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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 04:10 AM
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Please compare the Joystick vs the SL-R

I have almost made my mind up for which deck I'm going to buy, however, I won't have a chance to demo both prior to purchase...

If you've ridden both, could you please compare how they ride and where the weaknesses and strengths are for each board. I've previously ridden the Burton Custom X (I believe the '09, though it could've been the '10) and felt that it was too sloppy. I haven't ridden much reverse camber and therefore can't quite make a judgment about it, however, the Burton rocker seemed to be lacking. I don't know if this is the case with the v-rocker, as I did enjoy the pressure distribution edges that are used on the regular cambered Easy Livin' which I demo'd.

The board that will win out will be an all-mountain slayer that can still go rail-to-rail down blue slopes, perform in the trees, and also do well off kickers in the park...

Please only respond if you've ridden both boards. The Burton hate is pretty large and I would prefer an unbiased opinion.
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I haven't been on either board, but if you think a Custom X is "sloppy" then going to a rockered board is going to feel much worse. Once the season starts, I can tell you how the Joystick rides (just got it on Saturday). As I said the Custom X is not a sloppy board. It is about as close to a "race" board as you will get in this country. Custom X also has the PDE.

My experience on a few different rockered boards (vs. Custom X) is that if "rail-to-rail" carving on any hill is what you want, rocker won't be as good.


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One is a snowboard, and hey!!! so is the other.. I never would have guessed

NO SNOWBOARD DOES IT ALLL... if one did, there wouldnt be a variety.. get a Bataleon Jam, thats kind of a jack of all king of none board

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