Post subject: my very first snowboard...and other well loved old boards
Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:46 am
Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:04 am Posts: 195 Location: truckee, ca
my first snowboard was a 1989 Burton Cruise 155 - i bought it used in ~91 and had rode it for a year or two on mostly east coast ice before picking up a used Apocalypse...
i sold the burton a long time ago and sometimes think about buying one on ebay...here is pick of the board (from the web):
i borrowed a friend's winterstick splitstick as my first split and purchased a new sentury team after three of four days of splitting...i'm now a venture storm (pics of those boards are in the quiver thread, but here they are again) - the sentury and the unity DIY have made their way to other folks...
thought people would enjoy seeing some of these old boards too - (some of the older boards from a friend's collection)...
That brings back good memories. My first board was a '90 Burton Free5 that my parents bought for me for Christmas in 1989. I rode it for a couple of years and my second board was a '94 Burton CK Slopestyle in the fall of '93. I'm pretty sure I have those years right, it was the one with black on black graphics. I still have both of those boards. After that it was a string of boards from a local Burlington, WA company called Hauser and then a Burton Custom, a handful of Division 23s, a bunch of boards from Sims, then Options (still my favorite boards), and lately it's been all Libs. I still have some of my old boards, I'll never let go of the CK or my first snowboard. I really need to get them up on the wall.
Post subject: Re: my very first snowboard...and other well loved old boards
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:31 pm
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:41 am Posts: 283 Location: Altadena SoCal
I'm always amazed at how far set back the bindings are in those early boards. It's like the front foot is on the center of gravity/pivot point or something. They must have ridden pow with the brakes on all the time. I imagine constantly leaning forward to go fast and getting leg burn in the front.
My first board was this Nitro Pyro I wanna say it was a 93'/94'. I have not rode the board since I put it away but want to ride it for the hell of it. Crazy to think I rode with the heels hanging over like that.