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Old 11-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I had my bindings set up properly, been doing this since the mid 80's and wouldn't consider myself a novice. And yes my 9 yr old did indeed break 2 freestyle jr baseplates. Both happened in the same spot......the thin piece on the outside of the binding moulding where the toe strap is held in. The second time it happened the toe strap fell out and was lost.....which Burton refused to replace because only the base plate is life time warranty.....even though the whole reason it went missing was because of the poor quality baseplate. You wouldn't think this is a big deal but when you can't even purchase this part because any dealer you go to says Burton has not got back to them is pretty weak. I won't deny he is very hard on his equipment and rides a lot of park......he also snapped a Burton Chopper 121 the same year.....right along the side edge of the front baseplate.

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Yes I like my bindings snug and my last pair of Burtons slipped from the day I got them. Over the years I have not experienced ratchet slip with any other bindings including my older Burtons....imo their quality has declined and was stunned by their lack of customer service. This experience has made me open up my eyes to other manufacturers.
You mean your son riding park broke a kids board not meant for park? Nice. Why not get him a board meant for park riding like a Custom smalls.

I'd like to see the email you sent about the warranty. Typically an experience like that is preceded by an angry email blaming the brand for a shitty product. Which is not how to get stuff warrantied.

I think its actually kind of funny your basing your experience on a brand based on their kids equipment and one ratchet. Kids stuff isn't meant to take the abuse of the park to be honest. How many kids riding 121's are riding hard enough to break stuff, or even riding park at all? Very few. So why would they spend the extra money to beef up a board way past its needs?

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Old 11-21-2012, 12:48 PM   #22 (permalink)
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You mean your son riding park broke a kids board not meant for park? Nice. Why not get him a board meant for park riding like a Custom smalls.

I'd like to see the email you sent about the warranty. Typically an experience like that is preceded by an angry email blaming the brand for a shitty product. Which is not how to get stuff warrantied.

I think its actually kind of funny your basing your experience on a brand based on their kids equipment and one ratchet. Kids stuff isn't meant to take the abuse of the park to be honest. How many kids riding 121's are riding hard enough to break stuff, or even riding park at all? Very few. So why would they spend the extra money to beef up a board way past its needs?

Enjoy Union. I know I don't.
I do have to agree with Nivek. I've also had really good experiences with Burton Warranty and I wonder if your "problems" were you ranting to them. Kid gear is by nature cheaper and flimsier.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:51 PM   #23 (permalink)
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You mean your son riding park broke a kids board not meant for park? Nice. Why not get him a board meant for park riding like a Custom smalls.

I'd like to see the email you sent about the warranty. Typically an experience like that is preceded by an angry email blaming the brand for a shitty product. Which is not how to get stuff warrantied.

I think its actually kind of funny your basing your experience on a brand based on their kids equipment and one ratchet. Kids stuff isn't meant to take the abuse of the park to be honest. How many kids riding 121's are riding hard enough to break stuff, or even riding park at all? Very few. So why would they spend the extra money to beef up a board way past its needs?

And yes I am basing my opinion on my experience with current Burton products. I was a supporter for years.....I think I still have the photo from 91 with my Craig Kelly Air feeling like i owned the best product available for snowboarding ( cause I have torn the binding inserts out of my Burton Elite Performer) but from what I have experienced their quality is not what it used to be.

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I believe the smallest Burton Custom board is a 130? There is not a whole lot of options when you need a quality 120 or under size board. Most boards this size and under are super stiff to say the least. In fact when I was shopping for a 115 ( going from memory that this was the size, may have been 110) the Burton board we looked at only had one binding width option?? Thankfully there are companies like Capita, Lib & GNU who make a board this size designed for park abuse and have some flex and stance width options. My kid now owns 2 Capita Micorscopes and 3 Lib Ripper's.

As for how many kids this size and age are riding hard enough to break stuff....I would agree with you....not many. But you now have manufactureres who are producing product to withstand this type of abuse.

Was my email to Burton angry? It was firm and to the point. Certainly no where near what I have seen you post towards Union on this site.....cause as you said this is not how to get anywhere with a company. And Burton did respond with an appology and asked for my shipping address to fix my issues....never heard back or rec'd anything.


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Yes that is exactly where the baseplates cracked.
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