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Old 04-09-2010, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Review: 2010 Burton Malolo 154 w/EST Cartels

Well since I've ridden the new Malolo several times I thought I'd report back how it rides for anyone interested. I've ridden it four times so far, once at June under perfect spring conditions on the groomers, twice last week at Mammoth Mountain(MM) under 18" of super dry powder, and this week at MM on 20" plus of wind packed pow, quite the variety of conditions to get a feel for how this board performs. I am super stoked with the 154 Malolo! What impresses me the most is how stable and fast it is, this thing hauls ass compared to my old Gnu. Its big nose just blows through all the tracked out pow and mashed 'taters like no ones business. This was something I was really concerned about, 'cause my Gnu would throw me into a cartwheel if I even thought about dropping the nose through that stuff!

My first pow day with the Malolo, last wed. in 18" of super dry pow was a bit of a struggle. I finally figured out after several tiring runs that my bindings were not setup right, too far forward which resulted in the nose plowing the snow and my back leg getting really tired. I finally figured out was going on and headed over to main lodge to make a quick adjustment. With the EST/channel system that's exactly what it was. Just loosened the two rear binding bolts and slid it back about an inch. Tightened the bolts and away I went. Piece of cake! So far very impressed w/ the EST bindings(cartels) and channel system. And knock on wood, the bolts haven't loosened up at all. Moving the rear binding back made a huge difference in performance and brought the nose of the board up above the snow and made riding a lot less tiring for my back leg.

About the only quirk I've noticed is with that big nose, it likes to hook around in the heavy chopped stuff if I turn too hard to avoid a big digout/mogul. That's taken a bit to get used to. It also likes to turn on the firmer snow conditions, like it can't wait to start a turn. This wasn't as noticeable on the dry/soft pow but more so on the wind packed pow we had this past tues. When I took it out for the very first ride I figured it might take a couple runs to get used to the board. It only took several turns and I felt like I had been riding this thing all day. I did notice the nose wanting to over a turn a bit, but by the end of the session, about 4 hours I must've gotten used to it and compensated as I didn't notice that sensation any more. I was pleasantly surprised by how well this thing carves up the groomer, at least under perfect spring snow conditions.

I am amazed at how fast this board is!! I was able to go through flat powder sections where other boarders were slowing considerably or down right bogging down and stalling out.

Well I think that's it in a nutshell, very happy with this board and purchase. Now I can't wait to try out my wife's new NS Lotus-R 151 that just arrived yesterday. Will be doing that tomorrow!!! Gotta love those end of season closeouts!! 8-)

The Malolo likes to make large sweeping turns, which suits my style perfectly!

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It's good to hear from another happy Malolo owner, I've been riding my new Malolo with CO2 EST bindings for the past week and love it. Over the past week I've ridden it at Mt. Shasta, Mt. Bachelor, Timberline and Mt. Hood Skibowl and I couldn't be happier. Thanks for the review.
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