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Brando wrote a review of on August 30, 2010

1 5

So sorry to all you Burton lovers out there... but the speed zone system, doesn't seem quality AT ALL. I literally took the right boot out of the box, pulled the speed zone, and it didn't work. I thought it was me and thought maybe i don't know how to work this new gadget, but then I tried on the left and it pulled tight like it is supposed to. I wrested with the right boot and tried to make it work, but it just wouldn't snap tight... needless to say, I immediately got an RMA number and returned these bad boys. For the price and quality, I wasn't impressed because I'm not risking a powder day in the fate of a freakin boot. Imagine, being 11K feet up, read to descend, an epic canvas in front of you, and then your boot malfunctions and won't pull tight. Wow, can't even imagine it. All in all, i'm thinking Burton's quality has gone to shit, but still hopeful they'll bring the quality back. Maybe this is a sign that things shouldn't be made in China. This year, I bought the CUSTOM X WIDE 164 (which was made in Austria), and I'm really pulling for quality and performance here, but if i have any issues whatsoever, Burton will be dead to me, and I'll spread the word that the quality sucks. I'm a snowboarder of 19 years, lived in Aspen and Park City for quite awhile now, and have been through a lot of gear, so I know the feel and quality when I see it... all in all, i really like the ride of the boards, but I have broken several before. Hopefully this new board does the job and the company made a wise decision with producing boards in Austria, or I'm back to Ride, Lib Tech, and Never Summer. Good luck Burton! Seriously though, what's the deal with this piss poor quality in the boot? Maybe sacrifice some STEEZE for quality. I could really care less about a gold star on my boot or board, but I am more interested in performance in a blizzard! Give me a break! Jake, are you completely hands off the production of your products? I hope this message gets out. Best Regards!

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Brando wrote a review of on July 30, 2010

5 5

These shorts are very functional for everyday use. I like the side pocket b/c it holds my blackberry and wallet very nicely. I did go up a size to a 36 (usually wear a 34) based off of hearing they run a little small. This is true! I may even go up another size b/c once I put them in the washer (and then I hang dry) they seemed to be a little smaller. All in all, I'm happy with the shorts and the stain protection that they put on it. I have a yellow lab, he's always getting dirty, playing around, always jumping on me with his dirty paws. They wash very very well. I thought about giving these four stars based on them running a little small, but I love everything else about them. Highly recommend for casual kick around shorts that breath well, and wash great. Just go up at least a size!

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Brando wrote a review of on July 29, 2010

3 5

I thought I was getting a real treat with these shorts, but I was sadly let down. Maybe they just aren't the right shorts for me. I'm 6'2" 190lbs, got the 36" waist, and these things were abnormally long. My girlfriend looked at me, and said... "those are weirdly long", so without a hesitation, I returned them. It may be the style in Southern Cal, but the other 49.5 states they don't fly. I gave them 3 stars b/c they actually fit my waist, the fabric was super soft, but my problem was the length. You be the judge for yourself. Highly recommend if you're 6'5" or taller.

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Brando wrote a review of on July 24, 2010

4 5

The only place this toy turn's up is on the cement, which i don't like my dog just running around the cement. I load it in the chuck-it, and it really helps get the distance b/c once it hits the ground, the rubber get's more distance than a tennis ball. Good thing I bought two at a time, because I threw one in the lake and it sank to the bottom. All in all, my dog likes playing with it, but it's not his favorite. He's spoiled though...

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Brando wrote a review of on July 7, 2010

5 5

I love this thing. I wear running, golfing, casual days in the office... whatever. It's a nice piece to have in the arsenal so to speak. Most visors fit my head weird, but this one doesn't. They actually made this to fit perfect. It's comfortable to wear with the padded head band lining and the adjustable strap in the back. If you're looking for a visor that does it all, look no further.

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Brando wrote a review of on May 19, 2010

5 5

This hat is great. Protects your head from foul weather and is super lightweight and breathable. I use this hat for casual and jogging in the rain. I'm a little b/w the L and XL, they both fit my head fine, so on sizing, the measurements are correct. I'm trying to grow my hair out, so the longer it gets the better the XL fits my head. Highly functional and stylish.

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Brando wrote a review of on May 17, 2010

5 5

I rock mine with chums as well because they are a little loose on the face and the chums make them a retro look even more. Chums make them a nice secure fit. I have a large face and these things fit pretty nice. Wouldn't change much about them. The inside is decorated with zebra print so it make's em' big pimpin. Recommend for the casual use only. Not a good idea for action sports. Nice boating glasses because the coverage is good.

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Brando wrote a review of on April 19, 2010

3 5

Great glove, fits nice and snug. Be careful what you use them on. I skied in mine about 6 times this spring, and was starting to wear down the fingertips. Recommended use - shoveling snow, driving in a cold car, walking your dog. I know it's ARC' and the gear should be totally legit, but these are not the best items I have purchased from ARC'.

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Brando wrote a review of on April 19, 2010

4 5

This jacket is my catch all jacket living in the mountains. I ski in it (warm days, not wind proof), lounge in it, wear it on dates, everything! It seems to treat me right every time i put it on. It's a bit spendy though. I would look at this piece as a catch all hoody. Nothing too special about it, just fun to wear.

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Brando wrote a review of on February 19, 2010

4 5

Love these bindings, but are a little delicate. I snapped the highback at Aspen Highlands, and it totally ruined my day. It was my fault for playing around in the trees. Sent them back and Burton had a lag time of about 4 weeks. Anyway, the bindings ride great, but if you're a big dude like me, 6"2' 195lbs roaring down the mountain, you may want to reconsider going with the Triad's or the Cartels. A little extra weight won't be bad for Big Mtn riders. Love the feel! Recommend if you have the cashflow.

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