Prior Overlord 2016 Ski Review

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Category: Freeride

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Ski Statistics - Length (cm) / Sidecut (mm) / Radius (m)

175 / 143-115-127 / 18
183 / 144-116-128 / 19
188 / 145-117-129 / 20
193 / 146-118-130 / 21

Manufacturer's Description

The Overlord is Prior’s go to BIG mountain tool. Fat, strong, and playful, the Overlord’s shape offers incredible stability at speed while providing un-matched nimbleness through critical sections & deep snow. We’ve refined the tip and tail further and increased the sidecut of the Overlord to give it more manoeuvrability at a wide variety of speeds and the result has testers stoked! Incorporating a Hybrid Rocker profile design provides additional float and turn initiation with confidence. 

The Overlord is named after the impressive Overlord glacier which sits at the head end of Fitzsimmons valley separating Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains,

XTC Carbon Construction is available as an upgrade to all Overlord skis and saves an average of 500 grams (1lb 1oz) off our regular quad glass Ski construction.

Profile: Hybrid Rocker Profile provides floatation and predictability in powder of all kinds…and allows it to turn real EASY! 2-4 mm of traditional camber underfoot provides energy from turn-to-turn.

Ride: Fast and aggressive with a moderate sidecut this ski is stable and powerful through all snow conditions yet still turns with ease. At 115-118 mm underfoot it has the most floatation of any ski in the Prior lineup.

Conditions: Big mountain: powder, trees, steeps, chutes, big airs. 

Mounting Recommendations - Boot Center is recommended but can be moved forward up to 3cms forward or back 1cm depending on skier preference. Race inspired skiers with an aggressive stance may move it back 1-2 cms. Skiers with a more upright stance may enjoy the quicker initiation by moving the mount forward 1-3cms.

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