2012 Burton Mr. Nice Guy Used and Reviewed
Alice Cooper once sang, “No more Mr. Nice Guy” and he was definitely describing this board. This is the board designed off the input of team riders and infused with all of Burtons technology. Riding this it was evident that it fits for a niche rider. Here’s how it stacked up.
Board: Burton Mr. Nice Guy
Camber Option: Traditional Camber
Bindings: Malavita EST
Angles: 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 160
Conditions: Sunny with some clouds in the skies a mixture of dusting on mashed potato snow to ice patches.
Preconceived Notions: Supposedly this is more like the old UnInc than the Easy Livin is. Featuring traditional camber and squeezebox it’s supposed to be the stunt stick of choice for Keegan.
Flex: Little bit stiffer for a cambered jump board. Between the feet is where you’ll find the stiffest portion of the deck then the tips have a bit more give to it. Torsionally it’s still pretty rigid.
Stability: Going straight through chop and chunder wasn’t a problem at all it was really stable. It’s not a damp board by any means which gives it a bit more liveliness for playing around with.
Ollies/Pop: This is its strong suit the pop out of this thing was amazing for jumps and rollers. Load up the camber and away you’d go. Probably one of the more poppy cambered decks I’ve been on at this point for the 2012 gear.
Butterability: What little give there is in the tips still isn’t enough to really make this deck shine as being a solid butter stick. You really have to push hard into the board to get what you want out of it.
Cruising: The sidecut is so damn mellow it just wouldn’t rail a hard turn. I found it constantly slipping out on the ice or not getting any bit on the slushier snow as I was charging around the park.
Jibbing: Same thing as buttering it’s doable but take a bit more work.
Rider in Mind: For someone that’s still into traditional camber and liked what the UnInc was about I think that they’d probably dig this stick as it felt real comparable.
Personal Thoughts: This was not a fun board for me I gave it a go multiple times off multiple features and it just didn’t initiate turns how I wanted or pressed the way I felt it should. I understand who it’s built for and my best day isn’t even close to their D-Game but it was just a deck I couldn’t get into all that much.
What They Say: If you’re looking for the white rabbit, ask Keegan. Get lost like Alice in Keegan’s Wonderland. Graphic features original art from the 1865 Lewis Carroll Book.
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