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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 10:44 PM
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burton supermodel or custom?

Help me out people. I'm new to the forum and looking into getting a new board. I'm 5'6",160lbs and I was looking at getting either the Burton Supermodel 155 or Custom 154 or 156. I'm only able to snowboard 4-5 days/year and have been doing this for only five years (I'm from Florida). I've been surfing for the past 23 years and I think that has helped me progress with snowboarding. I don't hit the parks or pipe (I'm too old for that). I just like cruising and carving mainly groomers right now, but I would like to eventually move on to other parts of the mountain. I've been to Park City, UT and a couple places in Switzerland so far. For the past 5 years I've been renting and borrowing boards from friends. I think its time to get my own! Anybody have any reviews on either of these boards or which one would you recommend?
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I am interested in this advice, how come nobody replied?
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I know a guy at Kilington with the supermodel and it is nice. I also went to the store today to buy my custom, but I got switched to the rome crail to have money to buy the bindings now instead of later. i looked at the supermodel when i was board for a minute.

i would say it is really depends on if you want 3-D/the channel and more or less pop. the custom uses ics and the supermodel has 3-d, and has more flex.

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Both boards have ICS, it's the Custom that has an option for a 3D version as far as I know.

Supermodel is a tapered board so will be better in powder than the custom, Custom is a bit more versatile tho.

I would say unless you ride powder regularly you wont go wrong with the custom, if you do then get the supermodel.
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