Swallowtail Split 172 CARBON #5245
Note: this board features a "clear" topsheet - allowing you to see the handmade craftsmanship and love we put into each and every split ! The carbon you see *is not a graphic* - it is the actual carbon in the board !!
The Swallowtail Split - our split verison of the Powstick - is the king of big mountain directional powder boards. We have redesigned the nose and tail of this classic Prior ride to create a more nimble and versatile shape. In addition to the redesign we have added a couple of extra sizes for smaller riders or those wanting to use this split as a more everyday powder weapon.
The behaviour and performance of this board is the result of years of R&D and can be attributed to the nose shape/profile that allows for effortless float.
The swallowtail breaks down resistance and allows for a more natural stance without the dreaded back leg burn. In a class of its own, it has set the standard by which all big mountain powder boards strive to attain. With limited taper and a long effective edge, the Swallowtail Split is surprising edge to edge and efficient in variable snow conditions; the tails also flex independently to increase mobility and provide a smooth transition to finish the turn.
This is a great all-around split that still rips groomers !
Serial No: 2305245
Topsheet: Aloha Clear
Base: Crown Tips Black / Green
Prior’s Swallowtail Split is the king of big mountain directional powder boards.
The swallowtail breaks down resistance and allows for a more natural stance without the dreaded back leg burn.
With limited taper and a long effective edge, the Swallowtail Split is surprising edge to edge and efficient in variable snow conditions; the tails also flex independently to increase mobility and provide a smooth transition to finish the turn.
Rider Type & Best For
Self propelled backcountry adventurers and powder hounds that ride directionally and want the added benefits of the swallowtail design.
Soft open bowl and gladed powder of all descriptions. Also rides well in hardpack, crud and variable snowpack.
- CAMBER: Powder Rocker
- SHAPE: Directional Shape
- FLEX: Mid Flex
- CORE: Vertically Laminated Aspen Poplar core
- BASE: 4001 Sintered DurasurfTM Base Die Cut
- AVAILABLE CONSTRUCTION: Quad-axial E Glass or XTC Carbon
- SIDEWALLS: UHMW polyethylene sidewalls
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Provides floatation and predictability in powder of all kinds, while it also allows the board to initiate sooner. Traditional camber in the tail provides additional power to drive off your back foot.
The Prior shop has been making custom "one off" snowboards since 1989. 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*|
|Full Custom Shape: total price +taxes
*These prices are estimates, and are variable depending on the shape and your specific request. Over 1cm of widening needs a custom template.
To apply one of these additional requests to your order, simply search on the website the word "custom" and pick whichever item applies and add to cart along with your order. Write any notes in the additional notes section and we will be in touch if we have any further questions.
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.
6-8 weeks upon confirmed order.
Above surcharges are in addition to price of board.
Prices may change depending upon degree of difficulty.
length restrictions = 197cm
width restrictions = tip/tail 33.5cm, waist 28.5cm
Prior has been offering custom graphics since 1989 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. Custom Topsheet fees are single set up design fees, and are required for tooling cost coverage. Custom to-sheets can be applied to multiple product and charges are split accordingly. Please contact us for any further enquiries or to begin the design process.
Topsheet design and colour options are almost unlimited. We can print topsheets of photo color quality. All topsheets are sublimated onto a white, matte nylon topsheet for a professional look and finish. (sorry we cannot sublimate onto a clear topsheet material therefore clear windows are not an option for one off customs). 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 PDF or AI format.
* For bit mapped based art (ie. Photoshop or similar) we require TIFF, PSD or PDFformats. The File size must be 300 DPI in rectangular shape that measures 6cm longer than desired board length x 34cm wide. Note that files will likely be in excess of 100MB and can be sent by Dropbox etc or dropped off at the factory.
Prior offers diecut custom bases in one to three colors. As base colors are cut with a drag blade knife, so there are some design limitations. We ask that you first email a low res jpeg file to us for review and approval.
For any custom topsheet or shaping project you will need to contact our sales staff for guidance and accurate quotes. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604 935 1923 to chat about your custom artwork or other custom options.
Our build times vary based on production volume and seasonal needs. We always aim to have your order built within 4 weeks of confirming your order. Sometimes this time will vary but rest assured we are putting the time and effort into hand building your custom ride!
For full custom orders build time is typically 6-8 weeks due to the supplier requirements for non-inventory items.
Afraid you won't have your order in time for your big mission or trip? Don't worry we will do our best to accommodate rush orders that are communicated to us at email@example.com
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