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What brand of board do you ride?
Venture 22%  22%  [ 7 ]
Prior 13%  13%  [ 4 ]
K2 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Burton 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Jones 25%  25%  [ 8 ]
Unity 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Gnu 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
Lib-tech 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Voile 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
DIY 13%  13%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 32
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 Post subject: Board Setups
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:22 pm 
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I ride a Burton freebird 158 with Spark R&D Blaze Bindings and Burton Ruler boots.

So far this is a great freeride setup and I am very impressed with the quality of the products.

*board*
Really a work of art, The S-rocker is very nice for everything, it breaks trail well and is stable in all conditions. Nimble yet Fast.

*Bindings*
Super awesome job Spark! Picked up the LT pin system aswell and it kicks butt on the skintrack! Straps are made by burton and very nice. Also very responsive on the decent.

*boots*
Don't get me wrong I really love these boots. Stiff yet buttery. But I will Problaby buy some Spark boots next season for the crampon compatability.


Feel free to post your reviews (I am really curious about the karakoram System and the Jones Hovercraft Spilt)

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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:22 pm 
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You are missing a great option here:

CHIMERA, the only split only company around!

I ride Venture, and a DIY furberg, and am considering the following for next years new board:

Trapper
Chimera
Venture

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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:25 pm 
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I checked out CHIMERA And they seem pretty nice But a little pricy

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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:57 pm 
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Winterstick ST62 split - great in big mountain conditions, doesn't have or I haven't found a speed limit yet. Little more work in soft snow or a slow speeds, but manageable.

Jones Flagship 58 solid - my daily resort driver, haven't owned it enough to call it the best I've ridden, but I certainly can say its in the top 3 already

Jones Hovercraft 60 solid - best powder board I've ridden to date, hands down. So much so I will probably get it in a split 60 version next year.

Bindings - Spark Burners w/LT no complaints, Burton buckles are smooth as butter. I really like the neg lean for touring, but I need to mark them better so I know my fwd lean is set right on transition. Had K binders, worked well but I had setup issues I couldn't get around.

Boots - Burton Rulers. Burton boots always seem to have fit me well over the years. I loved the Rulers out of the box, but this is second season and they are soft as hell now and completely packed out. I really want a pair of SLX's, but might go for some 32's or something else next year. Either way, boots are on the must have list for next season.


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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:42 am 
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wasatchfreeride84093 wrote:
I checked out CHIMERA And they seem pretty nice But a little pricy


perhaps in comparsion to Chinese or Tunisian made **** like K2 and Jones, but all the quality made in US splits are around $900. quality made in Canada splits (Trapper, Prior) are also in this price category (Trapper has a sale price if one puts down $200 before 5/31) You get what you pay for with quality made in the US/Canada boards like Venture, Chimera, Winterstick, Prior, and Trapper.

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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:26 am 
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I ride a Venture Storm---but a Chimera Unicorn Chaser will be added to the quiver shortly.


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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:48 pm 
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barrows wrote:
wasatchfreeride84093 wrote:
I checked out CHIMERA And they seem pretty nice But a little pricy


perhaps in comparsion to Chinese or Tunisian made **** like K2 and Jones, but all the quality made in US splits are around $900. quality made in Canada splits (Trapper, Prior) are also in this price category (Trapper has a sale price if one puts down $200 before 5/31) You get what you pay for with quality made in the US/Canada boards like Venture, Chimera, Winterstick, Prior, and Trapper.

Burton freebirds are made in vermont and only cost $600

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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:41 pm 
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wasatchfreeride84093 wrote:
barrows wrote:
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perhaps in comparsion to Chinese or Tunisian made **** like K2 and Jones, but all the quality made in US splits are around $900. quality made in Canada splits (Trapper, Prior) are also in this price category (Trapper has a sale price if one puts down $200 before 5/31) You get what you pay for with quality made in the US/Canada boards like Venture, Chimera, Winterstick, Prior, and Trapper.


Burton freebirds are made in vermont and only cost $600


Partly true. They are not made in Vermont, or anywhere else in the US. But they are very competitively priced, I'll agree with you on that. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:03 pm 
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main board - Jones Solution and Karakorum bindings, it's been a great setup for me
rock board - ancient Voile (not much camber left and a bit of a noodle) with Sparks


wasatchfreeride84093 wrote:
Burton freebirds are made in vermont and only cost $600

I think you may want to double check that, my wife's Freebird has a big stamp in that say "Made in Austria". They are nice boards but not US made.

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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Yup. Burton shipped overseas. Put some locals out of work. I guess the story was that local business tax around here is off the chart so Jake said screw it and moved production to Austria. But we still have the best syrup :guinness:


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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
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U forgot Never Summer. One of the OG made in USA options. Sweet poll though.

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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:22 pm 
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168 27"W DIY K2 Nemisis splitting a 2010 Rossi experience before next year.


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 Post subject: Re: Board Setups
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Donek? Never Summer? Do-over--incomplete list. Research first.

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