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2006 Burton T6?
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Just picked up a Burton 'factory second' 06 T6 156.

Took it out for a short run on the slopes last night. The board looks cool and all, but it feels pretty damn stiff.

Does anyone know if this board will soften up as I break it in? It's core is made from aluminum honeycombs and might be harder to soften up compared to wood cores.

Just hope I didn't get the wrong board.
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#2
Anyone?

I'm just curious if the damn thing will soften up eventually. Thats all.:undecided
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#3
groovy4 Wrote:Anyone?

I'm just curious if the damn thing will soften up eventually. Thats all.:undecided
This is not a park board, it's designed to be stiff. It's more an all-mountain freeride board than a freestyle board. You should have looked into it before you spent that much money on a board! you might have bought the wrong board. What kind of riding are you usually doing?

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#4
I never intended the T6 to be my park board. Just something light I can ride and jump around on. It's just stiff even when riding downhill. I got it for an insane price of $340. The stiffness just throws me off balance and I need more effort to stop the damn board.

I'm basically a freerider who's starting to do some jumps here and there. No park riding yet and don't intend to on the T6.
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groovy4 Wrote:I never intended the T6 to be my park board. Just something light I can ride and jump around on. It's just stiff even when riding downhill. I got it for an insane price of $340. The stiffness just throws me off balance and I need more effort to stop the damn board.

I'm basically a freerider who's starting to do some jumps here and there. No park riding yet and don't intend to on the T6.
That's a great price!
Well, a stiff board takes more power from you and more control but I'd stick with it and you'll probably get used to it. It's made for advanced riders. As you progress on it, you'll find it can pretty much eat alive any run you give it. It will carve with authority and handle high speeds. To ride anywhere (except parks, jibs, buttering and such), it should be great.

Dan Gerous
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#6
i sure hope it dosnt soften up...they test them in the factory to make sure they dont..your complaining about the whole reason i got that board...oh man i feel bad for the your T6 now
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Dan Gerous Wrote:That's a great price!
Well, a stiff board takes more power from you and more control but I'd stick with it and you'll probably get used to it. It's made for advanced riders. As you progress on it, you'll find it can pretty much eat alive any run you give it. It will carve with authority and handle high speeds. To ride anywhere (except parks, jibs, buttering and such), it should be great.

What he said. The T6 shouldn't soften up, because its not deisgned for that. Stiffer=faster, better freerider.
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smellypants Wrote:i sure hope it dosnt soften up...they test them in the factory to make sure they dont..your complaining about the whole reason i got that board...oh man i feel bad for the your T6 now

Just let me worry about my own board. Hope you enjoy yours!

I guess I'll just need some time to adapt to the stiffness. I love how it carves, its just the little bumps here and there that throw me off balance sometimes.
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groovy4 Wrote:I love how it carves, its just the little bumps here and there that throw me off balance sometimes.
Jump 'em! Big Grin

Dan Gerous
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groovy4 Wrote:Just let me worry about my own board. Hope you enjoy yours!

I guess I'll just need some time to adapt to the stiffness. I love how it carves, its just the little bumps here and there that throw me off balance sometimes.

You'll get the hang of it. I was just about to admonish you for spending that much on a board (T6 is way overpriced) but then I saw how much you paid for it, and I changed my mind :p The T6 is a sick board, and if you got it that cheap, then its a great buy. Enjoy it bro!
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Thanks guys! I will enjoy itConfusedhiny:

jump.... Why didn't I think of that?? lol
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groovy4 Wrote:Just let me worry about my own board. Hope you enjoy yours!

I guess I'll just need some time to adapt to the stiffness. I love how it carves, its just the little bumps here and there that throw me off balance sometimes.

oh so ya didnt want a reply
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jjyank Wrote:You'll get the hang of it. I was just about to admonish you for spending that much on a board (T6 is way overpriced) but then I saw how much you paid for it, and I changed my mind :p The T6 is a sick board, and if you got it that cheap, then its a great buy. Enjoy it bro!

lol admonish someone for spending too much...u the Allowance police?
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smellypants Wrote:lol admonish someone for spending too much...u the Allowance police?

No, but it makes me sad watching other people waste their money on top of the line Burton boards when they can get another board thats just as good if not better for less money.

But as I said, he didn't pay the outrageous retail price, so it was a good buy.
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jjyank Wrote:No, but it makes me sad watching other people waste their money on top of the line Burton boards when they can get another board thats just as good if not better for less money.

But as I said, he didn't pay the outrageous retail price, so it was a good buy.

still dont see what the price of a snowboard effects your snowboarding or enjoyment of snowboarding... I just think its an awsome board sorry your sad
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