Granite Peak, Wausau, WI
email flux if you haven't already, they will send you ratchets in the mail
It's soft for Nitro standards, but if you want soft soft, get an artifact 1985, www rocker, forum manual, ride crush or DH, or technine jib. The board is durable though, i will give it that. Whatever you do DON'T BUY BURTON, FOR ANYTHING, EVER.... except maybe the 420 kit
Dude Cyrus, i don't know if you are a burton rep or something but really man? really? Do you know anything about boots? A driver X is a stiff boot for hitting backcountry, big booters, etc.... i doubt you would run into anyone with those in the streets... The Constant on the other hand, is a SOFT park boot, it handles park jumps no problem and i love hitting rails with it.. BY NO MEANS IS THIS A CHEAP BOOT BECAUSE OF THE PRICE, it is priced for less, but has more tech than my Destroyers did. This is a LEGIT BOOT, never ever ever listen to this Cyrus Baumgarten character, his reviews are junk.
The problem with snowboarding now days is there are a million people online buying crap getting bad information from reviews (not this product in particular) and then hating their product because they didnt do the proper research. I've had these bindings for 2 years (the neon ones from 08/09) and the ONLY problem i have had is ratchets stripping, but i am hard on them, and my friend that is sponsored by Forum said that problem is now fixed. These ride nothing like Cartels, for one: they don't suck, two they have an aluminum heelcup that wraps under the toe area giving you more power from a soft binding, they are very adjustable (try adjusting the toe cap BuckeL). I hope this helps people get the right information, yes this is a soft binding, but if you are ACTUALLY researching this product before you buy it you should know that. One more point, a very helpful way of researching, and getting REAL information is from your LOCAL SHOP, buy it there because if you don't like it, I'm sure they will be more receptive to helping you.
Doesn't know what he's talking about. "Hit a few ice chunks" means beat the hell out of it, and he probably got a core shot from catching a burr on a rail in the park.... it happens.... Technine boards are sick! I'm planning on getting one next season, and everyone i have ridden, or any one of my friends that has one loves it... don't listen to dje2589667, he probably doesnt take care of his decks and no board will survive that crap.
Not true Cyrus Baumgarten.... it depends on the manufacturer. For instance I'm riding the Ride Crush, and it is probably stiffer than the DH if it was a cambered board, but since it is RC, it flexes right, and has crazy amounts of pop. From what I've heard the Artifact 1985, as well as the Crush, have carbon in the tip and tail in some form or the other (idk what form Rome has, but Ride uses the crossing stringers). One thing you will lose is edge hold vs. a cambered board, unless you get into the Never Summer EVO with the combination RC and regular camber. Just make sure you read up on the board you are looking to buy, I've had Rome and loved it, and I love my Ride, Forum and Technine are coming out with their own Reverse Camber designs for the 09/10 season so keep an eye out for those because they are probably dank as hell, I would recommend staying away from the Signal Park Rocker though, that thing is just goofy (way too much RC, to the point that the board doesn't flatten out when you stand on it).
Got these after Christmas and just one word... amazing...came from a pair of Burton hails to these, head turning color, and they are perfect for rails, kickers, etc..... just the right amount of flex and you can go loose or really strap the things down with the power straps, and still light enough to hike with... vans for life