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Will you admit it to liking Burton

Burton sell more boards than anyone but people don't often admit that Burton is their fav brand. Why is this?

Why don't these same people buy something else for a change?
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people dont dislike burton products. They dislike the outrageous price tag that burton products carry.

Burton is the leading seller because they are the first company that new riders learn about. Its pretty much that simple.
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Burton deserves respect because they have the history and experience that nobody can deny. Last I heard Jake took the company back under his watch. So I'd expect the soul to return.
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I only dislike their cheap, bargain products. Their higher end stuff is actually pretty nice. AK clothing for example. Huge markup, but great product. When every rental is burton, they usually get first crack at new riders looking to purchase.

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Burton sell more boards than anyone but people don't often admit that Burton is their fav brand. Why is this?

Why don't these same people buy something else for a change?
I have a burton jacket and gloves and will freely admit that I like both. I don't have anything else burton, but that isn't really by design, just how it worked out.

Burton sells the most because they are the most mainstream and most established. People hate on burton because its not cool to like the mainstream brand. I'm not expert on burton, but I'm sure some of their stuff is great and some isn't...just like any other brand.
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I can understand the thing with new riders going for Burton. In New Zealand most of the boards sold are still Burton whether aimed at new riders or not but this maybe due to the small snowboard market.
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Burton sell more boards than anyone but people don't often admit that Burton is their fav brand. Why is this?

Why don't these same people buy something else for a change?
Just because something sells more than another does not mean it is better or more liked.

Most people on these forums are people who do some form of research on the brands they are buying, not just going out to their local Dick's or what have you and buying something made by Burton because it is the only board company they sell.

If your statement was true then Rebecca Black would be the best singer in the world due to her sales and views but she is not.

Long story short some people actually like Burton and a lot of people do not. Sadly most their sales are from people with either no experience in the sport and know nothing better because it is all they have ever seen at a store.

I personally have never ridden a Burton board but it is not due to quality, I just prefer to support smaller companies.
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I have some 09/10 Cartels that are awesome. I've had some issues (buckles, highback adjuster slipping). Nothing major.

I have some pants from 10 or so years back that are still going strong.

As for gripes, I bought a new pair of pants, they ripped, sent them back, got replacements, they ripped, got some vans...

All in all, Burton has the potential to make a good product, but some crappy products do come through.
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If your statement was true then Rebecca Black would be the best singer in the world due to her sales and views but she is not.
Huh? Rebecca Black has more record sales than anyone else in the world?

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i don't dislike them but i would rather buy a board that will kill it on the hill for $350 than a board that does the same thing and requires special binding for $500+ and buy the also outrageously priced "special" bindings.

I don't mind buying from a big company cause i own a Nitro board.

I just don't buy Burton cause of their prices, however some thing i would buy from them would be the cobrashark bindings, they are actually good bindings for a decent price. if they price their stuff better i might be interested.

not that they matter all that much, but i never really dig their graphics.

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