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Burton Root Snowboard

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Type: Freeride, All Mountain, Freestyle
Shape: Directional, 5MM Taper
Camber: Flat, Flat Top
Flex: Medium
Width: Regular
Mounting Pattern: Channel
Sidewall Type: Sidewall
Core: Super Fly with Dualzone EGD
Base: Sintered
Sidecut: Radial
Stance Setback: 2.2 cm
Ability Level: 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 would 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.


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Pretty fast
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
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Lynne S on Dec 15, 2013
How does the root ride compared to other NUG camper board. I am looking for a NUG that just zip around the mountain?
Sen A on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: I have both the regular Nug and the Root, and I like the Root better for all-mountain riding. The slight setback helps in the bumps, trees and steeps. It just feels a little more pointed than the standard Nug, which is super playful but slightly less confidence-inspiring than the Root in quasi-backcountry terrain.

I love the Root. I barreled off the cornice into the bowls at the top of Peak 6 on a day that I should have been riding my powder board. It was steep and deep. I was worried about getting myself into such a situation with such a tiny board. But the Root handled it.
Reply · Report · Ed Shane K on Jul 15, 2014
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I'm 5'11 and 145, could I ride a 152?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2014
Best Answer: 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
Reply · Report · Jon W on Mar 6, 2014
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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.
Timmy on Jun 20, 2013
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Roy MStaff on Jun 21, 2013
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I'm 5'5" and usually ride a 152. Would 152 on this board be to big for me?
A shopper on Jan 19, 2014
Best Answer: 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 :)
Reply · Report · Suzanne C on Jan 20, 2014
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Would you consider shipping 2 snowboards to Australia at my expense? Thanks, Dave.
David D on Mar 7, 2014
Best Answer: 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!
Reply · Report · T. PearceStaff on Apr 8, 2014
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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?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2014
Best Answer: 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!
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