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08-29-2012 06:39 AM
fattrav
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burton sucks buy a stepchild
Cool story bro
08-29-2012 02:22 AM
jacobw123 burton sucks buy a stepchild
08-16-2012 11:02 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Sassicaia View Post
I wouldnt read into the weight all that much. I only weighed it because Burton says its the lightest board ever made and I had one of the lightest bindings they ever made put on it to (diodes second lightest to X Base i believe).

Are your C60s stiffer then the Diodes?
Yeah I just find specs interesting... So many people talk about subjective things it's great to see some real numbers every once in a while.

I've never handled the diodes to see, but the C60 has an FRP structure in addition to the CF on the highback. They are quite stiff.

DAMN NOW I WANT TO GO RAIL A TURN!
08-16-2012 10:46 AM
Sassicaia
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
That interesting because my 159 cm T7 with C60 EST bindings is over 10 pounds. 10.4 I think... And it's got an aluminium honeycomb core, bindings have carbon fibre highbacks, etc.

Although the T7 and C60's are designed to be stiff as f*ck so I'll take the weight tradeoff there...

Thanks for the info!
I wouldnt read into the weight all that much. I only weighed it because Burton says its the lightest board ever made and I had one of the lightest bindings they ever made put on it to (diodes second lightest to X Base i believe).

Are your C60s stiffer then the Diodes?
08-16-2012 10:24 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Sassicaia View Post
Just for shits I was organizing some stuff and pulled out my board in the process. I had my hand held luggage scale handed so I decide to see how much it weighs. 158cm with Burton Diode bindings came to a total 8.4 lbs. Since its touted as being the lightest board i figured it should be posted in the thread.
That interesting because my 159 cm T7 with C60 EST bindings is over 10 pounds. 10.4 I think... And it's got an aluminium honeycomb core, bindings have carbon fibre highbacks, etc.

Although the T7 and C60's are designed to be stiff as f*ck so I'll take the weight tradeoff there...

Thanks for the info!
08-15-2012 09:53 PM
Nivek Just an FYI to Fox, Burton's high end stuff is made in Austria not China. Also, Chinese made boards have been more durable than many many others I've ridden.

They use a wicked thin edge and base on these all tech boards. Maybe you hit something? Boards aren't invincible.
08-15-2012 08:19 PM
Sassicaia Just for shits I was organizing some stuff and pulled out my board in the process. I had my hand held luggage scale handed so I decide to see how much it weighs. 158cm with Burton Diode bindings came to a total 8.4 lbs. Since its touted as being the lightest board i figured it should be posted in the thread.
04-24-2012 08:02 AM
ifox
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Originally Posted by Sassicaia View Post
anyone else here thinking of buying this board next year? Anyone here ride the Method?
I have had just about all of the latest "flagship" boards of burton. I believe in technology and fall for the gimmick I guess. In any case I was pretty much sold on the Vapor. The board is great for all mountain and you can get a ton of stable speed out of it. The edge holds forever. That said I also like to get air and do backside 360/540's and the vapors edge and camber made things a little more difficult.

Then the Method came out and on it's 2nd year (flying V) I bought it and loved it. It spins so easy and the lightness and flying V makes it so playful that you can't help but love it. What you will notice though is that the price you pay for this (besides the high cost) is that if you like to sometimes just fly down the mountain and carve you will feel this board flop a little when you try to hold an edge at speed. Is it still fast? YES. Just not as stable as the vapor but way more fun. Getting air on this thing is extremely easy and because of the flying V very forgiving.

Mine is a 155 and I am about 5'8 155lbs. Its like a silver in color that changes a bit in shade with the sun. I recently got to see and handle the new Mystery and it looks tight but I kinda like mine looks wise better. The Mystery I guess replaces the Method and it is very minimalist in design.

What I will say is this: Burton's move to manufacturing in China SUCKS. Like I said before I have been buying nothing but high end stuff from them. When I got the Method I also got a $600.00 AK 3L coat, and the AK oven mitts. First of all on my first day riding with my new coat the zipper pull came right off when I went to zip up. Burton sent me out a new coat but guess what? It happened again and this time I went to the Burton store and they already had replacement zipper pulls AT THE STORE. Then on my 2nd day riding the Method I was loading it in the car and noticed a huge bump on my base near my rear binding back edge. I was like WTF?! I called Burton and they were super cool about me going to the store with a GIFT CARD number to get a new Method which I did and have since had no problems. The mitts compared to my previous years AK oven mitts were garbage. I still don't use them as they are way on the cheap side (made) compared to what I already had. Clearly the Chinese made stuff is way less quality and I hope changes have been made.

The bottom line still is that if the Mystery is like the Method and I am told it is then you should get it. I know it's a lot of cash but think of whats spent on a apple notebook and then think of whats more fun to use. Or even check out what people spend on a good road bike and how weight is an issue with a lot of sporting equipment. It's always fun and worth it to buy the best when it comes to equipment that you are going to push to the max. Peace.


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04-06-2012 12:37 AM
Sassicaia anyone else here thinking of buying this board next year? Anyone here ride the Method?
04-04-2012 05:16 PM
Mattfondren Nice pics dude, I'm jelous.
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