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
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.
Description: Loose fit so the sizing is kinda not applicable
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.
Pros: Soft nose and tail, Plenty of pop, Great turn initiation
Cons: Breaks down at higher speeds, Doesn't handle chop great,
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.
Pros: Rips at high speeds, Soft nose and tail , Plenty of Pop
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.
Pros: lightweight, Easy to carve, poppy, Stable at high speeds, Strong edgehold, Soft
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.
Pros: Easy to carve, poppy, Stable at high speeds, Strong edgehold
If you were to only own one board this would be a great way to go. This board is strong enough to carve the steeps but also flexible enough to butter. It simply works well everywhere. Rides very well and easy switch as well.
Description: Good fit for M-L cuz it is a loose fit
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.
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.
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.
Pros: Holds up well at speed for rocker, true twin,
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.
Pros: Rails at high speed, Rocker profile is steep , Tail and Nose are not too flexible
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.
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.
Pros: Such great edge hold, Carving machine, Soft enough to press
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.
Pros: Awesome Float, Holds an edge, Nimble for how it rails
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
Pros: Stiff and super supportive, Lacing system, light weight
Shoe Size: 9
Boot Size: 8.5
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!
Pros: Rails!, 10mm taper helps in pow, Responsive and nimble
Cons: a little one dimensional,
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.
Pros: great carving board, soft enough to still be playful,
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.
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.
Pros: Spacious, Utilizes space well , Compartmentalized
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.
I own these and really like them...of course with any goggle then need to fit your face and helmet if you use one. Oakley makes a wide selection of high quality lenses. If they fit then you cannot go wrong here. I find Electrics to be comparable as well as another option.
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.
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.
Name: 2012 Smith Variant Brim Snowboard Helmet Men's
Pros: Comfortable, Venting, Design
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 .
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.
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
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.
Pros: quick edge to edge, stiff enough for edge hold when carving, super flexy nose and tail
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 .
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cons: Carving, Fun in pow but not as fun as I thought,
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.
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.
I bought these thinking they would be simple sandals to wear after soccer games. They are actually really comfortable...stylish...and true to size...highly recommend.
I bought the Subway and they are very cool.
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.
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.
Pros: Separate Compartments, Mesh Zip Lining, Solid Construction
Cons: Perhaps a little too small,
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.
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.
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,
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
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.
"Make sure you use it for what it is intended for" 3/22/2009
Name: 2009 Burton Fix
Pros: lightweight, poppy, Soft
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
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,
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.
Pros: Adjustability, Easy in & out, Boot hold, Durable, Good construction quality, Lightweight, Comfortable, Well known brand, Easy installation
Fit: fits fine
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
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.
Hard to knock them though for being what they claim to be. If you want a thin sock these will do the job
Pros: Two separate compartments with mesh dividers and zippers allow you to separate your gear. The piece seems to be made of high quality. Has a lot of nice padding inside. The skate wheels roll very well. Handles placed perfectly for loading.
Cons: The piece is tall so if you have a small trunk take that into consideration.
Pros: Stable at high speeds, Popular model, Strong edgehold, Stiff
I demoed this board on a groomer day. Board was stable at high speeds and was good from edge to edge. Cant say how it performs in the powder with tapered tail unfortunately. just like any board your use of the board will ultimately go a long way in determing how much you like it. Make sure you get a board that fits your riding style.
Pros: Adjustability, Easy in & out, Boot hold, Lightweight, Comfortable, Well known brand
Fit: fits fine
This is great binding to go with instead of the Cartels if you are into the concept of cantbeds. I really like the way they feel. Especially useful if you like to take on a wider stance. Felt really good with my duck stance.
Pros: Stable at high speeds, Strong edgehold, Stiff
Demoed this board. I am an intermediate to advanced rider when it comes to carving. This board wants to seriously go fast. Very stiff. I would not recommend this board for an intermediate rider or weekend warrior. You need to be able to let this board go to enjoy it. If you are intermediate I would go for the custom x or super model x instead.
Pros: lightweight, Easy to carve, Stable at high speeds, Strong edgehold
I demoed this board along with the X6, custom x, twin, jeremy jones, and the hero. My buddy loved the jeremy jones the best. I loved the custom x. I am primarily into carving. It is not that I did not like the board but 1000 dollars is a little much in my opinion. Depending on skill level and intent you might find you like another board better for 1/2 the price.
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.
Star rating is based on this ridiculously low price.