Burton have embraced some fairly ‘off the wall’ technology by building the Parkitect. This deck is by no means your average snowboard but then again Jeremy Jones isn’t your average rider and if anybody has the experience and knowledge to build a killer board it’s got to be JJ the OG. The main feature of the Parkitect is the Off-Axis Squeezebox. This is Squeezebox technology that thins directly under the riders foot but at a freestyle stance of +/- 15 degrees. As a consequence you’re left with an asymetric core. Make sense? Don’t worry! In essence you’re left with a board that has a specific heal edge and toe edge and means manouverability, edge hold and pop are all improved. It must work because Transworld gave it a coverted Good Wood Award.
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The Custom Flying V is the most famous board on the planet for a reason, this thing is a joy to ride! Like the Custom designs before it this years Custom Flying V has been designed to excel at every aspect of snowboarding and as with previous Custom’s it does exactly that; this is the ultimate all-mountain snowboard. If you’re not really a jibber and you’re looking for a board that will kill the park, piste, pipe and open mountain with equal prowess then look no further. The Custom is the board that all other board manufacturers wish they could emulate.
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The Custom is the original all-mountain snowboard. No board other board in snowboarding’s relatively short history has been as successful or as popular with the average rider. This doesn’t mean that the Custom can’t perform; Nico Muller wouldn’t use it as his ‘go to’ board if that was the case. Unlike the Custom’s slightly more popular and trendy brother the ‘Custom Flying V’ the normal Custom has a camber profile and is consequently a little less playful and buttery but more powerful and grippy in turns and poppier when you load it. If your focus is charging around the mountain at high speeds, grazing your chin on icy slopes when carving and boosting out of the pipe, but you’re not quite ready for the stiffness of the Custom X, then this is the Custom you should buy. If your focus is a little more freestyle orientated and you want a board that is a little looser and playful then go for the Custom Flying V.
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Have you become suspicious because all the dudes in the park seems to be riding a smaller board than you? Why would they do such a thing? Well having a smaller board; makes balancing on rails that little bit easier, allows you to spin more quickly and increases your manoeuvrability at low speeds. Nevertheless there are normally as many disadvantages attributed to downsizing as advantages. The Nug claims to have minimised the effect of these disadvantages and states that downsizing no longer has to be a compromise. If you’re a Park Rat looking to get a little board to get tech on the jibs give the Nug a go!
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Have you become suspicious because all the girlie’s in the park seems to be riding a smaller board than you? Why would they do such a thing? Well having a smaller board; makes balancing on rails that little bit easier, allows you to spin more quickly and increases your manoeuvrability at low speeds. Nevertheless there are normally as many disadvantages attributed to downsizing as advantages. The Nugget claims to have minimised the effect of these disadvantages and states that downsizing no longer has to be a compromise. If you’re a Park Rat looking to get a little board to get tech on the jibs give the Nugget a go!
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Looking for a pretty and colourful board to take you from a beginner rider to an intermediate rider?If so you’re the kind of rider this board is aimed at. Like the Burton Social this board has been designed to be really easy to ride and progress on, but has more of an all-mountain focus than the Social. It might not be the right board for riding an Alaskan Peak or an X Games Superpipe…..but who cares!
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If you’re looking for an easy/relaxing board to ride then they don’t come any easier or more forgiving than the Burton Social. This board has been designed to make riding as stress-free as possible by making the flex nice and soft, both longitudinally and torsionally, with Burton’s V-Rocker and biax fibreglass. If you’re a beginner or intermediate looking for an easy board to progress on then this board is perfect for you. If you’re a park rider and you want a board that is easy to press, butter and jib-around on then get social!
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If you’ve ridden a rocker or hybrid board and they just aren’t for you then the Déjà Vu is a nice looking board that uses a camber profile. Camber makes the board hold an edge well in carves and gives it better pop at high speed. This is a twin shaped park board for hitting kickers in the park, dabbling in the pipe and cruising all over the mountain. Also available with Burton’s Flying V Profile.
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The Hate is an out and out jib board. A soft buttery flex, zero camber, extruded base, twin shape and biax glass reinforcments all mean that the Hate is one easy board to press and manouvre at low speeds. If indoor slopes, rail lines and street sessions are your thing then the only thing you’re going to be hating about this board is that you might have to buy a new pair of Burton ‘channel system’ bindings to ride it!
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If you started riding before the age of ‘rocker’ and you’re still a fan of camber then Mr Nice Guy might be right up your street. Mr Nice Guy is a park focused board for those riders that prefer camber to both rocker and rocker/camber hybrids. Although it’s a little harder to press and butter this board has one hell of a poppy flex which will allow you to pop more easily onto any obstacle in the park and elsewhere on the mountain.
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The same board as the normal Custom Flying V but with much cooler graphics. Good luck trying to find one! Cookie Monster should have got a showing though..
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The Easy Livin is a freestyle-focused deck that can do literally anything the park or backcountry has to throw at you. This years board has a similar build compostition to the Custom Flying V but with a twin shape, softer flex, narrower waist and deeper sidecut the which make it more responsive and easy to ride at low speed. In short this board will press nicely on rails, boost out of the pipe and help you stomp switch landings in the backcountry.
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Hopefully the Vapor will always be in the Burton range because for the past five years it’s bought a nervous smile to the face of everybody that’s been fortunate enough to strap it onto their feet. This board is lightweight, responsive, powerful and stable; so if you’re looking for a board to slay the pipe and straightline 50 degree faces this could be the board for you. It’s not cheap but then again most boards don’t come close to performing at the same level when subjected to the same physical forces. If you’re a keen backcountry tourer then the lightweight construction will make a world of difference when ascending mountains.
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The Blunt is the perfect board for the beginner freestyle rider. Twin shape and twin flex for easier switch riding; an extruded base for a longer lasting, ‘easy to repair’ base; biax glass and a V-Rocker profile for a soft flexing board that is easy to press, jib and turn. If you’re looking for a board that you, or your 16 year-old son, can take to the park to learn how to ride jibs and kickers the Blunt is a very affordable offering from Burton.
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In all honesty it doesn’t really matter how this seasons Whammy Bar rides, we just want it because of the Pink Floyd inspired graphics. With the exception of the graphics, which will no doubt sell countless boards, the Whammy Bar hasn’t really changed from last seasons’ board; the specifications and technology used in the 2013 Whammy Bar are all the same. Nevertheless the Whammy Bar is a very accomplished jib board that loves pressing through kinks and landing switch off 15 meter booters so if you love jibbing and Prog Rock get down to your local Burton dealership before they sell out!
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The Joystick is Burton’s highest spec fully rockered board. If you’re looking for a high performance freestyle board with the added playfulness and float in powder that you get from a rocker profile then the Joystick is worth a look. This years graphics will be popular with the snowboarding skateboard fraternity.
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The Process Flying V has definitely made a name for itself over the past couple of years, gracing our screens strapped to the feet of every other Burton pro. If you’re looking for a park focused board that is equally as capable on rails as it is on giant kickers in the park then the Process Flying V could be the board for you. Although not as stiff as some of it’s all-mountain brothers and sisters it’s still a smooth and stable ride in the pow and on the piste thanks to the long list of technology that Burton have crammed into it and its mid-wide shape.
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If you’re looking for a board to ride pillow lines and throw tricks off of booters and natural features in the backcountry then it doesn’t take “my dear Watson” to work out that the Sherlock is Burton’s answer. Rail riders, indoor riders and beginners may want to look for something a little softer because this is a board for more experienced, backcountry-focused riders and isn’t as forgiving as some of the other boards in the Burton range.
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Unless you’ve been living in a little wooden hut in Northern Saskatchewan for the past 10 years it’s pretty likely you’ve heard of the Burton Fish. In short it’s the equivalent of strapping a giant Salmon to your feet; this thing, although comparatively short for a powder focused board, floats like a dream. Although Burton rider Stephan Maurer has proven the following statement wrong; this board is really aimed at those riders who are just interested in cruising chin-deep powder without getting stuck, it isn’t built for hitting the park.
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The Antler is new to the Burton range this season and is aimed at those freestyle riders looking for a Burton Custom equivalent with a twin shape. With more carbon reinforcements and space-age technology crammed into it than an F1 racing car the Antler is for those riders that like a stiffer park board for boosting off the bigger features in the park.
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If you’re fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in the backcountry but you’re not quite ready to commit to an entirely powder focused board like the Fish then the Juice Wagon could be the board for you. The Juice Wagon has been designed to maximise float in powder without hindering backcountry freestyle performance too much.
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We liked the Custom Flying V last year but on the whole opinion was divided as to whether the Custom Flying V lived up to expectation. With the addition of the Squeezebox core profile the Custom Flying V will be receiving tons and awards and accolades this season because it’s a belter. Fun to ride, responsive and lively with stability and sure footed grip the Custom is King once again.
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Burton has really got their graphics spot-on on their Restricted range of boards this season. The Mr Nice Guy is a twin shaped, cambered freestyle stick designed with the input of Keegan Valaika. It’s a responsive mid-flexing slopestyle board equally happy in the park as it is taking steep powder laden landings at mach10.
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After riding the Custom X last year I would have said that improving on it would have been next to impossible. It kicked out of turns like a Jackass on steroids and the grip on the slickest of hardback was mind blowing. For the 2011/12 season little change has been made to the Custom X, however the change that has been made is significant. Last year the Custom X had a positive core profile which meant that a constant core thickness was maintain between the bindings giving the board immense torsional stiffness, essential for vice-like edge hold. With the move to a Squeezebox profile the ride will have changed, but by how much… well you’ll have to read the review!
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Enjoy some of Burton’s top of the range features in a snowboard that you can afford without phoning the bank manager and increasing your overdraft facilities first. The board has a V-rocker profile for playfulness and uses Burton’s frostbite edges to make sure there’s no unintentional sliding happening. Biaxial fibreglass is complimented with Jumper Cables for extra life and a rail ready tune and extruded base round of a competitively priced park and rail slayer that’ll satisfy beginner and intermediate freestylers.
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The Burton Ration Restricted might not be the highest tech snowboard, actually it’s verging on being the least tech but damn is it cool. Dialled for rail riding everything is kept to absolute basics; there’s a low camber profile, biaxial glass and an extruded base… yep that’s not exactly inspiring or cool. What is however are the Flat Kicks which can be cut down into any shape you like and the edges are rail ready tuned so you can take the Ration out of the wrapper straight down the handrail outside the shop you bought it from.
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The Custom Restricted is a difficult snowboard to explain, but essentially it fits between the cambered and Flying V Customs. The Camber Humps profile is pretty much camber with a slight area of rocker between the feet creating contact points before and after the bindings, but spring loaded suspension under the feet. The rest of the Custom Restricted is pretty familiar because it shares all the materials and features that make their way into the other Customs. Even if you’re not sold on Camber Humps you’ve got to give it to the Custom Restricted, the graphics are amazing!
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The Burton Hate is the affordable twin jib stick for those that want something a little more restricted than your average Burton. With a super soft flex, V Rocker profile, Flat Kicks and a rail ready tune the hate is built to grind, slide or grate down anything and everything.
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Ok so if the name doesn’t give the game away, the Nug Directional is 5mm tapered, set-back version of the Nug. Size down 8-10am and enjoy a powder filled mini-shred.
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From V-Rocker to Flying V to Camber Humps, the Easy Livin drifts closer to becoming a fully cambered snowboard again every season, but perhaps this time Danny Davis has found his perfect match. With its signature Elliptical tips and forgiving flex, the Easy Livin is a fun to ride and versatile twin snowboard with immense slopestyle, halfpipe and backcountry kicker performance on tap.
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So last year Jeremy Jones’ pro model had an easy rider style biker on the graphic and Jeremy dressed appropriately with black outerwear and plenty of accessories that would have looked the part on Denis Hopper 40 years ago. Now Jeremy’s board the Monkey Wrench has a pizza box on the graphic I really hope we get Jeremy dressing in the whole pizza delivery boy’s get-up. The Monkey wrench is the all-out snowboard for jib fiends that like camber and don’t like noodles. There’s Spoon tech in the tips to loosen up the ride and Mid-Spoon tech to make board-sliding through those down-flat kinks a little easier. Triaxial glass gets used through the length of the Wrench and Burton have loaded it with Side Effects too so there’s plenty of edge hold. To add to that there’s a rail ready tune making this quite possibly the least catchy rail and urban board on the planet.
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The smash hit of last season returns triumphant. You can preach the world over about how the perfect freestyle snowboard length should reach to just below your chin, but when Burton comes along and says take 10cms off that length with the new Nug, well it all goes out the window. If snowboarding for you is about pottering around, throwing 720s off moguls or underflips off cat-tracks then the Nug is a winner. Snowboarders who demand a little more all-mountain performance might want to consider other boards. Of course the Nug would make a nice little addition to anybody’s quiver and is the perfect board for when you’ve got to go out riding with newbies.
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Funny, you’ve seen this board before somewhere. Well yes you almost certainly have, this do it all directional twin comes in camber and Flying V which you no doubt read about further up the page.
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Do you remember the Feelgood when Burton hadn’t messed around with ridiculous hybrid cambers and whatnot? Well even if you don’t but you believe camber is the only way to ride, you can enjoy all of the Feelgood features with the snap and precision that only camber gives you.
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If you are really struggling with picking up the basics it’s probably time you gave the Genie a rub. If your three wishes are to learn to turn, feel more comfortable traveling in a straight line and to stop catching edges and planting yourself head first into the snow then it’s likely this Genie will grant them.
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Legendary for its progressive design, the Burton Feather is the beginners board of choice for a large proportion of the world’s female snowboarders. It’s EZ-Rocker (continuous rocker) profile makes initiating a turn as easy as committing to the fall-line and the slightly tapered directional shape will make your first adventures into powder riding a little more successful than they otherwise might beÖ although guaranteed you’ll still end up with snow in places you didn’t know existed.
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Ok I’ve pawed over the Burton catalogue and this is what I know about the Deja vu Flying V. It’s a directional twin shape with the Flying V rocker/camber hybrid profile; it has triaxial fibreglass and Jumper Cables in the tail for extra pop. Unlike the Feelgood Flying V and Lipstick it has Burton’s Smooth Ride dampening system but it is a little softer than both of those boards. Essentially it’s an all-mountain snowboard for intermediate riders who want one snowboard to ride everything from powder to park, pipe to piste.
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Take the original Feelgood Flying V, make it shorter and narrower for little people and replace all of the expensive materials with more affordable features so that it doesn’t feel like your shelling-out a small fortune at the start of every season and you’ve got the Feelgood Smalls Flying V. A versatile all-mountain snowboard for young female shredders.
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What better than a board ridden by the original super grom turned best freestyler in the world, Shaun White to inspire your kid to become the next big thing in snowboarding? And if it doesn’t work out there’s always accounting, sales or the circus.
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Based on the legendary Custom Flying V, the Smalls version comes in shorter lengths, has a twin shape instead of the Adult Custom’s directional shape, it has a softer biaxial fibreglass and runs on an extruded base instead of the expensive WFO sintered base . Other than that it looks the same and carries the same kudos, it just costs a lot less, because from what I’m told by folks being a parent is expensive enough without having to factor in snowboarding.
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The TWC Pro has been test piloted by the best halfpipe rider on the planet Shaun White in the biggest halfpipes the world has ever seen. There is no better proof that this board can handle anything you can throw at it… providing you’re not 200lbs.
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Based on the principle that riding small boards amplifies fun, the Burton Nugget is an even smaller version of the now infamous Nug. The Nugget supplies all the spin to win fun and general piste-bashing madness of the orginal Nug for female riders with less weight and smaller feet.
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If you want to stay with women specific snowboards, the Burton Fortress is as serious as it gets. Every step has been taken to keep weight down but increase response and power while retaining a manageable feel. The Fortress has a Vaporskin topsheet to keep weight down and boost pop and there’s a specially profiled Dragonfly core which uses varying grain orientations to focus pressure along the Frostbite edges, this is also aided by Lightning Bolts which are Carbon strips that run from under the bindings to the edge. To top it off, Carbon I-Beam reinforcement runs the length of the board for extra return out of carves and ollies and Smooth Ride dampening will keep the board well-mannered under your feet even when the going gets rought.
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The ultimate women’s jib specific twin. The Social is the softest board in the women’s range, it has a V-rocker profile and Scooped tips to make it loose and buttery and an easy to maintain extruded base. So that it isn’t a complete soggy noodle the Social has Jumper Cables (carbon stringers) in the nose and tail for additional pop and life.
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Not every snowboard needs to come with a spec that reads like the user manual of the Starship Enterprise. The Lux V-Rocker has a rocker profile, soft biaxial fibreglass, a directional twin shape, extruded base and the intermediate and jib friendly Cruise Control tune, what more do you need to progress your riding?
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The Blender is another Burton snowboard loaded with more features than a top spec Ferrari. It has a V-Rocker profile to give it a loose playful feel, the tips have been Scooped to exaggerate the loose feel, but there’s triaxial fibreglass, Burton’s elongated contact points called Side Effects and Frostbite edges to make sure that edge hold isn’t compromised. The Blender is twin shaped and has a twin flex to satisfy the needs of park purists.
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By now you are probably seeing the parallels between Burton’s line of boards for men and those designed for women. On that principle the Lipstick is the Process Flying V tweaked in all the right places to fit female snowboarders. It’s a park focused board that is also designed to be no less adept at cruising down resort runs or making missions into the sidecountry.
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The best way to describe the Feelgood Flying V is as the women’s version of the Custom Flying V. It’s a directional all-mountain, all condition charger loaded with features like the Flying V hybrid camber profile designed to improve float and playfulness while at the same time combining with the Frostbite edges and triaxial fibreglass to deliver edge hold on corduroy and icy pipe walls. To top off the spec, the core has been profiled to create the perfect flex for female riders.
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The After School Special is a complete snowboard set-up including boots, bindings and a board for your little grom. Get them starting a lifelong obsession as soon as you can, because who knows, their pro career might be paying your groceries bill years down the line.
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The Burton Chicklet has the same features as the boys chopper it just has hearts all over the topsheet and base graphics instead of monsters. Why is it that girls like hearts and boys like monsters?
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The Burton Chopper is the longest running kids snowboard on this earth, even the Flying Tomato rode a Chopper when he was a grom. This year the Chopper becomes even easier to ride than ever before which will make your kids first turns on snow more fun than pain. The Zero camber and Easy Rider base means that pressure is taken off the edges when the board is on a flat base meaning fewer winding toe edge catches and whiplash inducing heel edge catches.
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Whereas the Custom Flying V smalls is the all-mountain snowboard for kids, the Hero Smalls is the uncompromising freestyle board. With scooped (slightly bowled) tips and a V-Rocker profile the Hero with have your kid buttering and jibbing better than you in a matter of hours, fortunately you can blame it on age and bad joints.
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The Honcho is a twin shaped, cambered profiled snowboard with a soft directional flex aimed at intermediates who will enjoy the benefits of a sintered base, low spin weight profiled tips and Burton’s lightweight Superfly core, but don’t need all the added gimmicks found in Burton’s more expensive rides.
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Having seen Marco Grilc throw huge double corks on the Aftermath at the Dachstein Pleasure Jam and then again nailing monstrous 1080s and double backflips at the Flachauwinkl Spring Battle on the Aftermath I can safely vouch for the Aftermath as a serious piece of hardware. In many respects it’s extremely similar to the cambered Custom, it has the Squeezebox core profile, triaxial glass, a middle of the road directional flex and it even has the same sidecut radius. However the Aftermath is a little narrower and has a more twin-like shape to make it more switch friendly. This is a freestyle snowboard with performance on tap.
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There are those that will never ride anything other than camber. For these riders the edge control, response, stability and pop that they get from camber isn’t matched by any other profile. The Burton Custom comes in camber too because Burton know the Custom’s fan base was built from the days when camber was the only option and that a lot of these fans still demand camber. There’s all of the features that get packed into the Flying V version, like Frostbite Edges, Carbon I-Beam, the Squeezebox core profile and Lightning Bolts reinforcement, it’s just cambered instead.
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The Vapor is Burton’s highest performance and lightest cambered snowboard. The thing is, just because a board is high performance it doesn’t mean it has to be a stiff plank to ride, the Vapor verges on being forgiving. As far as construction goes, the Vapor is the tits! There’s more carbon in the Vapor with its Carbon I-Beam and carbon Vaporskin topsheet than in all of Saudi Arabia’s oil fields (to be repeated in a kids homework essay on snowboarding very soon). The WFO sintered base ably takes care of speed and if it wasn’t light enough already the Ultrafly core gets borrowed from the impossibly light Method. The Multizone EGD core/grain arrangement and Frostbite edges make sure that the Vapor grips like Sly Stallone grips his casino chips
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Shaun’s snowboards come in two flavours, the TWC Pro which is the board you’ll see Shaun dominating the halfpipe on and the TWC Standard which is a beginners board aimed at getting newbies stoked on the sport. With EZ-Rocker, a soft flex and a direction tapered shape it’s unlikely you or even Shaun will be busting 30ft McTwists out of the Olympic halfpipe on the TWC Standard, but who knows how good you’ll be riding in five years time and TWC standard is a great board to start your riding career on.
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The Burton Bullet takes the Clash’s features and shape, but increases the width a little to mid-wide status so that those gifted in the boot department can enjoy a fast learning snowboard experience too. The Bullet compliments the EZ-Rocker with 5mm of taper to make your first powder turns that little bit easier.
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It won’t win any awards for performance but the Clash has always been held dear by the millions of people who have learnt to snowboard on one. Everything about the Clash is designed to make snowboarding easy for beginners, from the continuous rocker profile to the catch free Cruise Control factory tune and the versatile directional shape. If you can’t learn to snowboard on a Burton Clash you might have better luck with skiing.
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The Whammy Bar is Burton’s jib and rail thoroughbred. Everything about it is designed to make rail tricks and jibs easier, or shall we say less risky. The tips are slightly scooped (bowled) to keep them from catching on the snow when you’re buttering and the middle of the board is scooped to prevent rail hook-ups. The Whammy Bar is V-Rockered to improve slow speed pop, help exaggerate those presses and make under-rotated landings butter through clean. Then there’s the torsionally soft biaxial glass and rail ready tune that will guarantee you safe passage through all kinds of kinks should all of the above fail. You get the picture; this board is for serious jibbers who don’t like slams.
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In many respects the Burton Hero is pretty similar to its slightly higher spec brother, the Joystick. Like the Joystick, the Hero has Triax glass, Scoop Tech, Jumper Cables, Frostbite edges and the Squeezebox core. Unlike the Joystick the Hero doesn’t have Carbon I-Beam reinforcement, it is completely twin shaped and the flex is twin too. So although they are closely related, the Hero is a little softer flexing and rides switch identically to regular, making it more suitable to park specific snowboarders.
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V-Rocker is Burton’s most playful and buttery camber profile. The V-Rocker profile is rockered between the feet and just before the tips but remains flat under the bindings. The Joystick is the snappiest and most responsive V-Rockered board in the Burton range. Everything about the Joystick is about taking a fun and playful reverse camber profile and directional twin shaped snowboard with the looseness of Scoop technology and ramming it full of explosive C4 pop, there’s triaxial fibreglass, Carbon I-Beam reinforcement, Jumper Cables Hi-Voltage and the Squeezbox core profile all sandwiched together to increase the snappy feel and make your ollies enormous!
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The Process Flying V is a medium/soft directional twin freestyle snowboard absolutely loaded with features giving it all-mountain capability. The Flying V profile is accompanied with Frostbite edges and triaxial glass for improved edge hold and Jumper Cables (Carbon stringers to you and I) in the cambered tail for extra pop as well as Burton’s Smooth Ride dampening system to mellow out an potentially bone shaking chunder.
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Burton’s Side Effects won’t be everybody’s cup of tea because on hardpack and ice it can feel a little sketchy (in our opinion) but the medium soft flex and V-Rocker profile make the Burton Sherlock a very poppy snowboard and the extra volume at the nose and tail make the Sherlock extremely floaty in powder while the tight sidecut increases nimbleness even if you size up a good few centimetres.
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Designed to run on the Voile Split Decision touring package, the Freebird is Burtons only splitboard. Unlike a lot of split boards it is designed to be ridden at your standard all mountain length which is why it comes in the relatively short lengths of 158 and 162 cms. Features on the board include an extremely tight radius sidecut with Burton’s Side effects (elongated contact points) at the start and end of the effective edge. The Freebird also features S-Rocker for fluid, effortless powder riding with zero back leg burn.
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The Burton Barracuda is a fusion of the Supermodel and the Malolo, two classic boards that had perhaps passed their glory days. The Barracuda’s 15mm of taper, 50mm setback stance and S-Rocker will keep the Barracuda afloat even in the deepest drifts and the triax glass, Carbon I-Beam and directional flex will make the tail firm and stompy for big powder landings and endless pillow lines. Finally Burton have realised that big guys like to freeride too, sizes go up to 169cm with a 25.9cm waist which is designed for riders in the 210lbs+ weight range.
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The Burton Fish is the original tapered freeride snowboard and quite possibly still numero uno. Designed by big transition guru turned freeride legend Terje Haakonson and Burton’s head shaper JG at the start of the last decade, the Fish has stood the test of time because it’s such a classic shape and it works so damn well in deep powder where agility, float and acceleration are key. This year the topsheet is metallic gold!
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The Method is one hell of an investment if you work it out at a price per Kg basis it’s more expensive than Silver! So what do you get for the Method’s astronomical price tag? Well yep you guessed it, the Method is the lightest snowboard on the market by a considerable margin, it really does defy logic and you could make your money back by replacing the weight with smuggled duty free in no time! The S2 fibreglass which is considerably stronger than standard E-Glass means less can be used to create the same board flex and durability, the catch is S-Glass is 10x the price of E-Glass. It also has the Methlon base which Burton claim is the slipperiest substance known to man, other than Jelly which doesn’t make a great snowboard base. It also has the versatile flying V profile and Frostbite edges for increased grip. One question remains, will the new and yet unrevealed Burton Mystery be lighter and more expensive still?
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The Custom X has always been a huge seller. Like Magpies being drawn to shinny jettison, many intermediate and sometimes even beginner snowboarders are drawn to Custom X’s additional letter and eye-popping price tag. Don’t be drawn in, the Custom X is a serious bit of snowboarding hardware designed for aggressive expert riders, unless you’re at the top of your game and you’re sure that you like firm flexing cambered snowboards, go for the standard Custom.
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The Sherlock is Burton’s latest all mountain creation. Triaxial glass with carbon I-beams will provide plenty of edge grip and pop, the twin like shape adds versatility for performance in all types of terrain and snow conditions and the Flying-V profile loosens up the ride for lightening quick edge to edge response and a little help with float. It’s anything but elementary my dear Watson.
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The Supermodel has always shied from the limelight, the same limelight the more famous sibling the Burton Custom has always basked in. People have either forgotten, ignored or just don’t know about the rich history of the Burton Supermodel and the legends that have been involved in its development… we’re talking Brian Iguchi, Johan Oloffson and of course the late and great Craig Kelly; this is design know-how you’ll struggle to find in other Snowboards. A snowboard for epic conditions and surf inspired freeriding.
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If the Burton Custom was a war hero, it would be more highly decorated and have served in more campaigns than any other soldier on the planet. In production since 1996 the Custom broke the traditional mold of snowboard design and became the most popular snowboard in history. The latest incarnation of the Custom, the Flying-V upholds the Burton Custom’s reputation of quality all-mountain freestyle performance but makes snowboarding that little bit more exciting. Not that you didn’t expect it, but the Custom Flying-V is awesome.
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The Burton T6 always had a reputation as an extremely light, stiff and responsive snowboard. None of the qualities have been lost in the T7, but the T7 is now slightly less hard work than the superseded T6. Don’t go thinking the T7 is a push over, it is still the stiffest board in the Burton line and the healthy dose of camber will keep even the most aggressive riders happy.
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As if there weren’t enough new models in the Burton line-up, say hello to the Whammy Bar. Taking the place of the legendary Burton Dominant; the Whammy Bar uses a negative core profile and V-rocker profile for flex between the bindings, and spooned construction for more buttery goodness. Then there’s the dual density biaxial glass so you shouldn’t have any problem how ever many kinks you have to push the Whammy Bar through. Check out the Whammy Marley if it’s Bob and the Whalers blasting out of your cans when you’re cruising through the park.
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Last year Tom took the standard cambered Easy Livin’ for a spin. This year our tester Ben Malloy took the all new Flying V version. If the words ‘super flexi’, ‘snappy pop’ and ‘quick and responsive’ tickle your fancy and fit within your demands of a park board then the Easy Livin’ should be on your shopping list.
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To have Mikkel Bang behind the development of a board from its conception is big news. Mikkel destroys the slopestyle course and it’s the Love that he chooses to kill it with. Triax glass for control riding out big kicker landings, camber to stomp tail heavy landings and that good ol’ pop you just don’t get from rocker and a negative core profile to help with presses. Then there’s the girls that adorn the topsheet.
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Isn’t it ironic, that when you’ve got the money to pay for excess baggage to take all your snowboarding gear on holiday with you, you can afford a snowboard like the Burton Method. There are many boards out there claiming to be the lightest snowboard on the market, pick up a Burton Method and there will be no doubting that the board you are holding is the lightest on the planet. With Burton’s all new Flying-V profile, more bells and whistles than an apache helicopter and strangely named materials like Methodskin laminates and Methlon Sintered base, the Method is defining what is possible when it comes to space age design and lightweight construction.
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Like a military fighter plane, the Burton Vapor is designed for ‘seat of your pants’ speed, instant response and BIG air time. Not for beginners or intermediates, the Vapor is a snowboard designed specifically for aggressive pilots with lightening quick reactions and an addiction to icy pipe walls and freshly pisted groomers. Leave your friends in your Vapor trail.
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There’s certainly one thing we can all agree on; when it comes to Pipe riding Shaun White is the man. In the last ten years he’s grown from annoying red headed micro grom to an HP sponsored snowboarding rock star with an awesome nick name “The Flying Tomato”, actually that’s a terrible nickname. Back to the point of this intro, sure Terje still kills it in the pipe when it comes to style, but if you want board design input from a man who is inventing crazy pipe tricks every season and pushing the limits of sanity further and further, then you need Shaun White on your team. Last year Shaun’s snowboard was the Operator, this year Shaun’s riding the Burton TWC Pro a turbo charged park slicer and dicer. Now buckle up that lid and go bust a Tomahawk SW style.
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Does anybody remember hook-ups skateboards? Seeing the new Burton Sweet Talker it was love at first sight. The Manga style graphics are incredible, the base graphic is bold and unforgettable, and then there’s the board spec. The Sweet Talker proudly flaunts a twin shape, Burton’s new Flying V profile and nearly every other technology available from the Burton Snowboards candy store. Any man would be extremely lucky to have this looker on their arm.
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Apart from the graphics the only resemblance between the infamous Cheech and Chong and the Road Soda is that the Road Soda is a dope snowboard and Cheech and Chong smoke dope. The Road Soda is pretty much the Burton Process with a vintage graphic. Now dig out that chain link steering wheel and get your van and your homies down to the hill for some serious park shred-time.
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From low down hood-rat style to Easyrider, Jeremy Jones has had more image changes than Prince. Regardless of what theme Jeremy’s snowboard costume is this season, the man’s got skills and experience in abundance. If the Old Father Time of freestyle snowboarding Jeremy Jones is riding a board with camber guesses are it’s for good reason. Built for thrashing rails to destruction and sticking monster hits the Burton Jeremy Jones has a lot to live up to, my guesses are it’ll probably smash your expectations. You’ll either love or hate the Star Spangled Banner on the base.
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Right, we’ve had the Joystick, this is the lipstick, I’m betting next season the Burton Dipstick will be coming to a shop near you! In spite of the name the Burton Lip-Stick is a seriously loaded and capable snowboard. With the Flying-V profile you can enjoy the benefits of both rocker and camber and Elliptical tips and Jumper Cables should have you popping into orbit. A sturdy freestyle deck for the gadget heads out there. Dare I say, the graphics are a little Capita?
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Any snowboard called the Fortress is going to be formidable. The Burton Fortress is Kelly Clark’s snowboard of choice so you can be pretty confident that its cambered profile, Carbon reinforced Vapor skin laminates and Frostbite edges are going to have you climbing up pipe walls like a rat up a drainpipe. The Fortress is a serious snowboard for confident, able and aggressive female snowboarders.
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The Feelgood or women’s Custom as it occasionally know doesn’t have much to prove. With the same DNA as the worlds most famous snowboard, everybody knows the Feelgood deals well with anything a snowboarder, male or female can throw at it. If you have an aggressive riding style, but you’re not ready to commit to one type of terrain the Feelgood is a great choice. The board for snowboarding commit-a-phoebes
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From the day it first appeared in Burton catalogues in 2002, the Burton Fish has been a phenomenon. Setting the precedent for tapered powder board performance and retro surf inspired styling, the Fish continues to evolve and raise the bar. For 2011, the Fish retains the powder focused 30mm of taper, the short pin tail with a cheekly swallow tail and the S-rocker profile to keep the tail nice and firm for tail heavy landings and monster pow roosters. The perfect board to add to your quiver for freshies in tight trees and feature heavy terrain, where agility and float are essential.
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Park, park and more park. The Burton Blender combines a twin shape and flex for easy switch riding, with burley dual angle 10:45 sidewalls and spooned construction to help with triple kinked rails and buttering absolutely everything. Then there’s the Triaxial glass to provide you with all the reinforcement you need to stick less than perfect landings and ride out the most bumpy piste sections.
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If your skills aren’t the tightest on the hill the Blunt is a great option. Here’s an oxymoron for you, the Burton Blunt is the perfect snowboard for intermediate riders to take to the park and sharpen their freestyle skills. Soft biaxial glass, the famous Burton V-Rocker profile a negative core profile between the bindings and an easy to maintain extruded base provide all the goods you’ll need to learn.
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The Malolo fits the needs of riders who aren’t prepared to commit to the 30mm of taper and swallow tail of the Burton Fish but want deep snow performance. 20mm of taper is the perfect amount for float in deep powder, skipping over afternoon chop and agility edge-to-edge on the groomers and deep stuff.
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The Burton Hero has an almost identical spec to its big brother the Joystick, but the small differences are significant. Instead of using a twin shape with a directional flex, the Hero’s flex is twin, perfect for switch takeoffs and landings and the flex has been toned down to a 3/10 by removing the Carbon I-Beams. Could the Hero be your knight in shining armor?
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Silly name, great snowboard. The Burton Joystick is the go-to snowboard for a lot of the big hitters in the Burton International team. Designed with the sole intention of slaying the park, the V-rocker keeps the Joystick nice and playful while the Triaxial glass and Carbon I-Beam reinforcement provide all the grip and pop you need.
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The Burton Déjà Vu is another Burton Snowboard available with either V-Rocker or traditional camber. We picked-out the V-Rocker because it opens a whole world fun to riders who want grip and control combined with buttery, loose and effortless snowboarding. A Dualzone EGD multi-angle grain core, triaxial glass and Frostgrip edges focus pressure on the length of the edge where you need grip. A V-Rocker profile and negative core profile mean it doesn’t take thunder thighs to pop, butter and press this freestyle masterpiece.
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With a V-Rocker profile, biaxial glass, an extruded base and a Fly core with a negative profile, the Burton Social packs everything you need to start learning park tricks and enough features and spec to help you push the limits as your level increases.
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The Ration certainly received a lot of attention at ISPO. It’s about time Burton created a snowboard to service the needs of urban shredders on a budget. One really cool feature of the Ration are the Clip Tips which you can trim down to make your shred stick even more maneuverable and dope looking. The last time I saw sawn-off tips was on a Morrow spoon circa 1994… perhaps you should be pairing the Ration with a set of low-back bindings.
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Girls have a new friend to take to the park. The Lux uses minimal camber, biaxial glass and a negative core profile to create a snowboard that’s ridiculously easy to ride and to navigate over any obstacle that gets in your way while you’re cruising through the snowboard park.
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Burton is all about the process, the Burton logo symbolizes the constant improvement of their product, a cycle that’s been ticking away since 1977. The 2011 Burton Process Snowboard sees 33 years of development, feedback and improvement fed into its all-mountain shape and capabilities. If Jussi’s riding the Process then Burton’s product evolution is probably working.
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Burton have been creating women specific snowboard longer than any other snowboard brand on the planet, this means the Feather has more than likely been the starting point for more female riders than any other snowboard. For 2011 the Burton Feather gets a makeover including a rocker profile and a slight taper to make it even easier for female riders to get to grips with the snowboarding essentials.
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Intermediate freestylers and those gifted in the boot department have a new home. The Deuce combines quality Burton materials with a progressive design touches like a negative core profile and biaxial fiberglass.
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The Clash is designed specifically to help beginners to learn the first steps of snowboarding quickly. If a slight taper and a thin core profile between the feet weren’t progressive enough, the soft biaxial glass and beginner specific rocker mean you’ll get the hang of turning on groomers and in the powder in no time.
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Don’t let it’s soft and light feel fool you. The Lip-Stick is fully charged and V-Rocker-tastic to push you where you want to in the park. With an accolade like a Transworld Good Wood behind you know this little puppy is going to deliver the goods!
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Looking for a freestyle twin with some guts? The Burton Easy Livin’ is great for jibbing around the park and pistes…need a bit more torsional stiffness and stability for hitting the pipe and larger booters the Easy Livin’ delivers. A high spec package that snowboarders of all levels will get along with.
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We’ve all seen Mr Haakonsen charging at ridiculous speeds into the Artic Challenge quater pipe and then throwing near 10 meter bs 360s. Now we’re not suggesting that if you buy the T6 you’ll acquire the Cat’s abilities… but if you like flying full speed into oversize transitions and bombing critical freeride lines the T6 will take you part of the way.
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Probably….. no.. definitely the most famous snowboard on the planet. The Burton Custom has been the number one snowboard pin-up for almost 2 decades. An incredible snowboard, that’ll perform all over the mountain from the pipe to coulours and cornices. For advanced to intermediate snowboarders. Now available with a variety of rocker profiles or traditional camber.
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Probably the lightest board on the planet and definitely the most technical. The Burton Vapor is an incredible snowboard that has taken the worlds best riders above and beyond even their expectations. However, the true and almost forgiving flex make the Vapor more accessible than you’d think… providing you’ve got the Gold bullion to pay for it.
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Space age freestyle weaponry twinned up for kicker and pipe snowboarders who want a ridiculously responsive and poppy snowboard with the added fun and press-ability of the V-Rocker. For the last few seasons the X8 has been difficult to get hold of out of Japan, this year it’s available worldwide.
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Transworld Good Wood in the bag, the Blunt is one seriously desirable vintage snowboard. Spec’ed up with the V-Rocker for tons of fun, reactive biaxial glass and Pressure Distribution edges with a rail ready tune for throwing down on every park jib and rail, you’d be a fool not to snap up this freestyle bargain. All that’s left for you to do is to get down to your local shop and negotiate a good price on this ‘soon to be’ classic.
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Beginner women snowboarders need a board that’s forgiving, catch free and easy to turn. The Burton Feather’s biaxial glass, negative core profile and mellow sidecut takes care of the forgiving ride and easy turn initiation, reducing the camber makes the Feather catch free and easy to pop. Great for girls looking to take their first steps on a snowboard. From linking your first carves, to landing your first 180, the Feather will provide you with the goods.
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Be careful with the Fix. In heavy doses Burton’s new rockered jib stick can be seriously addictive. With a buttery flex and catch free Scoop tips the Fix won’t trip you up just as you’re getting your thang on, and with edges designed specifically for getting technical on scary rails, chances are you’ll be back sooner than you thought for another Fix. Fortunately being a Burton you won’t find it too difficult to find a dealer!
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The Custom has been to the gym and taken every performance enhancing substance available! Pumped up with Carbon Vaporskin, Dragonfly core, lightning bolt and Carbon I-beam reinforcement and an insanely fast nano sintered base the Custom X will destroy everything that’s rideable and some obstacles that aren’t! For advanced aggressive snowboarders only!
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Jeremy’s at that time in his life at which most riders retire completely or turn to full time powder soul-surfing. Jeremy is still at the forefront of the urban scene (he must have pnuematic knees), and for killing it in the park and on the streets he rides one board… the Jeremy. The Jeremy has a sintered base to make the most of those super tight run-ins and a directional flex with I-Carbon reinforcement to help you pop onto chest high rails.
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The Hero Limited has the versatility of a directional twin shape with the predictability of a twin flex. Burton decided to take the standard Hero and rocker it, with the stock scooped tip and tail we can guarantee the Hero Limited is unbelievably buttery. Now churn that mother up!
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I bet you’ve seen a Burton Dominant in every terrain park you’ve ever been in. The reason? The Dominant offers reliable, durable and affordable freestyle snowboarding. For snowboarders interested in technical rail tricks, small to medium sized park kickers and jibbing all over the mountain. Whether you’re taking your first steps in the park or a full time pro you’ll find the Dominant will help you to progress.
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The Love is back with vengeance after the commotion around last years risqué graphics (graphics which Snowboard Review whole heartedly approved of). With a twin shape and Dual Density Triax glass, the Love is designed for getting technical off big jumps and tricky kinked rails, Burton have included a sintered base to make sure you don’t hit any knuckles and get plenty of air out of the top of the pipe, shame you won’t have any Playboy bunnies to flash any innocent bystanders with.
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We’ve seen women specific brands come and go, but one fact remains, Burton continue to push the boundaries of snowboard construction for Men and Women alike. The Feelgood ES packs all of the high cost/performance and weight saving materials you see in the top of the range men’s boards like the Method and Vapour into a more forgiving ride, so female pipe riders like Kelly Clark can push their riding to the next level.
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The Fish has evolved! This year, Burton have taken the classic pin tailed fish shape, added a cheeky little swallow tail and and rockered the nose profile to create even more float and super fast acceleration into carves. If Terje chooses to freeride on the Fish Ltd, it’s probably because it’s sh*t hot!
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Epic deep snow versatility. The Burton Malolo offers advanced riders who want to ride deep powder on steep faces and tight trees a board that will also perform on pistes and firing off natural kickers and cliffs. The Malolo’s tapered shape provides plenty of float and agility in deep snow.
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Back in the late 90s the Burton Supermodel was the board to have, freeriding was king and powder was the only snow you’d get out of bed for. It’s great to see the legendary Supermodel back on the scene. With design input from legends like Johan Olofsson, the late and great Craig Kelly and many other members of the World’s snowboard royalty there are very few snowboards with such pedigree. The Supermodel X is a suped-up version of the Supermodel, designed for experienced freeriders with an aggressive riding style.
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Wondering what happened to Shaun White’s pro model? Like unlocking a secret board on your favorite computer game, you’ve found Shaun’s ride…. apparently it’s no longer cool to have a pro model named after you… better tell Stepchild! Shaun’s board has been built for Slopestyle and Halfpipe domination, with triaxial glass, Dualzone EGD (engineered grain direction focuses edge pressure) and carbon I-Beam reinforcement, the Operator is bound to offer great edge hold and incredible pop. Everything you’ll need to hone you’re transition skills.
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The Seven has changed tens of times during it’s evolution. From Gigi Ruff and Romain De Marchi killing it on the first incarnations, hitting that enormous Hemsedal kicker in Vivid, to Trevor Andrew hitting jaw droppingly huge cat-tracks in BC; the Se7en has a heritage that very few snowboards can match. This year Burton have widened the Se7en (I always thought the Se7en was too narrow) and softened it up to make it more fun to jib around. So the Se7en is back, and expect it to assume it’s position as one of the best freestyle boards on the market!
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If you’re after a Burton Method for this season you’ll also want the latest snowboard accessory to boot… an anchor. Without an anchor to tie down the Method it might just float off into the atmosphere. The Method is the lightest snowboard ever built and with titanium edges, S2 Carbon Vaporskin Lite and an Alumafly core it’ll feel like you’ve bought a board filled with helium. Dominate the whole mountain without even knowing you’ve got a snowboard strapped to your feet.
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Burton market the Custom X as a mysterious, caged beast that is untamable by the average man…..this isn’t the case. Sure you have to be a reasonably experienced rider that knows how to carve a board to make the most of the Custom X, but as long as you’re looking for a fast and explosive board, and not a board for jibbing, then you definitely won’t be disappointed. The Custom X is a powerful board; responsive edge to edge, lightening fast and poppy when loaded.
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