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.
If fresh landings and untapped zones make you drool on your pillow lines, the critically acclaimed Sherlock should stack up as your dream ride. The nuts and bolts of what’s inside start with Flying V™ and Side Effects for float and control on natural features, Frostbite Edges for billy goat grip, and Smooth Ride™ dampening to save the legs for one last shot. Built for riders who don’t hesitate to pick their own line, this is the one for every mission imaginable.
Available Lengths (cm):
154, 157, 160, 163
BEND: Flying V
CORE: Super Fly II™ with Dualzone™ EGD™
FIBERGLASS: Triax™ Fiberglass and Carbon I-Beam™
EXTRAS: Side Effects, Smooth Ride, Frostbite Edges, Pro-Tip™, and Infinite Ride™
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on March 07, 2012 at 05:03 AM
I cannot for the life of me figure out what exactly side effects are. Is it extending the thickness of the sidewalls, the thickness of the metal, the nose width… what the hell?
on March 07, 2012 at 08:48 AM
It’s a longer contact point. A 4-5cm long flat area area of zero sidecut where the nose blends into the sidecut.
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