Updated on August 6, 2022
So, I’m just starting snowboarding (did a little last year just using rentals). I’m planning on going to the terrain park a bit and just cruzing. Anyway, I want to be able to use this board about 2 to 3 days a week during the season and I’d like to be able to use it for a few years. I’m trying to decide between a 5150 Cypress board http://5150snowboarding.com/product/cypress and a Burton Social 151 http://www.burton.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Bu… . I like how Burton is a reliable brand that a lot of people I know are satisfied with but I’ve seen mostly good reviews for 5150 and I can get a whole 5150 package (boots, bindings and board) for about $250 vs the Burton where the board is like $350. Any preferences?
I’m not a fan of either brand, but in general, I’ve regretted buying lower quality gear. An entire package for $250 (or even $350) is not going to be good stuffs. You don’t have to spend a fortune, but if you are serious about going up a few times a week, and you’re not just looking to enter the scene, then save a little more cash and get a decent setup. Buy from a snowboard shop, not a sporting goods store. I guarantee that if you get a $250 setup, and you really hit the mountain hard, you’ll be upgrading within a year, and your $250 is down the drain.
EDIT: Boots are most important, then bindings, then board, in terms of quality.
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5150 vs. Burton beginner Snowboards?
So, I’m just starting snowboarding (did a little last year just using rentals). I’m planning on going to the terrain park a bit and just cruzing. Anyway, I want to be able to use this board about 2 to 3 days a week during the season and I’d like to be able to use it for a few years….
Burton makes awesome boards, but yes as everybody else stated, they are very overpriced. The customs are one of the top of the line boards out there and you can’t really go wrong with a burton. Check out some of the other brands they have out there too. It really depends on your riding style also. Are you thinking of using this in the park alot, or slashing through some pow in the trees. I have a burton and also a salamon. I love both, but use each for different riding conditions. Ride also makes nice boards. The difficulty for you would be finding a board that comes in a wide version. I’m guessing this is because you’re having problems with boot hangover. Since money is no object for you though, go with the Burton! i guarantee you won’t regret it. Also, check out the new burton bindings they have out with the toe cap strap. I picked a pair up for myself last year and they’re really comfortable and responsive. My toes never get numb and i can crank that baby down as tight as i want.
i have a GNU street series with rome mindings. great carving board. cheap. I LOVE IT, but if you dont want GNU stick with burton.