My brief review of the Burton Lipstick and Blender
"Burton came out to Rabbit over the weekend so I grabbed a couple boards for a few test runs. I tried the 2012 Blender and Lipstick, both in 151 paired up with Burton Lexa's and Salomon Optima's. My impression of both boards: meh. To be fair to the Blender though, the guy who gave me the Blender was a bit of an idiot. I had asked for a stiff freeride board and for reasons beyond me, he gave me a soft freestyle board with dull edges. I'm tempted to say though, if you're into freestyle, this could be the board for you.
And onto the Lipstick. I am definitely NOT going to be buying this board anytime soon. My impression of the Flying V tech, or whatever it's called? Meh! To me, this board feels flat, dead, and utterly lifeless. I usually have no problems plowing through my carves and getting some pumpability out of my boards, but even with just basic carved turns, it felt terrible. For a freeride board, I was definitely disappointed that the edges did not cut through the ice as well as my beat to crap Never Summer.
Burton Lexa's: Again. Meh. The flex in the high back was a bit soft for my liking, but otherwise they were ok. I highly recommend bringing your boots into the shop and strapping into the bindings before purchasing though, if possible. I found that by the time I got home, my calves were killing me where the top of the highback ended.
Overall, I'm really disappointed with the products and the attitude of the sales reps. Due to their isspay poor attitude, I did not get to demo freeride boards from the guys line as well and the product design I found overall to be lacking. I think I've touched on everything for the time being, but if you have questions, please feel free to ask."
6.5 Salomon Optima's
I pounded this out quickly on another site, so the review is probably not as good as it could be.