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Old April 26th 04, 04:35 AM
Matt
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Default Need a new wide board - Burton Bullet?

I'm an intermediate boarder that needs to step up to a new board. My
current board is my beginner, a 155 Airwalk Match wide. I guess it a
pretty soft flex and so was good for me to learn on. Now I want to
upgrade to something better, but within the lower price range.

I'm 6' 185lbs and think a 162cm should fit me well. I've been looking
into the Burton Bullet, as the Canyon is out of my price range and I
wear size 12 boots and need a wide board. Any thoughts as to the
performance of this board? I'm starting to ride the pipe better now
and am hitting the medium sized jumps with confidence. Is this board
gonna be good enough for me? What others are there that are well
built, come in wide sizes, and won't break the bank account?

thanks for the input
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Old May 7th 04, 10:41 PM
Matt
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Default Need a new wide board - Burton Bullet?

thanks for *all* the input
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Old May 7th 04, 11:39 PM
Mike T
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Default Need a new wide board - Burton Bullet?

thanks for *all* the input

It is post-season for much of the world... activity on this newsgroup tends
to trail off significantly. It's quite possible that nobody reading that
has actually ridden the Bullet.

I'm not a freestyler and don't know which wide boards do well in the park
and pipe firsthand, so I can't make any specific comments. If you were a
freerider I'd have some recommendations

Mike T


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Old May 13th 04, 08:29 PM
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Default Need a new wide board - Burton Bullet?

I bought the Atomic Alibi at the beginning of last season and that board
rocks! Stiff and fun to ride. After breaking it in this season at Lake
Louise, I can say it is one of the best boards out there. Although the Alibi
isn't a wide board, my friend bought the Atomic Mugshot which is exactly the
same except it is wide! He's got size 13 feet and he claims that it works
great with him.

Not only that you don't get the mark up you usually see with anything Burton
(not that they don't make good products, they just charge too much). My
friend said the board is comparable to his old Burton Canyon, but stiffer.

The Mugshot features 4 (yes FOUR) layers of fibre glass, sintered base and a
twin tip side cut. It is totally set up for the park. You can check it out
on www.atomicsnowboards.com. Also it was voted top 10 good wood of the year
by Transworld last year.

Oh by the way, it offers 2 years warranty, as opposed to Burton's 1 year.
(my friend's Canyon delamed at the tip 1.5 years through

hope you check that board out


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thanks for *all* the input


Sorry dude, I don't know a board to reccomend you. I have a donek wide
and like that... I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend their wide or
sasquatch models for freeride.

The other thing I'd say is, there's *plenty* of good boards out there.
Not having $500 to spend doesn't mean you have to settle for a poor
board... it just means you're going to have to look outside the
fashionable brands.

That, or try to find a good condition demo of the Canyon.



 




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