The Burton Vapor Snowboard is the closest thing to riding on air.
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this board is amazing the only down side is that your very limited on your stance setup - there are only two places where you could put your bindings and if you don't put it in the recommended spot then the board completely loses its feel
This board will do your jumps for you! When it was delivered, I thought they forgot to put it in the box because it is so light. It also has great edge control on ice, and if you land squirrelly, no problem - the board recovers for you. Don't take it on rails, save your junker board for that. DO hit the pipe with it - you'll be amazed. An especially great board for girls and lighter riders....
This board rails. Point and go. Superfast base. Have been riding a Fish for years, but decided to get something that could be ridden when there isn't a foot of pow, or when the crowds have torn up the pow that's there. This thing punches the chowder hills with high stability the whole way.
not as light as they claim
The vapor is a nice board but overpriced and over rated.
I have ridden several other boards this year, such as Arbor's element alt, and the Burton air. The Arbor seamed like the sturdiest board w the best ride. The vapor rides great but not worth the price. And as for the claim that its the lightest- Its not. A store owner was trying to prove to me that it was the lightest board out, so he busted out the scale, then he grabbed the vapor and a similar sized board- a burton custom x- the custom x weighed the exact same amount. When we checked the board lengths, the custom x was the bigger board; therefore it was lighter than the vapor
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The vapor is a nice board but overpriced and over rated. I have ridden several other boards this year, such as Arbor's element alt, and the Burton air. The Arbor seamed like the sturdiest board w the best ride. The vapor rides great but not worth the price. And as for the claim that its the lightest- Its not. A store owner was trying to prove to me that it was the lightest board out, so he busted out the scale, then he grabbed the vapor and a similar sized board- a burton custom x- the custom x weighed the exact same amount. When we checked the board lengths, the custom x was the bigger board; therefore it was lighter than the vapor
I picked up an 06 vapor off of ebay over the summer, and the three weekends of testing I've yet to experience have been amazing. Reports of it easily scratching are quite accurate, but if your a serious rider that should not deter you. Furthermore its nothing a good stickerjob can't fix. With the kid who doesn't know how to spell break and gave this a one star, only a madman would take this amazing (and for that matter expensive) a board and hit up rails. The board is incredibly light and insanely responsive. This season I have been floating some of the largest airs ever, ripping up glades, trails, and powder like never before, and been pulling some amazing spins out of the pipe. The board has a decent amount of flex and overall is a dream come true.
Sweet Board, I love it. It is very light and it rides like a dream. The big test is to come. Italy Feb.16-19TH.
This board wants to run!!! On groomed surface and lite pow it seems like there is zero friction between the board and surface. Last weekend I was traversing the mountain and had to board catwalks. This board just glided with little slope past everyone. If you like speed and control, strapped to the lightest board I have ever rode, the Burton Vapor is it.
me brake board fast it is creeky and flimmsy for rails and pipe
No one cares about how bad it can scratch. Tell me how it flexes and how the board can handle the out of bounds. Any true rider is going to buy this board so screw how it can hang on the groomed runs tell me how it can deal with the true hard core rider?
This board is amazing - was able to recover from probably 10 falls in 3 days (wouldn't be able to on my old board). It's faster from get-go, everybody was looking at me how come I'm going faster on really shallow slope. I can ride it absolutely straight, no one edge or other, it's that forgiving. Much less vibration than my previous board too. Few people saw the board clean and recognized it as being Vapor, but other than that it's very incognito - no flashy colors on bottom, and top gets covered with snow anyway. The top being glossy black not only shows fingerprints, but scratches easily too - I had a board for an hour on a slope and some kid barely touched it with his skis, there you go, 3 inch white scratch on a top. I was pissed. So as far as a ride, extremely recommended. As far as scratchiness, not really :)
Do you demand the best out of a snowboard? If so, I suggest picking up a 2007 Burton Vapor. You can't get a lighter Burton board. It might be a bit costly, but the ride is priceless. With all new Vaporskin and pro tip and tail added to the already lofty list of Burton materials (such as stainless steel edges, Sintered WFO base, Carbon I-beam, Multizone EGD, Pressure Distribution edges,and a negative core profile) this board is sure to turn head on the slopes. The topsheet is sooo fresh and sleek, but it does get a bit finger printy after a few touches.That's nothing a quick cloth rubdown wont fix. This year they even added a 163W for you lagre footed riders. Now every one can float on air no matter what size foot you have. I look forward to riding this board for years to come. See you out there!!!
Burton Vapor snowboard gear review by CNR913