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Burton Root Snowboard

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  • Freeride
  • All Mountain
  • Freestyle
  • Directional
  • 5MM Taper
  • Flat
  • Flat Top
Flex: Medium
Width: Regular
Mounting Pattern:
  • Channel
Sidewall Type: Sidewall
Core: Super Fly with Dualzone EGD
  • Sintered
  • Radial
Stance Setback: 2.2 cm
Recommended Use:
  • Entry Level
  • Intermediate
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year

Description: Burton Root Snowboard

Whether ripping AK lines or east coast trees, this freerider of the Nug family delivers with a design that lets you downsize 8 to 10cm from your normal ride. Flat Top provides full speed stability without sacrificing the catch-free feeling you'd expect from rocker. Not as park-oriented as the Nug; nowhere near as aggressive as the team-cultivated Harvest, the Root is a highly capable ATV for charging from stash to stash while stabilizing the rough stuff in between.

Key Features of the Burton Root Snowboard:
  • Feel: 4
  • Hi-Speed Quad Package
  • Nug Raduction
  • The Channel
  • Bend: Flat Top
  • Shape: Directional [5MM Taper]
  • Flex: Directional
  • Core: Super Fly with Dualzone EGD
  • Fiberglass: Triax
  • Base: Sintered
  • Sidewalls: 10:45
  • Extras: Squeezebox, Side Effects, Jumper Cables Hi-Voltage, Scoop, Frostbite Edges, Pro-Tip, and Infinite Ride
  • Raduction Level: 10 [Downsize 8 to 10cm From Normal Board Length]
  • Diecut Base Color Combinations May Vary
Length (cm) 144 148 152
Effective Edge (cm) 102.5 105.5 109.5
Tip Width (cm) 28.66 28.87 29.22
Tail Width (cm) 28.16 28.37 28.72
Waist Width (cm) 25.3 25.4 25.6
Sidecut (m) 5.82 6.02 6.29

Burton ICS channel boards will only work with Burton EST, Burton 3-hole or other ICS compatible bindings.
Burton 3-hole boards will only work with non-EST Burton bindings or other 3-hole compatible bindings.


Customer Reviews | Add Your Review!

  • "Pretty fast"

    , Eugene,OR
    Pros: Good Edge Hold,Smooth Stability, Cons: Take some getting use to

    This is a great board if you are not into park stuff. There isnt really any camber or rocker, so the feel take some getting use to if you use a park board. I like the feel and it works for me. Fast!

Burton Root Snowboard
Already Asked: 6 Questions, 11 Answers
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Lynne S: What my Grandson wanted Dec 15, 2013
A shopper asked: I'm 5'11 and 145, could I ride a 152? Mar 5, 2014
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Jon W: I am also 5'11, I went with the 52, I could not see riding the 48. I weigh 175 and when the conditions are hard pack I even think a bigger board would be nice. All in all, I love this board, the only other I would consider would be the harvest b Mar 6, 2014
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Brian M: I'm 5'11 190 and I ride the 152. You could probably ride the 148 or the 152. I think the 148 is recommended for 140-190lbs and the 152 is 160-210lbs. Mar 5, 2014
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Richard T: I'm 5'9 and 165, I have a 148 in the Root and it is great. I imagine a 152 would work for you. My other board is an Arbor Element and it's a 155. Mar 5, 2014
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Timmy asked: Hi,
Thanks for the reviews! I’m looking to go to a Radactive Burton, but can’t make my mind up between the 2013 Nug in a 142 or 146, or The Root in a 144!
I’m a bit worried about the Nug being a bit to movey with the rocker, higher speed control ? so I like the sound of the flattop of the Root (better at holding an edge?).
On the other side I would be worried that the Root might be a bit catchy on a park box due to the flattop. I’m kind of learning towards the Root, but not 100%. I’m 5’3? (about 153cm) and 65-69kgs (143-149lbs) and I like a bit of park (not massive jumps, just smaller boxes) jumping off natural hips on the runs, and generally crusing, and im ok at switch so ill do a bit of that. At the moment I have an old Bataleon evil twin 149 with the triple base, and like the non catchy feel to it.
At info would be much appreciated.
Jun 20, 2013
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Roy MStaff: The Burton Root being a flat snowboard, offers more stability at speed and the Burton Nug is intentionally looser with the rocker profile. The thing to keep in mind is, either of these boards are not truly and "everyday" rider. Specifically, The Nug is more playful and the Burton Root snowboard is more point and shoot. Difficult to cover all aspects when choosing one of these boards. However, if you were to choose between the 2, I'd go with the Nug. More of what you are looking for based on what you described above. Jun 21, 2013
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Jon W: Timmy, I bought this board a bit late in the season last year, so I can't speak to all conditions, but I can tell you that this board is a 8.5 out of 10. I like thte fact that it is short and I can throw it around easy, riding switch or straight is effortless it fits well in the trees and the park. Early in the AM when the pack was solid this spring it did get a bit sketchy and at times I did feel like a little more edge would have beneficial. It carves nice at moderate speeds, tears throw spring slop like nothing. I am sure it is true with most boards, but I did find and I believ the nug technology exasorbates it, that minor teaks to foot angles and position made big riding diffences. A slight move forward, backward together, apart, or angles all were necessary for the first handful of days. Of course the channel makes that very easy to achieve. I kept a dakine tool with me and would tweak as I felt neccessary, I am not sure if this was more an issue of spring conditions or just dialing it in. I hope that helps! Jun 24, 2013
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Suzanne C: Hello Tim, I bought the the Root to go to Mt. Tremblant in Quebec last year. This board rocks ! blew me away really. The flattop had me traversing every terrain with ease and was super stable in Ice/chop and floated just right in the Pow. I used it on some rails/woods features and it slid so quick I would almost wash out I think you will be in love with this board. I am 6'2 and ride a 148 and it works fine for me the feel is so playful you feel unstoppable on this thing. Jun 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm 5'5" and usually ride a 152. Would 152 on this board be to big for me? Jan 19, 2014
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Suzanne C: Yes, I am 6'2 and 160 and ride the 148 on big mountain (Snowmass). Coming from a zero camber board the flat top gives you more stability at speed and the flared out tip and tail along with the mid wide allows for powder surfing as well :) Jan 20, 2014
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Jon W: Yup, the 152 would be too big! Feb 12, 2014
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David D asked: Would you consider shipping 2 snowboards to Australia at my expense? Thanks, Dave. Mar 7, 2014
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T. PearceStaff: Hey Dave,

Unfortunately due to vendor restrictions we are not capable of sending any Burton products internationally. However, that being said if you wish they are other brands of snowboards that we ARE able to ship to Australia.

For more information please use this list as a frame of reference:

Hope this helps!
Apr 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: My first board is a custom flying v 151. I have been having trouble controlling it at high speeds. Would this board be better for me? If so should I get the 144cm? Feb 11, 2014
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Jon W: a camber or flat top board may be better for you at high speeds, this is a flattop, but is also nug reduction, I do not think it will increase your stability at high speeds. This is more a park oriented or powder board. It is a ton of fun and playful as hell! Feb 12, 2014
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