Burton Twin 58
I'm a snowboarding newbie. I've done 3 weeks boarding in the past 2 years. Anyway, when I first went snowboarding I bought a used Burton Twin 58 (158cm) board and I've still got it. It's my only board.
I'm finding this board quite heavy and difficult to turn. I'm 5'9" and weigh 150 pounds. My question is; is this the board for me? If not, and I was to sell it, what would it be worth and would I get enough cash to buy another decent board? I'm not really into park stuff, I just like getting downhill at a reasonable pace.
Hope you can help :o)
To answer your question I have several other questions.
1) Where do you generally snowboard?
2 How many days of snowboarding experience do you have? (meaning not 1 year but say 15 days)
3) What would your budget be for a new board regardless of being able to sell the burton twin?
4) Does year is your burton twin?
5) What bindings are on the board?
It might be easier if you just post a picture of your current board and bindings if you don't know the answer to 4) and 5)
Hi there. Thanks for replying.
I go boarding in the French Alps, Les Carroz and Italian Alps, Macugnaga.
I have exactly 18 days snowboarding experience!
I think my board is from the mid 90's.
I'll not have much to spend in a new board, about 250 dollars.
My bindings are Burton but I'm not sure what type.
I'll post a picture.
Many thanks again.
Here are some pictures of my board and bindings. I've been having a read of the advice threads and realise now that this board is too wide for my size 8 (US) feet. My board is 270mm wide at the bindings and my feet are only 250mm AND my bindings are both set to 12 Degrees. Oh dear.
I'm guessing this'll make it difficult for me to turn.
But wait, I looked it up & went & checked out mine.
Yours is NOT a re-issue after all.
Burton also made a 58 in blue. My yellow 58 only has the 3 hole system on it.
The blue one from 96 also had inserts for baseless bindings.
Which your board seems to have?
It may be worth quite a bit?
I'll ask my people how much it's worth.
Thanks Timmytard. Much appreciated.:)
I haven't ridden mine:huh: & I have no desire too:blink:
The only reason I bought it was to flip it & I think you should too.
I just happen to find it & knew what it was.
It's a tank & even if it rode perfect, exactly how it did the day it rolled of the assembly line.
It's sucks ass, compared to what you should be riding.
If that's the only board you've ever ridin', YOU are going to be blown away by any new board you get. Regardless of shape, size, brand...
Put that board on Ebay, apparently, that is how you should get the most money.
Wow. Yours really does look Old Skool! Thanks for the picture.
Sounds good. Ebay it is! :)
Ok, so ballpark figure I should sell it for with the Custom Burton bindings, considering it has a few dings and scratches commensurate with it being 17 years old?
Get a last years model board anything in the 150-155 cm size. Something with a rocker/camber combo. Just go to a few shops ask someone. Pretty much any board made in the last 4 years will be a lot more fun than your old one.
Thanks Riley. Hopefully I'll get a good price for my Twin 58 and I can buy something good.
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