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JBburton 18 Name Jason
Location Somewhere Else, AB, CA
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Member Since 2/25/2010
JBburton 18
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Gender: Male
Age: 24
Languages: English
Years Riding: 1
Average Days/Year: 1
Skill Level: backcountry rider
Riding Style: freeride
Area of Expertise: view all expertise
Preferred Terrain: powder, backcountry
Sizing Info  
Height/Weight: 6'0, 155 lbs
Board Size: 161
Boot Size: 10
Clothing Size: L
Jacket Size: L
Pants Size: M
Thermal Size: L
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"2009 Burton Supermodel X" 2/25/2010
Helpful Review?   (7) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2010 Burton Supermodel X
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Carving,Chop,Crud,Groomers,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Powder
  • Pros:  Very fast, Very stable at high speeds, lightweight, stable in any snow condition, great carving, ultra stiff, ultra responsive, poppy

Experience:   The Supermodel X is by far the best all around freeride board I have ever ridden, whether bombing steep icy or groomed runs or hiking pow stashes, this thing is unbelievable. Great in pow (10MM taper isnt much, but it helps), and very fast. This also is good for jumping ledges and rocks, or just carving down a powdery line. I also like how it has twin flex, making it easier to ride switch. The Supermodel X is definately for an experienced snowboarder, being that it feels very stiff. I would pair this thing up with CO2s and Ions, and size up to get that extra float in the pow.
"2010 Burton Custom X 158" 2/25/2010
Helpful Review?   (5) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2010 Burton Custom X
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,Halfpipe,High Speeds,Jumps,Off Trail,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Best snowboard ever, responsive, lightweight,, extremely fast, poppy, hard carving, very stiff,, very versatile, stable in all conditions/speeds

Experience:   The Custom X in my mind is easily my favorite snowboard ever. After riding the 09 custom x, i immediately had to find a way to pick up the 2010, regardless of the price. It is expensive, but is easily worth the price tag. Whats so great about this snowboard is its versatility, and that it is very stable at all speeds and all conditions, and is very responsive. The edge to edge response is just unreal, since you can turn on a dime. I rode this in Breck and Canada, hiking it up to Breck lake chutes and some of the Canadian backcountry. This thing can ride through pow almost as good as any board out there. I love bombing groomed runs with this, just flying by everyone. In the park, it is also good. It can stomp any landing and can pick up enough speed fast enough to clear any kicker or jump. It also is great for spins, since it whips around very quick. It can basically ride anywhere you take it, whether on steep powdery lines or big parks. Although this board is very fun, it is for advanced riders ONLY. If you are the slightest bit lacking control or experience on a snowboard, think before you buy the CX. This is not just an upgrade of a custom, but a complete remodeling. If you get lazy on this thing for one split second and forget about riding, it can send you on your face or rolling down a trail anytime (happened when I got lazy once just riding on flats). However, if your that rider that loves high speeds, freeriding, or throwing huge tricks off of powder booters or park jumps this is for you. Personally, I love setting this up with C60s and Ions, because the response is unbelievable. In my opinion, the Custom X is worth the price tag, and is easily the BEST SNOWBOARD EVER.

Comments & Questions

Hey JBburton...just wondering your height and weight. I'm looking into picking up a used custom x - I'm 5'8", and weigh about 140. I was thinking a 158 because I'm an expert rider that can ride anything, and lean more towards longer boards, but I wasn't sure if I should size down a bit b/c of the added stiffness. What do you think?

JBburton 18
Im 5'11 160 lbs... I dont think a 158 would be a big problem but i would say the 156 would probably suit you better. If you want the extra length, it shouldnt cause a problem... I sized up on my Supermodel X (very similar to the custom x) to a 164... I mainly used it for backcountry/freeriding type stuff, but other than that the length gave me no problems...

"Just Another Love Story" 12/20/2011
Helpful Review?   (4) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2012 Quiksilver Travis Rice GoreTex Snowboard Jacket Men's
  • Pros:  Warm, Comfortable, Breathable, Waterproof, Goretex, Artwork, Keeps Snow Out, Recco Reflector, Durable, Tons of Pockets, Netted Vents
  • Cons:  Price Can Hit the Wallet,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Perfect

Experience:   First, I picked this jacket up in the Another Love Story/Wave Burst colorway in Large. It fits perfect, just like a Large jacket should. This jacket is absolutely incredible. It can hit the wallet at 5 bills, but if you can afford it or can find it on a sale, it is a great buy. It allows no water to get in ever, and it keeps a good seal around the waist, and around the wrist with the hand skirts. Also, this jacket features netted vents, so you can keep comfortable without sacrificing the waterproofing. Compared to my AK jackets, this keeps out the snow just as good, if not better. In warm or cold weather, this jacket not only keeps you warm, but keeps you COMFORTABLE as well. Warmth is one thing, and while many jackets can keep you warm, much less can keep you comfortable in all conditions. Below zero and windy, 40 degrees and sunny, 15 degrees and snowing, it doesn't matter. Besides the waterproof, windproof, and comfortable aspects of this jacket, there are plenty other benefits to this jacket. There are PLENTY pockets to carry your stuff. I carried my phone, wallet, an extra pair of gloves, facemask, hat, and more in these pockets alone. Also, the jacket is fairly durable, as the fabrics are tough and strong. Another bonus to this jacket is the Recco Reflector which is featured in all the gore-tex Quiksilver outerwear if I am not mistaken. Besides all the great performance aspects of the jacket, it features an incredible colab with various artwork from Mike Parillo. All in all if you can afford it, this jacket is a great buy and is worth the 500 dollars in my opinion.
"Supernatural - 2012 Lib Tech T.Rice Pro 161.5" 12/15/2011
Helpful Review?   (4) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2012 Lib Tech T Rice Pro C2BTX Snowboard
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Quick, Fast, Stable, MTX, C2, Stiff, Responsive, Great Edgehold, Great Float, Playful yet Powerful, Lightweight, Durable Base, Riding Switch, Art
  • Cons:  None,

Experience:   The 2012 T.Rice Pro can be described with one word, incredible. To start things off, I got this snowboard due to the fact that I loved my HP model from last year. The differences between the regular and HP are as follows: the HP is softer, lighter, and different in construction and art. This snowboard has impressed me just as much as the HP did last season. I paired this guy up with 2012 Burton Cartels. First, I love the artwork on the board. Also, C2 camber is very powerful yet playful. Camber underfoot provides stability and power while rocker in the middle provides float and playfulness. Magnetraction provides superior edgehold and stability in all rideable conditions, although it does take some time to get used to. It also has a fairly deep sidecut which makes it very quick edge to edge, and the base is very fast yet very durable. On the hardpack, this thing is like a ferrari. It can turn on a dime with absolute precision while it can just burn past almost everything when you point it down the hill. In the park, this thing is also great. Not your ideal jib board, although it can hold its own on the rails; however, it is an amazing board for jumps. It is very poppy, easy to spin, and is also very stable on take offs and landings. Despite its stiffness, it is also very pressable, given the proper technique. Switch riding is never an issue with this board as it is a true twin. Above all else this thing excels in the backcountry. Despite the awful early conditions, I was lucky enough to find some knee to waist deep spots past the hiking gate. The durable base prevented core shots from rocks under the surface, the magnetraction provided stability when encountering variable conditions, and the rocker in the middle improved float and playfullness in the pow. Overall, this is a great snowboard in all conditions and terrain for the advanced rider looking for a fast, quick, and powerful ride.
"09 Burton Vapor" 2/25/2010
Helpful Review?   (4) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2010 Burton Vapor
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,Halfpipe,High Speeds,Jumps,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Lightweight, Responsive, Stable at high speeds, , poppy, usefull anywhere on the mountain,, great for half pipe, Extremely durable
  • Cons:  very expensive, not quite worth the price tag,

Experience:   When I first got the board, I was shocked at how light it was. It was at least a few lbs lighter than my other snowboards, and when holding it, it felt like holding air. On the mountain, it can hit those high speeds without chatter, make quick turns or wide carves, and can perform in the park, pipe, or pow. In the pipe it is especially good, and jumps and jibs are also good with this deck. Took a while to get comfortable taking a thousand dollar deck on a rail, but i dont understand why so many ppl are afraid of jibbing this. It floats when it needs to in pow, and I even hit a couple rocks just under the surface with this, and there were no major base scratches, core shots or even minor base damage. Overall, this snowboard kills it anywhere on the mountain however there is no way i can see myself spending another $1000+ on this.
"Burton Driver X" 8/4/2011
Helpful Review?   (3) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2011 Burton Driver X Snowboard Boots - Men's
  • Pros:  Very durable, comfortable, great support, warm, quick lacing, very stiff, easy in and out, easy to use all over the mountain
  • Cons:  none,
  • Fit:  mid
  • Flex:  stiff
  • Shoe Size:  10
  • Boot Size:  10

Experience:   These boots were by far the stiffest boots I have ever used. The flex is noticable once you put it on, and compared to ions (8 on burton's flex scale), they are much stiffer. These have great support for me, since I have very bad ankles. Through several ankle surguries and ankle problems from when I was a little kid, these give the support I need to feel comfortable on the mountain. They are also very comfortable, and durable. Also, with the speed lacing system, they are very easy in and out and are very easy to tighten. While I have heard about durability issues with Burton's lacing, I have yet to experience any problems. In addition, these boots worked well for me in all types of terrain. I've heard many say that these are way too stiff for anything but backcountry riding and bombing runs, when they really are not. If the boot fits your feet right, you can take it anywhere. Overall, these boots have the greatest support out of any boot I have used, and are a solid choice for a guy looking for extra support throughout the boot that likes to ride anywhere.
"The Art of Flight - Lib Tech T.Ric. C2BTX HP 161.5 " 3/3/2011
Helpful Review?   (3) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2011 Lib Tech T Rice C2 BTX Horsepower Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Fast, Lightweight, Poppy, Quick, Responsive, Holds an Edge, Playful, Float in Pow, Stiff, Amazing on Jumps, C2 is Best of Both Worlds
  • Cons:  None,

Experience:   I already have one review of this on this site, but after receiving several pms on this I figured I would put up another one. Overall the Lib Tech T.Rice HP is amazing. The board is a wide although not advertised as one. I picked up the 161.5 pointy version, and the HP is extremely lightweight and poppy. Having the HP allows me to have the stability and power of a 161.5 for backcountry terrain and steeper lines while still being able to spin and freestyle like it's a 157. The C2 is also amazing and honestly gives the best of both worlds(C2 is reverse camber between the bindings and camber underfoot). It gives the float and playfulness of reverse camber with the stability and power of a traditional camber. This snowboard works Great on jumps. It pops off the lip and the magnetraction has helped me several times on landings, as it grips on. It also works well on groomers and ice, as it is fast and the MTX can grip on very easily. In the backcountry, this snowboard enters it's true element. By far the best deck I have used in the backcountry. It floats amazingly in pow, regular and switch, keeps up speed, and can turn on a dime(really great in trees). Also, it is very stable on steeper and bigger lines, and the lightweight of HP makes it feel easy to control. Also, while the middle of the board is fairly stiff, the tips are very soft and very buttery, and it is really fun to butter this in the pow. The HP is also great to huck off powdery jumps, since it is super poppy and stable in all terrain. Overall, the T.Rice HP is an amazing deck, and is by far the best all mountain/backcountry snowboard I have used. Along with one of the best graphics I have ever seen, and my nomination for best snowboard of 2011, I would say that this is easily worth the 700 dollars. Now that it is on sale, it's basically a steal. That's it, and that's all.
"DEEPER FURTHER HIGHER - Jones Flagship 164" 2/22/2011
Helpful Review?   (3) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2011 Jones The Flagship Snowboard - Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Carving,Chop,Crud,Groomers,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Powder
  • Pros:  Very fast, stable, powerfully, very stiff, Responsive, holds an edge, great in pow, Lightweight, stable on steeps, affordable

Experience:   I picked this up a few weeks ago at 164cm. At 500 dollars, it is very affordable(at least IMO), instead of spending 1000 dollars on a Prior First thing about this deck is that it really fast. Not only does it have really high top end speed, but it also takes off as soon as you point it down the mountain. It works great in all types of snow conditions, and it can hold an edge very well. I love the magnetraction since it makes it feel really stable on ice, crud, chop, and pow. This board is really stiff, and has a real powerful feel. One thing I realized about this snowboard is how fast it rides on steeps. It will take off as soon as you point it down the mountain, and will still pick up speed when you think you've gone just about as fast as it can go. I also realized that when going fast through random ice and chop, it feels very stable, smooth and comfortable. It will also float through the deep stuff, and will keep speed through pow as well. Overall, I would say the Flagship is for the advanced-expert backcountry/big mountain freerider who is looking for a very fast, very stable, and very powerful deck. It is probably the stiffest snowboard I have owned, and it can be a real workhorse. If you are not on your A Game, are not very experienced, or just simply get lazy on this stick it will just throw you down over and over. This is by far the stiffest, fastest, and most powerful snowboard I have ever used, and is easily the best backcountry/big mountain powerhouse I have used. Time to go deeper.
"2011 Lib Tech Travis Rice C2BTX Horsepower 161.5" 12/27/2010
Helpful Review?   (3) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2011 Lib Tech T Rice Pro C2BTX Snowboard .5 - Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Fast, stable, poppy, lightweight, responsive, stiff, playful, durable, quick edge to edge, jumps, floats in pow (regular or switch), graphics
  • Cons:  None,

Experience:   THAT'S IT, THAT'S ALL. This snowboard is definately my favorite snowboard I've ever used so far. It is definately deserving of the good wood award and is easily worth the money. After using the board in all types of conditions, I realized it worked well everywhere. I would say this is an advanced snowboard since it is very stiff, fast, and powerful, but is surprisingly playful, especially in pow. It works well on ice and hardpack because of the magnetraction. On jumps, this thing is also rediculous. The C2 camber is very poppy and powerful, and can really launch you off of any sized kicker. The board is also very lightweight, which also helps on jumps. I also like the magnetraction on the jumps because one time, I caught my edge going off a 30 foot kicker and the magnetraction saved me on the landing. When I came off the kicker I was slowly leaning towards my toe edge through the air. While I thought I was going to fall right on my face and break my wrist, the magnetraction dug in just enough to keep me from falling and possibly getting injured. Out of all types of terrain this board is good at, it is at it's best in the backcountry. It seems like a natural backcountry snowboard, and is good at anything from big mountain freeriding, to freestyle in the backcountry. The C2 camber floats really well in the powder whether riding regular or switch. The base can also take a real beating, and is very durable. The buttery tips also make it super playful in the pow. The board also allowed me to rip through tree runs, because it turns on a dime. The board is powerful and responsive enough to initiate split second turns, it can float through bottomless pow, and the magnetraction holds an edge through any type of snow condition you will encounter in the backcountry. Overall, the Lib Tech Travis Rice C2BTX Horsepower snowboard is for the advanced/expert snowboarder who wants a stiff and powerful ride for all conditions and terrain.
"2010 Burton X8" 2/25/2010
Helpful Review?   (3) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2010 Burton X8
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Boxes,Halfpipe,Jumps,Rails
  • Pros:  Lightweight, buttery, soft, forgiving, playful, easy to carve, great for switch riding, jumps, fast, great for spins, jibbing

Experience:   I first used this board at a weekend in Breck CO and was immediately impressed. First runs of the day (dont know why) i hiked it up Lake chutes (Double Black EX) and was surprised for how stable the board was in deep and steep snow. It was very fast whether on a trail or approaching a jump, and stomps landings as if it is nothing. I overjump landings sometimes on this, but there is no problem for the board to stomp the landing. On easy groomed runs it is very buttery and playful (very glad they added V-roc this year) and this thing can handle rails very easily. This is easily the best park board I have ever ridden, and since using this, my confidence has grown in the park significantly.
"Burton Wheelie Board Case" 10/27/2010
Helpful Review?   (2) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2009 Burton Wheelie Board Case Snowboard Bag
  • Pros:  Holds a lot of stuff, Roomy, Lightweight, Wheels, Well padded, easy to carry/travel,

Experience:   Great board case for carrying pretty much everything. Ive been able to fit 4 snowboars, 3 sets of bindings, jackets, pants, boots, underlayers, and extra clothes in this thing. Its lightweight, which can prevent you from having to pay extra for oversized luggage. Its very convenient/easy to travel with, whether traveling to another country or just driving the car up to your local resort. Also, its very well padded. None of my gear was dammaged last year after 4 trips through the air (one to Candada). Overall, its a great bag for carrying pretty much your entire quiver and more...
"Burton C60" 2/25/2010
Helpful Review?   (2) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2010 Burton C60
  • Pros:  Lightweight, super comfy, very durable,, extremely stiff, extremely responsive,, easy adjust, great straps, boot hold
  • Flex:  stiff

Experience:   I love these bindings. Nothing even comes close to the C60s for being my everyday binding. Ultra responsive and ultra stiff (Burton doesnt make anything stiffer or more responsive) and extremely lightweight. I love pairing these up with my custom x and just shredding up everywhere, backcountry or park. These are very comfy, and can stomp any landing or carve down any line. They have the most responsive highbacks i have ever ridden, but these are for advanced riders only. If you dont have good control on a snowboard or have no idea what you are doing, these things can toss you around. These are my favorite bindings, and it will be very hard for anything else to come close.
"Cyclic Pants" 11/29/2011
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2011 Burton AK 2L Cyclic Snowboard Pant Men's
  • Pros:  warm, durable, waterproof, breathable, affordable for ak, looks good, quality fabrics, compatibility
  • Pant Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  Very true to size and comfortble

Experience:   The Cyclic pants from AK are a great pant to have for any type of conditions. They are warm, breathable, and almost completely waterproof. They have the performance shell if I am not mistaken, which has become my favorite gore-tex option for comfort and warmth everyday. I feel the fit of the pants is true to size, and it is not too loose nor too tight. They fit comfortably to me in every way. Another plus to these pants is the compatibility with other AK gear. Also, it may not be a good description for these, but they are affordable COMPARED to other AK gear. Don't get me wrong, these can hit the wallet, but not nearly as bad as other pants (e.g. the hover). Overall a great pant for all weather conditions, whether -20 and windy or 50 and raining. AK never disappoints.
"Brain Farm Delivers once Again" 10/12/2011
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2012 Art Of Flight Snowboard DVD
  • Pros:  Great riding, new zones, new tricks, many riders, not always centered around rice, cinematography, big mountain freestyle, not just a bunch of corks
  • Cons:  could've added bonus material riding to video,

Experience:   Without a doubt, this was one of the most anticipated snowboard films of all time. Since Jan-Feb 2011, this thing has been hyped up beyond the max, and the first question is whether or not it lived up to the hype. The answer depends on what you were looking for. For example, some people thought it was going to be Rice and crew doing a bunch of double and triple corks with a bit of big mountain riding in AK and other locations. If that was the case, it did not quite live up to the hype. But if you were looking for a film that opened new zones, involved new tricks, and just pushed riding to the max, then this is a great film. It also has many of the favorite spots in Jackson from TITA, as well as new ones. It depicts both the successes and disappointments of snowboarding, and involves several great riders like Rice, Jackson, Lago, Muller, Lando, and others sending it on the hill. Also, it pushed the limits of big mountain riding to overdrive. For example, Rice does a 720 in the middle of a first decent, and does a huge backflip off a 50 foot cliff in the middle of his line. One issue that many people had is that there was too much failure and not enough riding. Here is the deal, if you BUY the dvd and don't just torrent, you can see a bunch of more solid riding in the bonus material as well as the cable jib that everyone was bitching about. It also shows individual riding segments from Lago, Lando, Eero, DCP, Rice, and Muller as well as others that weren't in the main film. And they do include riding in the Nelson segment that was the avalanche trip failure in the main film. Overall, Brain Farm pushed it over the top with this film, and I cannot wait for the next one to come out.
"Burton [ak] Stagger Pants 2011 - Best bang for buck in burton ak" 7/29/2011
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2011 Burton AK 2L Stagger Snowboard Pant Men's
  • Pros:  Completely waterproof, lightweight, easy to move, breathable, durable, always keeps you warm enough, netted vents, very compatible with ak outerwear
  • Pant Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  Perfect

Experience:   I picked these up last summer at a flagship store and after a season of usage, these are my go to pants for everyday riding. Warm when you need them to be, and cool on those warm spring days, these pants almost always stay at the perfect temperature. I would call these the best 'bang for buck' for ak outerwear (although still pretty expensive). Compared to the hover pants (about 100 dollars more expensive than the stagger), I feel these actually do the job better. Compared to the pro shell, the performance shell from gore-tex seems a bit more maneuverable and a bit more lightweight. It also seems to keep me warmer, although the pro-shell on the hover makes it as waterproof as you are going to get. Another thing I like about the stagger is the netted air vents. With the 2L products (with exception to the LZ Down Jacket) you get netted vents, whereas the 3L products, the vents are open. In addition, I believe these pants will be compatible with all ak jackets, as the zipper interface in the back matches up perfectly with each ak jacket I have used with it. Overall, these are my favorite pants and they get the job done in all weather conditions.
"2010 Burton Fish 160" 2/22/2011
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2010 Burton Fish LTD
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Chop,Crud,Groomers,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Powder
  • Pros:  Great for deep stuff, really quick turns, fast, Responsive, effortless float, lightweight,

Experience:   I got this toward the end of last season in a 160cm. It was by far the easiest snowboard to use in deep stuff. The 30mm taper gives it a real surfy feel, and the really short and small tail made it whip around on turns. It was a very fun snowboard to use in the trees. Partially because it could plow through the snow, and also because it could just turn effortlessly. It was also very fast in powder, and you could just float through anything. It was also very good on groomers. Many people think the fish is unusable on groomers and ice, but it holds up very well. Anything that has a sidecut will work just fine on groomers. It also was possible to ride this switch, but I wouldn't recommend it in the deeper stuff. Overall, this is a very fun and surfy mid flex pow stick that is great for trees and the really deep stuff. It is one of the best deep snow stick on the market.
"Anon Realm - White Emblem/Blue Solex" 1/1/2011
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2010 Anon Realm Painted
  • Pros:  Fit well, easy to adjust, comfortable, doesn't fog, easy to see in all weather conditions, durable, lenses are easily replacable and inexpensive

Experience:   Overall, these are great goggles. These are great for any type of weather or visual conditions, whether sunny, cloudy, or a complete white out day. The lenses are easily replacable and are not very expensive to replace, which is good if they do break or you just want to try a new lens. Also, I have never had the lens fog up. Overall, these are great goggles and have great value for the price.
"686 smarty woodland" 8/29/2010
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2009 686 Smarty Woodland
  • Pros:  Warm, comfortable, fits well, breathable, Affordable, waterproof,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Fits well, easy to move around, maybe a bit heavy/bulky

Experience:   I got this jacket few years ago, and i've used it in 20 below and spring weather. It's very comfortable in all conditions and is waterproof, but definately is heavy compared to my ak jacket. It's very affordable, I believe I got it for under 250. Overall, it's not the best jacket out there but it is a great value for the price.
"Oakley A-Frame - black polarized" 8/7/2010
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2009 Oakley A frame
  • Pros:  fit well, dont fog, blocks out sun and glare, easy to see in all conditions,
  • Cons:  expensive,

Experience:   Really good goggles, can see in almost any type of conditions, whether sunny or white out conditions. Very comfortable, and can fit well with helmet or hat, and they do not fog at all. Best of all, they do look really nice as well. However, they are a bit expensive, and i would hesitate buying another 170 dollar goggle to replace this one.
"Burton SLX" 5/27/2010
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2010 Burton SLX
  • Pros:  Comfortable, fit well, quick lacing, responsive, Good support, warm,,
  • Cons:  Price,
  • Fit:  mid
  • Flex:  mid
  • Shoe Size:  10
  • Boot Size:  10

Experience:   These are by far the most comfortable boots I have ever tried on. I could walk around in these for days. They are mid flex, rated a 7 but I would say that they are a 6. These have great support for mid flex boots, and have great response with your board. Great for hiking, because of comfort, and great for all types of riding. The only problem with these boots is that they are too expensive. Luckily I got them on sale, because 570 for a boot is just too much.
"Burton AK Hover" 2/26/2010
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2010 Burton AK 3L Hover
  • Pros:  Warm, comfy, breathable, lightweight, waterproof,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Size is right, but loose fit

Experience:   Best jacket ive ever owned, it is very warm but also breathable. Ive used it on -10 windy days and days when its 40 to 50 degrees, and it always feels comfortable. I also like that it keeps water out completely. Overall, this is a great jacket.
"The Big B does it" 11/22/2011
Helpful Review?   (0) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2009 The B Snowboard DVD
  • Pros:  Great Riding, Great Riders, Good Filming,, Decent Soundtrack, Solid Locations, Good Parts from Fredi, Nico, Jussi, and JJones
  • Cons:  Short, Didn't quite match up to Always Snowing Somewhere,

Experience:   This was overall a great movie, with solid tricks, and many great riders. It did its job hyping me up for snowboarding, and it featured some great parts from many great riders. Starting with a solid street part from Keegan, to Nico slaying some Powpow, it immediately went from ok to pumping me up. A solid Haines section afterwards with Jussi, Fredi, Nico, and Jeremy also was one of my favorite parts. My favorite part in the film was definitely Nico and Fredi's part in Switzerland, as they destroyed it during one of Europe's best winters in years. However, the Big B part and Shauns superpipe part seemed kind of pointless to me, as they were not very exciting. Other than that, a decent soundtrack, although some of the songs were ehh to me. Overall Great film by the Big B.
"Standing Sideways" 11/21/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Burton Standing Sideways Snowboard DVD
  • Pros:  Good Riding, Good Locations, Good Filming, Great for a short film,
  • Cons:  Not a big fan of the soundtrack,, Don't remember a Fredi K part,

Experience:   I was looking forward to Burton's Standing Sideways for some time, as I was looking forward to seeing Fredi Kalbermatten ride. To sum it up, it didn't happen so that was main disappointment. However, great riding from the other riders featured in the film throughout. A great part from Kazu, Jussi, and Terje (my favorite parts). My overall favorite part was probably Jussi's part, as I haven't seen any of his riding since the B. Overall a good film, with an OK soundtrack in my opinion. Also saw a bunch of newer riders (?) that I don't remember seeing in previous films.
"NEVERLAND" 11/21/2011
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  • Name: 2009 Neverland Snowboard DVD
  • Pros:  Great Riding, Great Tricks, Solid Filming, Good Locations, Good Soundtrack, Good Length,

Experience:   This film is probably my favorite one that Absinthe has made. It starts off great with Nico and Pearce slaying some pow in the trees to open off. After that it only gets better. Solid parts from DCP and MFM, also very solid parts with Gigi and Jules, and some more with various riders such as Zima and Merrill. My favorite part of the film is Travis Rice's and Mark Carter's part in Jackson, as they destroyed everything. This film had a very solid soundtrack as well as great locations, so overall it had everything you need for a great snowboarding film. Be sure to watch Flipside IV or V (I believe that is what it is called) on youtube as it shows all of the riders behind the scenes and other tricks/bails you do not see in the main film. Great job Absinthe.
"Twel2ve out of 10" 11/21/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Absinthe Twek12ve Snowboard DVD
  • Pros:  Great Riders, Great Filming, Great Locations, Great Soundtrack, Good Length,

Experience:   Absinthe films has always come through with solid films. From Transcendence in 2001, to Neverland, and then to NowHere last season. Absinthe Twel2ve is now up there with Neverland as my favorite Absinthe film. Great riding throughout, from Brisse doing his thing on the street, to Bode Merrill killing it in his part, to Nico and Gigi slaying some pow. This was probably one of my favorite soundtracks I have heard in an Absinthe film, as their song selection gets a little bit interesting sometimes IMO. Overall, although the anticipation for this one was not nearly close to that of AoF, it is definitely one of THE films to watch for this year. Keep doing a good job Absinthe.
"Solid Helmet" 8/5/2011
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  • Name: 2009 Salomon Brigade Audio Snowboard Helmet Matte
  • Pros:  Comfortable, beanie compatible, great protection, works great with all my goggles, lightweight, affordable, works with gopro

Experience:   I got this helmet a few seasons ago and it has always gotten the job done for me. First things first, it always protects my skull. Whether or not I needed it, it is always there as a safety precaution. Another positive about this helmet is that it is comfortable. The helmet is well padded, and overall is very comfortable on the hill. Personally, I prefer to take all of the inserts out and wear a beanie underneath, only because I don't like earpieces on a helmet. If you choose to use the earpieces, there is a built in audio in the helmet. Although I completely disagree with using headphones and audio on the hill, it's there if you really want to use it. In addition, this helmet has worked well with each goggle I have used with it. From oakleys, to anons, to smith, each have fit well with the helmet as it has gotten the job done for me. Also, this helmet is relatively lightweight. Not as lightweight as the Bern EPS helmets, but still, very lightweight. Lastly, this helmet does work well with the go pro mounts, as I have seen other people have difficulties with mounting on their helmets. Overall, this is a great buy, and if you can find one (I find one lying around every now and then) it is a great option to protect your skull.
"2010 Burton AK Hover Pants" 8/5/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton AK 3L Hover Snowboard Pants Men's
  • Pros:  Waterproof, durable, warm, breathable, gore-tex, compatible with other ak gear, maneuverable,
  • Cons:  expensive, no netted vents,
  • Pant Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  Perfect

Experience:   I've owned these pants over the last 2 seasons and they have been really good to me. First thing about these pants is that I got mine with the gore-tex proshell fabrics. One thing about the pro shell is that it is bombproof. Water almost never gets inside. On top of that, they also are very warm and maneuverable, which is also a plus. The zipper interface on the pants works with other ak jackets, which also helps keep water out. Another positive about the pant is that it almost always keeps you at the perfect temperature. Never too hot, and never too cold. I've noticed that since using burton ak, I've never had problems with warmth. A few negatives about the pants are that there are no netted vents, and they can empty a wallet. There are no netted vents I believe in any of the 3L AK products, which is a downside because with the vents open, that is the only way any snow gets inside the pants. Overall, if you don't mind to spend a lot of money on pants and want something completely bombproof, these are one of the best options out there.
"2011 Burton AK 31L - Enough to carry everything" 8/4/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton AK 31L
  • Pros:  Huge, room to carry everything, comfortable, lightweight, waterproof, stays on your back, can carry your deck, accessory pockets, durable

Experience:   I bought this pack last year to replace what had to be a 10 year old pack I was using on the mountain. This pack is great for anyone who wants to carry a lot of stuff, and is great for backcountry riding. It can carry a shovel, backcountry poles, and pretty much anything you will need in the backcountry. In this pack, I was able to carry an extra jacket, 4 pairs of gloves, 3 hats, an extra pair of goggles, food and water, a screwdriver, handwarmers, and a video camera. With all of this in the pack, there was still room for more gear, whether it was backcountry gear like climbing skins or crampons, or just random stuff I wanted to carry. This pack is very comfortable to wear and has 2 support straps which keep it on your back. On top of that, it has two board carrying options, one horizontal and one vertical. Personally, I prefer the horizontal carrying but both are their for whatever preferences you have. This pack also keeps everything dry inside. It is also very durable, and is lightweight on your back. Overall, this is a great pack for carrying everything, and can be a great backcountry pack. As a bonus, this also carries a lot of my luggage when going on trips.

Comments & Questions

| | | bryman | | |
does this (2011) have internal shovel/probe storage or is it on the outside of the pack? I have 2009 and it's outside, and although I like that the pros (apparently) are saying shovel/probe should be inside so you don't lose them in a slide situation. Just wondering if Burton agrees -b

JBburton 18
I believe it's on the outside, since there are some straps on rhe side of the pack. I'm sure you could make room inside, but it is made for the outside. For a full on backcountry pack, I would get one of those black diamond packs which I believe are on and eastern mountain sports. Both are pretty solid shops for backcountry and climbing gear and you can find pretty much anything you need, from ice axes, crampons, climbing gear, you name it. The ak 31L is not your ideal pack for serious hiking and backcountry riding like deeper and such. Its more of your recreational backcountry riding pack. Would be perfect for a trip to silverton or a day with a guide.

"Super Warm Gloves" 8/1/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton AK Oven Snowboard Undermitts - Men's
  • Pros:  Very Warm, Durable, Waterproof, Perfect for the Very Cold Day, Built in Liner,
  • Cons:  Too Warm, seems pointless unless it is subzero,

Experience:   These gloves were easily the warmest gloves I have ever used. They are super warm, and It is almost impossible to get cold with them when the temperatures drop to -20 and below. They are also waterproof (as is all burton ak I have used) and are very durable. The only issue I have had with these gloves is that they are too warm. IMO, it should really only be used on those 20 below days because its just pointless to have on a regular day. Other than that, if you have the extra money and want a glove for those really cold days, get these, there aren't many that will do the job better. But if you want a everyday glove, I would recommend to avoid these and get the AK clutch.
"Burton AK Cyclic" 8/1/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton AK 2L Cyclic GoreTex Snowboard Jacket Toke Grey Gred Scape
  • Pros:  Waterproof, Warm, Durable, Best use with AK pants, Affordable compared to other AK, Netted Vents, Gore-Tex Performance Shell
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Perfect

Experience:   The AK Cyclic is another one of my favorite AK Jackets. Just like the rest of them, this one can do the job in all conditions. This jacket features the gore-tex performance shell, which is my favorite of the gore-tex fabrics. In addition, this jacket has netted vents, like most other 2L gore-tex AK products. The netted vents make it easy to cool down while keeping snow out. Once again, I am impressed with AK and compared to other AK gear, this jacket is IMO very affordable. It's a great buy for an everyday, all weather jacket.
"Burton ak Burn" 7/30/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton AK 3L Burn Snowboard Jacket Men's
  • Pros:  Waterproof, Lightweight, Very Maneuverable, Warm, Dry, Durable, Compatable with AK, Perfect for All Conditions
  • Cons:  Extremely Expensive, Vents Not Netted,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Perfect, very light

Experience:   This jacket was one of the best jackets I have ever used when it comes to warmth and waterproofing. It handles all weather, from a -20 degree blizzard to a 50 degree bluebird spring day. That's one of the things I love about Gore-Tex, that it keeps me at the perfect temperature no matter what. I used this jacket in the blue (lucia) colorway, giving it the soft shell fabrics. The soft shell is a very light gore-tex shell, and although it doesn't seem as intense as the pro-shell when it comes to harsh conditions, it still gets the job done. Another thing I loved about this jacket was the new 'thumb piece' at the wrists, since it keeps snow from getting in the jacket and glove. A few negatives I found with this jacket are that the vents are not netted, and the price is extremely high. It's too much money in my mind to drop for a jacket, but other than that, the performance of this jacket is as good as it gets.
"2011 Burton AK Clutch" 7/29/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton AK Clutch
  • Pros:  Warm, Breathable, Waterproof, Compatable with AK, Keeps all moisture out, perfect for all weather, Very Durable
  • Cons:  One of the straps on the glove ripped,

Experience:   These gloves are probably my favorite glove that I have owned. They are warm, breathable, and they keep all moisture out. These were my first gore-tex gloves, and honestly make a noticable difference compared to my 20 dollar gloves I used to own. I never sweat in them when riding, and they keep my hands nice and warm in all conditions. They are very durable gloves, and will almost never rip. The only problem that I experienced with these gloves is that the velcro strap on the back ripped once when tightening the glove, and it was only on one of them. Im sure that was a manufacturing defect, since they still work even with out the strap. Overall, these are great gloves, and if the strap didn't tear, These would get five stars.
"Very Warm Jacket, " 7/29/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton AK 2L LZ Down Snowboard Jacket - Men's
  • Pros:  Very warm, very durable, perfect down jacket, very breathable and moveable for a down jacket,
  • Cons:  Price, vents aren't netted,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  Just right fit, but a bit bulky

Experience:   The AK 2L LZ Down Jacket is as good as it gets. It is perfect for those sub-zero and very windy days on the mountain. Just like my stagger pants, this jacket features the gore-tex performance shell, which is my favorite of the gore-tex shells. Its moveable, breathable, warm, and keeps moisture out. On top of that, this jacket is compatible with burton ak pants, since the rear zipper interface matches up. One of the things I disliked with the jacket was the fact that the vents are not netted, whereas other 2L goretex products have the netted vents. That was probably one of the main reasons I ended up not buying this jacket. On the other hand, I don't feel like dropping 500+ on a jacket. Other than that, this is one of the warmest jackets I have ever used, but I just will not pay 500 for it.

Comments & Questions

JBburton 18
EDIT: My size is L and fits like L

"2009 Burton Ions" 2/25/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Ion
  • Pros:  Lightweight, stiff, responsive, comfortable, easy in and out, quick lacing, durable, supportive,
  • Fit:  mid
  • Flex:  stiff
  • Shoe Size:  10
  • Boot Size:  10

Experience:   These are the first boots i ever owned and i am so glad i chose these. Although a bit pricy, these i can say are worth the price tag. They are super comfortable, preventing cramps where rental boots would be killing my feet, and they also are responsive and supportive. They are easy to put on and take off, and they are great all over the mountain, whether on groomers, ice, pow, or park. Overall, these are awesome boots.
"08 Burton Supermodel" 2/25/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Supermodel
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Carving,Chop,Crud,Groomers,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Powder
  • Pros:  Fast, responsive, great in pow, lightweight, , easy carving, smooth riding,

Experience:   I used the 08 supermodel a few seasons and it really changed snowboarding for me. Before this i was on a kids snowboard, and this gave me a comfortable jump to a more advanced snowboard than i was used to, rather than jumping straight to a custom x or T6. Although there isn't much taper, it still is a bit noticable in deep snow and in backcountry bowls. I loved using this in vail and the speed and carving on this deck is unbelievable. Altogether, this is a great mid-stiff set up for the intermediate to expert freerider.
"08 Burton P1s" 2/25/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton P1.1
  • Pros:  good response, easy adjust, boot hold, super comfy, some of the best straps ever,
  • Cons:  Kinda heavy,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I picked these up a few years ago and tried them on my 08 supermodel and was immediately impressed. They have some of the nicest straps ive ever had (super comfy) and they truly perform when freeriding. I love riding pow and bowls in these, but they are a bit heavy compared to other high end bindings. These are not the same response of the co2s, but for a mid-stiff set up (such as the supermodel) these are perfect. They can be a bit pricy, but if you want performance and comfort, these are a great choice.
"09 Burton CO2" 2/25/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton CO2
  • Pros:  Super stiff and responsive, very comfortable, , easy adjustability, boot hold, lightweight, freeriding beast
  • Flex:  stiff

Experience:   By far the nicest freeride bindings I have ever owned, great in the backcountry, bowls, trees, chutes, pow, and even on steep groomers and ice runs in the east. I love the response, making carving and controlling the board very easy. I love using these on my supermodel x and custom x, and just riding hard with them all day. However, these are mainly for advanced riders. I let my cousin try these (he is a low to mid intermediate) and they just ate him up, because they were too responsive. But if your that guy that loves to freeride, and loves responsive set ups, these are for you.

Comments & Questions

Do I need a license to use these or do you think if I did buy them, at some point I would be able to make them work?

JBburton 18
Just have control, my cousin has poor control so they gave him a hard time

"2010 Malavitas" 2/25/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Malavita EST
  • Pros:  Responsive, very comfortable, boot hold, light, forgiving, easy landings, EST,
  • Flex:  soft

Experience:   These are just great bindings altogether. Whether its on steep bowls or laps in the park, these bindings can perform. I find this very comfortable, and great for landing jumps and kickers. Sometimes I would not quite clear the landing of a kicker, and the bindings would support my feet enough to prevent them from hurting like crazy, and sometimes overjumping the landing feels like your landing on air. They are very responsive for a soft binding, and can be used anywhere on the mountain
"09 Cartels" 2/25/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Cartel EST
  • Pros:  Responsive, Easy adjustability, EST system, Lightweight,
  • Cons:  Uncomfortable,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I bought these bindings in the offseason and after riding my Malavitas, CO2s, and C60s, they did not live up to them. Although the response was good and they were lightweight, they were just uncomfortable. Whether waiting on the lift line, sitting on the lift, or riding down the mountain, i got foot cramps. It wasn't the boots because on my other bindings i didnt get these problems. Overall the bindings worked well, but the comfort just was not great for me.

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