The Burton Process Flying V X is a board for a new kind of freestyle experience. The Squeezebox technology comes in and focuses energy to the nose and tail making for a more responsive and powerful pop. Along side the, the Carbon I-Beam reduces overall board weight and creates a reliable, smooth pop throughout the life of the board. A Flying-V camber makes for a stable ride at high speeds with camber directly under foot, and with rocker in the nose and tail, this board is soft and playful and has great float in the powder.
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The X9FV is a great board for ripping around anywhere on the mountain at high speeds. It is equipped with Flying-V rocker which gives it great control and pop cruising through the park, or ripping the backcountry with camber directly under the feet and putting rocker in the nose and tail makes for a super soft, and playful board in the park, or a poppy float machine in the powder. The 45 degree Carbon Highlights reduces overall board weight and adds a very consistent and smooth, responsive pop throughout the life of the board. Frostbite Edges make for a grip in the snow, even on the most bullet prod of days.
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This board is designed to help jumpstart the beginning girls riding skills, fast and efficiently. This is the most forgiving girl’s board we make. The extruded base makes for an easy, catch free ride by raising the edge of the perimeter of the board off the snow. The Flat Top with Easy rider makes for the softest flex available and gives a solid edge in the snow for control and making for turning and stopping to be very simple and beginner friendly. A twin shape and twin flex makes for the Chicklet to give the rider an identical feel on the board riding switch, as it doe regular.
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The Riglet Board is great for teaching children the basics on an “anywhere” you want system. From the snow, to the grass and even the carpet around you house, this board with no edges and allows you to tow them on almost any surface. EVA footpads are soft and grippy. If the little one feels ready enough for bindings, Inserts make it easy to put bindings on and allow the youngster to be attached. A Flat Top makes for a flexible, playful board to get used to riding.
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The After School Special makes learning snowboarding as easy as riding a bicycle with training wheels. This board is super soft making it very easy to maneuver. It is similar to a saucer in the way that the base is extruded which raises all of the steels edges of the perimeter of the board off the snow, making for a simple, catch free ride. This also promotes balance and board control. The After School Special is the board to jump on, and start riding from the start.
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The Chopper Star Wars editions comes with the limited Star Wars graphic. It is for beginners that want to get out there, and snowboard. This board is designed to be an easy, worry free ride. The Flat Top makes for a great, stable ride, with a soft flex that makes the board very loose and forgiving. It has the softest flex possible to make maneuverability a breeze. The extruded base raises the edges of the perimeter of the board off the snow, making for a simple, catch free ride down the hill. The Chopper is equipped to fit the Riglet accessory on sizes 100-120 for towing around the youngster until he’s ready for binding.
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The Chopper is for beginners that want to get out there, and snowboard. This board is designed to be an easy, worry free ride. The Flat Top makes for a great, stable ride, with a soft flex that makes the board very loose and forgiving. It has the softest flex possible to make maneuverability a breeze. The extruded base raises the edges of the perimeter of the board off the snow, making for a simple, catch free ride down the hill. The Chopper is equipped to fit the Riglet accessory on sizes 100-120 for towing around the youngster until he’s ready for binding.
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The Super Hero Smalls is a great board in the park. It comes with a Flat Top to give it good edging control and stability at high speeds, and the softer flex for a more playful and very forgiving feel in the park. The extruded base makes for a weapon against catching edges by lifting the edge of the entire perimeter of the board off the snow. A twin shape and twin flex makes for an exact feeling on top of the snowboard riding switch, as you do when you ride regular. The Super Hero Smalls is designed to help the riders progress their skills and help push their limits to the next.
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The Shaun White Smalls is a great board, to take the progressing groms to the next level. This board is the downsized version of what the man himself rides. It comes with V-Rocker, which makes a for a stable ride at high speeds with excellent pop, and the flex of rocker on the nose and tail which gives it great float in the powder and makes for effortless pressing on the jibs in the park. An extruded base raises the edges around the perimeter of the board off the snow, which helps prevent against catching edges on the snow and rails.
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The Custom Smalls is a great all around board for the small shreds out there. It gives a great ride through the park and all the way across the board, to the powder. The Flying-V camber makes for a solid, great at high speed control with camber under foot, and the rocker nose and tail make for an effortless floatation device on those unexplainably “you had to be there” deep powder days. The extruded base raises the edge of the perimeter of the board off the snow, making for a great defense against preventing catching edge. Twin shape and flex make for the Custom Smalls to give a rider the same feel on the board riding switch, as it does regular.
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The Pro-Test is designed for the hard charging groms out there, looking for a harder charging board. The new Filet-O-Flex technology helps give a soft, playful flex. It is equipped with regular camber, which gives it great control at high speeds, and ensures to give you maximum response and pop ability. Twin shape and flex gives a great, equal feeling whichever direction you are pointing downhill. This is the first children’s board with The Channel for a faster, easier way to set up your stance, and get you out the door.
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The Feelgood is backed by two of the most aggressive charging ladies in the game, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter. It is made to charge throughout the entire mountain, and give you complete control. The Feelgood is one of the lightest boards on the women’s market, making it extremely maneuverable. Carbon highlights reduces the boards overall finished weight, and gives the board a very responsive and consistent pop throughout the life of the board. The Frostbite edges giving you grip on the iciest days in the park. It comes with the option of either regular camber for ultimate control and pop, or The Flying-V camber allows it to have a fun, playful feel. The Feelgood is designed to help women push their sport to the limit.
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The Genie is made to be Burton’s easiest women’s board out there. The Flat Top with Easy Rider makes for a soft, playful flex, still containing a great pop. The extruded base will provide you with help against catching edge by raising the perimeter edge slightly off the snow. A twin shape and flex with help ensure that you have the same opportunity to advance your switch abilities as you do riding regular. For the riders out there trying to progress their beginning abilities, the Genie makes learning a breeze.
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The Feather will allow is a very easy board for riding the entire mountain. The Extruded base helps prevent against edge catch by raising the edge ever so slightly off the snow around the perimeter of the board. The Feather is loaded with V-Rocker, giving you ultimate control and pop with camber directly under foot, and a loose playful ride with rocker in the tip and tail. This also creates a great float in the powder for effortless powder slashing. Tapered shaped allows the board to naturally raise the noise up in these deep conditions. Twin Flex allows for great edge to edge control, even while riding switch. The will help save energy and progress your riding to the next level.
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The Social is an all around shredding machine. Whatever terrain you are trying to ride, it will handle the task. Powder shred with ease due to the V-Rocker giving you ultimate float and play and jump off everything in your path. The twin shape and flex makes sure that you have the same feel on the ground riding switch as you do regular. The Overbite Frostbite edges are made to grip the snow even when it feels like an ice area out there. The Social makes for a fun, playful freestyle type ripping machine.
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The Lyric is for the women out there starting to progress their skills throughout the mountain. The Flat Top gives you an excellent pop and edge control, but gives you a soft, playful flex for those buttery tricks in the park. A twin shape and twin flex gives you the ultimate ability to advance your switch riding skills wherever you are riding. The Frostbite Edges gives you a solid edge grip in any condition that you may run into on the hill. The lyric is a great board to go out and explore every challenge you find yourself at.
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The Burton Nugget is a great board throughout the park and powder. It is a big board in a small package, allowing you to downsize your board up to 10cm with the new Raduction technology without loosing overall board performance of your preference. The Flat Top gives you great edge control and pop, while the slight rocker in the nose and tail allows for a playful, fun feel on the hard pack, and an easier day of floating in the powder. The Frostbite edges gives you solid control and edging throughout those bulletproof days on the hill. The Nugget helps you trim size, and push progression of your riding.
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The Sweet-Tooth can handle any terrain that you want to take it to. From the park to the top of the hill, this deck rips. The Flat Top design gives you ultimate edge control under your feet, going to rocker on the nose and tail, giving it a very loose, playful feel on the hard pack. If you are looking to downsize your board, but not sure that it will be able to keep up with you, have no fear, with this year’s Raduction, you can be worry free to downsize u to 5cm shorter then your preferred size, without loss in overall board performance. The Sweet Tooth is a great board for pushing your skills to the next level all over the mountain.
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The Lip-Stick is designed to shred everywhere on the mountain, on any day, in any condition. It is equipped with a Flat Top to give you great stability and control, and extra rocker on the nose and tail to create a looser, more playful feel on the hard pack. With the twin shape and twin flex, this board makes it easier to transition into learning switch tricks and gives you the ultimate control and maneuverability throughout any situation you get yourself into. Frostbite edges gives you the ability to grip the snow in those drought driven days of bullet-proof ice. The Lip-Stick holds the great prestige of the 2013 Transworld Good Wood Award.
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The Deja Vu Flying V is for the women out there that are taking their park skills, into the backcountry. This board rips all over the mountain. The Flying-V camber gives you the camber under your feet for ultimate pop and high speed edge control, and the rocker throughout the rest for a soft, playful feel on the hard pack, and the ability for easier float in the powder. Frostbite edges help grip throughout the iciest conditions anywhere on the hill. The Deja Vu will help you push yourself in more difficult terrain.
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The Feelgood is backed by two of the most aggressive charging ladies in the game, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter. It is made to charge throughout the entire mountain, and give you complete control. The Burton Feelgood is one of the lightest boards on the women’s market, making it extremely maneuverable and controlable in the air. Carbon Highlights reduce the board’s weight and give the board a very responsive and consistent pop throughout the life of the board. Frostbite edges improve grip on icy days, whether cruising groomers or launching backside airs out of the pipe. The Feelgood comes with the option of either regular camber for ultimate control and pop or Flying-V camber/rocker hybrid which loosens up the Feelgood a little, softens the flex and improves floatation in powder. The Feelgood is the equivalent of the men’s Custom… a do-it-all board for riders who don’t want to be confined to one element of snowboarding.
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Get Rad-uctional with the Burton Nug and drop some length off what you normally ride from day to day. The Nug is designed to allow you to reduce your board length by between 8-10cm. Smaller boards are easier to maneuver and spin through the park amplifying the amount of fun you can have cruising the small jump line or hitting side-hits. The V-Rocker gives it a soft, buttery flex that is exactly what you need to perfect that nose press. Squeezebox is added into the equation to put a little more pop into your day and the Frostbite edges and Side Effects geometry are there to help regain some control lost by reducing the board’s effective edge and depening the sidecut. The Nug is marketed as a do-everything snowboard but in reality its for soft days on mellow terrain when you want to extract every gram of fun possible from a day on the hill.
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The cambered version of the Process is the choice of many Burton pros for slopestyle competitions because of its twin shape, middle of the road flex and dependable performance. Smooth Ride and Squeezbox technologies aid stabilityand enhance pop for bigger ollies. A directional flex gives a touch more power in the tail for variable terrain and Scoop Tech in the nose and tail reduce the risk of catching edges when buttering and pressing. The Burton Process is a dependable freestyle twin jam packed with features which is probably why Mark McMorris the world’s #1 chooses it from the entire line to thorw his triple corks on.
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The TWC Pro is Shaun White’s competition board of choice. We’ve heard Shaun hates the nickname the Flying Tomato… tough. From the park, to the pipe, this board screams for speed and edge control because that’s how the Flying Tomato likes to ride. The traditional camber provides maximum control at high speed and paired with the very narrow waist guarantees lightening fast edge-to-edge transitions. Frostbite Edges are there to imporve edge grip further and are probably only necessary in the iciest halfpipes. Whether you are trying to boost 20 feet out of the pipe, double cork your way down the park, or just straight line it like a bat out of hell, the TWC Pro will deliver. What did you expect from Shaun… I mean the Flying Tomato’s promodel?
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While most other boards fall off the map after a few seasons, the Burton Custom has been THE “all-terrain” answer since 1995. This year sees the Custom get a little lighter then in the past, with carbon highlights integrated into its bag of goodies. The carbon also gives it a solid, smooth pop. It has a directional shape and a twin flex. The Custom is available in regular camber for great pop and control, or Flying-V camber for a more relaxed, playful day around the mountain. A time proven classic that gets a little bit better every year.
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The Burton Custom X is a top of the line, performance focused snowboard with a sterling reputation. It is a very aggressive directional snowboard designed to be ridden at warp speed with great control. This board is equipped with regular camber and a narrow waist to give the board a very responsive and aggresive feel. Add the 45 degree Carbon Highlights Hi-Voltage and that ferocious pop and edgehold will last throughout the life of the board. The use of Carbon also reduces the need for other materials and increased core thickness, helping to minimise overall weight. The Custom X has incredible edge hold and demands a confident and experienced rider; once unleashed on the snow it’s ready to rip trenches into hardpack and fire meter’s above superpipe coping. Beginners and Intermediates keep this board on your wishlist until you have the skills.
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The Burton Ripcord is focused on the helping riders master the basics and then push their skills into more difficult terrain. It is a mid wide/wide deck that will allow the riders with larger feet to minimise heel and toe drag allowing them to really commit to their edges to carves in steep terrain. The Ripcord has a directional tapered shape which causes the board to sit back in the powder all by itself minimising back leg fatigue. A V-Rocker profile gives the Burton Ripcord a soft, playful feel on the snow, allowing riders of all skill levels to flex the board into all types of turn shapes and jump and jib around in natural terrain.
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The Burton Descendant is the point in the Burton line-up where a comprehensive board-spec meets a great price and is aimed at inexperienced intermediates looking for a new jib board to add to their quiver. A Flat Top camber profile attempts to offer pop like a regular camber and increases flex and forgiveness. The Descendant’s extruded base features perimeter bevelling designed to help prevent you from catching your edges when turning those rail Zeaches to committed boardslides. The Channel binding mount system makes dialling your perfect stance fast and easy. Like it’s ancestors that slayed the park before it, the Deccendant is a soft flexing freestyle thoroughbred for progressing riders happy to confine their riding to the park.
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Soft, forgiving and easy to ride, the Burton Clash is designed to make learning the basics of snowboarding as easy as possible. The convex base helps prevent against the ever so dreaded, edge catch which can cause a beginner to hang-up hi/her boots in no time. A V-Rocker profile gives it a nice soft flex, and makes it feel very loose and playful on the snow. It’s a directional board which adds versatility for all conditions snowboarding.
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Every aspect of the Burton Blunt yells ‘pick me’ in the face of beginner to intermediate park addicted snowboarders. Equipped with Burton’s Flat Top camber profile the Blunt has an easy, playful feel, yet it is stable enough for pointing it into scary jumps and transitions. The Blunt’s tip scoops reduce the risk of nasty edge catches and create a looser skateboard style feel on snow. Its twin shape and twin flex are exactly what you need for launching or landing your latest trick, switch or reg.
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Have you been searching for a smaller board, but just can’t seem to find one that can support your size? The Super Hero is a smaller board for the bigger rider. Clverly designed geometry allows the rider to drop down upto 5cm in length. The flat camber profile offers a compromise between playfulness and control and Squeezebox core profiling transfers energy to the nose and tail improving pop and making sure the board won’t fold under presses. The Super Hero’s slight early rise nose and tail improves floatation adding versatility. This year the Super Hero won a Good Wood Award.
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The Burton Process is a fun playful freestyle board waiting for a new set of bindings to be mounted on it, and shredded in the park. It is the choice of many Burton pros because of the twin shape, and playful feel. Don’t take this the wrong way, the Process doesn’t lack stability, its Smooth Ride technology helps absorb impacts and chatter and Squeezbox core profiling adds stiffness behind the bindings for increased ollie pop. The Process’ combination of features make a great freestyle board that is capable of holding its own tackling the whole mountain. Agressive experienced riders should choose the regular camber for stability and response; less experienced riders or those with a more relaxed riding style should consider the Flying-V version for a little more flex and play.
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Take the Burton Sherlock deep into the backcountry and huck yourself into deep powder. The Sherlock’s Side Effects geometry maximises surface area in a true twin shape and its floatation is further aided by its Flying-V camber. True twin shaping and a centred shape puts the rider directly centered between the nose and tail to make switch take-offs and landings that little bit more natural. The Sherlock’s Carbon-I beam helps to add pop without weight. Pillows, backcountry cheese wedges or the occassional park run, the Sherlaock has spearheaded a new genre of true twin snowboards with incredible pow riding ability.
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Want a piece of that surf style freeriding without commiting to the crazy taper of the Burton Fish or the swallow tail of the Cloud Splitter? The Barracuda is a versatile snowboard that can be enjoyed in any snow conditions or terrain but that really shows its true colours in fresh snow. S-Rocker puts rocker in the nose for effortless float in fresh snow; camber under the rear foot adds ollie pop and tail control in sketchy snow. The Barracuda is designed to dominate the technical aspects of backcountry and side country while adding a surfing like fluidity to your lines. The Fish might be the board of choice when riding chest deep powder in Japan’s tree-lined glades but when it comes to other conditions the Barracuda eats it for breakfast.
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While most other boards fall off the map after a few seasons, the Burton Custom has been an “all-terrain” answer since its release in 1995. This year the Custom is a little lighter than previous years, with carbon highlights integrated into its bag of goodies. The Custom’s classic time proven directional geometry conquers all terrain and the twin flex adds familiarity for smooth switch turns and pop. Choose between regular camber for return out of turns and control through carves, or Flying-V camber for a more relaxed, playful day around the mountain with that added lift in powder. The Burton Custom has been the industry standard for all-terrain and condition snowboarding for almost 20 years, that’s a reputation few brands can compete with, let alone boards.
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The Burton Fish is endorced by THE name in snowboarding that means something, Terje. Needless to say, the love child of JG and Terje Haakonsen is a pow charging beast with over 10 years of heritage. The Fish has an S-Camber camber line giving it a manageable, fluid flex pattern and auto-float in deep snow. The Fish calls-out for overhead pow days with its extreme taper, allowing it to sit back while you to relax. The extra tail wings make slashing that deep powder up in the air, effortless. The Burton Fish turns snowboarding into a wild surf experience in the whiteroom.
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The Antler is playful, meets high-performance. Its Flying-V camber profile gives it a relatively soft flex. It has a slightly directional shape, with a true twin flex giving it the shape to tackle all terrain and snow conditions whilst feeling predictable being ridden switch off jumps. Slim carbon highlights in the core add pop while shaving weight off the overall board weight. Take this board anywhere you want over your local hill, and it will keep up. Don’t worry, if you don’t want to push it to its limits, this deck allows even inexperienced snowboarders to make effortless, picture perfect turns with ease.
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All the lightweight uber science of the standard Burton Mystery but with Burton’s more versatile Flying V profile. Making it more suited to less experienced snowboarders or those that indent to ride more powder.
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The Anti-Social is the splitboard that you ladies have been looking for. This S-Rocker splitboard with its gentle flexing in nose and tail will help you float on top of the deep powder, camber under your feet will give you a nice solid pop when desired and enough strength in the tail to hold heavy landings. The tapered shape makes the Burton Anti-Social naturally sit back, allowing the nose to stay out of trouble whilst reducing fatigue. The light-weight design will help you ladies stay out lapping in the backcountry all day with ease and keep steeper accents as painless as possible.
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The Burton Freebird Splitboard is a board for those over the lift lines; trekking into the backcountry to find new lines and peace. Break this deck down into the touring set up to make it out to your line of choice. Skin up and put this machine back together for the ride of your season. S-Rocker camber helps you float above the deep powder, while giving you solid pop and tail control with the regular camber under your feet. This deck has the prestige of winning Backcountry Magazine’s 2012 Editor’s Choice Award.
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The Burton Spliff Splitboard will help you access deep into the backcountry to set up camp, or make your favorite “slack-country” hike a little less effort and time. This little Spliff, packs a big punch. At a mere 148cm this splitboard is designed to give you the stability and floatation of a larger boars, staying on top of fresh snow with ease. This board is made to ride up to 10cm larger then it actually is with the perfect combo of waist width, flex and shape. The S-rocker camber gives you great pop and a little give in the nose and tail. With the Burton Spliff you can’t judge the book by its cover, apparently size doesn’t matter.
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The Juice Wagon is the choice for those who look at backcountry terrain and see the endless jumps on the natural terrain the mountain gives you. This board is equipped with traditional camber, offering stability, precision and pop. It is slightly tapered to help you naturally sit back in the powder. The Juice Wagon is designed for “park riding”, outside of the park. It takes shaping concepts from the Burton Fish and Barracuda and creates big spinning, backcountry killing, directional beast. So juice the landscape for whatever it is worth on the Juice Wagon.
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For women heading into the backcountry scene, the Day Trader is the board you want under your feet. Kimmy Fasani helped design this board to dominate the terrain, from waist deep in the Rockies, to the extreme technical terrain of Europe.The Day Trader is directional, tapered and has early rise camber in the nose which will help you naturally sit in the back seat on those leg burning days of deep snow. Carbon Highlights ensure the flat camber under foot will respond quickly.
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The Fishcuit is for those bottomless powder days or slushy surf style expression sessions. With a thin deck profile, it has great flex and play making tigh manouvers a piece of pie. This powder machine comes equipped with dampening pads to absorb impact; for you adventure nuts, feel free to take your bindings completely off and send it “no-board” style for the extreme powder surfing experience. Ship Bow styled shaping in the nose lets you float with little effort at all and helps a ton with pond skimming. A micro tail is just enough to splash with but don’t expect any ollie pop.
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Are you one of those park rats taking your freestyle game into the bigger, badder backcountry scene? The Burton Trick Pony will suit you to the T. This deck was designed by some of the best backcountry senders in the game. John Jackson, Jussi Oksen and Mark Sollars stepped in to make a perfect deck for sending themselves . An almost entirely flat camber profile extends all the way across this twin deck, providing pop, power and control in either direction whilst offering more floatation than conventional camber.
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The Cloudsplitter is aimed to be shredded by those backcountry activists. It is a directional monster that will rip with ease in the deepest powder in the world with the camber under the feet going into early rise camber in the nose. Not to mention the swallow tail that will allow you to sit in the back seat with ease. 60 degree carbon highlights make sure that you pop out of any situation you get yourself into. With great control at high speeds, do not be afraid to point this beast out of the “Big Beast” in your own back yard.
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The Landlord get’s its name from the boss himself, Terje. This board is designed to go fast, and rip powder. With innovative new geometry, you will be riding a twin stance on a direction, cambered shred. Paired with the traditional camber, a Carbon I-beam gives the Burton Landlord a solid pop. Make those tight, aggresive and reactive turns on 50 degree terrain or point wide open terrain with fluidity and grace on this powder destroyer.
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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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