2007 Burton T6 162

Reviewed By:  Steve Cunningham
Age:     45
Riding Style:  FreeRide

The T6 is the board for me. I was a little apprehensive about buying a T6 given the mixed reviews – I was not sure what to expect. I am very pleased – The T6 delivers exactly what I was looking for: Light, STIFF, fast, carving machine, edge hold, regular or switch, low impact air. It bites into groom or hard pack and doesn’t let go. I have not ridden it in real powder yet – But that’s not really what I bought it for. The T6 is NOT a park board, nor is it advertised as one. The stiffness takes a little getting used to – For me – A few runs. Just turn it loose and put it on edge. It rides like it’s on a rail. I am able to snap high speed 180’s and continue carving switch->regular->switch with little effort. My bones are too fragile to hit the big air in the park, but I do feel very comfy with the T6 on low impact cruising drops. I have no desire to try the T6 in a mogul field – I was born with common sense. I demoed some other Honeycomb boards (Palmer and Rossi Works) before I bought the T6. I liked the others, but there is no question that the T6 feels more lively and is a better freeride board for me. I ride a little heavy on the T6, but that probably makes it more freindly at lower speeds. The T6 really seems to hit my sweet spot in terms of ability and riding style – Based on the critics, you probably have to be a good fit to enjoy it. If you can, demo it before you buy one. But don’t be afraid – It just might be the best thing your mother told you not to buy. I still own a Custom 166 for powder days and laid back social affairs. I ride my T6 with a stiff set-up: Burton C60’s and Driver X’s – It seems to like this set-up.

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