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Old 01-31-2013, 12:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, Found out today I can get a killer deal on a new Barracuda. I don't see much powder here in CO, but according to Burton website, this board is an all around ATV.

Trying to decide if I should jump on the deal even though I don't hit POW much.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't bother. Not a fan of its particular s-rocker
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If you are adding this board to your quiver, it is a solid addition. S rocker is the bee's knees in the fluff and stuff. Excellent powder deck.

Do to the setback and taper, the 'cuda is not so happy on "everyday" conditions.

If this is going to be your only ride, you can find better all round decks.
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why is taper 'bad' for everyday conditions?
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It's a powder board it's got taper ! Its ognna implode on a groomer oh no
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Any time you have "taper", you have a directional deck. The Barracuda is a very directional deck with 15mm of taper. My version of "everyday riding" involves some switch and it is much harder to ride switch on a deck with this much taper.

The setback and S rocker on this board also makes the board "nose happy" When you hit chud, the nose dances around more than most would like. Some call it the "clown foot " syndrome. This quality also makes riding switch more challenging.

Burton describes it as an ATV. Beware the marketing gurus.

I own this deck and love it for what it is. A Pow Stick.
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well put
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Cool. I ended up getting it. Too good of a deal.

To answer things up in the thread.
Its not my only board, I have a few. But I agree, if this was my only board I would have got a more all around board.

I never ride switch, my stance angles are too high. Just old School I guess.

But looking forward to giving it a try after a good snow fall.

Thanks for the inputs.
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