Splitboard Tester Quick Takes Day One: Gear Test Week 2019

New this year, we’re combining forces with the annual splitboard test to make our Gear Test, held for the 11th year at Powder Mountain, a bigger, more comprehensive event. As splitboard testers get familiar with the newest boards, boots and bindings during their first test day at Pow Mow, we catch up with a handful of the single-planked crew to hear their hot takes on what the newest gear has to offer.

First up are the Prior Thruster, tested by Kordell Black, and the Burton Flight Attendant X Splitboard 158, which John Lauer took out for a rip.

Tester Name: Kordell Black

Kordell Back threads the Thrasher. [Photo] Matt Kiedaisch

Board Tested: Prior Thruster 149

“It’s short and playful, quick on the turns and a little washy, so it’s kind of like a surf skateboard. It’s a playful, good-on-a-soft-snow-day kind of board.”

Tester Name: John Lauer

John Lauer takes some hang time on the Burton Flight Attendant X Splitboard. [Photo] Matt Kiedaisch

Board Tested: Burton Flight Attendant X Splitboard 158

“It’s an awesome freestyle machine, has a bunch of camber and is a really fun, aggressive rider. It’s suited well for somebody who likes to go hit jumps in the backcountry. It also helps ride steeps with confidence.”

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