The World Cup race Metal (WCRM) is more than just a board. Its heritage is represented in the name but it is indeed a full blown corduroy carving machine designed to have fun on the groomed stuff. Modern characteristics such as the flex, radius and new slightly rockered nose and tail shape, create a board where the running length is actually significantly shorter than the effective edge. With the low profile nose the board hugs the snow. It is smooth for straight lining but once you start to initiate your turn the nose hooks up and provides a little extra bite that makes it extremely stable through a variety of terrain.
Profile: Traditional Camber for maximum edge grip and post turn energy, combined with a very slight short early rise in the tip for lightning fast turn initiation.
Rider Type: Intermediate and advanced carvers.
Best For: Superior edge hold and aggressive recreational carving.
Carbon provides greater strength to weight ratio than regular fiberglass - this results in a lighter, snappier board. Metal provides stability, dampness and edge hold. Carbon, Metal and 2 very thin layers of Rubber provide the perfect combination for ultimate performance.
• Sandwich construction
• Aluminum (Titanal) alloy - two layers
• Wood core - tip to tail. Vertically laminated Aspen/Maple race configuration
• Full-wrap steel edges (premium quality Rockwell 48 hardness)
• 6mm stainless steel inserts
• Two layers of unidirectional carbon fiber
• TLT epoxy resin system
• Backprinted nylon topsheet
• Prior rubber dampening system
• UHMW graphite sintered base with Stone Grind finish
• Shatterproof UHMW sidewalls with 12 degree angle
Olga was born in Ufa Russia (Bashkortostan), just west of the Ural Mountains, about two decades before the fall of communism. She moved to Western Canada in 2005. Surrounded by the inspirational landscapes of BC, Olga began her journey into artistic expression.
Olga is an untrained artist who had been sketching and painting recreationally her whole young life. Her work attempts to present it as a given that there is no greater source of positive inspiration than nature; be it lonely, majestic, playful or powerful. Season 2012/13 represents the third year that Olga has worked with Prior.
For a deeper look into her work visit her website www.oladesign.net.
Olivier moved from Montreal to Whistler in 1992 after getting a degree in fine art. Since then he has been pursuing the dual life of professional snowboarder and artist. In recent years Olivier has been focusing on larger canvases, doing live painting events and also painting large-scale murals in Montreal with the Mu organization. In his personal work, he is inspired by the dramatic West Coasts scenery and active lifestyle he leads.
Olivier enjoys exploring different subject matters and painting techniques with every new piece. He has been part of numerous galleries and group shows including his first solo exhibit in 2009 at Le Centre in Vancouver and, in 2011, and a major group show with the En Masse collective at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. Currently, he spends his time between Montreal and Whistler working as a snowboard coach, freelance artist/graphic designer, muralist and set painter on major circus, theatre and motion picture productions.
Oli's Screaming Trees graphic represents his the third topsheet he has contributed to the Prior line.
For a more detailed look into Alano's work please view his website http://www.olivierroy.ca/
A Haida native from Skidegate in the Queen Charlotte Islands, Clarence Mills is an established Haida artist known throughout the world. His works sell in museums, galleries and native art shops throughout Europe and North America. He creates glass totems, engraved silver and gold jewelry, cedar and glass bowls, doors and limited edition prints, but Mills’ claim to fame rests in his prowess as a carver.
He was a featured artist at Expo 86 in Vancouver and Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia where he carved a six meter totem pole that graced the entrance outside the Canadian Pavilion. In 1997, he was commissioned to carve a 4 meter high cedar totem for a native exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Mills has been given a gift from his ancestors. He endows his creations with a powerful energy, smooth flowing style and images that speak through his symbolic Haida figures. He strives for one achievement – to begin a process for many people who have never understood their connection to the spirits of the land and all its creatures.
The Haida Eagle Topsheet is the most popular graphic ever used in the Prior line and this current version of it is the 4th year that it has been in the line in various forms.
As a graphic designer Sarita chooses to focus on the more artistic side of things by incorporating print making and illustration within her digital work whenever possible. Using her hands, the tools of the craft and her whimsical imagination, she conveys different ideas to the outside world, giving her a great sense of purpose and enjoyment.
Graduating with a Degree in Graphic Design from Vancouver Island University, professionally Sarita has concentrated her talents in the freelance graphic design field for the last four years. She finds herself working for companies based in the outdoor realm, doing anything from logo work to snowboard and ski graphics.
Her time away from the drawing table is spent reaping inspiration form the great outdoors. If you can't find her ensconced in her home studio blasting dub step and indie, you will find her way up on a coastal mountain path or on some sort of board in search of that unequivocal perfect ride.
Winter 2012/13 marks Sarita's first season contributing to the Prior line. For more info on Sarita's work please check out her website http://www.saritamielke.com/
Freelance illustrator and designer from the UK working in the realms of vector illustration, photo montage/manipulation and mixed media. His work is influenced by contemporary graffiti and lowbrow art along with many things from the natural world.
Mat defines his work as mixed media since he uses a great variety of techniques to bring the final image together. These include sketches both in graphite and ink, watercolour studies, photographic elements, digital painting and vector artwork.
Subject matter covers nature quite heavily, whilst adding surreal, off-beat and fluid elements. He enjoys using vibrant colour palettes but also works in softer tones as well.
Mat has always wanted to be an 'artist' of some description ever since he discovered he was fairly good at drawing at a young age. After attending The University of Huddersfield studying Creative Imaging he's now very focussed on making a living from doing what he loves and enjoys! Mat was featured in Digital Arts Magazine as one of the 'Best young UK Illustrators 2009’
With a relatively young career in the creative industries, Mat’s aim is to keep on working with new people on highly creative projects whilst having fun along the way.
The Prior shop has been making custom "one off" snowboards since 1990. The layout and design of our factory has been built with this in mind. We can make a board to pretty much any shape and flex pattern you want. The following chart outlines prices for common revisions to existing templates:
|Custom flex (softer or stiffer)||$70|
Complete Custom Shapes
If your dream board requires more than the revisions listed above please email us with your ideas. Some discussion will be required to determine the best performance results. Ultimately the price will be determined by the complexity of the project.
4-8 weeks upon confirmed order.
Above surcharges are in addition to price of board.
Prices may change depending upon degree of difficulty.
length restrictions = 205cm
width restrictions = tip/tail 34cm, waist 28.5cm
Prior has been offering custom graphics since 1990 and provides a complete custom topsheet and base graphic service. This is ideal for riders who want a one-of-a-kind look on their Prior board, and for companies who desire special corporate gifts and/or promotions.
|Single||One off custom topsheets||$300|
|2-5 units||Custom topsheets||$275|
|6-10 units||Custom topsheets||$230|
|11+ units||Custom topsheets||Call/email|
|Single||One off custom diecut base||$300|
|2-5 units||Custom diecut base||$275|
|6-10 units||Custom diecut base||$230|
|11+ units||Custom diecut base||Call/email|
Topsheet design and colour options are almost unlimited. We can print topsheets of photo color quality. All topsheets are sublimated onto a white, gloss nylon topsheet for a professional look and finish. (sorry we cannot sublimate onto a clear topsheet material). Above prices based on receipt of art in digital file format in either of the following formats:
* For art that is done in vector based (ie. Illustrator or similar) program we require artwork in both eps and JPEG formats.
* For bit mapped based art (ie. Photoshop or similar) we require TIFF and JPEG formats. The File size must be 200 DPI in rectangular shape that measures 3cm longer than desired board length x 34cm wide. Note that TIFF file size will likely be greater than 100 MB and TIFF file must be sent on CD or DVD.
Prior offers diecut custom bases in one to three colors. As base colors are actually cut with a knife there are some design limitations. We ask that you first email jpeg file to us for review and approval. Once finalized we require final file version in EPS format.
For any custom topsheet or shaping project you will need to contact our sales staff for guidance and accurate quotes. Please email will (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 604 935 1923 to chat about your custom artwork or email@example.com to discuss all other custom options.
|Prior ships everywhere!||
|1 snowboard or pair of skis||Anywhere in Canada||FedEx Ground||1 - 5||$35||$28|
|Continental USA||FedEx Ground||3 - 5||$60||$48|
|Alaska or Hawaii||FedEx||2 - 3||$100||$80|
|Outside North America (Northern hemisphere)||FedEx||2 - 5||$135||$108|
|Outside North America (Southern hemisphere)
||2 - 5
(naked or with kit & skins)
|Anywhere in Canada||FedEx Ground||1 - 5||$40||$32|
|Continental USA||FedEx Ground||3 - 5||$65||$52|
|Alaska or Hawaii||FedEx||2 - 3||$110||$88|
|Outside North America (Northern hemisphere)
||FedEx||2 - 5||$150||$120|
|Outside North America (Southern hemisphere)
||2 - 5
|1 set bindings||Anywhere in Canada||FedEx Ground||1 - 5||$20||$16|
|Continental USA||FedEx Ground||3 - 5||$30||$24|
|Alaska or Hawaii||FedEx||2 - 3||$55||$44|
|Outside North America (Northern hemisphere)||FedEx||3 - 5||$100||$80|
|Outside North America (Southern hemisphere)||FedEx
||3 - 5
|1 clothing item
|Anywhere in Canada||Post||1 - 5||$15||$12|
|Continental USA||Post||5 - 10||$16||$12.80|
|FedEx Ground||3 - 5||$25||$20|
|Alaska or Hawaii||Post||7 - 14||$16||$12.80|
|FedEx||2 - 3||$55||$44|
|Outside North America||Post||20.-.40||$20||$16|
|FedEx||3 - 5||$70||$56|
• Online orders receive 20% off shipping!
• FREE shipping on all clothing or accessory items with the order of a snowboard or skis.
• All binding orders placed with snowboard, splitboard or ski orders are shipped at half price.
• Additional snowboards or skis on multiple ski or board orders are shipped at half price.
• For multiple accessory only orders each additional accessory is shipped at half price.
• Shipping time is approximation only; exact time in transit may vary.
• FedEx overnight shipping from Monday to Friday. Some locations may not apply. Saturday deliveries available to major centers only.
• Coming to Whistler? You can choose to pick up your order at the Prior Factory and no shipping costs will apply. The option to 'Pick Up' will appear during the online order process. Note for Non-Canadian residents, standard HST (12% tax) will be applied to Pick Up orders.
Once all information is included in online order form exact shipping costs will appear.
If you have additional shipping questions, or would like to make special shipping arrangements, please email us via our Contact Us page.
*** Special rates may apply to certain remote areas.