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 Post subject: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:09 pm 
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Just looking through the Burton catalog, 4th to last page they mention the "freebird" as a rocketed splitboard... No other info and it's nowhere else in the catalog. Interesting...

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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:17 pm 
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You are kiding right? The page that says TAKE A LOOK...... the middle of the 2 pages? I see a black splitty with a gray and orange logo

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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:44 am 
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yeah, that's what i'm talking about. there is also a little block of text just to the lower left of the board titled "split open and melt" with an arrow pointing to the board graphic.

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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:00 pm 
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and the board rides SICK!

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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
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Paper catalogs? What is this, the 1990s? ; )

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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
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Wow! What a huge promo ...

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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:57 am 
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That's what I thought. Also, I noticed the specs aren;t listed in the big table. Looks like splitboarding is slowly slipping off Burton's marketing radar, though i like that they've changed it up.

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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
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yeah... just saw that. Hit their website and put "freebird" in the search engine and it came up with shit. Whatev. I have an "s 68" and it's alright but the next splitty I get will be something from a manufacturer who cares.

btw, love all the "support local snowboarding" crap all over the catalog when their clothes are made in china and the board production moved to austria... the only thing still here in VT is the marketing team. :roll:

f that company... it's like a high school popularity contest, I'm not their demographic anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:28 am 
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splitchank, there is much more than just the marketing team left in VT.......


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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:14 pm 
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just seems really "plastic"... all that 'support local snowboarding' crap. When again, clothing is made in china and boards are no longer pressed in the US, let alone VT. People losing jobs is very un-local.

I heard a rumor the boards are pressed in China and sent to Austria for graphics, therefore being able to say 'Made in Austria'... juss a rumor I heard, from a kool aid drinker nonetheless, in stowe.

I own a malolo and a split 68 and Ions, so I have sipped the kool aid quite a bit because of great deals that were available.. but I'm going to start sipping Switchback soon... Rome Notch 64 anyone? :drool:

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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:49 pm 
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I'll preface this by saying that I'm not trying to pick a fight splitchank, just clarifying.

The FreeBird is made in Uttendorf, Austria, along with every other board that says Made in Austria....that's a fact, not kool-aid. :wink:

Curious if you know of any snowboard outerwear companies that still produce clothing in the US? I know Arc'teryx used to produce stuff in Canada, but I believe that has mostly ended. Same with Northface, Patagonia, etc.

Rome Notch is a fun board. I rode a 158 non-swallowtail for a season, but was a little disappointed in the quality of the sidewall material used. It's a semi-transparent glass type sidewall and it exploded on me in multiple areas, rather than crack or ding. I have an older 158 Malolo as well, and the sidewall material seems to have held up a little better.

We are agreed on beer thirty though! :guinness: :guinness:


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 Post subject: Re: Burton IS making splitboards this year!
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Trew Gear is made in Canada.

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