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Dsturs Name Daniel
Location hoodbury, NJ, US
Level Instructor  (3649 points)
Member Since 10/19/2008
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Gender: Male
Age: 30
Languages: Spanish
Years Riding: 3
Average Days/Year: 6
Skill Level: N/A
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: snowboards
Preferred Terrain: powder, backcountry, park
Sizing Info  
Height/Weight: 5'9, 170 lbs
Board Size: 153
Boot Size: 9.5
Clothing Size: N/A
Jacket Size: M
Pants Size: M
Thermal Size: M
Ride with Me  
Region: East Coast
Location: Pennsylvania
Resort: Big Bolder & Jack Frost
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PRODUCT REVIEWS   (view all brand reviews)
"Simple and to the Point" 8/27/2010
Helpful Review?   (5) Yes    (1) No

  • Name: 2011 Union Force
  • Pros:  Comfortable, nice flex, bombproof
  • Cons:  toe strap,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   Like the forces everyone has come to love, these bindings will not let you down. while there is no real changes between these and last seasons, these bindings will still get you down the mountain and keep your feet strapped to your board in comfort. they are a very simple binding tech-wise, but will last for more than one season and are extremely durable. also, a lifetime warranty on the baseplates cannot be beat!

Comments & Questions

I'm looking at getting these bindings and am a size 10, what size binding should i get?

pretty sure you'd need a LXL for a size 10 boot.

depends on the boot. my size 10 ride boots a few seasons back fit into a m/l. better to check in person.

"ehh, they do the job..." 8/29/2010
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  • Name: 2011 Union Contact
  • Pros:  extremely light,
  • Cons:  feel weird underfoot,
  • Flex:  soft

Experience:   when i first rode the contacts a few seasons ago, i thought they were pretty sweet. but going back to contacts after riding data's, forces, and bindings from other companies, i was underwhelmed. the way the bindings are set up, only the front half of the binding has plastic making contact with the board, while the heelside is all EVA foam. to me, i can feel my heel sink into the foam, causing a strange, unbalanced sensation between toeside and heelside turns. while not turning however, these bindings are the easiest i have ever ridden to lock into a press. it almost feels like there is no resistance at all. i would reccomend these for strictly urban riding since they feel like crud when you turn.

Comments & Questions

that disappointment! I thought it was more good

"The Do it All From Capita" 8/29/2010
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  • Name: 2011 Capita Indoor Survival FK Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Stable at speeds, Soft enough to Press, Floats in pow

Experience:   if you want something that rides similar to a horrorscope, but also performs in a wide variety of conditions, this board is it. it is easy to press and jib on due to the flat kick, but its core is stiffer which allows it to hold an edge at higher speeds on a wide range of snow conditions. this is a super good board, and it is priced very nicely!

Comments & Questions

I was wondering how the Indoor Survival FK performs in powder?

hey i was thinking about the indoor survival w/ burton mission bindings... what do you think?

powder=great. Bindings are all preference. as long as they are not EST bindings, they will work fine!

"Camber FTW" 9/2/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Capita Indoor Survival Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Park,Switch Riding
  • Pros:  very stable, very fast, Perfect flex
  • Cons:  I can't think of any,

Experience:   I had an indoor survival FK. I loved the board, but it had a strange feeling towards the tail, kind of like it was searching back and forth for an edge while riding flat. I attributed this to its flat kick reverse camber shape. I really loved the pop and flex of the indoor, so i gave its cambered brother a try. and i was glad i did! The cambered version solved the issue. This thing was a tank. I would point it, and the board would go wherever i wanted. It held an edge very well, and was super stable. It was also my first time back on a cambered board in a while, and it was like visiting and old friend. The pop of the cambered version was much better then the fk model, however it was a bit harder to press. This might also have been because i was not used to riding camber for a while. One thing you do lose is float in powder. I had to struggle a lot more to keep the nose up than on the FK version. The FK indoor would float effortlessly in the powder. It was still fun, just not as surfy. I would definitely recommend this board to anyone looking for an all mountain board that does not want to move to a reverse camber board, or for someone who has found that reverse camber may not be for them!
"Very Surprised!" 8/29/2010
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  • Name: 2011 Academy Propaganda Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Butters,Groomed,High Speeds,Jibs,Jumps,Low Speeds,Switch Riding
  • Pros:  stable, easy to control, nice flex
  • Cons:  none!,

Experience:   my buddy and i took a trip to liberty's snowflex setup, and he happened to have this board. i was aware that academy existed, but never really considered their boards. well, after one run i was pretty psyched on it. this board is low cost, feels like you have been riding it for years even when you first hop on it, and has a nice flex that is not too soft and not too stiff. i definitely recommend considering this board if your looking for a park board that is not a super noodle
"Rome scores big with this!" 8/13/2010
Helpful Review?   (2) Yes    (0) No

  • Name: 2011 Rome Artifact Rocker Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Butters,Groomed,Jibs,Jumps,Switch Riding

Experience:   This past winter, i had a chance to demo this deck. i fell in love about an eighth of the way through my first run. the edgehold was sick for a park board, and it even cruised through some leftover powder well. the amount of pop surprised me as well. even though this years artifact rocker holds up to all mountain riding much better than years prior, the press-ability and butterability of this board are still the same. Best Rome board i have ever ridden, hands down.
"Impressed!" 9/2/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Capita Horrorscope FK Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Boxes,Jumps,Rails
  • Pros:  soft, stable, full of pop
  • Cons:  a bit sketchy off jumps,

Experience:   A few people i know ride for capita, and had this board last season. I had a past horrorscope that had a different FK design. This years the flat area between the bindings is smaller than before. anyways... i could butter the heck out of this thing. presses were effortless. It is so fun to jib on. But somehow despite how soft it is, it was full of pop. I could ollie onto some pretty high rails without much effort. I was also on a 153 at close to 200 pounds so i was very surprised. It was soft enough however to not really hold up on landings off some mid size jumps, but that could be attributed to me being on a board too small for my weight. as for free riding, i felt a bit more stable on this than my indoor survival. My indoor feels like the tail kind of searches for an edge back and forth while riding flat. This is not evident on the horrorscope, and it holds an edge very well at high speeds. I definitely recommend this board. If you size it right, it can do anything.
"superbly super!" 7/21/2011
Helpful Review?   (1) Yes    (2) No

  • Name: 2010 Artec Novus Wide Snowboard 158 Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  stable, stiffer, great edge hold

Experience:   The artec factory makes great boards. This is no secret. More people in the states need to ride these boards. This board was great fun. Held an edge like a champ, absolutely flew down the mountain, and was super stable while straight lining down steeps. I was so bummed to have to give this board back. If you get a chance to try/by any artec, do it! I found this board to be a little stiff for anything besides all mountain riding.
"Cool Beans" 7/15/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Ride Ill Eagle Contraband Snowboard Bindings
  • Pros:  One strap=lighter, good ride, nice mid flex
  • Cons:  hard to get in,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I love the way the contrabands ride. They are comfortable and the strap keeps you securely in. The idea was to make it quicker to get in and out of the bindings, which i found to be false. The way the straps bent when i was not strapped in made it kind of difficult to get them out of the way to get my foot in. Despite that minor issue, they are super lightweight and solid. I rode them in pow and the park and they felt at home in both places. I do feel the one strap is a bit gimmicky, but it is well designed and it works.
"Nice Ride!" 6/10/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Forum Honey Pot Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  mid flex, stable, poppy

Experience:   I had not ridden a forum board in a few seasons. The last one i rode was a youngblood and i despised it. This board blew away my expectations. It was super fun to get on camber again. The board rode nice and stable at speeds, and was still soft enough to get my press on. I reccomend this board to someone thats wants a cambered, do it all deck.

Comments & Questions

meant to say get off of a just plain reverse camber deck. this board has a hybrid type profile that combines the two ideas.

"A classic" 4/28/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Mission EST Cant Snowboard Bindings
  • Pros:  Supportive, lightweight, cant bed:awesome
  • Cons:  some pain from the ankle strap,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   when i think of burton bindings, the mission and cartel come to mind. They are the mid range priced bindings made to perform well. I rode these on my nug, and thought they were awesome. The built in cant bed took pressure off my knees, and the bindings were so light i did not realize they were there sometimes. My only gripe was that i kept getting foot pain from the ankle strap. not sure why, but adjusting the strap did not make it go away. (i have not experienced this with other burtons, possibly just the way my boot was tied or something).
"Ehhh. not bad." 4/28/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Forum Shaka Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  flexy, they get you down the hill,
  • Cons:  felt bulky, not very inspired,

Experience:   These bindings felt kind of meh to me. They got me down the hill, were pretty soft, and were adequately comfortable. They just did not feel up to par with offerings from other brands. They felt kind of cheap and just not solid all around. If you can get a good deal on these, i would recommend them to someone on a budget, but there is so much better from other companies out there that these should not be a first choice for anyone.
"Favorite burton binding!" 3/21/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Malavita Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  Comfort, Mid Flex, Light
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   As of writing this review, these are my favorite bindings that burton offers. The buckles are smooth, the straps are comfortable and the toe strap stays in place. The flex of these bindings is the best part. They are not too stiff or soft, just right for all conditions. They are supportive when railing high speed turns, yet surfy when floating in the deep stuff.
"Incredible!" 2/17/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Flux SE30 Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  mid flex, Fun, Responsive and comfortable
  • Cons:  None,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   My buddy has been trying to get me to ride flux for a few seasons now. I finally gave it and tried his out. OMG. I have been missing out. These bindings are perfect. You dont notice them at all, but they provide support for railing turns and landing hard. the straps are the best i have ever used. Try flux, you wont be dissapointed!
"A Step Forward in Binding Tech" 8/27/2010
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  • Name: 2011 Rome 390 Boss Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  yes i cant system, Comfort, Adjustability
  • Cons:  might be complicated for some,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   These bindings are a huge step forward for rome. I have always been a fan of the 390, but this model is the 390 on steroids. The yes i cant system takes pressure off of the knees and allows for better application of pop while riding. The highbacks are stiffer than years past, making the bindings more responsive. These bindings are the PERFECT all-around binding with a mid-flex. Stiff enough to charge, yet soft enough to press. buy these
"holy stiff!" 9/4/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Ride Manic Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Powder
  • Pros:  very stable, decent powder float,
  • Cons:  wayyyyy stiff,

Experience:   last season I was looking for a stiffer all mountain board. A buddy recommenddd this board to me. First thing I noticed when I unboxed was how stiff it was. I know handflexing isnt the best way, but I was already concerned. I took it up to my local hill after a storm to try it out. It held an edge really well, and floated through the powder pretty well. However since it was so stiff, I felt like it did not land in the pow too well. I also thought it popped different than most boards, kind of like I had to be aware of exactly what I was doing, amd could not just ollie at will. the board wasnt horrible, but way too stiff for me. I even found it stiffer than my 2005 never summer which is basically a door.
"My favorite union bindings ever." 9/2/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Union Contact Pro Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  Soft flex for pressing, Stiff highback for turns, Finally! New toe strap
  • Cons:  Last years colors were better,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I was able to demo these bindings last season. I was super stoked to try out union's new toe strap, as i was not a fan of those in years past. Conditions were normal spring in the east. icy in the morning, slushy in the afternoon. I waited for the park to soften up and just cruised all morning. The highback may look minimal, but it offers great response. the soft baseplate allows you to feel the flex of the board much better than other bindings. I personally think a board should dictate the flex of your ride, and not the bindings, so i was very pleased with this. In the park, i was able to press very easily due to the flex of the baseplate. the responsive highback made it easy to initiate spins. The new toe strap fit my burton boots perfectly. I rode the 2011 model, but after demoing these new guys, i will definitely be picking them up. They are the perfect do everything bindings, made even better by a toe strap that actually works.
"Retro!" 8/5/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton No Fish Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  different!, great float in pow,
  • Cons:  really not much use for anything but pow, learning curve,

Experience:   Conditions: 2 feet of fresh snow Location: Local secret glades/ about 100 ft vert This was probably the most unique board i have ever ridden. Really only useable in deep snow, I actually got a decent amount of use on this board last season since my area got blizzards almost weekly. The first few runs were tricky, but like all new things, you get used to it. It is an agile board, and the hold rope allows you to use your arms in a different way than just balance. It floated very well in the snow, and was maneuverable around trees and logs. There really is not much more to say since it is a one trick pony, but it is defintely fun to have. I will be bringing this on all my future trips to hit some side of the road lines after the hills close.
"Much better than the custom!" 7/30/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Easy Livin Flying V
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Butters,Groomed,Jibs,Jumps
  • Pros:  lively mid flex, soft enough to press, Very stable
  • Cons:  not that damp,

Experience:   This was one of my first rides that had burton's flying v tech. Before getting on burton's version, i had ridden c2 from lib tech and never summer's r/c tech. I had ridden the custom flying v and did not thing much of it, thought it was kind of unstable and boring. this was different. I would like to say that the name easy livin applies to how it rode. Cruised around, easy to turn, very stable, and ollies were effortless. rails were fun to press as well. landing off of jumps was a surprise as there was no rocker washout. The only gripe with this board was that it wasnt very damp, meaning that i felt a lot of the bumps that i rode over. Other than that, a fantastic board.
"Very very strange board" 7/30/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Signal Omni Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  lightweight, new tech design,
  • Cons:  unstable, not too durable, not really sure why

Experience:   I ordered this board since it was a good price on sierra. When i got it, i was a little worried. the top sheet and construction seemed cheap. Almost like it was a fake board if that makes any sense. Anyways... Took it to the hill. Slushy conditions, typical ice coast spring. The stance is set back a bit, and you could definitely tell. It was soft, like a jib deck, but with the setback stance it was not good for jibbing. It was also very unstable. Felt really twitchy straight-lining the mountain. I was pretty dissatisfied with this board, especially after falling in love with other signal decks. I promptly sold this after a few more days riding and my opinion not changing.
"Real soft, real fun" 7/30/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Signal Park Snowboard - Boy's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Boxes,Jumps,Rails
  • Pros:  Light, Soft, Durable
  • Cons:  a bit too soft,

Experience:   I purchased this board last year to use on the streets. I need a soft board to hit rails and urban features and to basically beat up so that my mountain board can continue to get me down the actual mountains. Last year my area was blessed with record snowfall. Basically 2 huge storms a month, so there was constant snow cover all year. This board exceeded my expectations and lasted the entire season, before finally snapping in half on a pretty large gap to flat (my fault). Stability: For what i was using it for, it was fine. I needed it to get me down the drop in or to stay straight while getting pulled by a bungee. It did just that. I cant speak for the board on the mountain, as i did not use it there. Rails: This board shined on rails. Presses were a breaze. once it locked in,it stayed in the presses. Boardslides were easy to lock into as well. Felt almost like i was skateboarding when locking into boardslides. Durability: Bails, street, rocks, rails, walls, and the occasional angry throw took its toll. It lasted through countless abuses, and finally snapped under my weight on a pretty hefty gap to flat. My fault, not the boards. It took everything in stride, and continued to give to the very end. 4 months of Urban abuse is something to be proud of in a snowboard. Final Thoughts: i would have liked it to be a hair stiffer, as i found myself washing out on some landings. other than that, it was durable, soft, and a whole lot of fun!
"Very comfortable!" 7/28/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Salomon Arcade Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  light, comfortable, love the toe strap!
  • Cons:  none!,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   Conditions: Bear creek, Macungie, PA. 20 degrees, Man made groomed snow. I got these bindings to go on the sanchez. A friend was sponsored by salomon, so i was able to demo a few products. These bindings are great. Next to flux, they are the most comfortable i have been in. No pressure points, my burton boots fit just fine, and the toe strap was awesome. It is very similar to flux's strap, you barely notice it is there, but it holds you in. I also love bindings where you can adjust strap positioning to give a softer or stiffer ride. While the salomon board did not work out for me, the bindings sure did. I found myself riding these on my park/jib board for the rest of the season.
"For jibs only!" 7/28/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Salomon Salvatore Sanchez Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  very soft, light,
  • Cons:  unstable,

Experience:   Conditions: Bear creek, Macungie, PA. 20 degrees, Man made groomed snow. Preconceived notions: This board was a replacement for my crush, which i found to be too stiff to jib. A friend who is sponsored by salomon recommended this board for me as he rides it for park. On the snow: I found this board to be much lighter than the crush, and this was evident by the ride up the lift as there was not much weight on my front foot. Once off the lift, i could tell things would be different than the crush. Bear creek does not have a lift that serves just a park, so you need to do some riding to get to it. This board swiveled back and forth the whole way. Due to the rocker in the middle, it lifted the contact points pretty well, and it felt like the board was searching for an edge the whole time. Once in the park, it was fun to press around on, but it was just so unstable. What fun is to ride a board if it is unstable even between rails in the park? I really could not recommend this board to anyone. There are softer rocker boards out there that are much more stable.
"2011 Ride Crush" 7/28/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Ride Crush Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  High Speeds
  • Pros:  Very stable, No rocker washout/instability, great pop
  • Cons:  Stiffer than advertised,

Experience:   This review is for the 2011 Ride Crush. I spent about a week on this board riding at JFBB in PA. Preconceived notions: Ride markets this board as a more jib specific park deck that can also handle jumps. The rocker is minimal, and the construction feels solid. Flex: Handflexing, it feels soft. however, while riding, it is a bit stiffer towards the tip and tail. I actually had a difficult time pressing this board. I could lock into board slides easily, but presses took some effort. Stability: for a park deck, it is insanely stable. I was bombing down icy december runs and it was a breeze. Edgehold was great too. Not too much chatter. The slime walls also help with dampening the bumps on the runs. Durability: Very durable. I hit many chunks of ice, a few rocks, and sides of rails. no major scratches on the base, and the top sheet held up nicely. Personal thoughts: After having it for a week, i traded it in for something else. This board was meant to fill the jib stick spot in my quiver, but it was not the noodle i expected. It was a great ride, similar to the DH, but i personally felt it was not jib specific. I would have liked to have tried it in some powder, but PA in december means your a lucky enough to be riding on any surface. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a stiffer board to cruise the park with.
"GREAT!" 7/27/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Aftermath Squeezebox Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  squeezbox , stable, fast

Experience:   Like the nug, burton applied its squeezebox tech to this board. It makes it thinner underfoot and stiffer towards the tips. This allows for more maneuverability, but keeps it stable at speeds. The board felt light, and flew over jumps. A very fun board with some tech that burton hopefully expands on in the future.
"OMG bring this back!" 7/26/2011
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Un Inc Snowboard - Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  stable, fast, amazing

Experience:   The Un-inc boards have developed a cult following. They are still sought after boards after being discontinued years ago. There is a reason. These boards are amazing. Best cambered board i have ever ridden. So crazy fast down the hill and full of pop. So much fun to shred everything on this. Burton firing the uninc crew and getting rid of this board just goes to show they are out of touch with snowboarding!
"Too stiff" 7/26/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Dominant Snowboard Boy's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  stable,
  • Cons:  too stiff, poor quality,

Experience:   The dominant was the best board for park for a few years running back in 05-06ish. Now, it feels like a shadow of its former self. Super stiff, not so great for pressing, and the topsheet chips very easily. This board has become the bottom of burtons barrel.
"Solid jib deck" 7/26/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Salomon Sanchez Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Park
  • Pros:  stable, soft, poppy

Experience:   For everyone that wants to get their hybrid camber on, this is for you. Stable, soft, and full of pop. I loved this board but eventually had to trade it in for one reason-It is a jib board. I needed something that could do more. In the park it is superb, but i ride everywhere. Definitely get this board if you ride strictly park.
"Great!" 7/25/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Salomon Drift Rocker Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  stable, pressable, fun!

Experience:   This was one of the first boards i have been on that felt like i had been riding it forever. I loved it! It was stable, poppy, yet soft enough to press everywhere. A great park ride for sure. The rubber sidewalls also took some of the bumps out of the ride, making it pretty damp.
"Heavy" 7/25/2011
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  • Name: 2008 Never Summer Evo
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  Stable,
  • Cons:  Stiff, heavy,

Experience:   Never Summer labeled this as a mid flexing freestyle machine. This thing was as stiff as a door. Very durable, not lively or a good ride. Never summers newer incarnations are the best boards out there though. They are lighter, softer, but come with the same durability.
"Trusnow needs to stock these" 7/25/2011
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  • Name: 2008 Never Summer SL
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  solid, Snappy,
  • Cons:  heavy, camber,

Experience:   This specific board is the older, non RC version of the board. This model year's were pretty heavy and not lively at all. super stiff. Great for railing high speed turns, but not much else. The newer incarnations of the SL are fantastic. Look for the 2010 year and up for an all around shredding machine.
"not for me" 7/24/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton ConDom Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  Decent pop,
  • Cons:  beveled base suck, unstable,

Experience:   The beveled base all around makes for an unstable ride on hardpack. Also on rails, i get a weird rocking motion on boardslides. I feel that this board is a gimmick and i don't really have anything good to say about it.
"Same as the regular HATE" 7/24/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Restricted Hate Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  fun, playfull, soft
  • Cons:  no ics, stupid 3d pattern,

Experience:   Could not tell the difference between the restricted version or the regular hate. I hate the 3d hole patterns and despite a good price, would not buy this on those grounds. It is a fun board though, it just needs an upgrade with an ICS channel.
"Meh" 7/24/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Hate Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  soft, playfull,
  • Cons:  no ICS,

Experience:   I HATE HATE HATE Burton's old 3d system. And that is what this board has. I think i may have liked the board more if i could have had my stance the way i wanted. It felt like a cheap board, but was real fun to spin butters and do some presses. I just can't get over the stupid hole pattern. Spend more and get a burton with ICS, or a different brand altogether.
"much better than the fix" 7/23/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Hero Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  light, poppy, mid flex

Experience:   burton claims it is a really soft board, but i found it to be more of a mid flexing deck. I found it stiff enough to charge at speeds, but soft enough to press whatever i wanted to. A great board from burton for the all around park rider.
"Get yer' plank on" 7/23/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Fix Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  It is a snowboard,
  • Cons:  Heavy, Stiff, lame

Experience:   Take one of those people who post pictures of themselves planking, Then stand on them and try and ride down a snow covered hill. That is the fix. This board sucked. It was too stiff for what it was marketed as. Felt like i was riding on a door down the hill. Pretty heavy too, it killed my feet on the lift.
"Waste of money" 7/23/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Vapor Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  really light,
  • Cons:  too expensive, rides like any other board,

Experience:   why spend so much when you can get a board that performs just as well or better for a fraction of the cost? besides how light it was, it was a bland ride. I did not notice anything special at all. I did not hate it, but It felt like any other stiffer board i have ridden.
"Academy-Back from the dead!" 7/21/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Academy Propaganda Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  fun, nice jib flex, durable
  • Cons:  sketchy at speeds,

Experience:   Academy kind of disappeared for a while, but came back over the past few years and really started making some good boards again. This board to me felt like a typical jib deck. Fun to do presses and stuff on, but not much else. Not stable enough to take anywhere really steep or fast. great jib deck, anywhere else not so much.
"Great board for the entire mountain" 7/21/2011
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  • Name: 2010 K2 Jibpan Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  stable, good presses, fast

Experience:   My buddy has been riding these for years and finally got me to try one. The slogan jib the whole mountain is true. This board was stable enough to get where you wanted to go, yet soft enough to hit tricks on the side of the trail or in the park wherever you went. I had never given K2 really any thought, but this board was AWESOME.
"Rossi has come a long way" 7/19/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Rossignol Decoy Midwide Snowboard 153
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  nice flex, decent pop, stable
  • Cons:  felt kind of dead underneath,

Experience:   My first board ever was a rossi. It was decent, i got new boards, then rode it a few years later and realized how terrible it was. I tried this board and it was much better. Rossi for a while in my area was seen as a rental fleet board, but more and more shredders are riding these on a regular basis. This specific board handled pretty much everything i threw at it. However, it felt kind of dead between the feet. It was not stiff, but just not very responsive. Definitely rideable and if you are on a budget this is something to consider. Most other brands still offer better boards though.
"Great board!" 7/19/2011
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  • Name: 2008 Capita Mid Life Artist Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Powder
  • Pros:  flex, pop, graphics
  • Cons:  none!,

Experience:   The mid life series has always been my favorite by capita. They are a more everything based park board. Stiffer than the jib specific stairmaster, but still able to handle presses just fine. I love the stability and the graphics are very nice!
"Great for the prie" 7/19/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Arbor Formula Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  nice pop, solid, cost
  • Cons:  sketchy at high speeds,

Experience:   I personally love arbor boards. In my local shops they have always been priced pretty high, and i saw this one on sale for a very good price. I snagged it up and gave it a ride. It performed well. At super high speeds it was unstable, but not a ton. I did not try any park as i just cruised around the mountain on it. Fun board that wont break the bank!
"Very nice!" 7/17/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Ride Flight Snowboard Boots
  • Pros:  Comfort, Zonal lacing works well, not boa
  • Fit:  mid
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I got these to replace the BOA's i hated so much. These guys were a breath of fresh air. Super comfortable, and i could dial the tightness to specific areas of my boot perfectly. Super rad boot that i will probably be riding for the next season as well.
"Hate Boa!!" 7/17/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Ride Anthem BOA Snowboard Boots
  • Pros:  Comfortable,
  • Cons:  Boa is terrible, I hate the boa system, needs laces or speedzone
  • Fit:  mid
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I wanted to give boa boots another try, so i gave these a spin. I really hate boa! I could not get the desired tightness i wanted, and the boots just felt awkward in regards to how loose or tight they were. despite that, they were comfortable. I am sure BOA works for some, but not me. I prefer burton's speedzone and similar systems over regular laces, and regular laces tenfold over BOA.
"Good value" 7/17/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Ride EX Snowboard Bindings
  • Pros:  Comfort, flex, wedgie footbed
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   These are the lowest model i would actually ride on a day to day basis from ride. They have the wedgie footbed unlike the lx, so you get a smoother ride and a more natural stance to take pressure off of your knee. The toe strap keeps your boot in place very well. I am a big fan of ride bindings as i feel they keep you pretty close to the board compared to other brands. To me, it results in greater board feel and quicker snaps off of ollies and jumps. While these bindings were nothing special, they were a nice, simple ride that i would recommend to budget conscious riders.
"You get what you pay for" 7/15/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Ride LX Snowboard Bindings
  • Pros:  affordable,
  • Cons:  no wedgie footbed, heavy,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   With lower end bindings from all companies, you get what you pay for. Less features, less innovation. These are missing the fullbed wedgie footbeds that are so popular across the rest of rides line. The ratchets also feel cheaper, and the straps are not that comfortable. However, Since the baseplate is thin and there is no wedgie footbeds, you basically feel like you are one with the board, which is always a good thing since many companies now design bindings with an inch of foam between you and the board. Get these if you really cannot spend the money, but otherwise look higher up in ride's offerings!
"NICE!" 7/15/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Ride Revolt Snowboard Bindings
  • Pros:  Solid response, nice mid flex, comfortable
  • Cons:  bland colorways,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   Ride bindings are among my favorite. The revolt is more of a bargain binding from ride, but still a step up from the ex and lx. They do a good job of keeping your feet strapped onto the board comfortably. The ratchets were smooth, and the baseplates were nice and responsive since they are stiff aluminum, while the straps were soft enough to allow for some side to side flex. IMO, these are a solid, mid flexing all around binding from ride. Sure they have other models with more bells and wistles for more money, but if you just need to ride down the mountain for less money, grab these!
"Jib!" 7/12/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Arbor Draft Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Boxes
  • Pros:  pressy, stable, poppy

Experience:   This was my first arbor board and i was impressed. I have not been able to find a stable jib deck for a few years, but this was it. This board was a joy to ride and i did not experience very much rocker washout at all. I would reccomend this to anyone who needs a jib board that can get you from the lift to the park.
"Lovely!" 7/12/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Capita Mid Life Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  Stable, poppy, camber!
  • Cons:  none!,

Experience:   I am not the biggest fan of capita's FK tech, so i loved their camber offerings. capita's cambered boards are among some of the best i have ridden. The mid life was no different. Perfect flex, perfect stability. Without fk you lose float in powder, but you gain stability and control. The graphics are also amazing in person. perfect for park riders who want the stability to take it to the rest of the mountain!
"Nice, stable ride" 7/12/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Love Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Switch Riding
  • Pros:  snappy, stable, nice graphics
  • Cons:  none,

Experience:   Loved this board. It was a nice, easy board to ride. softer than middle of the road flex, so it was pretty easy to butter around. Boardslides were easy to lock into, and it was not a catchy board at all. A decent all around board from burton!
"Kink's older brother" 6/30/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Ride DH2 Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Park,Switch Riding
  • Pros:  Solid, poppy, fun
  • Cons:  bit stiff,

Experience:   The DH2 rode similarly to the kink, but was much more stable and diverse in what it could handle. This board loves jumps and high speeds. I found it a bit stiff for pressing, but if you know what you are doing and are able to press properly, it won't be that much of an issue. This is a great board that builds of the widely popular DH from ride. A great board to ride all over and especially in the park on larger features.
"Loved it!" 6/30/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Ride Kink Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Pros:  Light, poppy, pressy
  • Cons:  A bit unstable,

Experience:   I feel ride is a brand that introduces some pretty cool tech into their boards, but they often get overlooked by many. Their bindings are among some of the most innovative as well. It had been a few years since i had ridden a kink. They were fun back then, so i was interested in seeing how they rode now. I found the kink to be pretty solid. I loved playing with it on small rails and mini-shred type stuff. I did feel a bit uncomfortable on jumps and washed out a few times. Straight-lining would result in some side to side chatter in the tail, but that is to be expected from a jib board. If you are looking for something solid to take to the streets, this is one to consider.
"Joystick: one of the best" 6/30/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Joystick Wide Snowboard 156 Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  stable, floats in pow, fun to ride in park
  • Cons:  None!,

Experience:   The joystick in 2010 was my absolute favorite board ever. It just felt like i had been riding it all my life. It did everything my legs told it to. It was super stable, floated in pow, and the pop was amazing. I was excited to demo the 2011 model to see if there was any changes made. Well, there wasn't and it was still one of the best, if not the best. The only problem i had was the demo tent only had a wide for me to try, so it was a little sluggish on turns, but was still basically the same joystick i fell in love with the prior season. I honestly feel that the joystick is a jack of all trades, a board that you can take anywhere, and use for all aspects of snowboarding.
"Best Graphics!" 6/28/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Restricted Easy Livin Flying V Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Boxes,Jumps
  • Pros:  pop, flex,
  • Cons:  stability,

Experience:   Pretty solid deck from burton. I love the Ralph Steadman graphics as well. The board was a solid park deck, and boosted of jumps and allowed for some decent presses and butters. However, i found that when going straight, the tail felt like it was searching from side to side and felt kind of sketchy. I believe this is due to the flying v shape. hopefully burton irons this out in the future. Great board, but not perfect.
"One of my favorites" 6/28/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Capita Stairmaster Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  awesome mid flex, stable, super fun
  • Cons:  none!,

Experience:   One of my favorite boards of all time. I always have a blast whenever i hop on a stairmaster. The flex makes it a versatile board to be ridden everywhere. It does whatever i wanted it to. Not the best in powder obviously, but it can be forced to ride it. I love locking into presses on this board, as well as locking into front boards since it is cambered. Get one of these for sure!
"pleasantly surprised, but still eh." 6/28/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Forum Scallywag Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  poppy, stable,
  • Cons:  felt dead,

Experience:   I was surprised by this deck. I usually go into demoing forum boards with aprehension. I have had terrible rides on forums in the past. This one was pretty solid. As usual, the board, like most forums i have ridden in the past, was not as lively as other brands, and suffered from wooden door syndrome, whereas the board just felt kind of dead. However, when loaded properly, the board did boost some good pop. it was stable going fast. Not a terrible board, but there are much better out there.
"<3 camber" 6/22/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Rome Mod Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  positive camber, stable, poppy
  • Cons:  none!,

Experience:   I like to have one camber deck in the quiver at all times. I demo'd this board and i really enjoyed it. I found it stiff but still playful, very lively, and had great grip and stability. I took it all over the mountain and it felt great everywhere. I may pick this up next season as my camber deck.
"Great all over" 6/22/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Rome Postermania Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Boxes,Jumps,Rails
  • Pros:  mid flex, stable, poppy

Experience:   The board's description is dead on. It is not a jib stick, and not an all mountain board. it is both! i had fun hitting rails, jumps, and some leftover pow on the sides of the trails. The board was extremely easy to ride in all conditions. It was a little stiffer than i would have liked for jibs, but the added stability is great for everything else.
"Awesome!" 6/12/2011
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  • Name: 2008 Down With People Snowboard DVD
  • Pros:  Joe sexton's part,

Experience:   I have to admit, i got the flick solely to see joe sexton's part. There was a lot of hype surrounded this kid. He delivered. I really enjoy all of the people crew movies, so this was no exception. Had the vibe of a group of friends that ride pretty much everything. fun!
"Jed Anderson FTW!!" 6/12/2011
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  • Name: 2010
  • Pros:  Jed anderson, fun parts, Well rounded crew

Experience:   I loved this video. It was the first time i saw a jed anderson part and was blown away. kid has some talent. The rest of the crew is diverse as is the movie. Backcountry, park, and street are all represented. an overall great snowboard movie!
"Alright" 6/12/2011
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  • Name: 2009 The B Snowboard DVD
  • Pros:  keegan valaika,
  • Cons:  bad editing, music choice, tried too hard to be over the top.

Experience:   I really did not like this video all that much. It felt pretentious and full of itself. I really only enjoyed keegan's part and jeremy jones' part. In fact, keegan's was one of my favorite video parts ever, however the rest of the video fell flat.
"Great flick" 6/11/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Volcom 9191 Snowboard DVD
  • Pros:  fun!, Gigi, Volcom style

Experience:   I love pretty much every movie volcom is involved with. Even their old skate flicks. This video should satisfy pretty much every snowboarder out there. Just a great all around movie.
"<333" 6/11/2011
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  • Name: 2007 Optimistic Snowboard DVD
  • Pros:  Gigi Ruf, pow!!, good music
  • Cons:  none.,

Experience:   Gigi's part was so good. For a film that sets out to show the effects of global warming, they sure found a lot of fresh snow. The movie is pretty chill and very entertaining to watch. If your a street rat, you wont enjoy this as much. Can't beat donovan's season of the witch as a song either!
"Awesome" 6/11/2011
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  • Name: 2009 Videograss Snowboard DVD
  • Pros:  Great riders, soundtrack was cool, Some sick rail riding
  • Cons:  it had to end,

Experience:   I love pretty much each rider in this video. LNP has a 2 song part and he is one of my favorite riders to watch. Jake Olsen-Elm was gnarly as well. I liked the editing and the overall feel of the flick. There are basically no backcountry shots, mostly just a street video. So if street is not your thing, you should probably pass.
"park deck for sure!" 6/10/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Rome Garage Rocker Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Beginner
  • Pros:  perfect for rails, beginner friendly,
  • Cons:  strictly a rail board,

Experience:   I had a lot of fun hitting rails on this board. The rep told me it was strictly a jib deck, so i went into the demo with that mindset. The board just felt right. It pressed, spun, and rode great. Unstable at speeds and some rocker washout, but that is expected on a reverse camber jibstick. The soft flex though does make it easy to control at low speeds, which combined with the price of this board makes for a great quality beginners board as well!
"surprisingly soft" 6/10/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Rome Graft Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  soft,
  • Cons:  unstable, softer than expected,

Experience:   I was told this board was more like a beefed up artifact. Something with more of an all mountain side of freestyle flex. Nope, i honestly could not tell the difference between the flex of this and my artifact. Now, does this mean its a bad ride? not at all. It was fun to play around on in the park, and was a nice, solid park deck. I was just hoping for something a little stiffer.
"Super fun" 6/9/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Nitro Kooley Off Series
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  light, poppy, soft

Experience:   I loved this board. I used it specifically for street riding, and i thought it was perfect. great pop, locked into presses really well. I feel that nitro is an underrated brand, yet every nitro board i have ridden was very decent
"nice and simple" 6/4/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Ride LX
  • Pros:  light, cheap, durable
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I threw these on a setup i put together for my younger brother. He loves them. Nice and simple and they work really well. nothing special, not overly hyped or overly engineered. a good beginner binding for sure.
"Nice bindings" 6/4/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Ride Nitrane Contraband
  • Pros:  responsive,
  • Cons:  felt the same as regular contrabands, pressure point,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   These to me felt no different than the regular contrabands. I was told by a ride rep that these would solve what i did not like about my plain 'bands. To be honest i could not tell a difference between the two. The mesh in the toe thong thingy was unnecessary if you set them up right anyway. they did feel slightly more responsive, and for that i will give them one more star than the regular version.
"Tricky at first, but okay when set up right!" 6/4/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Ride Contraband
  • Pros:  fit, light, good response
  • Cons:  straps in the way caused slow in and out, pressure point,
  • Flex:  soft

Experience:   The selling point was one strap=quick in and out. However, i found it really awkward to get into these. the strap would always fall into the binding tray and i would have to really fight it to get it out. Also it took a lot of trial and error to get the fit right, and i had a bad pressure point at the ankle buckle. Besides that, i thought they rode well and were plenty responsive.
"Older forces" 6/3/2011
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  • Name: 2008 Union Go Party Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  simple,
  • Cons:  heavy, crappy toe strap,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   These bindings are okay. I owned them for a little bit before selling them. I hated the toe strap on them and they felt heavy. If you can snag these for a good price or want them to use towards a pair of union frankendbings i would recommend them. otherwise there are much better options out there. I ended up selling mine for a pair of flux binders.
"Superb!" 6/3/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Process VRocker Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  mid flex, stable, damp
  • Cons:  a bit heavy,

Experience:   Bought this board used off of another trusnow member. I got a few days on it and i love it! perfect flex for everything. v rocker floats in the pow, and makes it easy to press. The edge-hold at speeds on hardpack is impressive as well. I would recommend this board to anything needing a board that can handle it all, but more at home in the park.
"Great!" 6/3/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Cobrashark Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  Mid flex, supportive, comfortable
  • Cons:  wings don't do anything,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I really enjoy these bindings. they are now part of my set-up for next year, which i will not be updating because i love it. great mid flex good for all mountain riding. no pressure points in the straps, and the toe cap fits well. the wings on the highbacks were not noticeable though, despite being advertised as something awesome.
"Superbly Super" 4/28/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Prophecy Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  lightweight, mid flex, good lookin'
  • Cons:  none,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I really like burton's new re:flex tech. It lightens the bindings up significantly, and adds an almost EST like feel when applied to non channel boards. I did notice that my board felt less dead under my bindings due to the reflex disk. The bindings were super comfortable, and to me felt like the perfect all around binding. not too soft, not too stiff, and able to bomp down the mountain. The build quality was also superb, and is backed by burtons lifetime baseplate warranty. Another hit from burton, and i hope to see their re:flex line expanded in seasons to come!
"SOLID!" 3/24/2011
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  • Name: 2011 K2 Raygun Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  Fast, Stable, Nice Flex
  • Cons:  none,

Experience:   One of the few K2 boards i had the pleasure of trying. K2 really makes a solid product. I could press for days on this, yet charge down the hill and take it off jumps. I did not get to try it in the pow, But most rocker boards do just fine in the fresh. A very fun and predictable ride for sure.
"Fantastic" 3/24/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Easy Livin Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Park
  • Pros:  Sick Graphics, Supper poppy,
  • Cons:  a bit on the stiff side,

Experience:   I absolutely loved this board. It feels like a board that you have been riding forever. I did not need a few runs to get used to it. Off jumps, this thing kills it. Insanely poppy. A bit stiff for jibs but you can get the job done with it. One of burton's best for sure.
"Good all around board" 3/24/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Seven Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed
  • Pros:  Smooths, table,
  • Cons:  weird flex, unlively,

Experience:   Rode my buddies for a few days while i waited for a warranty replacement on one of my boards. The board is OKAY. It doesnt feel very inspired, and to me is a bit too stiff for park, yet not stiff enough for bombing down the hills. For just cruising around, the board is just fine.
"SOOO GOOD!" 3/22/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Capita Charlie Slasher FK Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Off Trail,Powder,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Super stable, floats like a boat, surfy

Experience:   Borrowed my buddies to do some storm chasing in vermont. Riding in about a foot of pow, it reminded me of surfing. it was so smooth, so effortless, just amazing. This will be my pow board for next season. an amazing product from capita.
"Super Fun!" 3/22/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Rome Artifact Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  soft, skatey, easy to ride

Experience:   Softer than its reverse camber brother, this board does at some stability since its camber. The one thing i like about this is that you really feel yourself locking into presses instead of just lifting your leg up. the artifact camber has always been my favorite jib specific board, and this years does not dissapoint.
"NICE!" 3/22/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Rome Agent Rocker Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  Stable, poppy, smooth

Experience:   The agent had always been my favorite board from rome. The agent rocker just makes it better. Awesome float in powder, stable bombing through the tracked out crud, fun to press around on and it has great pop. The board felt like an extension of myself. it was so easy to ride and so stable at the same time.
"Great for park" 3/21/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Restricted Hero Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Boxes,Rails
  • Pros:  easy presses, somewhat stable for a park board,
  • Cons:  Felt dead, not a lot of pop,

Experience:   While it was soft and easy to press, i felt kind of like i was riding a door. It was not a very lively ride, and was lacking in the pop department. I had heard a lot of good things about this board, but having demoed it after riding a joystick, i found the hero to be very underwhelming. It's not a terrible board by any stretch, but burton does offer products that i feel are much more fun.
"Favorite Board to date." 3/21/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Joystick Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Super Stable, Mid Flex, Good float

Experience:   I have been using union's M6 adapter disk to use their bindings on burton boards, and i must say they are a great fit. Anyway, the 2010 joystick was easily one of my favorite boards EVER. Super poppy, stable, floated in pow well, and even cut through cement like nothing. The joystick will be my go to board for 2011/2012 if there are no drastic changes.
"Great fit" 3/4/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Oakley A Frame
  • Pros:  comfort, visibility,
  • Cons:  could have a wider field of view.,

Experience:   Sold my dragons and got these. They are really comfortable and work well with my bern helmet. The only thing i don't like is the range of vision. I feel like they could have been a little bigger and wider. Other than that, they are a good value.
"The new dominant" 3/1/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Whammy Bar Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Boxes,Rails
  • Pros:  pop, stability, flex
  • Cons:  mid spoon weird at first,

Experience:   Love this board. I loved the dominant, and this board is a perfect replacement. the midspoon was weird at first, but after a few runs i got used to it. if you have trouble getting off the lift this isn't for you, as your back foot will be centered over the midspoon, thus not giving you any edge control off the chair at all.
"Crazy good" 2/18/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Nug Snowboard - Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  amazing float in powder, pop, stable
  • Cons:  none,

Experience:   This board is insane. I thought it was all hype, but its not. i rode a 146, and it floated in powder better than any board i have ever ridden. its insanely stable, moreso than boards much bigger and stiffer. This board brings skateboarding to the mountain. To me, it was like snowboarding for the first time all over again. If you have a chance to pick this up, do so!
"Fun, Solid snowboard." 2/17/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Artec Nima Jalali Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  Fun, easy to ride, solid construction
  • Cons:  a little too soft for me,

Experience:   I feel that artec is a brand that gets overlooked a lot, especially in the US. Well, they deserve more recognition. Their boards are built to be durable, and ride very well. I switched boards with my friend who has this for a few runs, and i really liked it. the graphics are nice as well. The board rides smooth, is predictable, and is just a great board to ride. it is softer as nima is a bit of a jib guy, but thats part of what makes this board so fun! easy to press, butter, and can handle a bit of speed as well!
"Not great" 2/17/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Technine MFM Classic Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  comfortable, looks good,
  • Cons:  Falls apart,

Experience:   I owned a pair of technines for a little bit. They were fun to ride, but screws were always falling off. After losing two toe strap screws in one run, i got replacements from technine and sold them. Stick with other brands such as flux, rome, union, and gasp: buton!
"My favorite boots, hands down." 2/2/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Moto Snowboard Boots Men's
  • Pros:  Easy lacing-speedzone for the win, comfort, look
  • Cons:  way soft,
  • Flex:  soft
  • Shoe Size:  9.5

Experience:   I was getting a lot of foot pain in my nike's, so i decided to stop by a local shop and grab a pair of these after trying them on. They are freaking comfortable, and soft enough to tweek around. I am able to compensate for their soft flex by adjusting my bindings, so i can get a responsive ride or a more jib oriented ride out of them. I think these boots are great for their price.
"Very Fun!" 1/30/2011
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  • Name: 2011 GNU Riders Choice C2 BTX Snowboard - Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Mid flex, Stable, FUN!
  • Cons:  No full wrap edges,

Experience:   This board is an all mountain killer. Perfect for everything you could come across. Slays the park, slashes the powder, and rails turns on ice! My only complaint is more of a personal gripe against the construction of the board. I really wish lib would start putting edges around the entire board to help stop damage from noobs in the liftline that hit your nose and tail.
"First Mervin, Impressed!" 1/30/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Lib Tech Banana Magic Enhanced BTX Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding
  • Pros:  Stable, poppy, float in pow
  • Cons:  no full wrap edges,

Experience:   I have been hesitant to try any mervin boards due to the lack of edges around the nose and tail, but i must say this board is amazing. Super stable, edge hold is great, and a nice mid flex. it was a great all mountain ride. I would definitely recommend this board.
"Improved from previous years" 1/6/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Restricted Cartel EST Snowboard Bindings - Men's
  • Pros:  Stiff, responsive, less forward lean
  • Cons:  forward lean still there ,
  • Flex:  stiff

Experience:   The forward lean that is built in is significantly less than previous years. Also, the bindings felt stiffer than my missions and my customs did. This allowed for a super responsive feel, and prevented me from going over the bars on presses. An all around classic for sure.
"Awesome" 1/6/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Mission EST Snowboard Bindings
  • Pros:  Solid, Responsive, quality
  • Cons:  None,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I have these currently on my nug after riding customs for a bit. I like the Mission better overall. They feel more responsive than the custom. Super solid ride, and i love the new shredbed, makes it feel like nothing is there but still adds some cush.
"Not a fan" 1/1/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Forum Youngblood Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  High Speeds
  • Pros:  Stable, damp,
  • Cons:  feels like a door,

Experience:   Honestly, This was probobly my least favorite board i have ridden. It feels like someone strapped a wooden door to my feet. It is hard to describe, it wasn't all that stiff, but did not feel lively at all. a very uninspired ride for sure.
"Perfect all around board" 12/24/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Capita Stairmaster Extreme Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Low Speeds,Park,Switch Riding
  • Pros:  Solid flex, Great pol, Easy to ride

Experience:   I love this board. Stiffer than the normal stairmaster, this board holds it's own on bigger jumps and higher speed. Great edge control and super fun to ride. This is the last standard camber board I have left in my quiver, and it will be there to stay.
"Solid price point bindings" 12/24/2010
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  • Name: 2011 Union Flite
  • Pros:  Mid flex, Toe strap better then other union straps, Price
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   If you want something more responsive then contacts but don't want to spend 200 on forces, these are for you. Simple, light, responsive. I wish union would use the toe strap that is on these across their entire line.
"Good stuff!" 12/24/2010
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Cartel Re:Flex Snowboard Bindings - Men's
  • Pros:  Smooth flex pattern, Solid and Cush base, Responsive
  • Cons:  Forced forward lean,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I love the concept. It is basically est bindings for non est boards. I was skeptical at first, but you can feel a difference. The cap strap is amazing, and the binding is solid. The only thing I don't like is the forward lean. I don't like being told to bend my knees by my bindings.

Comments & Questions

if u read manual, you can easily adjust the highback

"Simple and effective" 12/23/2010
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Custom EST Snowboard Bindings
  • Pros:  Lightweight, Awesome board feel, Lifetime warranty
  • Cons:  Capstrap, Binding angles not accurate,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I love this binding. It's rock solid, and feels like a binding should, like it's not really there. Support when you need it, out of mind when you don't. I wish the binding angle indicator was more accurate, and that these came with the capstraps found on the higher end models. Those are my only complaints. Others then those, thumbs up!
"Best Horrorscope Yet!" 8/27/2010
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  • Name: 2011 Capita Horrorscope FK Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Boxes,Jumps,Rails
  • Pros:  soft, floats in pow, locks into presses
  • Cons:  new flat kick profile makes it not as stable,

Experience:   the major change to this board from last season is the new flat kick profile. last season, the flat kick began after the binding inserts, whereas this season it begins before. this causes this board to press even easier, and also allows it to surf in the powder really well, which was surprising to me due to how soft the board is. the drawback to this is that its not nearly as stable as the previous runs of the horrorscope at higher speeds. for a park deck that can surf powder, this board is hard to beat, and the price is very nice!
"Almost Perfect!" 8/8/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Capita Sierrascope FK
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Boxes,Halfpipe,Jumps,Rails
  • Pros:  Flex, Stability, Pop
  • Cons:  Durability,

Experience:   i love the way this board rode. it was very stable, super easy to press, and very fun to ollie with. my only complaint is that the sidewalls and top sheet did not stand up to abuse as well as other boards i have ridden. other than that, this is a perfect deck!
"awesome, sort of" 5/1/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Cartel
  • Pros:  comfot, flex, straps
  • Cons:  forward lean,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   in my opinion, these are the best bindings in burtons line. the only thing i do not like is the forward lean, which cannot be set to zero. this is a problem if you have boots that also do not have forward lean, you will have trouble getting them to fit flush.
"Rome Boots- so good" 4/29/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Rome Folsom Snowboard Boots
  • Pros:  supportive, comfortable, no pressure points
  • Cons:  none!,
  • Flex:  stiff

Experience:   rome's products are among the best in the industry. i was skeptical of their boots when they arrived on the scene a few years back, thinking rome was just going to shell out some boots with their name to make some coin. i was wrong! they are so awesome. super comfortable and supportive. make it a point to try a pair of rome boots!
"solid!" 4/26/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton P1.1
  • Pros:  soft, comfortable straps,
  • Cons:  forward lean,
  • Flex:  soft

Experience:   my one gripe with burton bindings is many have forward lean that can not be set to absolute 0. other than that, these bindings had great flex and were comfortable.
"perfect!" 4/26/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton The Hero Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  rides like a fix, but better!, awesome flex, rocker makes turning easy
  • Cons:  ICS compatability,

Experience:   the board rides very much like the burton fix, but better. it feels more responsive but still soft and playful. an awesome all around board from burton
"Awesome" 4/25/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Celsius Climate Lace
  • Pros:  sick looking, comfortable, quality
  • Cons:  none,
  • Fit:  mid
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   been riding celcius for two years now. super comfortable and they last. best boots i have ever ridden hands down.
"SICK" 4/25/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Fix
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Boxes,Rails
  • Pros:  Soft!, easy to ride, super fun
  • Cons:  est only,

Experience:   super fun ride from burton. burton is a company i usually stay away from due to the EST/ICS thing, but once more binding companies make discs for the system i will be getting this board. stable at speed, easy to press, super fun and consistent ride. perfect board for park!
"Awesome Bag!" 4/24/2010
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  • Name: 2009 Gravis Metro
  • Pros:  Laptop Case, Comfortable, Quality

Experience:   i use this bag for school. i carry my macbook, books, and notebooks with no problem. the mile walk from the parking lot through the most dangerous city in america (camden, nj) to campus is very comfortable, and the straps do not put any pressure points on my shoulders like some other backpacks have in the past. also, during rain, my stuff stays dry!
"EH okay" 4/24/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Union Sierra Contact SL
  • Pros:  lightweight, straps,
  • Cons:  felt like snow was stuck under my heel, felt bleh,
  • Flex:  soft

Experience:   i used to love the contacts until i made the force my binding of choice. the contacts just feel iffy while riding. sure you can butter around, but it feels like there is snow stuck under my heel since thats where the eva foam sits. consider the forces. to be honest i dont even notice that much difference in flex between the two.

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