Just when you think your new snowboarding gear is still shiny and new, the snowboard companies come out with their next year gear previews. Yup, 2010 snowboard gear previews are already here. And heck yeah… Burton’s new stuff looks siiiiiick. Ah, darn this consumerist lifestyle we lead!
As much as I wanted to, I didn’t end up buying any new snowboarding gear from Burton this year. My old stuff was still good and I couldn’t really justify spending money on new stuff. Next year though… I’ll need to replace my poor busted board (“Miss Feelgood”, as my friend at the Board Room repair shop calls my board since he’s fixed her up so many times).
So what’s coming up from Burton next year? Gorgeous, bright, poppy colours that’ll show up great in photos and really stand out (if you can call bright-coloured gear amongst bright-coloured gear standing out…). I’m also really liking the solid colours on the new 2010 Burton boots and bindings. And fairly minimal board deck and base design with lots of colours and shapes. Overall, a pretty interesting lineup!
The guys over at Snowbroader have snapped some shots from the Snow Avant Premiere in France. Check them out! Note: All photos are fully credited to Snowbroader. Check out there site if you’d like to see more 2010 previews, like Rome and DC, and more pics of the Burton gear.
New 2010 Burton Custom Boards and the Burton Fix on the right. I’m loving the colourful Custom boards! Great design idea.
Solid coloured boots and bindings. I especially like the red on purple. (Seems like that’s the fave colour combo for next year)
New Burton 2010 ConDOM board. Check out the little drawing at the bottom
Base for the new 2010 Burton Hero. Not too sure what I think about the beach ball in the “O”… not really liking this design much. The 2009 Hero was way cooler looking.
New for this year, the Burton Method snowboard. The Bros say it is super light, and a blunt twin freestyle board. Interesting.
And for the ladies, the new 2010 Burton Lipstick board. I LOVE IT! Especially the black lipstick and vampire teeth marker on the top of the board. Yeaaah! I would definitely pick up this board if I was a park girl (but I’m not). Damn, why do the park boards always have the coolest decks?
Speaking of which… every time I think about getting a Burton Fish, I can’t help but feel disappointed with the graphic design on it. I know I shouldn’t be so concerned with appearances (especially when riding powder).. but geez… a little more than a splash on green on a white base with a COMPLETELY white top would be nice! Burton! Give us something that’ll stick out a little more on photos for a board as sick as the Fish!
The Burton Grail and Zone snowboard boots. Purple and yellow! Yes!
I really like the solid red bindings. Not sure what model this is but it sure looks neat. I’m pretty sure Allan would LOVE to have these to go with his brown and red colour scheme.
So that’s it so far. I’ll be keeping my eyes open for more upcoming Burton gear.
I have only one wish so far.. please Burton. Make the 2010 Malolo NOT with a fruity design on it. Something cool. Colourful. Simple, but bold. Otherwise you’ll force me over to Series 13!
So that’s it folks. It’s the snowboarder that makes the gear, not the gear that makes the snowboarder. Right? RIGHT?!