Burton, In So Far
Once upon a time there was an unsuspecting customer, whom delved into the 'tustworthy well known brand', but through shredding the gnar, was burned and not by ice.
Basically this is a story about my exploits with the, what some would say corporate junk and others not much else; of Burton.
Five months ago I purchased 08 Burton Cartels (non- EST) and in a matter of days stumbled across, what I thought of at the time, a mackin' deal on an 08 Burton X8. Little did I know chaos that could make babies cry, would eventually ensue.
To the first day of my twenty something day season and I felt like a White kid in a Basketball singlet, pretty cool, with my blinging top sheet and jet black bindings. All manner of things were taking upon with this new setup, jibs, jumps, jibs and dare I say powder in NZ? And then the first cracks, literally, started showing in my glorious new setup. My blinging top sheet was cracked after 15 days riding. I jibbed away my pain.
Now fast forward to my last days at the mountain, two weeks ago. Three days of shredgasm. But in the first morning it was ruined, completely and utterly. As if by some twist of fate my X8 had passed some sort of (fictional?) use by date, a second almighty crack through not only the top sheet, but to the die-cut of the base appeared. Shock-horror (to me, but most likely not ye, proud avenger of Burton).
- Insert cliche about soldier here -, I continued boarding throughout this last wonderful weekend of white subtance making me wild. And then it happened, my jet black Cartels, broke.The highback was fucked for lack of better terminology. Seemingly also having fallen victim to this supposedly fictious use by date.
Thus my weekend was ruined. My setup had completely failed me, when I needed it most (I had summited on the Saturday of the weekend).
Though the story becomes more joyous once dealing with warranty. The more cynical of you bunch may think, due to Burton's high failure rate and extortionate pricing for sub-par equipment, they can simply afford to replace things. Quickly. Efficiently. And provide a generally good service. Well in my experiece anyway. Practice makes perfect, right?
Now here I am with a 09 Jeremy Jones 51 and new CO2's thank you to Burtons W48 programme. Thank you Burton.
That is until I snap the highbacks on the C02's and delam the Jeremy Jones, through normal wear an tear a entry level Technine board could handle.