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I can't find any details on the differences between the 2012 and 2013 models of the Burton Sherlock.
Anyone can help me ?

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Thanks for the answer. Does it change much?
I've a pretty good deal on a 2012 model, was wondering if I should go for it or not.
 

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If you have a really good deal on it, then pull the trigger and get the 2012 version.

I'm not sure you will notice the difference. I have the custom with squeeze box tech and I can't tell the difference when compared to another board that doesn't have it.
 

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Hi there !

I can't find any details on the differences between the 2012 and 2013 models of the Burton Sherlock.
Anyone can help me ?

Thanks :)
I was wondering the same thing when I picked up a 2012/13 Sherlock (second quality) for $199. Aside from the squeezebox tech, they apparently mellowed out the flying V shape a bit from 2011/12. Not sure what squeezebox was supposed to do but the flex is on the softer side of mid-stiff.

It's a great board when conditions are ideal. When it's not ideal or things get tracked out I grab my Gnu Riders Choice because it helps me plow through crud and ice and crap with more confidence.
 

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Thanks for the answers.

Do you think the squeezebox improves stability on groomer/ice ?

I've tried the 2012 model at a test event two years ago, I know that it's far from ideal on groomer/icy conditions, but I've tested a lot of boards and never found a board as playful in pow as this one. The pop was also amazing compared to the other decks I tried...
 

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Thanks for the answers.

Do you think the squeezebox improves stability on groomer/ice ?

I've tried the 2012 model at a test event two years ago, I know that it's far from ideal on groomer/icy conditions, but I've tested a lot of boards and never found a board as playful in pow as this one. The pop was also amazing compared to the other decks I tried...
I never rode the earlier versions so I for one couldn't tell ya. I will say that I was expecting terrible edge hold (especially coming from a Gnu with MtX), but was pleasantly suprised by the Sherlock.

To be honest I haven't ridden it in "icey conditions", nor would I on purpose. FWIW I got the Sherlock as my resort/pow board assuming that it would be great under great conditions which it is. Don't expect it to be a super stable charger on hard pack and crud or give you great edge hold on ice.
 

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Thanks for the answers.

Do you think the squeezebox improves stability on groomer/ice ?
I'm gonna be honest I have ridden a few of Burton's flying V boards in hard/icy conditions and I think it is a small weakness that has been blown out of all proportion by all the Burton haters.

I'm not saying they are great in said conditions, just that over the last few seasons Burton have improved the shape and the hold, mellowing the rocker a little and adding the frostbite edges, and it rides about the same as many other boards of similar shape.

Unless you are real advanced looking for a bomber board and riding regularly in poor conditions (if so you shouldn't be looking at this style of board anyway) then this is a great board that excels in powder.

Just my opinion
 

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The new sherlock ( last two years) is awesome. Amazing edge control wtth the mellow mag spots under your feet.

Plus the super aggressive park sidecut rules anything except taper IMO.
 

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The new sherlock ( last two years) is awesome. Amazing edge control wtth the mellow mag spots under your feet.

Plus the super aggressive park sidecut rules anything except taper IMO.
sounds like I should demo the new version. I have the first year version and it's a great board in soft snow but it doesn't like icy crap, so I have a cambered board for that.

It could be that the newer ones might be able to sustain one board quiver.
 

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it's a great board in soft snow but it doesn't like icy crapQUOTE]

Personally, I think this still sums up the 2012/13 Sherlock as far as edge hold. But hey, demo it and see what you think. As with anything your perspective will depend on where and how you ride.
 

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it's a great board in soft snow but it doesn't like icy crapQUOTE]

Personally, I think this still sums up the 2012/13 Sherlock as far as edge hold. But hey, demo it and see what you think. As with anything your perspective will depend on where and how you ride.
At blue mountain ontario we are ideally suited to do such demos, the burton demo guys come several times per season and we have lots of days with crappy conditions.
 
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