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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 10:11 AM
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Burton Custom X wide

Hey guys,
I've been boarding for years and just got a great deal on an 08 Burton Custom X. (164 wide). I'm 5'10" and 200 pounds but have a 10 boot. I don't mess with the park much, just like to haul ass on groomers and hit any powder runs I can find. Do you think I should keep this wide board or find something else? It was kind of an impulse buy. They also had a good deal on an 08 Burton Supermodel 162. (normal width).
Any advice would be awesome! Thanks.
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with size 10 feet i would dump the wide in a heartbeat. if you dont need it to avoid drag then go with the 62 supermodel... both are great boards, im sure, but if your feet dont necessitate a wide board then why bother?

that said... its downright hilarious how overpriced both of those decks are. especially with the economy, and likewise disposable income for many, going down the crapper.

what the hell is burton thinking????? cant get a top shelf board from them from under $600... i can understand 2 or 3 models in the 600-900 range but what they have now is laughable.
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with size 10 feet i would dump the wide in a heartbeat. if you dont need it to avoid drag then go with the 62 supermodel... both are great boards, im sure, but if your feet dont necessitate a wide board then why bother?

that said... its downright hilarious how overpriced both of those decks are. especially with the economy, and likewise disposable income for many, going down the crapper.

what the hell is burton thinking????? cant get a top shelf board from them from under $600... i can understand 2 or 3 models in the 600-900 range but what they have now is laughable.
a wide board without wide feet will make it harder to initiate your edges, makes it much less enjoyable...from my own personal experience. i would return it. the supermodel is a better board anyways isnt it?
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No kidding. The Custom X was $350 and the Supermodel X was $300. I may go back and switch out the wide for a normal width board.
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No kidding. The Custom X was $350 and the Supermodel X was $300. I may go back and switch out the wide for a normal width board.
those are smoking deals for either... but go with the supermodel with size 10 feet. are those last year's decks?

custom x on backcountry.com is $700

supermodel is $550... i stand corrected, i thought that deck was 650+. lol... and affordable deck at 550!
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Yeah, both are 08 models, but I could give a sh*t. I got new boots too (K2 T1's. Again last year's model, but 40% off so they were $149).
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i hear ya... generally, the technology doesnt change enough from year to year to make buying "last year's" decks an issue at all, imo. there are exceptions but now many on any given year. the only question i would have is would the warranty be affected at all?
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i hear ya... generally, the technology doesnt change enough from year to year to make buying "last year's" decks an issue at all, imo. there are exceptions but now many on any given year. the only question i would have is would the warranty be affected at all?
not if its purchased brand new..i always buy last years stuff, no need to spend that much when i can still get the same thing with different graphics..


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not if its purchased brand new..i always buy last years stuff, no need to spend that much when i can still get the same thing with different graphics..
i assume you are talking about the warranty, right? i figured that was the case as long as you are buying it from a shop/dealer.
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