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12-02-2007 11:10 PM
SNAZ On some of you guys opinions I agree, but on some disagree. I have an 07 burton Dominant and real old burton missions. I agree that they are over priced, but my board was half off. I was looking at a rome artifact and rome agent, but the burton was actually cheaper and I had heard only good things about the dominant. I hate the missions, the cranks slip notches and wont always open, but i make do with what I have. I love my dominant. Burton can be compared to Apple computers. Way overpriced, great computers though. 75 dollars for a new powerbook charger is ridiculous, but the products are great. there is a reason why Apple is an industry standard for Video and Photography production, and there is a reason that Burton is in a way an industry standard for snowboarding. Overall, they are great at marketing. When a newbie learns about snowboarding, they learn about Burton because they are agressively marketing to that demographic, that is not to say that there products are horrible, but you would see other brands on newbies if the brands actively marketed to the incoming crowd.
12-02-2007 08:46 AM
PaoloSmythe
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Originally Posted by ribbed
a rep from k2 came in and showed me how to break burton boards.
ah the joys of 'industrial espionage'.

albeit at a micro level... but watch the kids suck it all up
12-01-2007 04:16 PM
ribbed a rep from k2 came in and showed me how to break burton boards. if you have one look at the construction of the edge and where it stops...at the tip right? well face the board out (with the base facing you) and give a good push with your hands....every damn time you will snap part of the edge/base off. its pretty ridiculous. also, if you look at the new t6 you can see the inner body at the top of the board because its see through. if you put any kind of hard pressure on that area, it will break. now look at an atomic or gnu board. the edge stops about where the effective edge ends. thats like that on purpose..to prevent de-lams or any kind of edge pickup.

everyone at my shop breaks burton boards all day because of how seriously shitty they are...

and as far as giving the people in the shop any kind of product information, they dont. they dont even show up to demo days..

and seriously every damn company makes fun on burton...except forum who is owned by burton.


if you want a serious nice board this year, get the riders choice banana magni trax. look at the tips, its all plastic/fiberglass. you can beat the HELL out of it and it wont harm it. and the banana tech is amazing....
12-01-2007 12:30 PM
PaoloSmythe the proof of the puddin' IS in the eating.

stuff the missus and i have returned...

- a burton plank that delammed..... no stress got a new one in a month (limited edition too)

- a westbeach coat that split on a major seam..... bit of hassle; no exchange just refund... but was okay seeing as it was post warranty

- rome binders with a split hi-back.... no stress, got sent replacement backs from the following year's model (and an invoice for $30!!!?)

- vans boots which were agony due to being riddled with manufacturing defects.... free collection and then replacement 6 months later (plus free polo shirt)

- NFA jacket with a bust zipper.... told to fuck off, not in any way interested in exchange refund or anything else (due to bought in canuck and post warranty period)

and that might be it......
12-01-2007 11:44 AM
swmike I agree! 8-)

As a family we've returned more Burton stuff for warranty than everything else combined. There are now 6 of us riding my my immediately family. In fact, we've returned like 5 things to Burton and none anywhere else... and we use about 50-50 Burton to other. I would love to know more about other brands - but there is very little you can do to research boards except to just try em. And that is the last thing I want to do when I get to the resort - if I'm even there when there are demos.


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Originally Posted by Snowolf
Oh yeah, I agree they make great gear. That new binding this year with the pull tightener is very innovative. I have just noticed that their boards and bindings tend to run a bit pricey by comparrison.
12-01-2007 07:49 AM
Mysticfalcon Well Ive been boarding for 5 years now and I just bought my 2nd Burton board. We have a shop around here that sells Burton for 25% off to the locals. It is a mostly Touristy place but that brings in the locals too and gives us a good deal. For my money Ive always been happy with the Burton gear Ive had.
11-30-2007 07:37 PM
st.stark
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Originally Posted by Snowolf
For around $140 you can pick up Rome Arsenals and they are an awesome binding. For the $75 ranger, the Ride LX is decent. granted, it`s $90 binding but I have had real good luck with them.
Actually the Arsenals from last year can still be found from $100-120 at some sites.
11-30-2007 05:35 AM
PaoloSmythe
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Originally Posted by Nikolai
original doesnt mean its the best
for sure! England brought you ice hockey and we suck!
11-30-2007 05:34 AM
PaoloSmythe
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Originally Posted by mustang6767c
I hope I am asking this question in the right area...
well..... no you're not..... but who cares?
11-30-2007 02:26 AM
Nikolai
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Originally Posted by mpdsnowman
Ok well at least let me do my pre lock dance....


Burton is the king because he is the original..And he was from the east coast baby not the west
original doesnt mean its the best
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