View Full Version : Prior Skis
02-09-2008, 09:18 PM
What do you know about them...other than they are made in Whistler by a small company that once made snowboards?
02-09-2008, 09:29 PM
Can't comment as to how they ski, but I stopped by the factory a few weeks ago just to take a look and the construction on all of them looks top notch. The overlords look sweet, flex kinda medium-stiff, but you can order them stiffer with an extra layer of glass if you want. Expensive though; for that price range you could get on an Igneous or dps.
02-09-2008, 11:33 PM
I've heard good things about them, but for the price, they do seem to have a lot of delams. I'd be worried about the $ sending them back for warantee. And don't get the doughboy, everyone's kind of "meh" about it.
All of them are definitely a solid product that the company will stand behind come hell or high water.
And unless I'm mistaken, prior still makes snowboards.
oh yeah, http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105876
02-09-2008, 11:45 PM
they used to have a problem with delams but i believe theyve resolved the issue. i rode a pair of prior originals for the past couple years as my every day resort ski and i loved em. great med-stiff flex for a guy my size (140lbs 5'7" riding 175s) u can make em stiffer by adding the quad glass option. great in the trees, really responsive, not the lightest skis for sure. i wouldve gotten a pair of overlords if they made em in my size they sound a bit burly for me. and yeah second on the doughboys... seem kinda a weird ski, u dont see many of em around here... lots of originals though. great kind of all round ski.... carves up the grooms, and can hold their own in the deep stuff.
02-11-2008, 10:45 AM
My review of the Original is in the review thread. I'm on my 3rd season with my Originals. No issues other than the topsheet is a little weak (still a bit better than K2 or the first gen ants). Mine have been fantastic and were my only ski for the past 2 years. I still ride them on low snow days and they've been bombproof. I would have bought the Overlord, but for half the price, a Movement Goliath made more sense....
think i posted on Milkman's thread but I demoed some originals a couple of seasons back. i liked them almost as much as my legend pros. a little more forgiving and a little turnier. i also liked them about a kazillion times more than the crappy rental B4s I was using that week
I have the Original in size 175. Ski is ok. You can feel the tail catching (not in a good way) on groomers. Skis bend and lose camber very easily, topsheets damage easily, and unfortunately customer service for warranty issues is poor.
I skied the Prior doughboy in a 175 (my personal skis are Prophet 100 in a 186) so a bit short. Conditions were a mix of fresh powder and fresh powder on top of crust.
I thought it was a great tree ski, it turns fast, and whenever you want it to, and the tails seem to snap you out of each turn, especially when going faster. I found them a bit squirrley on the cat track, but once turning they were fun. I also skied a bump run (soft pack bumps) and they were super fun in those conditions, although that may have also been the short length.
I enjoy my prophets more, I find them a bit more lively and stable, but the doughboy would have been on my list if I had of ridden it while shopping for a ski.
09-23-2009, 10:35 AM
Has anyone tried he new Husume skis?
09-23-2009, 02:34 PM
FWIW, I've had Prior snowboards for a few years now. Great construction, top notch customer service.
09-23-2009, 07:23 PM
Skied the Overlords... they are pretty damn decent for everything... although I didn't get to really try them in the deep stuff I could imagine them being very good... kinda obvious though... and although they were sketchy on the ice... they surprised me on the mank and chunked up spring stuff. Also, they are a big ski that takes a bit to swing around.... they do ski a little shorter than 193... and because of the tapered tail if you get in over your head and need to recover with a quick slash to stop its quite easy to do so. Good skis but not crazy on their "bro" factor on hooking peoples up.
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