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02-26-2014 12:33 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by surfinsnow View Post
Yeah, I get that. On this forum you're only supposed to like stuff no one else has ever heard of.
I wouldn't say that at all, there's a lot of Burton love here, Union love, etc. There's also an equal amount of skeptics. I'd say we're pretty balanced.

I've got all Burton bindings on my boards, and I use Burton boots, but I've got away from Burton boards in the last couple years. After they discontinued the T6/T7 line there was nothing in their line that interested me, until the Landlord came out. Now I'd like to demo one if they have a demo day out here soon...
02-26-2014 12:12 PM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by scotty100 View Post
How is NS "mainstream"?! They have one factory in CO and employ approx. 70 people for their hand made snowboards and longboards. The quality and durability of their products has earned them a wider audience over the last 5 years. To a couple of "lead users" on here who boost competitor brands, that small amount of success is enough to have apparently turned NS into a big bad corporation overnight...one who has forgotten they are only supposed to be in business to satisfy 20% of their state's local "core riders"...hence, they are now no longer worthy of approval. Whatever.

Stick around here long enough and you'll notice the usual "build 'em up, knock 'em down" bs. For example, the last 3 years Union have apparently sucked balls, this year they are cool again. Were they ever that bad to begin with? Of course not. Next year, who knows...same old same old.

And your comments on Burton are asinine. Who else over the last 2 decades can match their level of commitment to R&D? Their track record in tech development speaks for itself. They lead where others follow.
Yeah, I get that. On this forum you're only supposed to like stuff no one else has ever heard of. Your crazy Uncle Sterno makes the best awesomest board out of old birch trees and WWII tank parts! Whatever. I love my Titan. It's a rock-solid board that has got me through 60 mph runs on Vermont hard-pack and thigh-deep powder in Tahoe. But I've beaten the crap out of it, and I'm looking at maybe getting a new board. I know I won't be getting a Burton or a Chinese made production board. I know there are only three real manufacturers outside of the small shops like NS. That's what drew me to NS in the first place. I might buy another, but they changed their product line and I'm not sure anymore. We'll see. Not trying to trash anyone...except maybe Burton.
02-26-2014 12:03 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by scotty100 View Post
How is NS "mainstream"?! They have one factory in CO and employ approx. 70 people for their hand made snowboards and longboards. The quality and durability of their products has earned them a wider audience over the last 5 years. To a couple of "lead users" on here who boost competitor brands, that small amount of success is enough to have apparently turned NS into a big bad corporation overnight...one who has forgotten they are only supposed to be in business to satisfy 20% of their state's local "core riders"...hence, they are now no longer worthy of approval. Whatever.

Stick around here long enough and you'll notice the usual "build 'em up, knock 'em down" bs. For example, the last 3 years Union have apparently sucked balls, this year they are cool again. Were they ever that bad to begin with? Of course not. Next year, who knows...same old same old.

And your comments on Burton are asinine. Who else over the last 2 decades can match their level of commitment to R&D? Their track record in tech development speaks for itself. They lead where others follow.
QFT

There's a lot of "snowboarding hipsters" out there.
02-26-2014 12:01 PM
Booo!
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Originally Posted by scotty100 View Post
How is NS "mainstream"?! They have one factory in CO and employ approx. 70 people for their hand made snowboards and longboards. The quality and durability of their products has earned them a wider audience over the last 5 years. To a couple of "lead users" on here who boost competitor brands, that small amount of success is enough to have apparently turned NS into a big bad corporation overnight...one who has forgotten they are only supposed to be in business to satisfy 20% of their state's local "core riders"...hence, they are now no longer worthy of approval. Whatever.

Stick around here long enough and you'll notice the usual "build 'em up, knock 'em down" bs. For example, the last 3 years Union have apparently sucked balls, this year they are cool again. Were they ever that bad to begin with? Of course not. Next year, who knows...same old same old.

And your comments on Burton are asinine. Who else over the last 2 decades can match their level of commitment to R&D? Their track record in tech development speaks for itself. They lead where others follow.
I'm considering switching to snowblades altogether because snowboarding has become too "mainstream."
02-26-2014 11:54 AM
scotty100
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Originally Posted by surfinsnow View Post
Point taken…but the Titan wasn't really that "mass produced" then, and NS wasn't quite as mainstream. I got #406 out of 900, but I've never seen another Titan on the mountains. Ever. I see a bazillion of the same Burton boards, though. I looked into getting a truly custom board made, but I honestly don't know enough about construction to feel comfortable doing it that way. I was shopping for a stiff freeride board and the Titan offered the best combo of specs, and not being stamped out in China. I'd be happy to take some recommendations…who should make make next board?
How is NS "mainstream"?! They have one factory in CO and employ approx. 70 people for their hand made snowboards and longboards. The quality and durability of their products has earned them a wider audience over the last 5 years. To a couple of "lead users" on here who boost competitor brands, that small amount of success is enough to have apparently turned NS into a big bad corporation overnight...one who has forgotten they are only supposed to be in business to satisfy 20% of their state's local "core riders"...hence, they are now no longer worthy of approval. Whatever.

Stick around here long enough and you'll notice the usual "build 'em up, knock 'em down" bs. For example, the last 3 years Union have apparently sucked balls, this year they are cool again. Were they ever that bad to begin with? Of course not. Next year, who knows...same old same old.

And your comments on Burton are asinine. Who else over the last 2 decades can match their level of commitment to R&D? Their track record in tech development speaks for itself. They lead where others follow.
02-26-2014 09:57 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by surfinsnow View Post
I see a bazillion of the same Burton boards, though. I looked into getting a truly custom board made, but I honestly don't know enough about construction to feel comfortable doing it that way. I was shopping for a stiff freeride board and the Titan offered the best combo of specs, and not being stamped out in China. I'd be happy to take some recommendations…who should make make next board?
If you're looking for stiff freeride, I have no experience with Venture but both the fiancee and I have Priors (handmade in Whistler) and I like them a lot. The price is also reasonable for a handbuilt board (around $700 CDN unless you ask them for a deal, or find a pre-built board with graphics that you like)

The fiancee has the womens version of the Mens FreeRide (MFR) and it took her from being an average boarder, to having the tools to really ride all the terrain we have out west, and ride it well.

I have an older version of the Khyber, and it's got tons of float, but also carves hardpack quite well.

Prior Snowboards

Though no matter how many boards I try, I keep going back to my Virus Avalanche FLP AFT. It's just too good at everything freeride.
02-26-2014 09:19 AM
BFBF
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Originally Posted by surfinsnow View Post
Point taken…but the Titan wasn't really that "mass produced" then, and NS wasn't quite as mainstream. I got #406 out of 900, but I've never seen another Titan on the mountains. Ever. I see a bazillion of the same Burton boards, though. I looked into getting a truly custom board made, but I honestly don't know enough about construction to feel comfortable doing it that way. I was shopping for a stiff freeride board and the Titan offered the best combo of specs, and not being stamped out in China. I'd be happy to take some recommendations…who should make make next board?
Get a venture Odin
"I've never ridden anything stiffer". Muahahah
02-26-2014 08:33 AM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by Banjo View Post
nailed it
Actually, I'm not like that at all, but it was a funny quote! BTW, you should try the stout I bought up at a beer tasting while at Loon! 'Tis a fine brew she is!
02-26-2014 08:31 AM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
You're a gear snob but buy a mass produced board?!? Sure it's built in 'murica, but a true gear snob would have a custom made board.

You're like the guy that drinks Heiniken and insults people that buy Coors.
Point taken…but the Titan wasn't really that "mass produced" then, and NS wasn't quite as mainstream. I got #406 out of 900, but I've never seen another Titan on the mountains. Ever. I see a bazillion of the same Burton boards, though. I looked into getting a truly custom board made, but I honestly don't know enough about construction to feel comfortable doing it that way. I was shopping for a stiff freeride board and the Titan offered the best combo of specs, and not being stamped out in China. I'd be happy to take some recommendations…who should make make next board?
02-25-2014 11:08 PM
Banjo
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
You're like the guy that drinks Heiniken and insults people that buy Coors.
nailed it
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