringers running from tip to tip. The quad glass is covered on each side with vertically laminated maple or aspen wood cores in combination with UHMW side walls, sintered bottom and nylon plates. This quadruple glass configuration provides a responsive, durable ride with excellent torsional stability. The additional Directionla fabric provides increased torsional stiffness compared to the triaxial fiberglass construction.
XTC Carbon Construction is available as an upgrade to all splitboard models and saves an average of 600 grams per pair.
Weight reduction is still a key to success in the backcountry as less weight means more performance.
Prior's XTC Carbon Construction pushes the limits of weight saving and performance. For the High Mountain comes a special one,
newly developed core with Ceadar Strips.
I deliberately chose the Voile Hooks. The last few years have shown that many new ideas on the market look good at first sight or can even do more than the Voile Hooks. Practice has shown that both in Umabu and in durability, the Voile Hooks are still the best. And there's the advantage that you can collapse it. Which I haven't done in years anyway. Especially the Karakoram Ultra Clips, are very fragile, get loose all the time and even expensive. At this point of the splitboard, the power of the hooks is completely sufficient to pull the two halves together.
Spark Tipp & Tail Clips:
for the clips, I chose the new ones from Spark. These have the great advantage that they "stretch" themselves again and again and thus cannot become loose. This was a disadvantage with the Voile Clips. In addition they are only screwed and not riveted, because also the riveting is more complex, if the clips must be renewed times.
mr.splitboards powder mountain shape
It all started with Pathron Splitboards. The contact to Pathron Splitboards was established through the participation of the snowboard manufacturer in our Climb the Mountain. Of course, we were more than sceptical about what was behind it. To save budget, the guys from Pathron only let their splitboards participate in the CTM and we took over the rental for the Testival. At our Splitboard Testival CTM every splitboard brand can participate and present itself that wants to. This open / liberal attitude is very important to us. Therefore you will also find products at the CTM which we do not sell.
Based on a Pathron shape, I developed my first own splitboard. This first one gave me a lot of knowledge and further details in splitboard construction. Since Pathron wants to go into production in Asia in the future, it was time to part.
mr.splitboards - Simon - produces his own shapes at PRIOR
With my shape and other good ideas, I turned to PRIOR in Canada. Together with the shaper Dominic from PRIOR we have perfected the shape throughout the season and can proudly present a completely NEW series in 19/20
With the Splitboards Europe motorhome testing at the Stubai Glacier, with Stephan.
© splitboards europe | riders: CTM 2018 | location: Sivretta