Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:41 pm Posts: 1619 Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Keep meaning to do a more thorough Burton review. Anyway, quick points:
- The mojo is (kinda surprisingly) a lot stiffer than the Burton at the same size. Burton is flexy, but lively.
- Burton has a nicer nose shape IMO.
- Mojo appears to have just slightly more taper.
- Mojo is cap construction, Burton has normal sidewalls (which I prefer).
- Mojo may be slightly lighter comparing similar sizes (but probably not much)
- Burton seems to have some QC issues getting the split hooks to line up just right. I solved it by putting some epoxy on the split hook tabs where they rotate against the post, so they don't rotate quite as far, which in turn means they meet up closer in the middle and eliminate the slop between the board halves.
- Burtons have problems with the tip clips coming undone. I solved it by replacing the Voile tip clips with old Burton ones which are a lot beefier. I think schwalbster posted about drilling a hole in the clip and attaching it to the extra tip clip post on the Burtons, which now finally gives that extra post a purpose. (I think the reason for the tip clip issue is twofold - 1) the tip and tails are rounded, and the tip clip doesn't have much surface area to sit on, compared to other splits which aren't rounded at the tips, and 2) the split hooks are positioned way closer to the bindings than on other boards, which means that the tip and tail halves have a lot more freedom to flex independently, and that puts more strain on the tip clips.)
Overall, I love my Burton 162, moreso than any other splits I've tried. But I do prefer a little more flexy, lively board than some though.
As another point of reference, I also tried a Divide 165, and didn't really like it. It's way stiff for me (stiffer than the Mojo). It was the mid width, and was wider than the Burton by quite a bit, and has more taper than either the Burton or the Mojo. But damn, those board halves fit together really solidly in ride mode.
Thanks for the reply...
My older split decision is nearing it's last tours and just this past week I blew out one of the pin holes on the slider track...oops, I guess for that tour I was back to bootin it.