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Old 12-20-2009, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm getting a board for christmas and I can't decide between two boards. I am an intermediate boarder who does the park but wants to get even better. I have narrowed it down to two boards that I have found great deals on!

2009 Burton Vapor

or a 2010 Burton Custom X

What would you suggest?
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i have an 09 custom x and love it, however its definitely not a park board, its a very stiff board made to go fast and carve hard on steep groomers. So i would say go with the vapor out of those two choices. The vapor really isn't a park board either though. Have you looked at any other brands than burton?
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Neither of those will be much good in the park. You need to do more research before you go blowing mommy/daddy's money.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Neither of those will be much good in the park. You need to do more research before you go blowing mommy/daddy's money.
Couldn't have said it better.


How long have you been snowboarding? How long have you been riding in the park? These will help us decide which board would be a good choice for you.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So I'm getting a board for christmas and I can't decide between two boards. I am an intermediate boarder who does the park but wants to get even better. I have narrowed it down to two boards that I have found great deals on!

2009 Burton Vapor

or a 2010 Burton Custom X

What would you suggest?

vapor?? r u kidding me?
u would actually take out a $1200 board to the park?
i guess if mommy and daddy bought u a porsche for ur sweet 16 then go ahead.

neither one of those boards are made for the park. they are strictly for cruising around.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If your just a park rider and are set on getting a Burton then...


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You should check out some other brands though like Never Summer, Arbor, Smokin', GNU, Lib Tech
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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For park... Neither of those boards. If you want a Burton board that is great for freestyle, get the Custom V-Rocker. If your parents are willing to get you that expensive Vapor... here is a great alternative.

"Mom, Dad... I want to forgo the Vapor in lieu of two cheaper boards." Make sure to use those exact words to impress the parental units with fancy words.

Which two boards to get? Select two out of these:

Burton Custom V-Rocker

Lib Tech Skate Banana

GNU CHB BTX

Never Summer: I don't know anything about them, I just see it all over these forums lol

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Never Summer Evo-R, get two of them for the price of a vapor, one in each color.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Forum Destroyer Chillydog.. its great in the park
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