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11-14-2012 02:52 PM
GreyDragon
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Originally Posted by lonerider View Post
Interesting. I do agree that Prior could use a little more pop to them as they are kind of like what I imagine Cadillacs to be (solid, stable... not particularly energetic or playful) - last one I rode was 2010 or 2011 model. Thanks for the info. What length AMF/Trice were you riding?
I bought a 161.5 TRice, and all the boards I demoed were in the 160-162 range. I'm 175 lbs. if that helps.

Your description of the AMF is pretty much what I thought of it.
11-14-2012 01:51 PM
Blitzer In regards to the review of the Antler on thegoodride.com, I'm not sure about that review. I was interested in that board too, so I looked at that immediately after they posted their new reviews a few weeks ago. What jumped out to me was that it is listed as "twin-ish" and that it has a "setback stance." Well, it IS a twin, but usually twin-ish means almost twin or twin-like in reference to non-centered boards. Hence the next comment of "setback stance." Well, its not setback. Burton's site doesn't say that (they say the opposite), and I've handled/examined the board in person at my local store and it definately is NOT setback.

I figured it was an error so I emailed the guy, but he stood behind the review as-is and said it definately was a setback which makes me think that on that particular board, he is confused.

I don't mean to beat up on him or his site, I actually like their site, but would only "trust" what they say if they post an "in-depth" review (look at tabs below the basic description/snowflake ratings) on the board/binding/etc. My guess is that they said the edge hold was not so good just because that is how they feel about all of Burton's Flying V shaped boards, and are expecting that to be the case. I've only read one review of the Antler and they really liked it and had no complaints about edgehold.
11-14-2012 01:21 PM
lonerider
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Originally Posted by GreyDragon View Post
I demoed the Prior AMF last year at Whistler.
Very solid, stable board. But there's nothing special about it versus mass produced boards from other companies.
Make sure you ask them to sharpen the edges before you go. I found the edge hold lacking.

I also demoed the LT Dark Series and Travis Rice Pro the same week.
I bought the Travis Rice. Very solid and stable but easier to maneuver than the AMF imo.
Interesting. I do agree that Prior could use a little more pop to them as they are kind of like what I imagine Cadillacs to be (solid, stable... not particularly energetic or playful) - last one I rode was 2010 or 2011 model. Thanks for the info. What length AMF/Trice were you riding?
11-14-2012 01:03 PM
GreyDragon
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Originally Posted by jchaison View Post
Those Prior boards are sexy! Pricey, though. Will have to demo next time I'm at Whistler.
I demoed the Prior AMF last year at Whistler.
Very solid, stable board. But there's nothing special about it versus mass produced boards from other companies.
Make sure you ask them to sharpen the edges before you go. I found the edge hold lacking.

I also demoed the LT Dark Series and Travis Rice Pro the same week.
I bought the Travis Rice. Very solid and stable but easier to maneuver than the AMF imo.
11-14-2012 10:51 AM
wrathfuldeity OP...you really also need to name your mountain for the "best all mountain board"....
the best all mountain board for La Crescent Iowa will be different than whistler and different for utah.

I suggest a bit of observation and inquiry at the mtn that you ride at.....only observe and interview the local core riders...not the gapers. I'm sure that you will discover there is a common theme. Riders' styles and skill are a product of the mountain...therefore certain designs will take advantage of the mountain.
11-14-2012 10:28 AM
jchaison Those Prior boards are sexy! Pricey, though. Will have to demo next time I'm at Whistler.
11-14-2012 07:22 AM
sh767 I've heard that t.rice is a stiffer version of trs. So trs won't give you the massive stability wherever you go, but once it's broken in, it'll be soft enough to butter and jib but stiff enough to hit the groomers.
11-13-2012 09:06 PM
leo13 Scrap urban. I'm using a smart phone. Ducking predictive txt. *ur
11-13-2012 09:05 PM
leo13 Thanks lamps yeah I think urban right. My concern with the antler is its stability at speed and if Burton have improved their frost bite tech.
11-13-2012 08:47 PM
Lamps
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The Sherlock looks good although isn't it directional, or am I reading an older model review. The shape looks very similar to the antler.
The Sherlock has a more pronounced rocker in the middle, antler has similar profile but more moderate, this is supposed to make it less squirrelly on the flats. I was told that the antler is the next iteration of the X8
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