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Juodis 09-01-2014 07:28 AM

Need advice about Burton custom 2008

About me:

Height 183 cm (6"1)
Weight 92 kg about 200 pounds.
Beginner had only 6 full days (8 h a day) on snowboard, but i think I learned all basics of snowboarding.

Board: Burton custom 62 2008
Burton Custom Snowboard, 2008 - CrazySnowBoarder Review

Bindings:Burton Custom Snowboard Bindings Black

Boots: Burton Freestyle Men's Snowboard Boots

And now about my problem or just my worries.

I have bought Burton custom 2008, 162 cm Brand new newer used, it is my size and everything, but I read somewhere that overtime board loses its form and flexibility.
Is this applies to board that is old, but never was used?

Is this board forgiving for beginners-intermediate, or slightly wrong move will make me catch an edge?

And as i mentioned this is 2008 model and one more question would be, is the technology much better lets say in custom 2013 is it worth for me beginner try to sell it and buy new model, or i will feel no difference with my skill between 2008 and new model ?

And maybe you can comment on full setup bindings, boots, board is this a good choice for all mountain raid and learning few simple tricks.

Thank you in advance for comments.

Deacon 09-01-2014 08:16 AM

Ride it. She'll treat ya fine.

DevilWithin 09-01-2014 08:45 AM

That's a great setup to learn on and will last you a while if you take care if it. The most important thing is making sure your boots fit properly.

A traditional camber profile does make catching an edge easier, but think of it this will require that you learn proper technique sooner and hopefully prevent bad habits from forming.

Have fun!

cav0011 09-01-2014 09:11 AM

They can lose some shape depending on how it was stored, odds are it's fine
The board will not make you catch an edge, only you can make yourself catch an edge.
There are easier boards to ride as a beginner.
Asking advice about a purchase after you have already made it is pointless

Snow Hound 09-01-2014 09:24 AM

This is pretty much the same board that I learnt on after a few lessons on rentals. It didn't do me any harm at all.

Juodis 09-01-2014 09:41 AM

Changing is not a problem
selling this setup and buying new one is not a big problem, there are still time for that. The main thing is that is it worth getting noob friendlier board ?

Deacon 09-01-2014 10:07 AM

No, not if you're interested in learning proper technique. If, however your fear of falling and fear of commitment outweigh your desire to learn to carve, then yeah. Sell it.

DevilWithin 09-01-2014 10:08 AM

No...keep it. I learned on a traditional camber Burton Custom and had no issues. You'll be fine.

Steezus Christ 09-01-2014 02:00 PM

at ur level u wont notice a difference. just shred it and have fun doing so!

ridinbend 09-01-2014 03:55 PM

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You would be doing yourself a disservice if you got rid of it. Get a lesson with your new board, learn fundamentals to good form and technique and enjoy shredding. When you become obsessed, you will then begin to purchase more boards and equipment that you feel is right for you.

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