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Old 02-20-2014, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First review, hopefully it helps someone along the way. I recently damaged my Salomon Sick Stick beyond repair and went on the hunt for a quick pow board replacement. I decided to go out on a limb and got the 163 Burton Juice Wagon. I knew they would not be the same boards as the ss was flat to rocker and the jw is full camber. I was a little apprehensive to go back to camber for a go to pow board, but enough reviews said I wouldn't be disappointed.

163 Burton Juice Wagon
Large NOW drive with hardest bushings
11.5 Salomon Malamutes
6'0 215lb


Conditions were a blustery chopped pow day as the day prior was fresh and not a lot of snow had filled in. So it was pow/packed pow/chopped pow with plenty of fresh spots. Mt. Bachelor also has many natural features to hit, slash, plow over, and boost off of, which I intend to do all of with this board.

My overall impression was thoroughly pleased. So as I stated before it wasn't the surfy replacement board but it was delightfully responsive in the trees and just ate the pow. The nose drives right through the fresh stuff and had no problem keeping float in the deep sections as it's a massive shovel pow nose. On the chandler chopped pow it just blows right over everything without bumping around. I loved the benefits from the camber in the board. Out on the open runs it just wanted to go. However I never felt like it was controlling me. I think the combination of the NOW bindings and the channel made for a very confident ride. In tight spots I still felt like it was right with me the whole time and never had any catchy moments. It's been a while since I had ridden camber but it's a great addition to the quiver.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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did you get a 2013 or '14?
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did you get a 2013 or '14?
2013. Did they make any changes between the two models?
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Not my idea of a powder board. My buddy bought one, rode it only a couple times and threw it in his garage and picked up the far better Landlord.

His complaint was that with the bindings set all the way back in the c-channel, his nose was still too short. We switched boards on 2 runs, he rode my 161 Barracuda and I grab the 163 JW. within the first 3-4 turns I did not like it, too stiff (flex and edge to edge) and way to centered of a stance for my likens. I couldnt wait to get back on my Cuda.

To each their own, but we didnt like it and between us we have 50 years of riding expierence, so we've ridden plenty of boards/brands/shapes.
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Thats cause the juice wagon is much better described as a freeride board. Not a pow board. Realistically the Juice is more aggressive than a Landlord. Its both stiffer and has no rocker. The Juice for that guy is one of the best offerings on the market, if you're looking for an easy riding pow deck then yeah, you'll probably be dissapointed.
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I love my JW! I tried the Landlord on hardpack and it felt lifeless. I'm sure it's better in pow. I like the JW because it can do it all.

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^^ Nice Picture! ^^
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Sounds like a killer board. "Juice Wagon" is a kickass name for a snowboard...and seems to fit the description. Nice one Burton.
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I love my JW! I tried the Landlord on hardpack and it felt lifeless. I'm sure it's better in pow. I like the JW because it can do it all.

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thanks. Actually, doing pillows on the JW is so good. The wide waist just makes a solid platform and it's so easy to stomp everything (or at least ride away he he)
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