Salomon Burner - 2012


Do you like riding straight? Down blue runs, down red runs, down black runs, down 45 degree powder faces, down couloirs with jagged rocks along either side like teeth ready to tear you limb from limb? Well then the Burner might be the board for you. I had the pleasure of riding the Burner at the start of last season. Verging on the most stable board I have ever ridden; the stiff flex, long effective edge, shallow sidecut and long nose uplift mean that the Burner can feel pretty boring unless you traveling at mind melting speeds. If you are a big mountain rider looking for a more stable board for bigger faces the Burner is as high performance and dependable as it gets.

Manufacturer's Description:

Speed Freak - The Burner’s our Tapered Directional speed machine with a firmer flex for max edge hold on steeps and banked turns. Alien Light core construction with Ghost XY carbon stringers give you the strongest rider response in the board line.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for freeride riding Recommended for big mountain riding Very high cost snowboard Camber construction

Year: 2012

Available Lengths (cm):
160, 163, 166, 171

Riding Style: Freeride


Quadratic Sidecut
Fine Stone Finish, Full Edge Bevel
Ghost Construction, Ghost XY Carbon Stringers
Zeolit Base
Ghost Light Core
Rubber Rails Sidewalls

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What colour is powder?

Dice on December 31, 2011 at 09:57 PM

How do you rate or compare this board against the Nitro Pantera LX?

Rich Ewbank on December 31, 2011 at 10:04 PM

@Dice - They’re pretty similar boards. Both tapered, both stiff flexing… both charging big mountain boards!

I really enjoyed the Burner. At it’s best just pointing downhill and holding on for dear life.

Dice on December 31, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Thnx Rich! Which one would you say is “more” damp? Cheers…

Rich Ewbank on January 02, 2012 at 02:13 PM

Afraid I haven’t a clue. Burner was damp enough to take on some sketch early season snow. Pantera LX… yet to ride it, but it does have Basalt reinforcement which is a little damper than standard glass.

Dice on January 02, 2012 at 05:51 PM

Thnx agan! I’ll try and catch both on demo day and see what gives. Cheers…

Jeff Jensen on February 27, 2012 at 09:38 AM

I just purchased this board and took it out today for a little ride. I have the 166 and this beast is very fast. The flex is medium, and I thought I might lose control a bit at higher speeds. This was not an issue! This board held it’s edge very well all day long!

I am a bit on the heavy side (5’9” and 175-180lbs) and this board was very easy to initiate turns and the carves on it are super smooth!

I will be looking to get out next weekend for some fresh powder, and will post an update with some of the qualities on a straight powder day.

If you are looking for a very light, fast, classy looking board to free-ride, then look no further!