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Old 03-23-2012, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which new burton board

Hey guys,

After opinions as to which new board I should get? (I wanna stick with Burton coz I've got quite recent ICS/EST Cartel bindings which I wanna keep).

I'm 80kg and 176cm & currently riding a 2010 Custom 158cm (cambered). I spend most of my days riding Ruapehu in NZ which as you may or may not know means a lot of crud.

I only ride in the park occasionally, but I'm always looking for natural features to hit as well as small to medium kickers. I do really like to get into my carving too. I've been riding for 10 years now, park excluded there isn't much I won't hit.

So I think I want to go slightly shorter (154cm). Price isn't really too much of a factor. Here's what I'm considering:

* Burton Custom 154cm (cambered)
* Burton Custom 154cm (Flying V)
* Burton Process 155cm
* Burton Sherlock 154cm
* Burton Joystick 154cm

I've never really ridden a rocker (or hybrid) board before so don't really know what to expect. I think I'd prefer a twin-shape board, but I can obviously ride switch on my current board just fine.

Thoughts?
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would really consider joystick or sherlock if you are going to keep your custom 158.
I just dont think 4cm difference is worth getting a new board.
Can you demo any of them?
Or borrow your friend's rockered board?
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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+1... You weigh the same as me, you're taller than me, and I'm riding a 159 Burton T7. I hate to say it cause it sounds like you want to spend money on a new board, but your existing one sounds like the right size and shape/flex etc. for the type of riding you want to do.

If money's no object and you want something light but still cambered and almost as stiff as your Custom, get a Vapor?!?

I looked into the Vapor as a replacement for my damaged T7, but it's not nearly as stiff as the T7. And I'd go with a Custom X but I'm trying to stay with a synthetic core of some type.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe I'll just get the new Custom in the same or slightly shorter length..
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