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shwazy Name Nikolas
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""Give me Powder, or give me Death!"" 
General  
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Languages: English
Experience  
Years Riding: 15
Average Days/Year: 20
Skill Level: advanced
Riding Style: all mountain
Area of Expertise: general knowledge
Preferred Terrain: powder, park, groomers
Sizing Info  
Height/Weight: 5'9, 160 lbs
Board Size: 157
Boot Size: 9
Clothing Size: M
Jacket Size: M
Pants Size: M
Thermal Size: M
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Region: California
Location: So-Cal
Resort: Mammoth
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PRODUCT REVIEWS   (view all brand reviews)
"Solid Jacket" 9/27/2011
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  • Name: 2008 Burton Hybrid Snowboard Jacket
  • Pros:  Good waterproofing, A little extra warmth in chest area, Durable
  • Cons:  Sahara color isn't awesome,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  Comfortable but not baggy

Experience:   I have used this jacket for around 50 days now and it is still in great condition. No rips, tears, or the like. The waterproofing is solid. Makes good use of its pockets. Overall a very good jacket at this price.
"Old school style" 2/3/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Truckstop Beanie Men's
  • Pros:  Stylish, Comfortable, Loose fit
  • Cons:  Probably not the most durable,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Loose fit so the sizing is kinda not applicable

Experience:   I really like this beanie. It is made very long so you can fold up the bottom and wear it old school. It is super comfortable so if you like that style then go for it for sure. The only down sides are that the construction is not the greatest and it is not the warmest beanie either.
"Solid Freestyle Board" 12/18/2010
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  • Name: 2009 Burton X8 Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Butters,Groomed,Halfpipe,Jumps,Switch Riding
  • Pros:  Soft nose and tail, Plenty of pop, Great turn initiation
  • Cons:  Breaks down at higher speeds, Doesn't handle chop great,

Experience:   This board is a very solid freestyle board. It has really great turn initiation for easy edge to edge carving. The nose and tail are soft and forgiving on jumps. Switch riding on this board is about as easy as it comes for a cambered board. I would get this board if you are looking to progress in park and general freestyle riding. If you are looking for this to be a one board quiver then you have to temper your expectations at high speeds. This board will break down in the chop, but that is to be expected considering its forgiving flex and lightweight construction. This board will do fine at high speeds on groomed runs however but quite frankly most boards will under these circumstances. I used this board as as part of my quiver for park and intermediate freestyle riding. Definitely a solid board and for the right rider I could someone rating this a 5 star board for sure. My specs are 5'9 and 160 pounds. I rode the 155. If I were to have used this as a one board quiver I probably would have bought the 157 because I think it is plenty forgiving to handle in park and butter with while getting a little more stiffness for speed. The graphic is better in person than it appears in the picture if that matters to you. I used to own this board.
"Killer Board" 11/30/2010
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  • Name: 2011 Capita Mid Life Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Butters,Groomed,High Speeds,Jumps,Switch Riding
  • Pros:  Rips at high speeds, Soft nose and tail , Plenty of Pop

Experience:   This is a rad all around board that so far performs well everywhere I took it. I have been looking for a board that is soft enough to help with my freestyle progression but still will not break down at high speeds and this board definitely does not disappoint. Super fun riding switch. I only wear a size 8.5 boot and even though it is a mid-wide the side cut radius does not leave me wanting in turn initiation. It might require just a tad extra in that department but really not even worth noting. So far I really love this board. I have not had a chance to put it through the paces in the park yet but will update once park is up and running. There seems to be good pop though hitting little jumps around the mountain. Highly recommend. I picked up the 2010 version but other than graphic I do not believe the board changed from 2010 t 2011.
"I love this board!" 4/7/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton X8
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Carving,Groomers,Jumps
  • Pros:  lightweight, Easy to carve, poppy, Stable at high speeds, Strong edgehold, Soft

Experience:   I have ridden the super model x, super model, custom x, t6, fix, hero, and jeremy jones this year. I bought the x8 and my buddy the jeremy jones. Both these boards are killers. I disagree with people who say the x8 cant handle the steeps. I took it on blacks and had no issues...you just need blacks that are groomed. If the steeps are bumpy it is much harder to maintain control. But in good conditons you can carve the steeps with it really well. The board is great switch, light, easy to butter, and super quick edge to edge. Simply put this board rocks.
"Great Binding" 8/4/2014
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  • Name: 2014 Burton Ion Snowboard Boots
  • Pros:  lacing system, comfortable, durable
  • Fit:  mid
  • Flex:  stiff
  • Shoe Size:  9
  • Boot Size:  8.5

Experience:   These boots are very solid and on the stiff side for sure. They provide great support but like all boots your personal fit is the most important. What fits me may not fit you. I am a size 9 shoe in normal shoes and have worn my last three burton boots at 8.5 which I admit is boarder line too small. I have to pack them down for about 10 days before they really get perfect. So unless you like your boots tight go true to size. I think in general burton boots are overpriced so try other boots as well. This is coming from someone who owns a lot of burton gear.
"Solid Camber Stick" 8/4/2014
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  • Name: 2012 Burton Easy Livin Blem Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  stable , still playful, easy to butter

Experience:   My buddy owns this board and like most burton boards you will have no problem charging on it. Is it the Custom X? No. But if you are looking for a fun all around board that is twin and will not break the bank this is a good choice. The tail is stiffer than the nose and you can feel the difference when buttering. Riding switch I really didn't notice the difference between the nose and tail. I am 5'9 and 155 lbs and my buddy's board is a 157. I chose intermediate but this board is for advanced riders too, just depends on your riding style and what you want.
"Pricey but great deck" 8/4/2014
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Vapor Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Park,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  rails, light, quick edge to edge

Experience:   First thing you will notice about the Vapor is how easily this board transitions from edge to edge. Probably a combination of the light weight and relatively narrow width. This is a great board for someone who likes to charge but wants something a little friendlier than the Custom X for freestyle riding. If I was looking for an all around camber deck this would be high on the list if not for the price. Unless you are riding 50 days a year hard to justify the price but at this sale price it isn't. I am 5'9 and 155 lbs and demo'd the 157.
"Similar to Custom" 8/3/2014
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  • Name: 2012 Burton Sherlock Blem Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Park,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Versatile, Holds well at speed, Medium flex

Experience:   If u like Burton's Flying V shape this a solid all around choice! True to Burton's form this board hold well at speed but the medium flex still makes it fun in park. Don't expect the Flying V shape to give u as much float in pow as pure rocker boards but will still help some. Overall solid board. I like everything from park to bombing am 5'9 and weigh about 155. I rode the 157.
"Not my favorite" 7/27/2014
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  • Name: 2014 Burton Emblem Socks
  • Pros:  warm, durable,
  • Cons:  too thick for my taste,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  standard

Experience:   Do night buy these unless you like a thick sock. Thick socks are not my preference so that is why I am not a huge fan of these but nothing wrong with the sock.
"Favorite Binding" 7/27/2014
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  • Name: 2014 Burton Malavita EST Snowboard Bindings
  • Pros:  stable, durable, comfortable
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   This is my favorite binding and I prefer them slightly over Cartels. A little more comfortable and slightly more playful but still no problem bombing with them. Love this binding and the asym straps. Although the straps this year I like slightly less than years prior as they are not quite as comfortable.
"Classic" 7/27/2014
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  • Name: 2014 Burton Cartel EST Snowboard Bindings
  • Pros:  durable, stable, comfortable
  • Flex:  stiff

Experience:   Cartels are such a classic. And yes if you have a channel board I prefer EST bindings but they are not a requirement. If you have non-burton boards or plan on owning them then non-est is the better choice. These bindings are the perfect blend of aggressive but with enough play to work in concert with freestyle riding. As I dont bomb as much as I used to I like the Malavitas slightly over these as they are a tad bit softer and I prefer the asym straps. Highly recommend.
"Love this item" 7/26/2014
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  • Name: 2012 Burton Windsor Quilted Flannel
  • Pros:  high quality, stylish, warm
  • Fit:  Too big
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Runs large

Experience:   I really dig these flannels as they are both stylish and functional. They definitely run a little on the big size. I normally wear medium or large and a small fits me comfortably if I wear only a t-shirt underneath. The medium is perfect if I want to layer. Highly recommend.
"A Classic" 4/24/2013
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  • Name: 2013 Burton Truckstop Beanie
  • Pros:  stylish, comfortable, multiple ways to wear
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  Good fit for M-L cuz it is a loose fit

Experience:   This is my all time favorite beanie. Classic look which can be worn multiple ways. Super comfortable and warm. I would pay more for this. I have a medium sized head and this fits well but I think can accommodate large as well.
"does the trick" 4/23/2013
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  • Name: 2012 Dakine Key Lock
  • Pros:  last,
  • Cons:  will not stop a man on a mission,

Experience:   These locks are a deterrent and not a real security measure but that is all you need in my opinion to significantly lower your odds of your board getting ripped off. In a crowded place someone is probably not going to take the time to get around this lock as opposed to taking someone's board which isn't locked.
"Cool flops" 4/23/2013
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  • Name: 2010 Gravis Waterpipes Sandals
  • Pros:  Stylish,
  • Cons:  Slightly uncomfortable but will break in,

Experience:   This is my second pair of these. I got the red and black and they look cooler in person than on the site. These are not super comfortable at first but they will break in over time. Cant go wrong at this price. These definitely run true to size in my opinion.
"Solid Twin V Rocker" 4/14/2013
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  • Name: 2013 Burton Whammy Bar Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Butters,Groomed,High Speeds,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Holds up well at speed for rocker, true twin,

Experience:   I ended up buying the Joystick instead because it was a little stiffer throughout the board and definitely railed better but this board holds true to the Burton tradition of holding up well at speed, especially considering it is a rockered board. I liked this board a lot and if you are looking for a rockered board that you can take anywhere but tend a little more to freestyle then this is a good choice. If you want a little more of a charger look at the joystick instead. I am 5'9 and weigh about 155-160 lbs. I rode the biggest one they have which I think is a 157. I checked intermediate but I think this board can be used by any skill level.
"Rode it, now Own It" 4/11/2013
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  • Name: 2013 Burton Joystick Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Off Trail,Park,Powder,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Rails at high speed, Rocker profile is steep , Tail and Nose are not too flexible

Experience:   Truly love this board. I have always ridden cambered boards but I rode this sucker for 3 days straight at the Burton demo at N* and bought it. I was surprised how much this board holds up at speed for a pure rocker profile. I have always loved rocker in pow and the catch free nature for freestyle progression but could never get past the shakiness at higher speeds. Did not experience it with this board. You ride it different than camber in that this is not the loading and unloading and more surfy but you can definitely rail on it. I am 5'9 and weigh 160. I bought the 157cm. Strongly recommend to anyone who likes camber but wants a one stick quiver that will perform in pow as well. So far this board does well in everything.
"Solid All Around" 1/5/2013
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  • Name: 2013 Burton Antler Snowboard
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Park,Powder,Switch Riding
  • Pros:  Stable, Nimble, Hybrid Shape

Experience:   I spent about 4 hours on this board at the Burton demo day at N*. Put the board through paces. Definitely, notice the camber working for you although the rocker is the predominant profile of the board. The board held up well at high speeds. A little chatter with variable conditions at high speed but overall solid for a board this nimble. Keep in mind Burton boards are stiff in general so their 4 rating does not mean it cannot hold an edge at high speed. Overall, really liked the board. This seems like a good fit for somebody looking for a board that can play well in all conditions. I would recommend.
"Do it all killer" 12/30/2012
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Jeremy Jones Snowboard
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Butters,Groomed,High Speeds,Jumps,Switch Riding
  • Pros:  Such great edge hold, Carving machine, Soft enough to press
  • Cons:  none,

Experience:   This is such an awesome board. One of my all time favorites. This board holds such an awesome rail for still being soft enough to be playful. Highly recommend for someone who doesn't require a true twin and brings an aggressive freestyle mentality to the whole mountain. My buddy owns it and I have ridden it many times.

Comments & Questions

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"Love this board" 12/30/2012
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Malolo Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Carving,Chop,Crud,Groomers,High Speeds,Off Trail,Powder
  • Pros:  Awesome Float, Holds an edge, Nimble for how it rails

Experience:   This is such a great powder stick. The 20mm taper gives you tons of float. The board can simply rail on groomers and is surprising nimble from edge to edge. You can ride it switch but it really isn't a great ride that way so if you want to ride powder both regular and switch I would recommend a fully rockered board. If not this board is a cant miss.
"No man's land?" 12/30/2012
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Supermodel Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Powder
  • Pros:  Solid edge hold,
  • Cons:  doesn't do anything great,

Experience:   My problem with this board is that the 10mm taper is not quite enough to give you a ton of float but just enough to affect your ability to ride switch on the board. This could be a great board for a rider freeride rider who doesn't ride switch and doesn't get a lot of snow. Riding in Tahoe and loving to ride switch this board kind of pigeon holes you a bit and then doesn't offer enough benefit in pow to warrant it. It wasn't for me but I could see it being a great fit for some.
"Solid" 12/30/2012
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  • Name: 2012 Burton AK 2L Stagger Snowboard Jacket Men's
  • Pros:  Classic Look, Stay Dry in Storms,
  • Cons:  Not very technical for price,
  • Jacket Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L

Experience:   I put this jacket to the test in a classic Tahoe dump. It dumped on me for two days straight on the hill to the tune of about 5 feet of snow over the two days. I stayed dry and warm the whole time in the jacket. So the good news is the jacket does its primary job. A couple of small complaints is there is not a lot of tech in the jacket. Just a few pockets and really no technical features you might see on similarly priced jackets. The hood also does not fit over a helmet which is a drag. I wear a balaclava and tuck it in my layers so not a big deal but if you wear a helmet it could be an issue for you on stormy days. Overall I really like my jacket and would recommend.
"Sweet jacket at price point" 1/31/2012
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  • Name: 2012 686 Plexus Hydra Snowboard Jacket Men's
  • Pros:  Sweet tech for price point, Simple but stylish, Light weight
  • Cons:  little lacking in pockets,
  • Jacket Fit:  Too small
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  I would size up on this jacket...

Experience:   This jacket is hard to beat at 20/15 at this price point. Simple with no bells and whistles but that is why you get it at such a good price. Definitely recommend this jacket for the price. I am 5'9 and 170 to 175 pounds and I wear this jacket in Large and it fits me perfect. I wear Burton jackets in Medium. I own a Moment jacket in Large that is a little on the big side so I think I am probably between a Medium and Large fit. Since this jacket fits so well on me in Large i would say it runs a tad on the small side.
"Aggressive " 1/10/2012
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  • Name: 2010 Burton SLX
  • Pros:  Stiff and super supportive, Lacing system, light weight
  • Fit:  mid
  • Flex:  stiff
  • Shoe Size:  9
  • Boot Size:  8.5

Experience:   I wear a size 9 shoe but like my boots as snug as possible so I wear them 1/2 size smaller in this model. I also wore my last pair SL7s in 8.5 as well. I highly recommend this boot for anyone who wants a super responsive boot that provides plenty of support. I like to ride everywhere on the hill and these boots are great for every type of riding. Again they are stiff!
"For aggressive riders" 1/8/2012
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Supermodel X Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Off Trail,Powder
  • Pros:  Rails!, 10mm taper helps in pow, Responsive and nimble
  • Cons:  a little one dimensional,

Experience:   What I like about this board is what I do not like about it. This is an aggressive all mountain slayer. 10mm taper helps in pow. The stiffness of the board and 10mm taper do not help with switch progression and this is not an intermediate board. If you are an intermediate rider I would only recommend it if you only ride regular (not switch) and are solely an all mountain rider. You would have to be an expert to enjoy this board for freestyle riding imo. I am 5'9 and was about 165 pounds when I owned the board. I owned the 160cm. Oh and yes you can haul arse on this board with no fear of it breaking down on you.
"Solid all purpose board" 1/8/2012
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Easy Livin Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Park
  • Pros:  great carving board, soft enough to still be playful,

Experience:   This is a great all around board...would be a little better if they made it as a true twin in my opinion but for a board with a 4 flex rating you can rail on it. Burton's four flex rating is probably a seven for Capita for example. The board is still playful enough to press. Switch riding is easy enough for a directional board. Definitely would recommend if you are an aggressive park rider or an all mountain rider looking for something that is still fun in park.
"Solid sock " 1/7/2012
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  • Name: 2010 Euro Ski Supreme Socks Kid's
  • Pros:  durable, wick well,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  L
  • Fits Like:  L
  • Description:  comfortable...not thin but not thick

Experience:   I have the men's version of these socks and they are solid sock...I really like the thickness of these socks...they are not a thin sock but not thick either. Most important thing when buying socks is the thickness in my opinion because you if your boots are super snug then you want a thinner sock and vice versa.
"Dig it!" 12/25/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Gravis Trekker Travel Bag Men's
  • Pros:  Spacious, Utilizes space well , Compartmentalized

Experience:   Love the design of this luggage. Three separate compartments to organize your clothes and gear. Opens like a book which is great cuz it makes it really easy to find what you have stored. Construction is solid ( I own the smaller version as well). And the look is cool (bought the forbo block). The bag is a good size, definitely not a carry on in my experience but not huge either.
"good bag" 12/18/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Space Sack Snowboard Bag
  • Pros:  construction,
  • Cons:  no padding,

Experience:   this is a basic board bag that does not have padding...however that makes it lightweight and the construction of the bag is solid. I own the 166 but my buddy owns several 156 bags and he can fit his 158 cm board in it.
"Steezy Bag" 12/18/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Gravis Jetway Travel Bag Men's
  • Pros:  Design, Construction,

Experience:   This is a really cool carry on. The suitcase folds into two halves which makes for easy organization and access to your things. The bag looks great and has held up very well for the couple years I have owned it. I purchased the larger version which is an indication of my satisfaction with this bag. It is not big enough to house snowboarding outerwear such as jackets and pants... Once you put your jacket and pants there is not a lot of room for anything else so this is really not for snow trips unless it is a complimentary case.
"Solid Helmet" 11/24/2011
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  • Name: 2012 Smith Variant Brim Snowboard Helmet Men's
  • Pros:  Comfortable, Venting, Design

Experience:   I bought this helmet and really like it. I would try it on though cuz I wear a medium helmet and it is almost too small for me. I pair it up with the skull candy audio system and it works really well...no more pain caused by ear buds. I wear oakley crowbars which fit really well with it. My Electrics however do not fit well with this helmet. The venting on it is solid. Overall a well made helmet and pretty stylish as far as helmets go. Definitely would recommend and pair up with skull candy .
"Love em" 11/24/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Ion Snowboard Boots
  • Pros:  Stiff, Comfortable, Speed Lacing
  • Fit:  mid
  • Flex:  stiff
  • Shoe Size:  9
  • Boot Size:  8.5

Experience:   I have the 2011 ions and I am stoked on them. They are stiff and offer plenty of support for bombing but still feel very comfortable riding freestyle. The speed lacing system works great. I wear a size 9 shoe but wear 8.5 in these which is very snug but that is how I like my boots (as tight as possible with NO pressure point). I highly recommend this boot.
"Love em" 11/24/2011
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Idiom 3L Hi Top Snowboard Pants Men's
  • Pros:  Material, Comfort, Design
  • Pant Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  Not a baggy fit

Experience:   I am 5'9 and weigh 175 pounds. My pant length is 30 inseam and 33 waist. These fit pretty much perfect. Perhaps a tad snug in one section above the waist line. So if you are around my height and a little heavier I would opt for the large. My buddy is 5'7 and my weight and went with the large cuz he is a little thicker in the mid section than me. These are a great bib. Very breathable and waterproof. Stylish and have a classic fit...not baggy. Definitely recommend.
"Definitely Recommend" 11/22/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Capita Mid Life Photo Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  quick edge to edge, stiff enough for edge hold when carving, super flexy nose and tail

Experience:   This has been my go to board for the last season. Holds up fairly well at high speeds as long as you are going through pretty consistent terrain...i.e. groomers. The board is really light from edge to edge (even though it is a mid wide it has a deep side cut radius). The board is super playful...the nose and tail are really flexy. I think this is a great camber board for anyone who is freestyle oriented but still loves the entire mountain. The 6 flex rating is a little high in my view. The nose and tail flex at a 2 from what I am accustomed to. I would say the mid section is a 4.5 in stiffness. Capita is a freestyle oriented company and their flex ratings are a reflection of that in my experience. Overall a great all around board that will help someone progress into freestyle if they come from an all mountain bent like myself. I would not want a board more flexible because it would be worthless to me on the rest of the hill. Also floats pretty well because of the extra waist width i am presuming (not my pow stick though). I 5'9 and weigh between 165 and 175 pounds. Riding the 155 .
"Would Recommend" 11/12/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Dakine Low Roller Snowboard Bag
  • Pros:  Light weight, Ample storage,
  • Cons:  Could use a little more construction,

Experience:   Here is what I can fit in the 165: One 155 cm board One 157 cm board Two pairs of boots One pair of bindings One Helmet There is also room more room in the two pockets and main cargo space to stuff gloves, beanies, and other items like that. Weight with the aforementioned gear: 40 pounds. Good bag for the price ... could use a little more structure throughout the bag...the 165 is really long so will be a little hard to maneuver...but with the 165 could most likely not fit my helmet. Without helmet could get another pair of bindings and another board.
"Definitely Recommend" 4/25/2011
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Malavita Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  Straps, Buckles, Cush
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I have been riding Cartels(owned 3 pairs) and like these bindings as much or more. I did not feel I was losing any response although I did not get an opportunity to completely let loose on them, however based on my experience so far I think they are plenty responsive. The asymmetrical strap is super comfy and the toe straps are an improvement over the cartel's strap in my experience. The bindings are a really nice blend of response and forgiveness. I highly recommend for someone who likes to ride freestlye all over the mountain.
"Solid " 4/11/2011
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  • Name: 2008 Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket Earbuds
  • Pros:  Durable, Good Sound Quality,

Experience:   A lot of people have complained about these buds as far as quality goes but I have had mine over two years and have literally put them through the washer machine. They have been really solid for me. Definitely recommend.
"Solid Binding" 2/6/2011
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Cartel Snowboard Bindings Men's
  • Pros:  Comfortable, Perfect Flex, Durable
  • Cons:  Toe Cap,
  • Flex:  mid

Experience:   I own size Medium and I wear Burton SL7s in 8.5. Fit is good. I love these bindings. For me they are the perfect blend flex. I am wanting nothing when I bomb on these bindings but they are still forgiving enough for freestyle riding. The construction is solid and the straps are super comfy. The only complaint I have with the 2009 model is that I have a hard time keeping the toe cap from not slipping on occasion. I crank it down super tight and then still slips off. I have adjusted it as well so I do not think it is me. This is a minor complaint however. Overall a great binding. If you can pick up a pair at the sale price of 127 do it!
"Are what they say they are" 2/3/2011
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Ultralight
  • Pros:  good quality,
  • Cons:  they are very thin,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  M
  • Fits Like:  M
  • Description:  standard fit

Experience:   I bought these because I knew they would be thin and they are. Hard to complain about a sock constructed the way they were supposed to be constructed but I found them to be almost too thin. I have only worn them once and I like a thin sock so if you are looking for a thin sock then this is a good choice.
"Solid Goggle" 1/1/2011
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  • Name: 2009 Electric EG1S Goggles Men's
  • Pros:  Spherical Lens, Dont fog easily,
  • Cons:  Large shape,

Experience:   These are a very solid goggle for the price. I have the silver chrome lens which seems to work well in most lighting conditions. The spherical lens provides great peripheral vision. These goggles also do well not to fog up. The design of the goggle is larger than most meaning the actual shape is larger, although I do not have a large face at all so I think they still will work fine with a medium to even medium small face. However, with that in mind I would recommend making sure they fit with your helmet and/or face. Overall very solid goggle.
"Solid Pow Stick" 12/24/2010
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Malolo Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Powder
  • Pros:  Float, Stiffness,
  • Cons:  limited other than in pow,

Experience:   I really love this board in the pow. The 20mm taper definitely makes riding pow easier and more enjoyable. Leg burn is definitely minimized with this board. I was also pleasantly surprised by the stiffness of the board. I thought it would be softer than it is and therefore it rides groomers surprisingly well. I think this would be a great board for someone who primarily rides groomers directionally and likes a medium stiff board. I am torn however between this board and let's say other rocker boards that I have found to excel in powder. As the powder gets trekked out I do feel a little limited by not be able to ride switch and ride freestyle. However if you are happy to own just a powder stick or ride predominantly directionally then this is a great board. You should be happy with it. I am 5 '9 155 pounds and I ride the 158. I also own the 2009 version which does not have the S rocker. For my taste I rather not have the S rocker because I think the board already has enough float and I imagine the S rocker on the nose diminishing the fun of carving on non-powder days.
"Ripping Aggressive Board" 12/18/2010
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  • Name: 2011 Burton Custom X Snowboard
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Carving,Chop,Crud,High Speeds
  • Pros:  So stable, Great for high speed carving,
  • Cons:  Feels cumbersome at slow speeds,

Experience:   The custom x is a rad advanced board. It excels at carving at high speeds. This is the most stable board I have ever ridden. I would recommend it for anyone who loves carving at high speeds. This board is intended to go fast in my view because when cruising on the board at slower speeds it really feels a little unwieldy. I am not an advance freestyle rider so I cannot comment it how it performs for someone at a higher level than me freestyle wise. For an intermediate freestyle rider I would not recommend this board. I am 5' 9 160 pounds and I rode the 160. I know that many would consider that big for someone with my specs but I that is what I like for speed. It is possible that the board would be a lot more maneuverable at intermediate speeds if I were to have ridden let's say the 156. I did ride the 158 a few times and did feel a little bit of loss in stability and it didn't feel any more manageable at slower speeds. Additionally, this board powers thru anything with ease. My buddy owns this board so I have ridden it many times since we like to swap boards a lot.
"Powder Yes...Elsewhere??" 12/1/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton The Hero Snowboard Men's
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Use:  Butters,Groomed,Off Trail,Switch Riding,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Killed it in Pow, Buttery,
  • Cons:  Not great for carving,

Experience:   This could be a great board to add to the quiver for someone looking for a board to progress in park and looking for a powder board. This board is really fun in the powder(enjoyed it far more than the Sierra Reverse Crew in powder). It provides great float and surf-like feel. As far as an all mountain board not my thing cuz I am a cambered fan for carving. The board hold up okay at speeds in my view. The V-rocker is definitely helpful for progressing in park. I certainly found it helpful when practicing backside 180's since I often come up short in rotation and yet did not catch an edge in those situations. My buddy owns this board so have had ample time on it.
"Not my cup of tea" 11/30/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Sierra Reverse Crew Snowboard
  • Skill:  Intermediate
  • Pros:  Forgiving off jumps,
  • Cons:  Carving, Fun in pow but not as fun as I thought,

Experience:   There is a lot of people who love this board but for me it does not do the trick. I am a cambered fan all over the mountain freestyle riding and I was hoping I would appreciate this board the way I do some cambered sticks. Unfortunately this did not happen for me. If you love the feeling of cambered boards for carving then do not expect this board to replace that feeling. I am not saying the board broke down at speed but more that you can not get the same spring loaded feel out of turns which for me is such a big part of riding. I did like the board in the powder and definitely noticed the increased float. This could be a really rad board for someone who is mainly freestyle oriented and is not in love with fast carving. It was also fun and forgiving with 180's and buttering but not so much more than my x8 (cambered) to make up for the lack of carving. In my view I much rather have a Capita Midlife or Jeremy Jones or some other cambered board that rips at speed but is still playful enough for average freestyle riders like myself to progress on. Again though, with the increased float for pow, and you are not into speed carving I could see this being a good all around choice. However, I will say that I enjoyed my buddy's Hero in the pow over the Reverse Crew. The Hero (even though they have the same rocker) just seemed to have a more surf like feel, so perhaps the mid stiffness of this board made it a little less fun in the pow than other rocker boards.
"Not my thing" 7/29/2010
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  • Name: 2008 Gravis Lennox
  • Pros:  comfortable, quality,
  • Cons:  style,

Experience:   Didn't realize they have a leather strap(don't know what to call it). I just do not really like the style but they are comfortable so if that is your thing pick them up for the price.
"Love em" 7/8/2010
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  • Name: 2009 Giro Manifest Goggles Men's
  • Pros:  Stylish, Comfortable, Not too big

Experience:   I would say these fit a small to medium size face. They come with an extra lens and have a simple mechanism for interchanging lenses. I really like these goggles and they look cooler than the picture.
"Solid Stick" 4/7/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Burton Supermodel X
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomed,High Speeds,Powder,Ungroomed
  • Pros:  Stiff, Slight Taper,

Experience:   I rode this board in about a foot of fresh light powder. The 10mm taper definitely helps in the powder. The board is also stiff which means it holds up very well at high speeds. I would rate it slightly behind the Custom X and T6 for pure bombing. If you do not like to ride switch at high speeds then this is a great board for high speed runs and powder days...works well to cover both of those needs. I definitely consider this to be a quiver board in that sense.
"Old School Style" 3/12/2010
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  • Name: 2010 Hot Chillys Waffle Henley Womens
  • Pros:  cute, looks like olds school thermal,
  • Fit:  Just right
  • My Size:  S
  • Fits Like:  S
  • Description:  fitted

Experience:   I bought this for my girlfriend and she thinks it is very cute and true to size. Only concern is how warm it will keep her because it seems a little more fashion conscious than weather conscious.
"Nice Piece" 3/5/2010
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  • Name: 2009 Gravis Jetway
  • Pros:  Separate Compartments, Mesh Zip Lining, Solid Construction
  • Cons:  Perhaps a little too small,

Experience:   This is a nice bag and definitely is small enough to be a carry on. In fact my only complaint about it is maybe it is too small. This case is big enough to pack for probably a two or three day trip. However, if that is what you are looking for then it is a good call. The bag is stylish, made well, has separate mesh lined compartments, and rolls well.
"These are sweet!" 5/18/2009
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  • Name: 2007 Gravis Vito Mid
  • Pros:  These are really good looking shoes. Comfortable. A slight distressed leather look. Solid base.
  • Cons:  none to think of

Experience:   these run slightly big which is strange because most Gravis tend to run on the smaller side if anything...so if you wear an 8 you might be able to pull off the 7.5...maybeb:)
"Not for small or medium sized face" 5/8/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Von Zipper Dojo
  • Pros:  I purchased the brown mosaic and they are a great looking goggle and constructed very well.
  • Cons:  Just too big from my noggin. I would not recommend them for a small to medium size faced.

Experience:   Such a deal for this price.
"Steal for this price" 5/8/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton AK Yeti
  • Pros:  Comfortable, True to Size, Well made, Zipper feature makes for easier entry, elastic material in the wrist area, good fitting of wrist fastener when locked down which should make it easy to lock your jacket down around them.
  • Cons:  a little alienish in the design

Experience:  
"A steal" 5/8/2009
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  • Name: 2005 Burton TNT Bomber Boot Laces
  • Pros:  The price is awesome and my came in black! Everyone said one color but I guess they got some black ones in. The ones I received before were gray.
  • Cons:  they do not tie themselves

Experience:  
"got these for my step daughter" 5/2/2009
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  • Name: 2008 Gravis Misha Pride Womens
  • Pros:  i thought they looked cool and so did she.
  • Cons:  classmates not so much

Experience:   to hell with those kids...i still say they are cool
"Can only comment on fit" 5/2/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton AK 3L Throttle
  • Pros:  they seem to be well made...I like the leather on palm and on fingers. Liners are good.
  • Cons:  They seem to run narrow to me...not in length but in width. My hands feel a bit constricted.

Experience:   If they fit a little better than I would be happy with them.
"funky cool" 4/29/2009
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  • Name: 2007 Gravis Makani
  • Pros:  comfortable, better looking in person, nice cushy sole and platform
  • Cons:  may run 1/2 size small but more in width than in length

Experience:   i would get 1/2 size larger if i were to do it again
"Not into em" 4/24/2009
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  • Name: 2007 Gravis Oxford Mid
  • Pros:  cush inside buckly can be removed
  • Cons:  not very stylish in my view the high top was to tall and bulky

Experience:  
"A lot of shoe for price" 4/24/2009
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  • Name: 2008 Gravis Dune Skate Shoes Men's
  • Pros:  solid construction and comfortable
  • Cons:  the tongue is a little funky...not very stylish

Experience:   i think they are good for the price just do not expect too much because i would have never paid original retail for them
"Nice Glove for the price" 4/20/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Baker
  • Pros:  For 15 bucks these gloves are a steal...yeah they do not have a liner and yeah the gauntlet could be longer but I did mention 15 bucks didn't I?
  • Cons:  If I complained at this price something would be wrong with me.

Experience:   Yes the are worth 15 bucks
"Burton Hybrid Review" 4/7/2009
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  • Name: 2008 Burton Hybrid
  • Pros:  Breathable, Lightweight, Warm
  • Description:  WEATHER: Spring Day, Cold and Blustery Day, Snow and Rain Mixed, CHEST: Feels true to size, BODY: Feels true to length, INSEAM: Feels true to length,

Experience:   Offers extra warmth for back and chest areas. Nice jacket with clean lines, taped as well which is a bonus. I have worn it on hot and cold days...california riding...and have not been hot or cold....great price
"So far so good" 4/7/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Supermodel Second
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Groomers,Powder
  • Pros:  Easy to carve, Stable at high speeds

Experience:   I got to ride my board in about 6 to 8 inches of pow so take it for what it is worth, but floated really well. Was also easy from edge to edge. Holds up pretty well as a bomber board considering the flex.
"Great Ride" 3/22/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Hero
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Boxes,Jumps,Powder,Rails
  • Pros:  Great value

Experience:   I demoed this board and really liked it. This board is very fairly priced and definitely can help anyone trying to learn the more skate inspired side of snowboarding.
"Make sure you use it for what it is intended for" 3/22/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Fix
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Use:  Boxes,Jumps,Rails
  • Pros:  lightweight, poppy, Soft

Experience:   This board is not great outside the park in my opinion, so if you want something a little more versatile then the jeremy jones or jussi would be better options, albeit those are not zero camber boards...ps i like the hero better
"Sweet Jacket" 3/22/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton 3L Hybrid
  • Pros:  Breathable, Durable, Lightweight, Waterproof
  • Description:  WEATHER: Spring Day, Blue Bird Powder Day, Cloudy and Cold, Snow and Rain Mixed, Storming and White Out, CHEST: Feels true to size, BODY: Feels true to length, INSEAM: Feels true to length,

Experience:   I bought the 08 version and really like it. The design is simple for those who do not like their jackets to be loud. The hybrid adds a little extra warmth where you need it. Cant say how it performs on really cold days but every other condition you will be comfortable.
"Great Binding!" 3/22/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Cartel EST
  • Skill:  Advanced
  • Pros:  Adjustability, Easy in & out, Boot hold, Durable, Good construction quality, Lightweight, Comfortable, Well known brand, Easy installation
  • Fit:  fits fine

Experience:   These are really solid bindings and I think this is the way to go versus other more expensive burton bindings except for perhaps the really extreme riders. I own the CO2 as well and knowing what I know now I would not pay the extra dough for the CO2s
"These are thin!" 3/12/2009
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  • Name: 2009 Burton Ultralight
  • Pros:  These are super thin so they are what they say they are.
  • Cons:  I like my boots to be super snug so I use thin socks so my feet do not get to cramped. I tried these out last weekend and they might be a little to thin because I started to feel irritation at some contact points.

Experience:   Hard to knock them though for being what they claim to be. If you want a thin sock these will do the job
"Great Bargain" 1/26/2009
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  • Name: 2007 Anon Allie
  • Pros:  Glasses have a stylish finish, solid construction, lightweight, and cool overall design. Well worth the 10 dollars that is for sure. I bought 3 pairs in different colors and am glad I did. They come with a nice case to boot.
  • Cons:  This is not really a con but they are small in size so if you have a large cranium they probably will not fit. My hat size is 7 1/4 and the glasses fit me well if that helps.

Experience:   Star rating is based on this ridiculously low price.

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