Mammoth 1/6/12

06 Jan, 2012


It’s a good time of year when the Burton demo tour rolls into town. It means getting on the snow to try out a bunch of gear in three days. Today was busy in the tents as the masses came up to try out the 2012 gear and get a feel for what Burton offers.

It was an interesting day to demo on the icy, hardpacked snow and get a good feel for the board handling. While in line for demos, I heard from the girl working the tent that Burton wouldn’t blame the riders for impact from the bad conditions, so that’s a plus.

I ended up trying out three setups for the day: Burton Feelgood Flying V with Diode bindings, Burton Aftermath with Malavita Restricted EST bindings and the Burton Fortress with Burton Escapade bindings.

Halfway through the day I ran into my old co-worker Delaney to take a couple laps together and got a couple shots of him riding in the parks. A bunch of features are missing from the easier Forest Trail park so you only have a jump line and a couple boxes to play on.

Testing out the Burton Feelgood Flying V on a box

Looking forward to demoing more boards this weekend and heading back to Tahoe next week for better snow conditions. Check back for the reviews soon!

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