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Old 03-14-2012, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Burton X8 Fake or real???

I just bought 2009 Burton X8 used. I always thought that it had medallion thing on the base but the one i got didn't. Did the make both versions or did I end up with knockoff?

In the second picture you can see the tear drop looking medallion (i have no idea what to call them) on tip and tail (offset to left)
First picture is the picture of the board i got

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Old 03-14-2012, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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From what it looks like there were two different base options and you got the other one and quite possibly they just didn't put the tear drop on that base.. I will try and see if I can come up with anything(edit that is the 08/09 model)the tear drop came out in 09/10, hope this helps..

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Old 03-14-2012, 09:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Bases are all different.

How is the construction? Metal edges? lol.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Construction seems fine. And yes metal edges. heavy scuffing on tip of the top sheet (this is a used board)
I get that bases are different so they dont waste any base material, but i thought the edges should be the same.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I suspect the one with the "thingy" to be pre-production model White Transitions: 2008/2009 Burton X8 Looks Promising(blog entry date is pre-release)

None of the boards featured here shows the "thingy".
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had a 157 same model year, 2009. I don't recall the medallion/tear-drop thing on the base of mine.

Evo's stock photo doesn't include the teardrop:


moosejaw still has some in-stock, also doesn't show the teardrop:

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Old 03-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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OP, why dont you email burton....include the serial number, they should be able to tell you if its a rip off or not, plus a few other bits of info, like manufacture date & location etc
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I email them but havent heard back yet. I did not include serial # on email.
I know with golf knockoff they use the serial number they get from real ones so serial number dont help much.
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Looks like a real snowboard to me!
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It costs a lot to get the tools to make a deck that looks like a Burton.

Channel? If yes, its real.
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