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Burton X8 Snowboard 151
A light and fast board with a playful feel, the Burton X8 Snowboard 151 is ideal for anyone looking for a high end freestyle board. It sports a new V-Rocker shape, and features ink that changes color at forty degrees. Relatively nimble for its size, the board is very responsive on hard pack snow. While it is a softer board, the flexibility enables you to really feel the terrain underfoot. With such a great balance of flexibility and pop, in addition to its excellent stability at high speeds, this is a board anyone would covet.
Burton ICS channel boards will only work with Burton EST, Burton 3-hole or other ICS compatible bindings.
Burton 3-hole boards will only work with non-EST Burton bindings or other 3-hole compatible bindings.
Alright, the Burton X8 snowboard. Another, kind of, higher end freestyle snowboard right here.†This is a really unique ride in that it’s pretty soft and playful, but it is torsionally stiff enough that it really is a rock solid snowboard in and out of turns. Holds an edge really well but has a good playful, freestyle feel. Couple cool new things to talk about this year. For one, it’s got a color changing ink. It’s called the Living Ink in the top sheet, so when the temperature goes below forty degrees, the colors in this top sheet graphic will sort of change, get a little bit darker. Pretty neat feature. Tadashi Fuse has been riding this snowboard, if you’re not familiar with him, check him out. A Japanese rider that lives up in Whistler now, guy is insane in the back countries. So, a great all around freestyle snowboard. Part of our demo snowboard is kind of trashed. Real fun Park Fly 3 centered WFO base. Infinite ride, channel system, and the 1045 sidewall. This is a great snowboard for anybody looking for a high performance freestyle ride. So, that’s your Burton X8 snowboard.
Great board. Extremely soft. Found it easy to land and the ICS system makes it easy to adjust with minimal issues. There have only been one time when one screw got loose but I was still able to ride down to the bottom to tighten it.
Got this last season and have been down crappy, icy terrain as well as just snowed powder. It works great on both and I had a pretty easy time getting used to doing butters on it. Carves great and the edges arent too sharp. Great board!
Great all around board, 2009 model has camber so still good edge control at higher speeds. Soft so its good for buttering but still plenty of pop for jumps and easy landings. Love this board.
Great all around board, 2009 model has camber so still good edge control at higher speeds, soft so its good for buttering but still plenty of pop for jumps and easy landings. Love this board.
great all around board, 2009 model has camber so still good edge control at higher speeds, soft so its good for buttering but still plenty of pop for jumps and easy landings. love this board
Light board, and extremely poppy. Fun to ride switch on and hit the park, then slash through the groomers on your way back to the lodge. Rode this at Powder Mountain, UT and not so great in the deep stuff though. I felt it was a bit on the stiff side, so not a great buttering board.
This is a really good board, to be honest I didnt like it at first, but it was cause I got the ICS model and have so many possible wrong options for binding stance. This is a board that will put you on your bum for a couple trips until you learn it. Once you figure it out it feels like sex for your feet. Its super soft and buttery, The color change is pretty cool to for picking up on snow bunnys.
First thing I did when I got mine was detuned the edges on the nose and tail. This is my board that I use almost exclusively for the park. The flex on this board is great. You can effortlessly lock into a press on it. Will have to compare this to my hero when I get it hopefully this week. Going off jumps you just fly on this board. I nearly overshoot jumps at times cuz the pop on this board is incredible. Like I said earlier, I detuned the edges on mine but it still handles fine on the mountain when I am getting to the park. You can feel all the bumps as you ride though which really isn't too big of deal. If I wanna ride all mountain I'll go with my riders choice instead.
This board is pretty gnarly. I use mine in the park a lot and it keeps me real happy. The ICS gives you so much feel for your board, almost too much! It definitely takes a little getting used to. The temperature sensitive graphics on the top are pretty rad, if youre into that sort of thing. Shred on.
The 2009 Burton x8 is a great classic from burton the board handles everything we thru at it and is really stable in the air. It has elliptical kicks to help float in pow and the stainless steel edges are great for not rusting. Overall this board is lighter than average and when you team it up with 09 white triads they match. This is one of the last boards to be made in Vermont USA so if you want a board from burton made in USA this one if for you.
Took this board to snowboard camp. From the get-go it was really lively and really FUN: Great on the box, nice solid jumps, super easy to ride switch, easy to press. Flex pattern is just right-- not too soft, not too stiff. Great edge hold from good ol CAMBER-- gotta love it. Burton made a mistake in discontinuing the camber x8 (one more mistake to add to the mountain of missteps). Anyway, the only thing it doesn't do too well is flat base over the chop. But you can use your Custom X for that.
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.
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