Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Where to find ’06 burton s-series 162
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  • #567331
    K Dan
    66 Posts

    Hello Splitboard community,

    I’ve drooled over the trip reports, done my homework, and decided on the new (’06) Burton s-series in size 162. The only problem is I can’t find ’em anywhere. The burton website gives a link to a shop that’s sold out, and burton doesn’t backorder these. Has anyone seen one at their local shop???

    Any help is much appreciated.

    #585337
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    A friend just got one through, 🙄 REI 🙄 .

    It’s dissappointing that Burton doesn’t see the value in splitboard.com’s on-line store.

    Maybe next year. Wake up Burton. 😕

    #585338
    dfinn
    138 Posts

    @powderjunkie wrote:

    A friend just got one through, 🙄 REI 🙄 .

    It’s dissappointing that Burton doesn’t see the value in splitboard.com’s on-line store.

    Maybe next year. Wake up Burton. 😕

    What’s wrong with REI? I buy from them all the time. I get a percentage of the money I spend back every year and if I ever don’t like something I just take it back for a refund at any point.

    I was actually thinking about buying a new voile split from them but I found one used locally for less money so I went that route.

    #585339
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    Just saying that REI has em, but splitboard.com store doesn’t. I’m sure REI has more pull and is probably “guaranteed” boards. Burton does what it has to…. I guess. Hence the 🙄 🙄

    I like rooting for the little guy.

    #585340
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Thanks for the support PJ! 🙂

    We ordered some 06 Burtons for the store but Burton under-estimated the demand for the boards this year and ended up making too little. They cancelled our order to fill larger dealers like REI. It sucked. 🙁

    But that’s pretty much the nature of the beast I guess.

    Regarding REI. I buy all sorts of stuff there too because it’s close to me. But when I can support the mountain shops like Sports LTD and The Backcountry, I do that too.

    Welcome K, Dan. 8)
    You might try backcountry.com or Mountain Gear

    #585341
    K Dan
    66 Posts

    Thanks for the tips guys. REI only has the longer vers., Mt. gear says they can ship on 1/20 on the website, but they say they can’t get ’em when you call. No luck on backcountry.com either. I’ve searched a butt-ton of websites in the past weeks…

    Oh well, I’m gonna search a little more, hope to see you all out there when i get my gear rollin.

    #585342
    Yoda
    264 Posts
    #585343
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @yoda wrote:

    Check out Mountain Gear. They will have the 162 S-series available January 20 – http://www.mgear.com/pages/product/product.asp/imanf/Burton/idesc/S%2DSeries/Store/MG/item/190848/level3_id/0/level1_id/0/level2_id/0/N/1064%204294967267

    @k, Dan wrote:

    Mt. gear says they can ship on 1/20 on the website, but they say they can’t get ’em when you call

    ps. That’s just horrible that they have a picture of last year’s board up for this years. Pull your head out Jake! 😉

    #585344
    NJAB
    29 Posts

    I called MG. Nada 😳

    #585345
    NJAB
    29 Posts

    REI: NADA

    #585346
    rokstar
    18 Posts

    does the burton S price include the voile hardware or do you have to buy it separately?

    #585347
    K Dan
    66 Posts

    does the burton S price include the voile hardware or do you have to buy it separately?

    Interface and skins each sold separately. Both are available on the voile website. I see you can also get the skins from the splitboard.com shop.

    #585348
    squirelmurphy72
    1 Posts

    I guess i’m one of the few lucky ones that got the 06′ Burton S Series 162 from REI. I checked the Burton site and it only listed REI as carrying them so went there and my order went through-free shipping too, got the board 1 week after ordering. Next day checked back and they were sold out.
    You have to buy the Voile Interface kit ($150)-shouldn’t this kit be cheaper than the split it yourself kit since it doesn’t come with the clips? Also need skins-I bought the new style Voile Tractor skins ($150).
    First ride sat 1/14 at Powderhouse-only got one ride, snow was great but it was my first hike of the year and am really out of shape. Board felt great on my only run down, lot more flex than my previous Voile 166, also feels about a pound lighter. So far so good with the hardware and the new skins are a lot easier to take off, they also feel lighter than the old style skins. I’m a smaller guy (5’10” 145#) so the 162 feels a lot easier to ride than the 166, floated good and turned on a dime.

    #585349
    NJAB
    29 Posts

    Rub it in SM 🙂

    #585350
    K Dan
    66 Posts

    Hi boys and girls,
    If you’ve got your heart set on the burton, check their website FREQUENTLY. The site said the 162 was unavail. for awhile, but today they had a link to a vendor for me. Good luck to the rest of yas.

    See ya ridin in 7-12 days 😀

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