Burton Blunt - 2012

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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.

Manufacturer's Description:

After lift tickets, gas, and lunch, it’s a wonder you can even afford the actual snowboard, or at least one that’s not from the hardware store. Enter the Blunt. A true twin trick stick that filters top-of-the-line tech to couch surfer levels. Effortless to ride thanks to its rocker design, and with edges that are turned up and de-tuned, the Blunt is easy to shred and virtually impossible to catch an edge on.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for rail riding Medium cost snowboard Available in Wide Rocker construction Twin shape

Year: 2012


Available Lengths (cm):
142, 147, 151, 155, 158, 153W, 156W, 159W, 162W


Riding Style:
Freestyle/Park


Specifications:

Double Chair Package
Cruise Control
BEND: V-Rocker
SHAPE: Twin
FLEX: Twin
CORE: Fly®
FIBERGLASS: Biax™
BASE: Extruded
SIDEWALLS: 10:45™
EXTRAS: Jumper Cables, Frostbite Edges with Rail Ready™ Tune, and Pro-Tip™


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Burton Blunt

Snowboard Review:

The Burton Blunt is a favorite among many snowboarders the world over.  This year Burton continues to march towards their idea of freestyle perfection with their latest edition of the Blunt.

This year the Blunt has a V-Rocker profile again. For me rocker just doesn’t provide the precision I need when in the park. Sometimes it just feels too unstable, when landing from park features I like to feel in control and stable. I’m sure for other riders it’s all about rocker for freestyle but if Burton made a cambered version of the Blunt I’d be all over it! Rocker issue aside this board is loads of fun in the park; it’s light, flexible and packs a lot of pop. I can definitely see that Burton are experts when it comes to making a park board and if you want your first freestyle board then you’d be super happy with the Blunt. The base is extruded which makes a fast catch-free ride whether in the park or pow. The edges were super grippy on the groomers yet at the same time I didn’t find myself catching them when sliding the gas pipes and rails. The Blunt also includes ultra light carbon stringers that radiate energy outward from the feet to the rest of the board, providing plenty of control in all conditions!

For reverse camber fans, this year’s Burton Blunt is everything you could want in a jib board. If you are looking for a dedicated park snowboard to push your jibs skills but which has good edge hold on hard snow conditions, and you’re not keen on Magna-Traction edges, the Blunt is a proven performer that will deliver.

Highlights:
Super easy to ride
Flexible
A lot of pop
Lightweight
Good edge hold for a soft rockered board

Letdowns:
Rocker - there should be a camber alternative

Posted by Aly Mac in • Burton

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