List Price US $649
Prior Fissle 2021 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating
Riding Style Freeride
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10
Manufactured in Canada by Prior
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Directional Camber
Stance Setback -20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Great
Turning Experience Great
Carving Great
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Average
Jumps Average
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Moderate

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Semi-Hard

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Prior Fissle 2021 Review by The Good Ride

Prior Fissle Snowboard Video Review Fast Forward Markers

0:00 – Intro 0:28 – Summary 1:01 – Sizing 1:47 – Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel 3:17 – Flex/Butterability/Pop/Air 4:29 – Speed/Dampness 6:14- Uneven Terrain 7:02 – Edge Hold 7:14- Turning/Carving 8:49 – Powder 9:38 – Conclusion 10:06 – Outakes 10:29 – About Our Reviews

Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Big and bomby but still turny. Damp. Really well made old school ride. Fast Base
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: Old school sizing that isn’t easy for many snowboard bags.

Summary

The Prior Fissle takes that old school big, damp freeride shape but with some early rise. Its a board that can bomb but also make some pretty quick turns.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews and this is our unfiltered opinion. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

Prior Fissle Snowboard Review- How it rides and who it is for

Prior Fissle Review

How The Prior Fissle Review Happened:

We borrowed this for an extended demo.
Size: 166
Days: 5
Conditions: Good Groomers, wet spring snow post shut down and some decent powder right before the total Covid-19 shut down time with the help of our Drift Boards.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 175lbs),
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADVBurton Ion
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, F.I.T. Gamechangers, F.I.T. Gameghangers LP
Bindings: Union Atlas

Similar Boards (but not the same):Yes Pick Your LineBurton Flight Attendant, Jones Flagship, Never Summer West Bound, Rossignol XV

Set-Up: 21.5” Wide. 21 front +3 back and 18 front -3 back. Close to Reference and Set all the way back

Approximate Weight:

The Prior Fissle Felt normal for its weight. Not too heavy or light.

(We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)

Sizing

Here are some ideal US boot sizes for these boards. You can of course go bigger or smaller but these work best for not turning the board slower than it should be and not having the dreaded Toe & Heel Drag.
166- Size 8-9 is a really good match up and maybe size 10 but as you can see in the video review the tail is very narrow and best for around size 9.

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

Tapered and directional but not too directional to feel super washy. It needs more back foot weight on groomers but its not a massive amount. The Camber is mellow but extends from almost the tail to past the front inserts before it rockers up.

Flex/Pop/Buttering

Pretty stiff flex. Buttering is doable but it took some work. The tail lets you wheelie up in powder a little easier though.

Speed

The Prior Fissle is fast and damp. All Prior boards we tried have this super damp cool feel to them that blocks out most chatter.

Uneven Terrain

A champ for powering over uneven terrain. The Prior Fissle powered over bumpy wet snow like it wasn’t there.

Edge Hold

Really strong edge hold that borders on being pretty competent in medium hard to hard snow.

Turn Initiation

Pretty quick for the length and we were both ok turning this through the few trees we had.

Turning Experience/Carving

The Prior Fissle is a strong high speed carver

Powder

Really easy float and that early rise before the long nose makes it hard to sink.

Conclusion

There was something Peter and I just loved about the Spearhead but the Fissle is no slouch either and we had a good time on it.

 
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2021

 
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