to avi2548935, backcountry's warranty is better than that of burton's, return the board to backcountry and they will hook you up with a new one. now, next year, 5-years from now! what is better than that?!?!
anyways, i bought this board and also have an 08 custom in my arsenal. this board destroys the custom in all mountain ability. way faster, way stiffer, cuts through ice and holds an edge. the est system is superior in every way, and i hope burton pushes all their boards in this direction. i won't try the park with it, that's why i have the custom. paired with some 09 triads you will not be disappointed with this board.