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Old     (cwfletch)      Join Date: Dec 2009       02-07-2010, 6:36 PM Reply   
So I was watching the X-Games from the DVR and I was checking out Mr. Whites board...definitely not 2010 gear, I don't think the bindings are 2010 gear either.

I paused the recording a couple of times and noticed there is no channel or visible inserts on the board anywhere which brings me to my next question.

Is it possibly a 2011 board, with inserts specific to his stance or is Burton moving away from the channel?

It would make sense to me considering the incredible loads being placed on the binding to board connection that well built inserts would be preferred. Also I have had my rear binding rotate in the channel after some sketchy landings, something that never happened with my 3Ds.

Thought I would see if any of ya'll had some inside news.
Old     (calexan)      Join Date: Dec 2008       03-09-2010, 5:52 AM Reply   
Got an email saying they were doing an early release on shauns new board if anybody is serisouly looking for one. Supposedly all the flagship Burton stores are going to be carrying it.
Old     (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-09-2010, 11:20 AM Reply   

Yup, its kind of like some other pro sports. The loads and destruction of the boards givenby pro abuse are much much great than the avergae person so most high end stuff is tweaked a bit for the pros. I would argue though that pros are riding their boards with their name on. It has features and tech specs usually associated with their riding styles. However I see pros all the time on their "Fun Board" out in Mammoth and Squaw all the time. They have a quiver at their disposal if you will. IT just may be a version that is 2 or 3 years head on tech thean available to consumer.

For example
In hockey pros have sticks built at higher flexes and lomger lengths than a regular consumer can get. Their skates are reinorced and have special stitching as not to prematurely wear out.
Old     (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-10-2010, 6:01 AM Reply   
What I meant by not riding the boards with their names on them, is that Shaun Whites board that is sold to the public will have his graphics and be his dimension specs, but most likely he is riding something with the properties of the Method or Vapor but his own series graphics on it instead.
Old     (pucktowake)      Join Date: May 2007       03-10-2010, 3:25 PM Reply   
I think it would be cool if you could get a "pro" board with the set stance option. Or if you could order them from the company. I dont think its very easy to get a fully customized board?


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