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Old 01-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Going to get my first board. Was thinking about a burton bullet or a k2 raygun wide. I've heard some bad reviews online that you can't hold an edge on the bullet. Is this true? Can you carve on the burton?

About my riding needs: I ride in good condition's. I don't go out if there's a lot of ice. I'm a beginner. I'm a trail rider. No park stuff. I like to cruise down the mountain not very fast. I like powder as my name suggests, but a lot of my time is spent on groomed stuff. I want a board that's very forgiving and is hard to catch an edge on and is good in powder and can still carve good/is stable on groomed granular and slow to moderate speeds. I also like to do switch and go down both ways sometimes.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How much are you willing to spend buddy?

I ride a Pick Your Line from Yes!. It sounds like something you might be interested in. Runs about $500 for a new one.

Here is a youtube review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq35UeHIJL0
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How much are you willing to spend buddy?

I ride a Pick Your Line from Yes!. It sounds like something you might be interested in. Runs about $500 for a new one.

Here is a youtube review: 2013 Yes Pick Your Line Snowboard Review by www.thegoodride.com - YouTube
Out of my price range. I can get the burton for 229 and k2 for 249 at sports authority. I also want a light board.
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I can the get the burton for 229 and k2 for 249 from sports authority. 500 is way out of what I can afford. All I saw was one negative review online about the burton bullet so I'm taking it with a grain of salt. Has anyone actually used the burton bullet or Burton Clash. The burton bullet is just the wider version of the clash.

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go with the raygun
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People love the Raygun. I'd get it if I were looking.
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I can the get the burton for 229 and k2 for 249 from sports authority. 500 is way out of what I can afford. All I saw was one negative review online about the burton bullet so I'm taking it with a grain of salt. Has anyone actually used the burton bullet or Burton Clash. The burton bullet is just the wider version of the clash.
I have the Burton Clash, I really like it, true all-mountain. It's a beginner board but I'm pretty much intermediate-advanced (budget made me buy it). I didn't had the change to test it at high speeds but I assume it won't be very stable but that's logical for a beginners board. I have no idea about the raygun but I hear alot of good things about it
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Raygun all the way
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Obviously the consensus is the raygun. Why do you guys feel it's better?
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Having ridden and demo'd several models of both brands, including the models you're looking at, K2 just has their stuff together. Their boards are better quality and hold up better over time. I currently ride the k2 fastplant and it's my favorite board I've ever ridden. The Raygun has been a top 5 goodwood winner twice in the last 3 years. It will exceed your expectations. Plus, with a K2 board, you don't have to worry about 3 hole baseplates or est conversion kits or crap like that, you can choose whatever bindings you want without a second thought.
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