Originally Posted by scrotumphillips
I don't think it comes down to trust, but you can't expect the most accurate reviews when someone is getting a board for free.
If I am given a board, I am going to prefer that over some other board without even trying. If Burton starts giving me free gear, their gear is going to automatically become the bee's knees in my mind.
What if you have access to free gear from most other big companies? Wouldn't that make you (and I do mean you specifically) less likely to be bought off with a simple board? It seems such a cheap cost for your integrity.