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Need help id'ing manufacturer of a Vitamin Water Promo Snowboard?

post #1 of 9
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Last Saturday, I won a Vitamin Water branded snowboard from a contest at my local mountain. I'm having trouble figuring out who makes this board, and I know next to nothing about snowboards. Help?

 

The board has a duct-tape style topsheet graphic, with a bottle of Stur-D Vitamin water made to look like it is duct taped onto the board.

 

This is a listing for the same type snowboard in question- NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT MY LISTING, I AM ONLY REFERENCING IT FOR THE PICTURES

 

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/spo/2240794744.html

 

There are no serial numbers on the board, and as far as I can see, nothing that indicates a manufacturer. Looking at the internet, Never Summer apparently made some Vitamin Water boards in 2009 (according to a reporter touring their shops at that time), but I can find very little information to confirm this.

 

I've had several people comment about the board...

 

"Pretty Stiff"

"Good amount of Camber"

"Looks like a good all-mountain board"

"wow, this is a good board"

 

My brother, who has worked in a few ski shops as parts of his Aspen ski-bum heritage, thinks it is a Burton Custom, but he couldn't really explain what lead him to that conclusion.

 

Any help?

 

I used the board over the weekend. 28 years of skiing, 1 day on a board, and I am still paying for it. :)

post #2 of 9

If there are 4 bolts holding each binding to the board, you can rule out Burton.

 

Congrats on winning the board and getting out there and trying it! Did you rent boots? It usually takes a few tries before you start to get the hang of it. Don't give up!

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Board is flat, no bindings.

 

The shop did mount the bindings with 4 bolts- This means it is not Burton?

post #4 of 9

 

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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

 

The shop did mount the bindings with 4 bolts- This means it is not Burton?


Correct!  Burton does not use a 4-hole pattern.

 

These promo boards are usually generic boards not built by some major brand.  They typically don't hold up very well.  Two years ago a friend won a Jameson Whiskey snowboard. It lasted three runs before it broke in half under standard useage.   It's best to just mount these boards on a wall behind a bar.

 

What do the sidewalls look like?  If it is cap construction - it's not NS and it's definitely cheap construction.

 


Edited by daysailer1 - 3/23/11 at 9:39am
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

It is not cap construction.

 

The base is slightly wider than the topsheet most of the way aound the board, so if you cut it in half, the profile would look like a trapezoid:

 

 _______

/            \

 

Don't know if that helps at all.

 

post #6 of 9

I agree I would be weary about using promo stuff they seem to usually only look good.   I am a Jeep guy, and have lots of Jeep promo stuff, while I think Jeep products are great the promo stuff which really has nothing to do with Jeep Corp., are usually junk that just falls apart.  Might not be the case with your board, but be advised.
 

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Originally Posted by daysailer1 View Post

 


Correct!  Burton does not use a 4-hole pattern.

 

These promo boards are usually generic boards not built by some major brand.  They typically don't hold up very well.  Two years ago a friend won a Jameson Whiskey snowboard. It lasted three runs before it broke in half under standard useage.   It's best to just mount these boards on a wall behind a bar.

 

What do the sidewalls look like?  If it is cap construction - it's not NS and it's definitely cheap construction.

 



 

post #7 of 9

Hey there

I just won this board at snowbasin. I asked the vitamin water guy and he said that RIDE prints these boards.

Now if only i knew what model this is.

cheers

post #8 of 9

I am also curious as to who manufactured this board.... I was given one as a gift from my cousin who works for vitamin water. I really like the print... Hope it's not a cheap board.... Looking forward to boarding for the first time

 

 

post #9 of 9

It's probably OK. I know Jeep puts their logo on a lot of cheap crap but most snowboards come out of the same factory. The only difference is the graphix. Enjoy the ride!

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