|Type:||Freeride, All Mountain, Freestyle|
|Shape:||Directional, 5MM Taper|
|Camber:||Flat, Flat Top|
|Core:||Super Fly with Dualzone EGD|
|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.
- 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
|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|
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.
2 months ago
3 months ago
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.
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.
That said, if the park is your primary thing, one of the standard Nugs (rather than this discontinued Root) might be better. The Root is not a twin-tip directional. I can ride it switch, but because it's an all-mtn board, and that's primarily what I focus on, i have the bindings set back a bit. It makes riding switch a little awkward. You can go true symmetrical with the bindings of course. And of course, it lacks the camber of most park boards. (There is a Nug with camber, btw).
But if all mountain and quasi backcountry are your primary thing, get the Root. The surfy feel of this board works for me in a huge way. I can whip through trees and bumps on this board like no other I've ever ridden. Even when I find myself in powder -- anything but the very deepest -- this board handles it.
Much of your decision will come from personal preference, skill level, style of boarding, and where you will do most of your snowboarding. I will give you what info I can here, but I highly recommend you chat with one of our snowboard specialists to get the perfect board for you: 1 (800) 409-7669.
Going by your height and weight.. you would want to begin looking at a snowboard that is between a 154cm and 160cm length.
The Root features Nug Raduction technology which means that the boards length can be down sized 8cm to 10cm.
You'd fit the 144cm Burton Root Snowboard's weight range the best.
Burton Cartel Bindings are the the most well rounded bindings in the world. I'd check them out in size medium if I was you: http://www.the-house.com/bt1care04bk15zz-burton-snowboard-bindings.html
This Root Snowboard from Burton will be ok in the park, though it is not a park or pipe specific ride. As this was an early nug reduction board you should look shorter... like the 148.
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: http://www.the-house.com/helpdesk/shipping-information/international-shipping/
Hope this helps!