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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Sweet reply lamps. thanks!

I have a much better perspective on the board. Its a toss up, so im going to likely go with the vapor because I like the graphics more, and its weight.
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So pointless. The Vapor is just like the Method and Mystery. Burton makes them just to make them. They barely expect to sell any.

Look what the team rides. Yeah they can ride anything on anything blah blah blah, if they aren't out riding a board though, neither will you. They aren't riding Vapors for a reason. They don't need to. Custom X is just fine.

If you're for the weight AND performance, Nitro Factory Series. They have Koroyd which is a circular honeycomb. Which means it does not change flex characteristics based on the angle of attack. Light and damned responsive.

Buy something that is actually built to be ridden. Not built just to see if it can be built.

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Any cambered stiff board fits what you're looking for. Personally I'd try to jump on the Virus GB Poutean setup. Virus fits everything you're looking for and has the bonus of being exclusive with highend materials
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Any cambered stiff board fits what you're looking for. Personally I'd try to jump on the Virus GB Poutean setup. Virus fits everything you're looking for and has the bonus of being exclusive with highend materials
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Why anybody would spend $1200 on a snowboard blows my mind, I say take Nivek's advice and save your money.
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Why anybody would spend $1200 on a snowboard blows my mind, I say take Nivek's advice and save your money.
First, the guy said the differenve in price isn't an issue, second nobody pays full price for these things.

Sassicaia be sure to post your thoughts once you've been out a few times, esp on the vapor/diode combo.
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Spending that much for something with little to no knowledge of the entire company makes no sense. What if they aren't built well and you have to warranty something? Their site doesn't even have an english version which makes that a bitch for anyone living here. On top of that if you just have to have all the bullshit expensive materials there are established companies using them.

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I think its clear these guys just want to eurocarve.

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Let me explain something about the price issue. IMO snowboarding is a very inexpensive sport compared to most. Its cheap to buy a pass, cheap to get entry level equipment and cheap relative to entry level prices to get into the "ultra high end". We are talking about $1200 for the most expensive board. My driver and woods cost more then that in my golf bag. Know anyone into cars? My local mountain seasons pass is $700 and Ill board 50+ times this year so what ever I buy will get its use.

If the top end board was $5000 then yes, id care, but when the difference between mid level and the most expensive is less then $500 bucks...i don't worry about it. Its not like mountain biking where you can go from $500 bucks to buy a entry bike up to $5k 10k 15k very easily to get into the high end.

My ultimate goal is to get the best ride possible ride for my style. I put some value in the look, story, brand, warranty etc.

If it was unanimous that the Custom X was a better board over the Vapor for my ability and riding style id buy the X, if it was reversed id buy the Vapor. If it was the same I would pay more for the vapor if I liked the look of it better and liked the fact it weighed less.

If everyone said the Vapor and Custom X are balls and the Jones was what I needed id buy that. What im hearing is that the Custom X is it, and something very similar but lighter would be the Vapor. There are some other suggestions (which I appreciate), but i sort of want to narrow my list not expand it unless there was a board that was universally agreed on that I should look it.


To the guy that made the eurocarving comment...im not 100% sure if that was directed at me or not, but if it was eat a bag of dicks.
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To the guy that made the eurocarving comment...im not 100% sure if that was directed at me or not, but if it was eat a bag of dicks.
It was directed at Nivek.

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