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Gear Review

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Good board, more park than freeride though

I hired this board, the '09 version, last year at Jackson hole for a day. Burton puts it in the "all Mountain board" category. I would say it's more of a park board. Don't get me wrong. I hiked cody bowl in this thing and dropped "no shadows" with no problems, just wish I had taken more of a freeride board that day. When we got to the bottom of the hobacks, I thought that's it, let's hit the park and some jumps which is where I really enjoyed this board, much more than the backcountry. It felt the same switch as natural. It's real skatey with nice flex.

I have since bought a burton love, and I think these boards are very similar despite burton saying the joystick as an "all-mountain board" and the joystick is a park board.

Not sure how the 2010 differs from the '09 but if you are looking for a board more the "park" end of freeride than "backcountry" this maybe for you. If you want more freeride then I would lean towards the burton custom. I have the '08 version and it is a solid all-mountain board.

Good board, more park than freeride though