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Old 08-21-2007, 05:51 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Come on, they didn't even look cool. I had to defend that shit all winter last year.
What's to defend? Who doesn't want a board with some fly dubs? LOL.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Here's my beef with what you guys did. the thread starter clearly states "Pick your company and why" thats what I did. It does NOT state you need high amount of experience to voice your opinion.. I clearly said that MY INFO is soloy coming off of RESEARCH and NOT experience, that way anyone who read my post and saw I picked burton would know it's from RESEARCH and NOT experience. I am still not seeing why you guys started an issue over it? It's almost as if you saw burton up there you would have attacked whoever picked burton Burton is obviously not a bad company to pick, there the face of snowboarding for a reason... and you also brought up a surfing company? What does that have anything to do with snowboarding & snowboarding companies, this is snowboarding forum. just not understanding where you guys assumed I bought a burton twin for its looks, obviously I have to love the decals/paint to want a board but alot more things fell in place for the reason I bought the burton twin. For the burton custom bindings i'm looking for a average/decent bindings for a good cost I do not need the best of the best. You also can't just say my research is just WRONG that doesnt make any sense. I'm not picking burton to back up MY product I have a burton board BECAUSE of my research. If you wanna have a research war you will lose... Burton has so many boards on the top 10 lists for the last 10 years, Awards, GREAT reviews on just about EVERY burton product made. Like I said before there the face of snowboarding for a reason =/

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Old 08-21-2007, 07:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Top 10 boards for the last top 10 years. Sounds like you're a transworld subscriber. News flash good wood is a crock of shit. Also you seem to have gotten overly butt hurt that people pointed out some flaws in your thinking, which incase you didn't know it is a form of debate.

Realistically there is NO one best company its all personal preference. Frankly I find products from all companies I love and I hate. I can guarantee I've probably ridden more boards from most companies than any one person on this forum. With saying that I can safely say what you have used as research is not even 10% of what you can do to actually find out about a product. Most people that say Burton haven't ridden much else and are on it, 10 years ago I rocked head to toe Burton, the company changed and with it my tastes. But getting overly butt hurt when people debate with your statements is retarded. Metal up son.
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:46 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Top 10 boards for the last top 10 years. Sounds like you're a transworld subscriber. News flash good wood is a crock of shit. Also you seem to have gotten overly butt hurt that people pointed out some flaws in your thinking, which incase you didn't know it is a form of debate.

Realistically there is NO one best company its all personal preference. Frankly I find products from all companies I love and I hate. I can guarantee I've probably ridden more boards from most companies than any one person on this forum. With saying that I can safely say what you have used as research is not even 10% of what you can do to actually find out about a product. Most people that say Burton haven't ridden much else and are on it, 10 years ago I rocked head to toe Burton, the company changed and with it my tastes. But getting overly butt hurt when people debate with your statements is retarded. Metal up son.

Think you need to scroll back and see what the problem was. . Then you clearly see there was no debate till I brought up there was problem. I dont think comments like "Your research is wrong" is starting a debate..? also "Let's not forget. Burton put spinners on their boards which did absolutely nothing but look neat." ~ "I think it's safe to say that your research amounts to diddily squat" Please explain nicely what this has to do with a debate..? I think tons of research on the product amounts to something, it's a little better then ridding ONE brand and just picking them because you dont know anything about the other brands, how is that valid? Research says alot and some of the things i named as the research I have done, is a very little part of what I have actually researched. No one else felt like debating on the otehr brands everyone else put? Guess you guys just had a problem with the burton post? That again...was clearly stated that it was based off research.
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there is a lot of hate towards Burton and it is interesting. for sure it is easy to feel like you are supporting the under dog, but knocking the top dog.

burton did well to corner a market early on and make massive capital because of it. this capital is now used to maintain their market position thru an influential team of professionals and a shit load of marketing.

does that guarntee that their products are the doggy's dangler? course not. but at the same time, it doesn't suggest that they no longer try to make good stuff.

i have had a few burton products. some broke, but their customer service was quick, courteous and generous. i have other stuff that still works and i cannot fault it. is it the best? well i dunno, and i won't know until i have tried absolutely everything that is out there! does it work for me tho? hells yeah. so who cares? let's go riding!

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Old 08-22-2007, 08:54 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Guess you guys just had a problem with the burton post? That again...was clearly stated that it was based off research.
Your Burton post stated things as fact which were certainly not true. I just pointed that out. If you going to say "no one but Burton does this" and that's not true, people are going to speak up. Sorry man, but people are going to say something. Especially on the intraweb. Which brings up another thing. This is nothing to get worked up over.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:41 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I know at least a few companies give their employees the day off when it dumps and they get a chance at a pow day. I suspect most of them do, at least the privately owned ones (Capita, Rome, etc.). The only difference is they don't publish useless press releases when they do it (zing!).
prior has a sign on the door saying winter hours 9 to 5 except if it snows 20+cm. theres another company that makes good boards, real stiff tho, more freeride/ backcountry oriented not the best for the park rat.
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I am partial to Gnu because for the most part, the boards are made locally (and by locally I mean this contenant, lol). Nothing really against foreign made boards (and there are some REALLY good foreign boards) but its nice to the the "underdogs" keeping their heads up against companies like the Big "B". I guess it all really boils down to personal preference at the end of the day (there is someone on the forums that swears by Lamar, for instance, say no more).
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I guess it all depends on what you like. My favorites are Never Summer and GNU.
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:52 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Even their super light board the Vapor isn't the lightest board out there. Elan gets that honor.
Is that up to date? Or did Rome pass Elan this year with the Design? If im remember right last years libtech website quoted the cygnus the lightest in the world. this year it only quotes it as a lightweight board.

I got an email announcing about Rome's new website a while back. It had a bunch of info on new stuff in the email. It talked about the Design being the world's lightest snowboard.


(i deleted the email accidentaly so i may have misread what they said.)
So if someone can varify that, that would be great.

*on topic. my favorite is Rome
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