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Jedi-crafted light saber. We've all had them. Dreams where you're hitting the perfect jump. Time slows down as you leave the lip, you keep spinning, drop the shoulder, spin some more, and always stomp it. Until Burton develop a way to guarantee these dreams every night, Burton offer the X8. Lighter, faster, and more capable than ever before, this year it goes one step further with the superhuman control, press-ability, and pop of V-Rocker.
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Here talking about Burton's best park snowboard they make, it's the Burton X8 snowboard. What you're looking at here is basically the highest end core they put into a park snowboard. It's the Park Fly III core . They use lighter wood in the nose and the tail to lower the swing weight, and also make it press easier, and to lighten up the overall weight of the snowboard itself.
From there you've got the V-Rocker, which will have some rocker in between the snowboard bindings, and goes right to the pressure distribution edge which is a little bump out in the edge. It's really hard to see with the naked eye. This gives you extra grip. Besides contacts at the nose and the tail we've got ones right underneath the snowboard bindings where all the pressure is, and it goes into a little more rocker right after the snowboard binding position. This one's got the Channel. You've probably heard about that; if you're rocking the snowboard you've got to do an EST snowboard binding, otherwise you're only unlocking half the performance of the snowboard.
Moving into the sidewall, you've got the Pro-Tip construction. It's really meaty through the center of the snowboard, and goes thinner around the nose and the tail. This one also will have elliptical nose and tail kicks; they kick up a little quicker than most of the other snowboards. This can help you power through the crud, allows you to get up and float on top of powder a little bit quicker, and gives it a little bit longer effective edge than you'd typically see in snowboards of this length. This one also has a scoop nose and tail going onto it, really good for flat ground and buttery madness and all sorts of mini biking and stuff like that.
Base on this one: you're looking at Sintered N2O WFO, definitely the nicest base they put into their freestyle snowboards. Takes a lot of wax, only gets faster the more you wax it, and as it comes from the factory this thing's ready to shred for a good five times out at least. Other than that, Infinite Ride built into most of the Burton boards, including this one: just puts it into a machine that simulates about three years of usage, so when you get it it flexes the same as it will three years down the road. Definitely the premier park snowboard: twin shape, twin flex, everything's twin on this one. Super, super nice snowboard. If you've had experience riding park and are looking to step it up, this is a good one to take a look at. The Burton X8 snowboard.
went from a k2 parkstar to this, excellent board, super smooth and light. doesnt sway bombing strai
I have been riding for 2 years and thuis was my first board. i absolutely love it and it is very good for riders with an agressive style or riders that like to tear it up in the park.
tried this out and loved it... still not a huge fan of ics and est stuff but this was a real treat. demo'd this for less than an hour and had the time of my life, i was able to do sick butters and nail some decent kickers. it held up amazingly on steep runs too
Although performance, not looks, is clearly the most important aspect of any board, I have to 'fess up and admit that I was initially drawn to this board for it's looks (I bought the 155) - but it turned out to be like one of those times when you hook up with a really hot girl, then find out later she's also got a great personality. Similar to various hotties I've hooked up with in the past - this board's a really fun ride. It inspires confidence, which is always nice, and I also found the X8 to be more stable at speed than other freestyle-oriented boards. It's in the pricier end of range, and the main aspect where I could feel the benefits of the added expense was that the board feels a bit poppier than similar cheaper models. 155 is on the smaller/narrower side for me, so I'll attribute the X8's average powder performance to that. Overall, a nice all-rounder.
I've owned this board for 1 1/2 seasons and ridden it over 100 times (I lived on a ski hill). I had purchased a custom v-rocker but broken the nose on it and was hesitant to get this board as a replacement but burton had no stock on the customs so I went for it. No regrets I have ridden this board in all conditions and it rips in pretty much anything. You don't have to worry about catching your edge but most of the time it's there when you need it. Super responsive and easy to pop, butter, spin and switch riding is a dream. I'd say the only time it has failed me is on really icy days (which most softer boards do) and on some landings the tail will pop out on me probably a combo of it being shorter, softer and me not being stronger?? All in all I have a hard time complaining about this stick and have an even harder time trying to choose another board that would compliment it well. I do have to say you gotta ride the crap out of it so lazy riders beware!
Done 15 days on this board, and it's a treat. I was looking at a Hero but I'm glad I got this instead. It handles well at high speeds on the groomers, it floats in pow, it butters in the park, the edges don't catch while messing around buttering anywhere on the mountain. It's nice and light too. It's got good pop. Kinda reminds me of my Uninc 2006, except with the floating abilities of reverse camber. Great all mountain freestyle. Definitely recommended.
At first I really liked to board and how playful it is, but it does have its shortfalls. It really doesn't have much float in powder for being a reverse camber board. I think its because its a twin and a little on the shorter side. It also is much more likely to wash out than my reverse crew but again the crew is a 159 directional board and the x8 is a park board. Just doesn't fit my style as well. But still a fun board.
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