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hm1sfidc 03-22-2009 09:23 PM

09' Burton X8
 
Ok so I got a Burton Cuxtom X 158, love it. I wanted one with a lil more flex and a park board. I looked at quite a few, opted to go with the Burton X8 due to teh face I have teh EST Triads for the channel system alreay. Did not want to drop alot of coin on an entire new set up. Got the 09' X8 50% off at local shop eny of season sale !! SHWING Spent $250.00.

Prett cool looking top sheet, I was worried because it was burton, but this was one sick ass whip. I wish I could explain, engages well, talk about grip, at high speeds no chatter what so ever. good flex, great pop, I was stickin %%%%% that on the custom X I would normally bail on, I know I know the Custom X is a stiff one. Man I love my 155 X8. killer. Took to the hill in no time, no leraning curve I was ridin the shit outta it. Too bad I got it and the mountain closed today. I am seriously thinking about a trip to Mammoth, this board IMHO is sick.

DISCIPLINE: All Mountain Freestyle
SHAPE: Twin
FEEL: Medium
CORE: Park Fly III Core
Multizone EGD
Negative Core Profile
REINFORCEMENTS: Infinite Ride
BASE: Sintered N2O WFO
FIBERGLASS: Triax Response
SIDECUT: Radial

Twin-tipped with a smooth flex and all the premium upgrades, the X8 unites skate-style fun with the speed, precision, and weight savings expected of high-performance decks. The graphics transform as temperatures drop; while the Infinite Channel System opens to unlimited stance possibilities. The X8 is a modern all-mountain freestyle board with a true twin shape and Burton's Park Fly III Core.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r...1coates/X8.jpg

mjd 03-23-2009 08:10 AM

Burton X8
 
I got this board a couples of weeks in the 151. I bought it strictly for park but was definitely surprised at how well it held together bombing down a few runs. It's soft but maybe not a 3 as Burton rates it. My Hero is softer and that's rated a 4. My Graft is softer too. The board is fast and light and it's a breeze to spin. I didn't have any problems on landing kickers and it held together nice even on really sketchy landings. My only complaint is that I don't think it has that much pop which makes getting up on rails a little trickier. Maybe I should've gone with the 55. Either way it's a good board and holds an edge nice but I'll mostly use it for park rails and booters.

jmacphee9 03-23-2009 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by mjd (Post 147638)
I got this board a couples of weeks in the 151. I bought it strictly for park but was definitely surprised at how well it held together bombing down a few runs. It's soft but maybe not a 3 as Burton rates it. My Hero is softer and that's rated a 4. My Graft is softer too. The board is fast and light and it's a breeze to spin. I didn't have any problems on landing kickers and it held together nice even on really sketchy landings. My only complaint is that I don't think it has that much pop which makes getting up on rails a little trickier. Maybe I should've gone with the 55. Either way it's a good board and holds an edge nice but I'll mostly use it for park rails and booters.

burton doesnt even have a flex scale, they have a "feel" scale which is different.

mjd 03-23-2009 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by jmacphee9 (Post 147676)
burton doesnt even have a flex scale, they have a "feel" scale which is different.

Point being? How is it different. If a board has more flex than another board shouldn't you be able to "feel" it?

Enigmatic 03-23-2009 01:07 PM

the X8 is sweet, nice purchase, let us know if you have problems with that ICS tho, im still curious about that

Birk 03-23-2009 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Enigmatic (Post 147723)
the X8 is sweet, nice purchase, let us know if you have problems with that ICS tho, im still curious about that

I've ridden the ICS for a season now and it works like a charm. A buddy of mine has last years x8 (first one with ics), and that still works, even after 2 seasons. It's kick-ass!


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