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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-27-2009, 10:26 PM
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2010 Burton Vapor?

Hey everyone,
My first post here, looking for some advice and experience.
I usually ride an Arbor A Frame 161. I never do park, always all mountain, backcountry, powder, groomed stuff. I like speed over tricks. I recently found the 2010 Vapor and love the look and reviews but what do you guys think of it? One person told me it's strictly a park board but quite a few reviews said otherwise. Anyone here ridden one yet? I'm going to Blackcomb and Austria this winter for heli-boarding and I'd like to add a board to the collection.

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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-27-2009, 10:38 PM
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just a warning, you won't find a lot of people here that like Burton. My advice is that if you find one that is last years model for cheap, buy it, if not look elseware becuase burton is way overpriced for what you get if you pay full retail. They make good boards just charge to much for them. That being said, i ride a burton custom x with cartel est bindings but i got it in may for almost half price. Either way look around at other brands and don't just set yourself on burton right away, look and see what companies like libtech, K2, never summer, ride, etc. have to offer for all mountain boards.
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There's a lot of boards out there that are cheaper and just as good.

Unless you're very wealthy, and want to be flashy, I wouldn't buy a Vapor. But if your that guy, go for it.... It's a sick but overpriced board.

And it has been coming thru brociety.com for $500 or $600 I can't remember.
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just a warning, you won't find a lot of people here that like Burton. My advice is that if you find one that is last years model for cheap, buy it, if not look elseware becuase burton is way overpriced for what you get if you pay full retail. They make good boards just charge to much for them. That being said, i ride a burton custom x with cartel est bindings but i got it in may for almost half price. Either way look around at other brands and don't just set yourself on burton right away, look and see what companies like libtech, K2, never summer, ride, etc. have to offer for all mountain boards.

Ya I've always disliked Burton in the 10 years I've been boarding and I definitely won't be paying retail. I found a site that is selling them new for $799.99 so I figured I'd see whatsup with them. I have 2 arbors, a Libtech, and a K2.
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Check out the Never Summer Titan, it might be what you want at a more affordable price. Just remember you can get a quality board with out paying for a high end name, such as burton. Not to bash burton, they make great products but they lack the "bang for your buck" if you get my drift.

But, it's your dinero, so if I were you I would at least demo a vapor or a method and see if you really feel like dropping all that cash on one board.
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Well the Vapor is $800 which I don't find tooo overprice. I'm not a beginner, nor do I care about name brands, I just have never ridden a Vapor and figured I'd look into it.
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Check the Bataleon Undisputed. you'll never ride another board again.
post #8 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-27-2009, 10:56 PM
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I'll look into that. What would be a good price for the Vapor? I might try and negotiate on it. I usually see them for $1,200 so I figure I'm already $400 off of that haha.
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Its essentially a marketing ploy to make money. Some of the Larger companies have these kinds of boards. Boards that are unholishly expensive, just to say that they have a board that cost that much. I usually chuckle a little whenever I see anybody riding one of these "high end" boards. Its not that they're bad boards, its that you can get the same performance from something half the price.

If this is strictly for your Heli trip, Some of the boards I'd look at would be the Slasher Pow FK, Gyrator, Slash, or SickStick. If you'd like it to still be fun outside of the Pow zone, I would look at the TurboDream, Slackcoutry, Slayblade, Nitro Team Gullwing, Black Death, one of the YES boards if you can get your hands on one, F1-R, or Heritage-R

If you want that weight saving thingy goin on, I'd check the K2 0

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I don't find $800 all that expensive for a good snowboard. Bought the T6 for $800, A-Frame was like..$650?
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