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Other than graphics, is the 2011 HR Burner any different than the 2010 model?

 

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Yes it is. The '11 has the "I-Core" that is found on several other models as well. This makes the ski lighter. Don't know that this ski needed any changes but apparently they thought it did so.......there ya go.

 

SJ

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^^^^ Keep SJ's fourth sentence in mind. Most of these "changes" you see one season to next are incremental, more driven by needs of marketing dept than by startling new technology. At least you can be sure that the 2011 will be as good as the 2010, which can't be said for some new models (ahem, Head). 

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Funny you mention Head here. At my old shop, we started carrying these two Nordica's to replace the Monster 78/82 when they dumbed them down to the Peak series. Nordica took a great ski in the HR-Pro and changed it for the sake of changing it for no reason. 

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^^^^ Keep SJ's fourth sentence in mind. Most of these "changes" you see one season to next are incremental, more driven by needs of marketing dept than by startling new technology. At least you can be sure that the 2011 will be as good as the 2010, which can't be said for some new models (ahem, Head). 

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Thanks, gentlemen.  I took some time off (three weeks!) from thinking about skis, and now I'm back.

 

Interestingly, the HR Burner did better in the 2011 Realskiers review (seven 5's and one 4) than in the 2010 review (seven 4's and one 3).  In fact, there are probably fewer than 10 skis that got that high of numbers in the 2011 round.  And, yes, I do remember that SJ recommended the Burner last season.

 

Have any of you skied the Burner back-to-back with the Volkl Kendo?  If so, how do they compare -- East, West, bumps, crud, trees, etc.?

 

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The new Burner was not available for the on snow testing back in January when we were testing the 10-11 lines so we were unable to compare it directly with the Kendo let alone ski it back to back. 

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Have any of you skied the Burner back-to-back with the Volkl Kendo?  If so, how do they compare -- East, West, bumps, crud, trees, etc.?

 

Thanks.  

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At the western demo events, the Burner was available. When compared to the Kendo, I'd say the Kendo was better on very hard snow and was more stable both at high speeds on groomers or in crud. The Burner was more nimble and basically better at everything else. Both are good skis but they are certainly different and neither is my favorite in this width range. That would go to the Sultan 85 or the Rossi SC 86. Among the stiffer skis, I think the Sollie Enduro is a bit more polyvalent than the Kendo.

 

SJ

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That would go to the Sultan 85 or the Rossi SC 86.

 

SJ

The SKI magazine buyers guide issue that just arrived in the mail today agrees with you.
 

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The new Burner was not available for the on snow testing back in January when we were testing the 10-11 lines so we were unable to compare it directly with the Kendo let alone ski it back to back. 





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At the western demo events, the Burner was available. When compared to the Kendo, I'd say the Kendo was better on very hard snow and was more stable both at high speeds on groomers or in crud. The Burner was more nimble and basically better at everything else. Both are good skis but they are certainly different and neither is my favorite in this width range. That would go to the Sultan 85 or the Rossi SC 86. Among the stiffer skis, I think the Sollie Enduro is a bit more polyvalent than the Kendo.

 

SJ


You would have think, being further east and the time difference we would have gotten it first. 

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