|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10|
|Manufactured in||Canada by Prior|
|Camber Profile||Directional Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|Split||Comes in split|
|On Snow Feel|
Prior Fissle 2021 Review by The Good Ride
**Not sure if Prior is still in business so make sure you talk to someone there before ordering from them.**
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.
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.
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Prior Fissle Snowboard Review- How it rides and who it is for
How The Prior Fissle Review Happened:
We borrowed this for an extended demo.
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 ADV, Burton Ion
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, F.I.T. Gamechangers, F.I.T. Gameghangers LP
Bindings: Union Atlas
Set-Up: 21.5” Wide. 21 front +3 back and 18 front -3 back. Close to Reference and Set all the way back
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)
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.
Pretty stiff flex. Buttering is doable but it took some work. The tail lets you wheelie up in powder a little easier though.
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.
A champ for powering over uneven terrain. The Prior Fissle powered over bumpy wet snow like it wasn’t there.
Really strong edge hold that borders on being pretty competent in medium hard to hard snow.
Pretty quick for the length and we were both ok turning this through the few trees we had.
The Prior Fissle is a strong high speed carver
Really easy float and that early rise before the long nose makes it hard to sink.
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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