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Old 12-18-2008, 06:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody

first off: yes I'm from Europe, from one of the smallest countries in the world=> Belgium. My English isn't perfect, but hey, your French, Dutch and German won't be as good as mine

I found this site, been reading and looking around a little bit since i'm thinking of buying a good snowboard. I've been snowboarding for 6 years now (read as: 10days vacation/year and 1 day a month indoor)

So first the nice copy/paste intro:

Weight the internet told me 65kg is 143lbs
Boot size again it told me 41 / 42 is 8 / 8.5
Riding style allround with the emphasis on freestyle
Age 22y/o
budget around 450$
Your location of riding Europe (Italy, austria, the alps, etc) nice clean snow fun and all conditions

I've been looking around and found 2 boards I liked:

The burton love 08/09
The burton twin 08/09
The GNU altered genetics
and a Flow Team

The burton marketing machine has done it's work

Both pure freestyle, but i can live with it. While I was reading and doing my homework, I noticed that burton doesn't have a good reputation.

I've been boarding the last 2 years on a rossignol avalanche and it sucks monkey nuts, can you help me decide?

I fell in love with the graphics of the 2 burton boards and they look like realy good boards, The Gnu has that banana tech what I hear a lot about (is it realy that good?), and a friend of mine who is a sponsored rider (local board shope, nothing to fancy) told me that the flow Team is an excelent board (the cheapest one to )

Sorry if it's the wrong place to post or questions like this aren't supposed to be asked, I'm new here and trying to learn more and more, also sorry if I wrote a lot of mistakes.

Greetings
Stijn
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,

I'm also from Belgium , but only an advancing beginner (riding 2 years now, also vacation + sometimes indoor).

Burton doesn't have a bad reputation at all, they make quality stuff, top notch from what I read, but they're a bit expensive and are the biggest player on the market and probably that's the reason why some people are "hating" against Burton.

A little while ago I tested out a new Burton Custom, the 2009 ICS model, and i loved it!
So I got it myself

Seeing that you're on a limited budget, it will probably be a little too expensive for you, but maybe you can look out for the 2008 model or something.
The Custom is definitely a top notch board, especially for freestyling, it's pretty solid allround though!
Probably one of the best allround boards available?
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The Flow Team is a good board.

Burton Love sucks.
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi everybody

first off: yes I'm from Europe, from one of the smallest countries in the world=> Belgium. My English isn't perfect, but hey, your French, Dutch and German won't be as good as mine

I found this site, been reading and looking around a little bit since i'm thinking of buying a good snowboard. I've been snowboarding for 6 years now (read as: 10days vacation/year and 1 day a month indoor)

So first the nice copy/paste intro:

Weight the internet told me 65kg is 143lbs
Boot size again it told me 41 / 42 is 8 / 8.5
Riding style allround with the emphasis on freestyle
Age 22y/o
budget around 450$
Your location of riding Europe (Italy, austria, the alps, etc) nice clean snow fun and all conditions

I've been looking around and found 2 boards I liked:

The burton love 08/09
The burton twin 08/09
The GNU altered genetics
and a Flow Team

The burton marketing machine has done it's work

Both pure freestyle, but i can live with it. While I was reading and doing my homework, I noticed that burton doesn't have a good reputation.

I've been boarding the last 2 years on a rossignol avalanche and it sucks monkey nuts, can you help me decide?

I fell in love with the graphics of the 2 burton boards and they look like realy good boards, The Gnu has that banana tech what I hear a lot about (is it realy that good?), and a friend of mine who is a sponsored rider (local board shope, nothing to fancy) told me that the flow Team is an excelent board (the cheapest one to )

Sorry if it's the wrong place to post or questions like this aren't supposed to be asked, I'm new here and trying to learn more and more, also sorry if I wrote a lot of mistakes.

Greetings
Stijn
1) burton does have a good reputation,
just on this forum their are alot of burton haters...
-burton love = big commotion about the graphs but i havn't read a extremely positif reiview about it

-burton twin = nice freestyle orientated board

-gnu = true it is kinda banana shape , but if you want to go rockered and stay burton= burton hero
*banana and rockered/reverse camber shapes gives a diffrent feel to snowboarding , it will
be easier to put presses and to make some sweeeet butters, also it will be unlikly to take an edge
after a sketchy landing.

-don't know anything about flow

-burton custom , their is a reason why it is the best selling board in the world...

2) where are you from in flanders? i'm from a small town located next to zaventem

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Old 12-19-2008, 12:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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1) burton does have a good reputation,
just on this forum their are alot of burton haters...
-burton love = big commotion about the graphs but i havn't read a extremely positif reiview about it

-burton twin = nice freestyle orientated board

-gnu = true it is kinda banana shape , but if you want to go rockered and stay burton= burton hero
*banana and rockered/reverse camber shapes gives a diffrent feel to snowboarding , it will
be easier to put presses and to make some sweeeet butters, also it will be unlikly to take an edge
after a sketchy landing.

-don't know anything about flow

-burton custom , their is a reason why it is the best selling board in the world...

2) where are you from in flanders? i'm from a small town located next to zaventem
hey,
thx for the comment, I'm from hamme, next to sint niklaas/dendermonde. Kind of funny that there are quite some Belgian snowboarders here

I know about the burton custom, but I really hate the graphics and it is more expensive compared to the love and twin

I was told Americans don't really like Burton but are more into Nitro, Europeans tend to grab a Burton more often, do wander where the difference is coming from


Doesn't matter, we'll see what's in the shop and at what price
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hey,
thx for the comment, I'm from hamme, next to sint niklaas/dendermonde. Kind of funny that there are quite some Belgian snowboarders here

I know about the burton custom, but I really hate the graphics and it is more expensive compared to the love and twin

I was told Americans don't really like Burton but are more into Nitro, Europeans tend to grab a Burton more often, do wander where the difference is coming from


Doesn't matter, we'll see what's in the shop and at what price
LOL... well remember these forums are a tiny tiny percentage of snowboarders around the world. I can't agree with that, Burton is huge everywhere, they are the WOW of snowboarding. I don't tend to see many nitros on the hill compared to burtons, course it could just be that noone sells nitro in my area whereas every one and their dog sells burton. I sure have seen a ton of skate bananas this year however... along with Rome, Rome seems to be huge this year or maybe I am just hyper aware.
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