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Burton makes great stuff...but so do a shit load of other companies. So while all the newbs and turds are all "burtoned up" for the winter, the rest of us are out enjoying the alternatives.
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Burton makes great stuff...but so do a shit load of other companies. So while all the newbs and turds are all "burtoned up" for the winter, the rest of us are out enjoying the alternatives.
This. You can debate for hours and hours, but it's mostly just about picking different brands for the sake of being different.

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High end board shop moved to Austria

Not like I was going to run out an buy another high end Burton(fuc3 ICS) but who the hell is gonna spend 700-1500$ on a burton that's not even made in the USA or may not even be made by a fellow rider being paid a living wage!?!?!?!?

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I'd rather have a trained tech making my boards as opposed to basing it on whether the guy can spin a 3. Plus, it isn't like Austria is the third world. There is as good a chance that the Austrian building your board rides as there is that the American building your board does. Hell soon enough odds are the Chinese guy will too.
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High end board shop moved to Austria

Not like I was going to run out an buy another high end Burton(fuc3 ICS) but who the hell is gonna spend 700-1500$ on a burton that's not even made in the USA or may not even be made by a fellow rider being paid a living wage!?!?!?!?
Austria is kind of the mother lode for alpine sports in Europe. Including snowboarding. I have no idea where the plant is, but most towns are super close to resorts. A lot of them have lifts and trails that end at the local city Tavern. It's a scene unlike anything we have here.

That, and a lot of very high quality boards are produced in Europe. They've only been making ski related stuff for a few centuries longer than their American counterparts. So it's not like they have more experience or anything...
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So...This has been an awesome thread and I totally get it...there is no reason people truly hate Burton! This reminds me of me when I was a kid...and I had a favorite local band....Then I had to hate the band because they "Sold Out" because god forbid they actually created a song which became mainstream...I mean god forbid they become successful and are able to make a living out of what they love..but this is normal. People tend to want to just belong to something...and when that something is small and intimate that is how they feel, like they are a real part of it. BUT THEN IT BLOWS UP TO THE MILLIONS! and people won't stand for that kind of success..now its time to find that other little band, anyways that is how I see this whole Burton Hatred...glad to see Jake Burton didn't kill anyone..he is just to blame for being a successful businessman and spending $#!T loads of money on R&D to help innovate this sport which everyone on this board loves. I almost have become more of a Burton Fan now....I think Burton should come out with an awesome board...price it fair and call it the HATER! cause that would be AWESOME! Keep threading...you guys are funny!
Yep. Totally agree. I'm actually looking forward to demoing more of their boards this season. Even if they have a bad rep. I'd like to know myself. The flying V was squirlley but the Nugget looks fun.

Everyone seems to be afraid of being a sheep but how many people here hate on Burton because of a personal experience. I'm sure not many. If anything it's because you were told/convinced you should hate on them.. and you do.. just like everyone else.

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I think I'm going to be wearing burton helmet, gloves, shirts, pants, boots, bindings, board, and most importantly a Burton RESTRICTED THONG! this season...because I now know that I'm going against the grain just like everyone else with buying their lib techs and NS...Long Live BURTON!!

(P.S. I did just purchase a NS SL...F*ing haters really got to me )
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Didn't burton take credit for inventing the snowboard or something like that?

In the article it said
"Carpenter started the company in Londonderry after seeing someone riding a homemade board."

I have never liked Burton products.
Don't like the weird hole pattern forcing you to use their bindings
And forcing binding Manufactures to produce 2 sets of discs so they could mount to burton.
Now they have the sliding thing. I thinking 4 bolts to hold me to the board is stronger but not sure.
Minimum orders.
Buying up good small companies. So now I won't buy anything under the burton Umbrella.
I broke my ankle using the Freestyle boot that was total garbage and Had I had on a good stiff boot I would have been able to ride the rest of the season.
Also The gloves I bought were complete garbage they were no where near waterproof hands were wet within the first hour of riding
No board they make that I could ride will be made in the USA. Not that they made very many in the US anyway.
They have been outsourcing their boards for over 25 years.
Jake tried to patent snowboard and sent bills to other snowboard Manufactures.
They sponsered John Johnson, they must have paid him a Sh!t ton of cash.d

Edit Guess john jackson was already on burton sub company Forum. Wonder if he will be in T rices next movie?

What I did like about them Terje, and they kept Craig Kelly Sponsered, Not sure where the rest of the team riders went.

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