NZSHRED Is your nick name "GOD"? cause you go on like you know everything and what every snowboarder likes and dis-likes......
Just love the attacks on me personal and all burton users as being weekend warriors ...shows up how full of it you are,,,but as your a pro right.
doing stiff leg back-flips of 100 foot cliffs right ...da man
"burton overtook forum" no I said burton took out i.e brought Forum and it's patents ,,,(do you understand what a patent is ?going from your post I'd say no) well Forum had a similar system to the Burton ICS but was two and not the one channel ICS... years before Burton brought Forum in 05 then 07 we had the release of the first ICS ..No other brand can just bring out a channel system without break the worldwide Patent law....go do some research Samsung Vs Apple
you said in one post Burton was overpriced then next post your saying it's cheap n easy ....
Now GOD what brand is about to put Burton in it's shadow ?? (with burton having round 50% of the market place)
Do you even know how to context? I said it's cheap and easy for people on a proform. As far as I can see, I didn't mention anything about them being expensive in here, only that there are other brands which you can get cheaper and have the same performance.
Having a go at me for getting personal? That's laughable, as it was you who attempted to call me out has being small minded, and burton "haters" as "tools". So yeah, I'm going to call you out as a weekend warrior if you can't accept that there are reasons people dislike burton, or any other brand.
Get over it, Burton dominate the Beginner and rental market. That's who they target, and that's a massive majority of who they get, hence why they have been such a noticeable brand within the industry. It's the Beginners and weekend warriors who keep this industry afloat.
I'm pretty sure if you read my first post, I shared my dislike for burton while still accepting they made some good product, had a good warranty, and never said anything about everyone
disliking them, but instead said that the most people I know dislike burton.
"Burton has been fading for a while now. And no, that's not the same for many kiwi's - most I know hate Burton as a brand and only speak well about the Bindings. I'd say we love to hate Burton more than anything.
It's hard to argue with the silent support shown for their bindings, and the biggest reason people get their boots is for the warranty and availability. As for the boards? fuck knows why people buy it other than the name."
Burton didn't buy Forum for the patents. They bought them to give them a second chance. Forum was a big cornerstone of snowboarding and was about to go under anyway, Jake gave them a second chance. If I remember correctly, Rossignol or Head also used a form of channel once - we had one hanging round last season.
Well, peasant, I beg you to please present to me where I suggested another brand was trying to put Burton in it's shadow? Again, read within context. no one suggested they were going to disappear or another brand was going to overshadow them. Only that since I started snowboarding, Burton has been less noticeable within the industry.
Time to get off it, I shared my view after you said most kiwis loved burton and you attempted to call me out as small minded because of your view on the subject and "burton haters". I'll repeat myself, your or anyone's view of any brand in NZ is subjective based on where you live and who you know. Burton have been here for a long time, but that doesn't make them loved. As someone who's been within this industry for a long time I definitely see more people preferring to buy other brands. End fucking story.