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Old 01-24-2012, 02:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Think of it this way.

Buy the board for $1,000.

Ride the shit out of it (while avoiding rocks and damage).

In 3 years time sell it on Ebay and fetch at least $600-700
(you won't get full price, but obviously it'll maybe go to around this price at least).

Divide the $300-400 difference by 3 years and it'll average out to a cost of $100-130 per year.

So for 3 years you'd get to ride a board worth over $1,500 for less than $130 a year.

This way of calculating is obviously not technical, but it feels nice to "calculate it" this way and justify the risk.

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Old 01-24-2012, 03:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Sweet shape, I would ride one for sure.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The Method and Mystery are superfluous snowboards. They are less about catering to riders and more about the level of R&D that can go into a snowboard.

It probably rides great. I know the Method was super duper light and expect the Mystery to be no different. However, the Custom X and Vapor are plenty light themselves if what you want is a stiff, damp, light board.

Personally, I can't say I would buy it even if I were rich. There's just so much you can get with that money. We're talking an entire setup - board, boots, bindings, jacket, pants, and gloves - for that price.
I have an older 3D hole Custom X (2008), have they gotten lighter? I would not want it lighter FYI. Made in Vermont. I need to ride one this year.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I have an older 3D hole Custom X (2008), have they gotten lighter? I would not want it lighter FYI. Made in Vermont. I need to ride one this year.
Nah, if they got lighter it's negligible. Same board today with some upgrades like frostbite edges, squeezebox, and lightning rods. Same core, same Vaporskin as your 2008 where the bulk of the weight is reduced.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:06 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I've handled one and it's stupid how light it is, even with bindings.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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ask yourself what will this board give you that many other boards out there won't, then make a decision. if it's just to buy something cool, you can just do that too. so far you've given no reason other than it looks cool and they are rare, so it sounds like you just want it to have it; buy it!

CC rode mostly the supermodels and helped design some of the concept/tech boards(fl and bmc), the mystery will likely be extremely light, snappy, and torsionally stiff; the supermodel was not very stiff tip to tail but it had torsional stiffness for good edging in the steeps. i'm sure it would be a great all mtn board.

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Old 01-31-2012, 05:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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If you have the extra cash laying around to burn GET IT!!

Not a fan of Burton anymore but I hate having what everyone else has, all the years I rode my 2007 T6(very few produced, experimental and no warranty, built in snow thermometer) I never saw a another one and the fact that it was translucent, was hand made in vermont, railed like mad was all cool, gonna look great hanging in my man room with some LED lights behind it showing through.

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Old 01-31-2012, 05:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I have not ridden it. But isn't 20% off still $1K? Still not worth it.
Unless you ride on golden powder....1.400 for a board...does it fly?
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:56 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Buy it or don't buy it, it's your money.
Just make sure you keep your expectations in check.

I demoed a vapor, which is "only" $1200. It's a nice board, and it's super light, but I don't think that justifies the price tag. And actually I thought it could have held an edge a little better for that price but I digress.

The point is, it's just a board. Even if it's great, it's probably not perfect. And no it will not make you coffee or shoot lasers.

I'd rather buy 3 $500 boards, but it's just me.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:01 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Yesterday I was at a burton demo sale hoping to see and pick up some of next year's AK (which I did and will post in a different thread) and they had next year's burton mystery in the size i wanted (comes in a 158 and 155)! This confirms that it will be part of their regular line up in 2012/2013. The regular price in canada is wopping $1,794. They had it on sale for $1050 and if you paid in cash you didnt have to pay tax so i jumped on it. Im going ot whistler tomorrow for 3 days and plan to give it a good hard run. Ill post some pictures when i get over my hang over today. The colors and design has changed, but its still the lightest board they have ever made.
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