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Old 01-24-2011, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sierra Boards???? YES OR NO????

I am looking at buying a new board...I see these great deals on Sierras...Are they any good? Can someone please inform me more on these boards?

Good, if so, why?

Bad, if so, why?

I am looking for a rocker board around 151-154
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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most of the sierra line is manufactured by burton. Sierra just collaborated with them to make the boards to their specifications. like instead of putting the channel system on them or the three hole inserts for bindings they stuck with 4 holes. i havent ridden one myself, but if you read around on trusnow (what used to be sierra snowboard) there are posts and reviews of the boards. i've heard nothing but good things about them tho.
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I see these great deals on Sierras...Are they any good?
They provide the illusion of a "great deal" by pretending that the Reverse Crew is really a $600 snowboard. It's not. Pracitcally nobody paid more than probably $299 for it and many people have bought it for under $200 when it goes on sale which is like every other week.

That said, my friend Brad recently replaced a 10-year old K2 with a Sierra Reverse Crew and he likes it. He is not a super-serious snowboarder though and I'd venture that just about any board would be better than the old plank he was riding.

I haven't had a chance to ride it yet, sorry can't be of more help...
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Thanks for the reply...I did read a bunch on trusnow...just found it odd that there are like over 243 reviews and over 300 reviews for some of the Sierra boards and very few reviews for other more popular other brand boards such as Burton etc...just seemed to be an inflated number of reviews ya know...
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Here is a decent review:

Review: ’10 Sierra Reverse Crew

i think the biggest thing to consider if you're looking at one of those boards is just not to buy in to the hype. For example they marketed the Reverse Crew as though it was literally a Burton with a different graphic on it. But AFAIK that's not really true, it was dumbed down tech, cheaper materials, etc.

Still, it is probably a decent board if you snag it at the right price just don't think "Hey I'm getting this snowboard for 75% off!!!!" understand that it really is just a $299 board and maybe a decent one at that. If you're an avid/frequent rider it might not be the best option but if you're an occasional rider looking for a bargain board with some of the newer tech, it's probably an OK choice.
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most of the sierra line is manufactured by burton. Sierra just collaborated with them to make the boards to their specifications. like instead of putting the channel system on them or the three hole inserts for bindings they stuck with 4 holes. i havent ridden one myself, but if you read around on trusnow (what used to be sierra snowboard) there are posts and reviews of the boards. i've heard nothing but good things about them tho.
That comment means one of two things (possibly):

1) You are a mole planted here by Sierra. You have 1 post that sounds a lot like marketing for their boards.

2) You have been under a rock (in relation to these forums). Look around, plenty of negative reviews for Sierra boards on these very forums. All of them say basically the same thing: board rode good til it broke blah blah blah.

Bottom line, I'd much rather increase my budget slightly and get a much better board for my money. I hear too many things about their boards breaking easily. Not shocking in the least bit to me.
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Thanks for the reply...I did read a bunch on trusnow...just found it odd that there are like over 243 reviews and over 300 reviews for some of the Sierra boards and very few reviews for other more popular other brand boards such as Burton etc...just seemed to be an inflated number of reviews ya know...
Because Trusnow owns Sierra.

I will never support Trusnow or Sierra. Shady business dealings from the former Sierra Snowboards owner and a crappy second rate product.
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I bought a sierrascope and found it to be slightly lower quality compared to the real horrorscope. though they are not supposed to be exactly the same board (sierra is supposed to be lighter), it found it to be lower quality. maybe it was to make up for the ligher weight....i dunno.
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That comment means one of two things (possibly):

1) You are a mole planted here by Sierra. You have 1 post that sounds a lot like marketing for their boards.

2) You have been under a rock (in relation to these forums). Look around, plenty of negative reviews for Sierra boards on these very forums. All of them say basically the same thing: board rode good til it broke blah blah blah.

Bottom line, I'd much rather increase my budget slightly and get a much better board for my money. I hear too many things about their boards breaking easily. Not shocking in the least bit to me.
this actually made me laugh. thanks you. i, for one, am not a "mole" from ss and me having just one post on this forum means nothing. i was simply stating what i know and answering the OP's question. someone had suggested this forum to me when i was looking for a used board so i created an account, simple as that.

to the OP, yes there are 264 reviews for the sierra rc. read them, snowboarders arent going to lie about the quality of a board just because they are a member of the ss community. if the board sounds like something that would suit your riding style i say go for it.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is like any other hobby- they better gear you get, the better feel you'll have and ultimately the more fun and reliability you'll get out of your stuff. That said, I'd fork an extra 100 or 2 for something handmade, with all the bells and wistles instead of getting a mediocre board and then upgrading sooner than later.
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