On the 7th day, I shredded on my Burton Lux Snowboard at Sugarloaf, and it was amazing. It was my first day back on the snow for this season, and the Lux makes it like riding a bicycle. You barely feel like you ever left.
I’ve had my Burton Lux for a few years now, and in fact it’s the snowboard I bought to replace my frankenstein Craigslist purchase. And even though I bought another board to ride this year when conditions are good (that review will come later), it’s hard to put this board to the side. It’s just that good.
So what makes the Lux so good? It’s a responsive board, but not so much that you feel like it’s driving. It’s flexible and takes a beating, so it doesn’t matter what type of snow you’re on – it likes powder and ice. And while it may seem insignificant, every year of this board has looked good. I have the 2010 Lux 143, and it’s just kind of a quiet beauty. I have some crazy colored Burton Stiletto’s on it, and it’s an eye catcher. Not a bad thing!
You can find the Burton Lux at most snowboard stores, but if you want to check out some specs on it, head on over to the Burton website and look at the Burton Lux Rocker.
On a side note, Sugarloaf is amazing this weekend. Even with less than optimal snow conditions recently, they have enough terrain open to keep us entertained and busy. Keep an eye out early next week for a full review of the trails, and of course the chicken tenders (Bag & Kettle vs. Widowmaker). Oh, and a bonus post: interview with the director of ski patrol for Sugarloaf!
Time to get back to enjoying all the fun Sugarloaf has to offer!
Up tomorrow: Base Layers