Burton T7 - 2011

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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 None of the qualities have been lost in the T7, but the T7 is now slightly less hard work than the superseded T6.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.

Manufacturer's Description:

A cushioned cruise missile

The next step for Terje Haakonsen, the new T7™ is built upon a legacy of speed, snap, and accelerated airtime. From chasing the high-air mark to freefalling down an Alaskan spine line—the T7 flies faster and higher with the metallic snap of an Alumafly™ core and cushioned control of Smooth Ride™ internal dampening. Outrun anything—Frostbite Edges join forces with Lightning Bolts Hi-Voltage for grip that won’t slip and energized handling from peak to pipe.

Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for freeride riding Very high cost snowboard Camber construction Directional Shape

Year: 2011


Available Lengths (cm):
156, 159, 162


Riding Style:
All Mountain


Specifications:

The Channel ICS bindings system
Camber profile
Directional shape and flex
Alumafly Core with Multizone EGD™ and Even Profile
Triax™ fiberglass laminates with Lightning Bolts Hi-Voltage
Sintered WFO base
Stainless Frostbite Edges with Grip and Rip™ Tune
Slantwall sidewalls
Smooth Ride, Pro-Tip™, and Infinite Ride™
Feel: 8


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Burton T7

Snowboard Review:

Watch the 2011 Burton T7 Video Snowboard Review

2011 Burton T7 Video Snowboard Review

The T7 is a new board for this season which has been developed by Burton to succeed the T6, which was initially developed by Terje back in 2003. During the seven years that Burton produced the T6 the board became synonymous with Terje and Nico Mueller’s riding styles; big transitions, halfpipe, big faces in the backcountry and riding even the most technical slopes at ridiculous speeds with effortless style. Unfortunately as a consequence the T6 was pigeon-holed as a bit of a stiff untameable beast and as soon as the Vapor came along the T6 wasn’t Burton’s top-of-the-range board and was by no means their lightest or technologically advanced.

The T7 is a bit of a departure from the T6 in the way that it definitely looks a bit cooler, is slightly more forgiving under foot and has a higher spec. This is no longer a board for city boys looking for the most expensive board at their downtown chain store; the Vapor and Method have taken that crown. This is a serious all-mountain killer that excels in the backcountry, carving down pisted slopes and hitting big transitions like halfpipes and bigger kickers.

Torsionally this board is still pretty rigid and the response from edge-to-edge is lightening-quick, which is partly due to the lightning bolt reinforcements which run from the edge of the board to the centre. The T7 also has an Alumafly core and Vapor Skin topsheet which means it’s ridiculously light, lighter than the T6. Even though the Alumafly core makes the T7 quite stiff it isn’t as rigid longitudinally as the T6 was; which means that jibbing around on the slope isn’t impossible. It is far more user friendly than its predecessor. Nevertheless, the carving performance of the T7 hasn’t been compromised and thanks to matching the lightning bolts reinforcements and Alumafly core with a fairly pronounced camber the T7 carves beautifully and holds an edge on the iciest of slopes. Finally, the T7 uses the channel binding system which can now be used with bindings from any binding manufacturer.

This board would genuinely suit any intermediate to advanced rider that isn’t particularly bothered about progressing in the park. If you’re an intermediate rider that enjoys riding powder, high-speed carving and boosting off of natural features then this could be an inspired purchase. On the other hand; if you’re an accomplished park rider looking for a board that will give you the confidence and stability to hit big jumps and get you out of the pipe then the T7 will do exactly that, just try to avoid rails and boxes.

Posted by Tom Ewbank in • Burton

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Conor on November 16, 2010 at 11:21 PM

I’m thinking of adding a really stiff board for this season.  The stiffest I have is a 2009 Burton Supermodel, and it’s great.  I want a true bomber, a speed demon for the groomers, and maybe something a little better on bad snow.  I was thinking maybe a T7, Rossignol Experience, or Captia Blackdeath.  What do you guys recommend out of those / any other ideas?

Rich Ewbank on November 17, 2010 at 06:32 PM

Hi Conor. You’ve picked out three quite different snowboards, and they are all quite a bit stiffer than the Supermodel.

The T7 is a board for pipe riders and those freestylers who like heavily cambered boards with a stiff flex and powerful pop. Think Terje Haakosen and Nico Muller.

Rossi Experience. If it’s a freeride snowboard you are after then this is a stiff-ish snowboard for riding powder and gnarly faces. It’ll work switch but it’s designed to give float going forwards and has quite a directional shape and profile as a result.

Capita Black Death - This is now using a similar profile to Rossi Amptek and Nidecker Camrock. Before it had been a stiff monster, now I would think that it’s stiff between the feet for good control in carves and stability when the snow gets skethy and softer rockered tips for easier turn initiation than previous models and improved float.

If you want any more suggestions post in the forum.

Rich

Orhan on December 23, 2010 at 01:00 PM

Hey guys I really need your advice on this one. I am looking in buying a 2011 model for extreme freeride and speed.And when I say speed please don’t say the method or vapor(WAY to expensive).I need a board that can handle aggressive freeriding,aggressive snowboarding but still go high in the air when popped and be LIGHT.What board do you think will make me happy? Thanks.

Rich Ewbank on December 24, 2010 at 05:19 PM

Orhan, the T7 will definitely meet your needs, but if you want to save a bit more cash check out the Custom X. I recently video reviewed it and was blown away by the performance.

Sam on January 10, 2011 at 05:22 PM

Hey Guys

I just got this board and took it out for the first time this weekend. I had the Burton T6 and I must say the T7 does not disappoint. The board is clearly on the stiffer side but it really holds when your flying down the mountain. It’s ultra responsive, it does not squirl at all and it’s an all around blast to ride due to the dampening tech. You can really feel how smooth the ride is. I am in love with this board, although it’s a killa for both the mountain and your wallet, I recommend it to anyone looking for a stiff responive board to slay mountains with.

Mike on January 17, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Hey,

I was just wondering if the T7 is good for jumps? I notice the custom Z has te symbol for “good for jumps.” Isn’t the the T7 the same board except for the honeycomb inside? That’s what I’ve been told anyways. Just wondering you thoughts…

Mike on January 17, 2011 at 10:19 PM

I mean teh Custom X not Z haha

Rich Ewbank on January 18, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Sure you can ride the T7 on jumps but we wouldn’t recommend it for your average snowboarder. If you are an extremely able snowboarder then I’m sure the T7 is exactly what you need but for someone who is hitting the medium line park jumps and learning new tricks instead of throwing down inverted 7s off the pro line jumps, the T7 won’t encourage progression. The T7 is lighter and firmer flexing than the Custom X.

Mark on February 05, 2011 at 08:54 PM

hey guys, I am just about to buy a new board and deciding between T7 and Custom X. I love ridding down the slopes, speed (variable conditions) and dont really care for the park or pipe. Which one is better for me?Or any other suggestions? And which bindings and boots fit the best?

Mark on February 06, 2011 at 05:24 PM

...one more questions…i am 177cm high (about 5’8”), 79 kg(174 lbs)...which size should I take? thanks

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