From halfpipe to kickers to butter boxes, the Burton EST-compatible Stria loves it all.
Get on the Burton Women's Stria Snowboard for a ride like you've never had before. This true twin board features Burton's new EST system, which gives you infinite stance options. An EST Disc comes with this board so you can ride it with any Burton binding. But for out-of-this-world control, board feel, and cushioning, as well as on-the-fly stance adjustments, mount the Stria with the new EST Binding. Burton tapered the tips of the Stria to reduce swing weight and gave it a negative core profile for softer flex—this board loves park, pipe, and rail riding. The lightweight, strong wood core lends this deck spring-loaded pop. Sturdy sidewalls absorb impact and a sintered base rides well in any snow conditions. - Fall 2007.
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I do everything but jib. I love this board, and I agree with the other reviews, including that the 2008 has less flex... I have the 2008, and that's my one gripe with it. I love everything else about it, tho! Holds wax great, the edges WANT to hug the snow, without catching (I never catch on this board, unless I'm being stupid), and the EST channel is super liberating. Plus it looks cool.
if i'm about 5' 7" and 150 and a beginner...
if i'm about 5' 7" and 150 and a beginner would a 153 be right for me?
Well most people that start out want a little larger board under their feet. Put it this way, I ride mainly park, am 6' 165lbs and I ride a 154W. I wouls say go towards a 150-153 should be perfect for you. Its really all personal preference. If you just like to cruise and not really hit park then you can go for something like the 153. But if you want to take it into the park more times than not, then go for something like the 151. But the 153 should be just fine for you. Ps this is a 'channel' board so you have to either get ICS binding from Burton or get the 'retro discs' to accomodate reg holed bindings. Hope this helps :)
I'm 5'10 and about 140lbs...would a 153'...
I'm 5'10 and about 140lbs...would a 153' be good for me?
Depending on your style or riding, however since youre looking to buy at this, I am assuming its more for park, then this would be a great size for you. However at the end of the day, its down to personal pref.
If you are into jumping big jumps then yeah run this for sure. If not, I would think this is just a tad to big. If you don't spend every minute in the park and do take some pow runs, then stick with the 53.
Okay, One more question.
Okay, One more question.
Thanks everyone for the answers to my last question. I realize it's a freestyle board and I've never really ventured much into park so I'm more of a freeride kind of person. But I did want to try to hit the park a bit more this season but I'd probably stay all mountain most of the time and that's why I considered the 149 (& the fact there's no 146s left) so I could switch in between. So do you think I'll do alright in both riding styles with the 149? Also I'd equip the board with Lexa EST bindings. Alright, now I'm done.
YES, you will be wicked-uber-magna-stoked on the 149 for everything!
Now go slay some powder and butter the crap out of some boxes in the park!
BTW, way to go with those EST binders! Your pumped so get ready to live! haha.
I'm 5'5" average rider but work on the...
I'm 5'5" average rider but work on the mountain so I spend lots of time on the snow. I don't spend much time in the park but carve alot. Would this be a good board for my style and if so what size?
Yes it would. This particular Stria was the first one Burton made and was significantly stiffer than later models. That said, it is a super fun, poppy, responsive twin board with good hold on ice. It does really well at high speeds and is fun in the park. I can't speak for how it does in pow because I have not really tried it in the pow. I would get the 149 if I were you.
I agree, 149 is your size... and this board has all the hi-end componentry you could ever want out of a board. High-end and light tip to tail wood core, one of the fastest bases out there, ability to put EST bindings on it, great deep sidecut to help turn sharp!!! Banger choice! It will work great in most conditions... when riding POW you can easily adjust your stance toward the tail to help with nose float.
Would a 149 be too big for a girl who's...
Would a 149 be too big for a girl who's 5'3" and about 126lbs?
I'm 5'2" 120lbs and ride a 144 Burton Feelgood, I think a 149 would work well for you.
naw, you would be alright as this board is soft flexing both longitudinally and torsionally. Are you kitting it with EST bindings for a softer ride? If you do you will have much more control of it.
Ideally you would be on a 145ish.
i take it since your looking at a freestyle board, you are going to be in the park, 145 is a better size for you in the park. 149 would be good for more of an all mountain board
Love this board. I was riding a Nitro Fate 152 but as I am tall I found the stance options restrictive. The Stria is fantastic because I can bust my stance out nice and wide without having to get a longer board. My riding has improved and I am having so much fun buttering it up all the way down the hill. I found it difficult to keep up with my skiing friends when macking it straight down, but I expected that since I am riding a pretty small board for my weight/height. Makes it all the easier to do nice fast turns through the trees. Have gotten heaps of compliments on the look of the board, mostly from guys! They seem to like it better than the silver guys version. Looks sick with my Burton Notori black and gold snakeskin bindings from a couple of years ago. All up its a super fun board, great off jumps, buttering and through the trees. I am a rail chicken so I can't comment on that aspect.
Been riding a K2 Luna 154 for the last few years and decided to take the plunge and get a new smaller board. Went with the 149 and so glad I did. This board is rad. Super light nice flex, I fell in love instantly. I would highly recommend it. Even the sparkly base makes it as flashy as it rides.
Do you have to buy burton bindings for...
Do you have to buy burton bindings for this board?
Yes, you have to use Burton EST bindings so that they're compatible with the ICS binding system on the board.
different flex to this years model
The 2008 stria DOES NOT has the same feel as this year. This years stria is feel 2 while last years stria is feel 5 making it a lot stiffer. If only I had known! I havn't ridden this board yet as I may be returning it for something softer.
I bought this board without even demoing it. I was alittle nervos at first but after the last week of riding it non-stop. I'm pretty impressed. Its got the perfect amount of flex for bombing thru mass's of fresh pow, its got pop for jumps and tricks, handles like a star on the rails and isn't to bad in the trees.
I figured this would be primarily a park board, but its been an all mtn super star with an extra star in the park.
One word of caution, if you board in icy conditions alot, it might not do "as well" but its still pretty good. No one does amazing on ice, well except the magna trac.
I love this board.
I actually feel love for this snowboard. I've ridden every single board from burton (that isn't a wide or a kids board) for the last 6 years, and this board has made me a better rider. I'm 5'7" and 125 lbs- and i used to ride a 52-54. I sized down to a 48, and i improved in park riding more this year than i ever have before. I have the 53 for powder days- but seriously, this board has my favorite flex- ICS (infinite channel system) which, now that it is available, it's insane to not use it- such fun pop and shape, and i ride it in park, pipe, powder, rails, everything. I've ridden the SHIT out of this board and it's still THE BEST. If you are an overall really good girl rider- not having this is silly.