|Type:||Freeride, All Mountain|
|Core:||Alumafly Core with Multizone EGD and Even Profile|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 Year|
Description: Burton T6 Snowboard
Designed for the advanced rider, the Burton T6 Snowboard for men is one of only two Burton boards that are built on the Alumafly core. Alumafly is a unique core - it is not wood, it is not composite and it is not plastic, it is aircraft grade aluminum so it is as strong as you can get, and its hexagonal cell pattern makes it lighter than anything else, being over 90% air. Stainless steel pressure distribution edges make for durability and control, for all of your wild runs. The base is sintered N2O WFO, the fastest base on the market, that will take whatever wax you prefer and hold on to it.
- The Channel
- Smooth Ride Technology
- Shape: Directional
- Flex: Directional
- Feel: 8
- Core: Alumafly Core with Multizone EGD and Even Profile
- Fiberglass: Triax Response
- Base: Sintered N2O WFO
- Edges: Stainless Steel Pressure Distribution Edges with Grip and Rip Tune
- Sidewalls: Slantwall
- Extras: Pro-Tip and Infinite Ride
|Effective Edge (cm)||120.0||123.0||125.5|
|Tip Width (cm)||24.4||24.6||24.8|
|Tail Width (cm)||24.4||24.6||24.8|
|Waist Width (cm)||28.78||29.08||29.35|
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.
Here at The House talking about the Burton T6 snowboard. What you're looking at is pretty much the highest end free ride snowboard in the range. Definitely going to be the stiffest snowboard they got. You're looking about an 8 out of 10 on this one. It's going to be highly responsive snowboard, really, really good for the advanced free rider, something rocking a lot of natural terrain and powder or somebody doing snowboarder cross.
What you're looking at here is it has the same core as the Vapor snowboard. It's an aluminum honeycomb, same technology that's used in Fighter helicopter blades. So you know how it works in the snowboard. From there, you still have the engineered grain direction running underneath the snowboard binding positions which is going to promote energy from the track out to the edge. This is the only snowboard that features a smooth ride technology because of how aggressive the snowboard handles. They want to give you a little extra dampening, a little extra suspension and they include these softer pads right underneath where the toe and heel of the snowboard binding go.
From there you've got a pretty beefy slant wall. Obviously that's going to give you that stiff flex that the snowboard is known for. You do have stainless steel edges on this one running all the way around. And basically that's to keep it from rusting. It's going to hold an edge a lot longer. It does have the pressure distribution edge which will bump out the edge ever so slightly underneath the snowboard binding positions giving you two extra points of contact. Really holds an edge good on ice. Definitely you would climb a pipe wall pretty easily.
From there, you've got their sintered N20 base. Extremely fast and definitely comes from the factory with finish better than any other company out there. Just impregnated with wax that will last for a while after you get it, but then the more you wax it the faster it gets. It does have the infinite ride process built into it. They over build the snowboard, sticking a machine that stimulates about three years of usage. So, definitely maintain its flights throughout the life of the snowboard.
Finally to round it all up, Pininfarina did the graphics on this one. They are definitely known more for like their Ferrari design stuff like that. It's actually automotive paint that they put on this. It definitely has the nicest paint finish that I've seen on a snowboard to date. Yeah Burton T6 snowboard: You have been riding for a while, looking for a super aggressive free ride snowboard, this is the top one I got in the shop.
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4 months ago
Great board; this is my 3rd and it's probably the best base I've used.
I'm just under 6' and have the 156cm, which gives a good size combo, for off-piste and on-piste, so the 162 should be about right for your height (can't comment on the weight tho').
However, I'm not so sure on the shoe size (I'm assuming that you mean a US 13 . . . I'm actually British). I guess it really depends upon how neutral your back foot is. I tend to ride about 15 degrees on the front (off neutral) and 0-5 degrees on the back. The T6 is quite a narrow waist, but I've been fine with it. My guess is, though, only being a UK size 9, that you might find yourself toe-ing out on toe-turns if you have a neutral stance and do a lot of on-piste stuff. Also, I'm assuming that, if you're getting a T6, you like the fluffy, powder more than piste; in which case, you may find yourself riding a little flatter. Might be worth comparing the width with what you're used to. It would be a shame to waste such a great board if you have to hold back on the aggression when you have some decent carving to do.