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Old 02-25-2009, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default burton... "meh" or not "meh" that the question

iv heard alot ov burton hating, heard a few good reasons why.. also heard som crap reasons..
iv also heard alot of good thing about burton, quality cstmr service and good boards.

i was wondrin if people would like 2 share there opions on burton.. good or bad and why?
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They a good snowsports company. None of the burton models appealed to me this season when shopping for my ride with the exception of the custom. Like any sport, there will always be a manufacturer which is touted by a majority consumer base. Like any bandwagon, there are good and bad reasons for the hype. And like any issue with more than one side, there's never a right answer.

My distant perspective on this hot button is that a lot of people feel secure in decisions they made in an absence of information by standing amongst others who firmly assert that burton is a quality company. When someone seeks to counter that in any capacity, the "fanbois" get up in arms- to say burton is bad is to say they made a poor investment.

Some of Burton's merchandise is of very high quality and deserves to be compared with top-of-the-line equipment. Other times, the Burton name could sell tennis shoes to a mermaid. It's the nature of these industries for certain brand names to filter to the top thanks to the frantic head nodding of the masses.

Anyone who buys Burton because it's Burton is doing precisely what I described at the start of my post- making ill-informed decisions. This can be said for Nike, Underarmor, And1, etc.

Personally, I feel that Burton's quality has dropped in many product lines over the past 5 years or so, but my jacket is Burton and I think it's a great purchase. I wouldn't be surprised if they were more focused on creating an image than creating an item at this point in the company's development. They have a frenzied horde willing to buy poo on a stick if that cool arrow symbol is smeared into the side.
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my experience with burton is mainly good, the only problem i'm familiar with is the quality on some of the bindings. Atleast last seasons bindings.

Many hate them 'cause theyre mainstream, which kinda is true. But they can still make sweet-ass boards! I lieks them alot
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i know that the custom and freestyle bindings r absltly garbage.. bt i love my cartels&custom..
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i have only one experience with burton, it was positive. i used to have a pair of dakine gloves until i lost them at a lodge. so i went shopping for some gloves and picked up a pair of burton "over" gore-tex gloves. love 'em. they work great, my hands dont get cold one bit and in my opinion they have way outperformed my dakine gloves.
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^^^ Burton knows gloves. I use the Gore-tex ones myself and won't ever use anything else again.

However, as far as their other equipment is concerned, they make a mixed bag of shit and sweet. Problem is, for what you get, you pay through the nose. If you want something that rates a 5 on a quality scale of 1-10, expect to pay what others are charging for an 8 or 9.

Can you get good Burton stuff? Hell yeah. Can you get stuff just as good or better for cheaper through other companies? Hell yeah.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank goodness someone finally asked the tough question.

Ok, people are ALWAYS talking about this whole Burton-hating thing. People who hate Burton are just people who hate the mainstream. Burton is the Wal-Mart of the snowboarding world. Almost everyone has had something from them. They are the biggest and most common company so some people refuse to buy them. Being a snowboarder is partially about being against the mainstream. Otherwise, we'd all be skiers.

I personally don't buy Burton because I'm not interested in their style. It's a little boring to me. I buy Rome. But I certainly don't hate on people who buy them. Still, there are fanbois out there who won't even look at other brands and they are just as bad as the haters.

The bottom line is that snowboarding wouldn't be what it is without Burton. There is no reason to hate on them just because they are corporate in my opinion. But I understand why people don't like them.
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Ok, people are ALWAYS talking about this whole Burton-hating thing. People who hate Burton are just people who hate the mainstream. Burton is the Wal-Mart of the snowboarding world. Almost everyone has had something from them. They are the biggest and most common company so some people refuse to buy them. Being a snowboarder is partially about being against the mainstream. Otherwise, we'd all be skiers.
hahaha, nvr thought bout it lik that.. i do agree tho
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i know that the custom and freestyle bindings r absltly garbage.. bt i love my cartels&custom..
So you say customs are garbage, but you own a pair of customs... WTF?
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i mean cartel bindings and custom board.. i shouldv bin abit more clear
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