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Old 10-18-2011, 09:47 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I'm also willing to bet that the majority of people on here have owned or at one point owned Burton. If you put everyone's gear on the table, there would be more Burton stuff than any other brand. The point is that Burton is so prevalent that information about their products is not hard to come by. The value of this board is information about boards that are sold at much lower volumes. For every Skate Banana thread on here, there is probably 7-10 NS threads, a couple of K2 threads, a couple of Ride threads, an Arbor thread etc. Yet there are probably more Skate Bananas sold every year than all of NS's inventory put together. There's just more information about those high volume sellers so no one comers here to ask - google will easily find you tons of information. Want to know about an Arbor Del Ray? Google probably won't find you near as much info as coming here and asking.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:08 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I always find the Burton is so corporate reason for why people don't like Burton amusing. Yes they are a big company...who are privately owned and run by one of the founders of the sport. Most of your other board brands are owned by a much larger global corporate conglomerate and are the antithesis of what Burton has been about with regards to the sport. That said do I ride Burton gear no. I personally have had some bad experiences with their equipment in the past so I choose to spend my money with the companies that have held up to my oversize adult male abuse. I have owned boards and from most major manufacturers in my boarding history, last year I went with NeverSummer to give something different a try. Yes I like my board but I'm also pretty sure I would like a Ride, K2, Rome,Lib/GNU also. Some of their gear is a bit more expensive then the competitors but it's not so exorbinant that it's life changing to go with another brand.

Here on the east coast you see a lot of Burton product on the mountains. Part of that is because of the weekend warriors like myself coming out in large volumes, and part of it is also because the east coast is their home turf and they have a huge presence here. I take a couple of west coast trips a year to go ride and I'm amazed how much more Burton I see in the east than I do out west.

Like BA said, you can look at every company and see both crap and quality in their line. Sometimes you can get the exact same product and one will be a POS and the other will last you 5 years.

Bottom line is buy what you like and what fits what you're trying to do. Don't take any review from someone other than yourself as gospel though if you see a good consensus amongst a number of outlets there is probably a good reason. The only way to truly know if you like how something rides or fits or feels etc is to get your hands on it directly. Depending on where you live sometimes that's difficult because some brands don't travel to every locale. In that circumstance sometimes you just have to say "F" it and take the risk. If it turns out you're not happy with it, put up for sale and grab something new.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:42 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Burton makes good stuff and cheap shit. Any large manufactorer does. I dont care for them on another stand point. The fact that roughly 80% of Burton's sales have nothing to do with snowboarding. They have become such a mainstream brand that they don't even really need snowboarding anymore. Nothing drives me crazy more than when I'm at a party or something and someones wearing a Burton hoodie or jacket so I ask them about boarding and they have never touched a snowboard or even skies. Or when someone I know whos doesn't know Burton asks "why don't you have all Burton stuff, arnt they the best stuff?" no they all make good stuff but people just know and think Burton is automatically the best caz of Shaun White who is more interested in his own personal fame than his snowboarding, but that's a different conversation lol.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:21 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Omg, I've seen so many people with Burton backpacks at campus... and I know for a fact 75% of them don't snowboard.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:28 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Nothing wrong with Burton. None of their boards really excite me though and I don't like EST so I have no reason to buy their boards. I have an AK jacket and it has been solid so far.
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Omg, I've seen so many people with Burton backpacks at campus... and I know for a fact 75% of them don't snowboard.
This is a silly argument. I see people with North Face and Kelty packs too, pretty sure they have never tackled Everest. Burton makes a good back pack, they also make good hoodies and assorted other stuff. Do you bitch at people in Nautica because they don't own a sailboat?
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Do you bitch at people in Nautica because they don't own a sailboat?


Not if they're strapping in wearing sandals.
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This is a silly argument.
Hobomaster was making a statement, not an argument.

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Do you bitch at people in Nautica because they don't own a sailboat?
No, I bitch at people in Nautica because they have the audacity to wear some shit as hideous as Nautica.
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Yea, that was meant as a statement. It's just interesting because the skateboarding industry went the same way, where brands like DC and Volcom once were "core" and are now worn by people who have never touched an action sport in their life. Nothing wrong with using something if you like it, regardless of brand affiliation, but to see manufacturers who once made action sports specific stuff go into the mainstream market is interesting. Just means their business is doing so well they can branch out of a niche market, which some people attribute to "selling-out".
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In my personal experience, their bindings aren't very durable. I had a pair of freestyles that did not even last an entire season. My friend has some custom bindings that cracked in the base. And when he sent them in to get repaired, Burton did nothing, either they didn't see the crack or it wasn't under warranty. I talked to some kid in my local shop who had his EST bidings break where they screw onto the board.
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