1987 Burton Elite Snowboards

Burton Elite Snowboards

Burton Elite Snowboards

1987 was a monumental year; Guns n Roses released Appetite for Destruction, The Simpsons aired for the first time, and the Burton Elite Series launched.  We can all agree that ’87 rocked; now take a look back and reminisce on the golden era of snowboarding with everything that is the Burton Elite Snowboard.

The House Boardshop will be displaying these Burton Elite Snowboards in shop December, 25th – 31st 2016.  Stop by to get a glimpse at these beauties.  Share your Burton Elite stories below in the comment section.

1987 Burton Elite Snowboard Catalog

Words by Burton:

Burton Elite Series Snowboards

The Elite Series is designed for the beginner to low intermediate snowboard who is looking to learn and improve on a quality board. The reduced bevel (now 1.25mm) and new variable flex pattern of the Elite make it an wasy board to turn and learn the basics on.  The Elites also feature our new core and outside laminates which decrease vibration and increase binding strength by as much as 400% over last year’s models. Now available with Fastex or buckle bindings.

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Burton Elite 140 Snowboard

Burton Elite 140 Snowboard

The Burton Elite 140 Snowboard is now designed specifically for the rider under 130 pounds (60 kilos). We have tightened the stance and significantly loosened the flex pattern on these board to make it ideal for smaller and lighter riders.  The addition of a swallow tail and forward placement of the bindings also contribute towards making the new Elite 140 the ultimate performing snowboard for its rider profile.

Rider Profile – Beginner to low intermediate, lightweight rider who wants a high performance snowboard for the use on a variety of snow conditions from hardpack and ice to fresh powder.

Burton Elite 140 Snowboard Specifications on bottom of page.

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Burton Elite 150 Snowboard

Burton Elite 150 Snowboard

The Burton Elite 150 Snowboard is now a snowboard that entry level riders over 130 pounds (60 kilos) can both learn and excel on.  With the increased flexibility, especially in the nose of the board, the 150 can now handle bumps and powder with ease.  The board is still beefy enough, however, to carve solid turns on bulletproof hardpack. The responsiveness and versatility of the Elite 150 are what made it ideal for the inexperienced rider.

Rider Profile – Beginner to low intermediate snowboarder who wants a board that will not only be easy to learn on, but will be capable of handling difficult terrain in any snow condition once the rider has learned the fundamentals.

Burton Elite 150 Snowboard Specifications on bottom of page

Shop Burton Boards HERE.

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1987 Burton Elite Snowboard Specs

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steve-bayer-heroThanks to Steven Bayer for donating his boards for the photoshoot and to be displayed temporarily at The House Boardshop.

 

 

2015 Burton Custom Snowboard Review

The World’s Best All Mountain Freestyle Snowboard

 

 

burton-logo-120-07The Burton Custom Snowboard is consistently the go to board for all of Burton’s top pro riders – from pow slashers, jump jocks, to pipe rippers, the Custom does it all.  With over two decades of innovation and the introduction of new technology, the 2015 Burton Custom Snowboard is by for the best model to date.

The classic camber profile provides pop and quick energy transfer along with it’s supportive Squeezebox Core Profile that allows for an even smoother power transfer.  Torsionally stiffer than those of years past, the 2015 Burton Custom Snowboard‘s 45° Carbon Highlights reduces weight and gives the board a race car type response.

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1 - 2015 Burton Custom Snowboard

 

 

1 - Burton Custom Snowboard Flex

 

2015 Burton Custom Snowboard Key Features

User: Intermediate – Advanced
Terrain: All Mountain Freestyle
Size: 146, 151, 154, 156, 158, 160, 163
Shape: Directional Twin
Profile: Camber
Stance: Set Back 1cm
Flex: 5ish/10 Medium
Core: Super Fly II with Dualzone EGD & Squeezebox Core Profiling
Fiberglass: 45° Carbon Highlights
Laminates: Lightening Bolts
Base: Sintered WFO
Edge: Frostbite 360° Wrap Stainless Steel

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Burton Custom Dimensions

 

 

 

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2015 Zion Zany Earth Snowboard Review

Ryan Paul Zany Earth Zion Snowboard

Zion Zany Earth | Ryan Paul

Ryan Paul here to tell you about my board, the Zion ZANY EARTH deck!

This board is sick! Really Sick! If you’re looking for a board that crushes everything and leaves it in cinders, look no further, the Zion Zany Earth Snowboard deck with its sweet Super CrockaBear 3D graphics will crush any park rail, street spot, or playground dino-totter (scientifically proven)!

I’ve been riding this board for over 4 years now and dialing in the specs since it was just a black and white prototype. I’ve put it to the test in deep pow, crashed it against support poles in the streets and cruised around aimlessly through the park and around the ski hills. Zion Snowboards has helped me dial in every feature of the Zany Earth board to meet all of the needs of a snowboarder and perform well on every obstacle out there.

 

Zion Zany Earth Ryan Paul

The Zany Earth snowboard has a profile file called Park Rocker Combo Platter, which is basically a tasty way to say that the profile technology of this board gives you more ground feel so that you have better control on all sorts of terrain. There’s a small rockered section between the feet that has been raised up by camber underneath each foot.  It has tons of pop and float at the same time.

We’ve given it a blunt nose and tail shape for a unique look and feel as well as extra smooth performance on take offs, the flex works well with the pop to get you up on features and pressing consistently.  The combo platter camber provides a solid and sturdy ride for putting down high impact landings as well as mobbing into heavy carves!

This board has it all… oh yeah, and it’s FAST!!!!
Pick one up and go rip!
RP

 

Zion Zany Earth Ryan Paul Snowboard

Shape: True Twin
Profile: Park Rocker Combo Platter
Core Profile: Deep V
Core: Phase 3 (Poplar | Paulownia | Bamboo)
Flex: 6/10
Glass: Stitched Triax (0°/+45°/-45°)
Laminates: Carbon Energy Bars & Beefy Basalt
Sidewalls: Ultra High Molecular Weight
Edge: Full Wrap Rockwell 48 Steel & Control Zone
Sidecut: Radial
Base: Sintered & Factory Waxed

 

2015 Interior Plain Project Harrow Snowboard Review

Kyle Kennedy Snowboard

Interior Plain Project Harrow | Kyle Kennedy

1 - ipp logo smallI have loved the Harrow since day one. They are truly the perfect blend of a soft playful board that you can maneuver in any way you need them too, and a board with a backbone that will hold you into that press or keep you on your feet hitting kickers in the park. And now, with all Interior Plain Project boards being pressed and handled by the CAPiTA MFG, they will hold together for as long as you need then too.

The Harrow is the perfect mix between pop and press because of its profiled core. Also it has Triaxel glass that gives pop from edge to edge as well as snap in the nose and tail. The minimalist camber allows the board to be easily pressed but yet having that backbone to give you the edge control you’ve been looking for.

The Harrow is the most fun, and playful board I’ve ever ridden. If you’re looking for your next park board, I would highly recommend giving the Harrow a try. Visit the Interior Plain Project to read more on the brand and team!

Kyle Kennedy
Interior Plain Project & House Team Rider

Interior Plain Project Harrow Snowboard

 

Interior Plain Project Harrow Snowboard Review
Fiberglass: Triaxel
Profile Shape: 9mm Camber
Laminates: Carbon Stringer
Core: Proper Profile
Base: Sintered

2015 Rome Garage Rocker Snowboard Review

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Rome Garage Rocker | Matty Kirchgasler

Currently I’m riding the Garage Rocker. Before trying this board I was pretty convinced that I would only ride a Camber board and be happy with it. Call me old fashioned, but I am a big fan of the edge control and pop that a camber board supplies. Comfortable on the edges and ready to snap an ollie when you need it.

However, I am certainly glad that I chose to push outside my comfort zone to embrace the Garage Rocker. It’s flat underneath and in between the feet where it counts, and reverse where it comes in hand – with only a slight risey. This is a board that harbors the stability you need for jumps but has a hidden secret weapon… You can press with ease.

I’m 6’1″ tall and weigh 175 lbs. with size 12 boots and the 160 Midwide Garage Rocker is the most fitting deck I’ve ridden for my size to date. Also, this board is ready for the park and would probably be awesome in the pow. So stoked on this deck.
– Matty K
Rome and House Team Rider

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Jump Rating: 7/10
Jib Rating: 8/10
Pow Rating: 6/10
Carve Rating: 6/10
All Mountain Rating: 7/10

Shape: True Twin
Profile: Freepop Rocker
Core: TTT Core Matrix
Glass: StraightBiax Laminate
Base: XTRD Base
Laminates: Glass Reverse V Stringer & Bambooster Centerline Technology
Sidecut: Quickrip Sidecut

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2015 Salomon Villain Snowboard Review

Jordan Daniels Salomon Villain Snowboard

Salomon Villain Snowboard | Jordan Daniels

The Salomon Villain Snowboard is a versatile all mountain freestyle board that’s ready to rip any kind of snow you put in front of it. Here’s a little more of what makes this shred stick tick.

To start, the five point equalizer edges makes for a smooth and stable carve, the more contact points the more control from heel to toe. Next, the hybrid camber of The Villain is by far the best then traditional camber boards out today. The camber is flat camber in between the bindings, regular camber underneath the feet and rocker camber on the nose and tail of the board. This hybrid camber acts as a flat camber snowboard as you are riding on the snow and once raised off the snow it becomes a regular camber snowboard essential for park and street.

This snowboard has been one of my favorites to ride everywhere and anywhere there is a jump or a rail. I would recommend this board to anyone who wants a super responsive feel from heel to toe and a flex that is loose but stiff enough so you won’t loop out off your nose or tail. So next time you are at The House Boardshop go and check out the Salomon Villain Snowboard you won’t be sorry you did.

Thanks,
Jordan Daniels
Salomon & House Team Rider

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Shape: True Twin
Profile: Rock Out Camber
Sidecut: EQ RAD
Construction: Popster Booster
Glass: BA MD
Core Type: Aspen SLCT
Suspension: Royal Rubber Pads
Base: Sintered EG
Factory Finish: Medium Stone Finish
Edges: Freestyle Edge Bevel

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2016 Yes 20/20 Snowboard | Sneak Peek

Yes 20/20 Snowboard

The 2016 Yes 20/20 Snowboard floats on powder better than powder specific boards yet can grip on corduroy like any true twin board. With what’s called a 3D Powder Hull profile shape, the Yes 2020 Snowboard features a concave nose and tail that provides hydrodynamic planing. If there’s one board that’s going to revolutionize how boards are shaped in the future, it’s the 2015 Yes 2020 Snowboard.

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Lengths: 146cm, 150cm
Shape: True Twin
Sidecut: Radial
Flex: 4/5
Profile: Powderhull
Core: Weightless Core
Glass: Triax
Base: Sintered True

 

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Yes 20/20 Snowboard 3D Powder Hull Profile

The 3D Powder hull starts with a base profile that combines 2 distinct rocker lines that, when blended together, create a pronounced base concave in the nose and tail. The centerline is fully rockered starting from the insert packs, all the way to the tips of the bluntly shaped nose and tail. out at the contact edges, is a more conventional base profile that we use on many of our other boards. The resultant concave across the nose and tail acts differently at the leading end of the board than it does at the trailing end when riding in deep snow. At the leading end (nose), the concave draws air under the board – just as a concave spoon-nose does on longboards in the surf – causing lift and floatation. As the snow moves across the base it releases off the tail and the exaggerated rocker line along the center, causes the tail to drop downward.

So even though it’s a perfectly balanced twin, the board rides through deep snow with the
same pitch, or planing angle, that we get with directional shapes and set-back stances.

On hard-pack it’s just a short, wide, super fun twin.

 

2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Snowboard – Sneak Peek

K2 WWW Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Standing on a pillar of greatness is the new 2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Snowboard.  With a wrap around graphic that continues from the topsheet onto the base the WWW not only looks great, it rides great.  The Jib Tip and Tweekend nose and tail compliment the full length press-able base that defines one of the greatest freestyle snowboards of all time.  Receiving Snowboard Magazine’s Platinum Pick Awards and High Cascade Snowboard Camp‘s Camper’s Choice Award  are reminders that if you’re thinking about getting the WWW, you should.

2016 K2 World Wide Weapon Snowboard

Length: 144cm, 148cm, 152cm, 156cm, 151cm W, 154cm W, 157cm W

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2016 K2 Joy Driver Snowboard – Sneak Peek

K2 Joy Driver Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Looking back from the distant future snowboarding will thank K2 for designing the 2016 Joy Driver snowboard.  With a heavy  influence from all mountain ripper Lucas Debari the K2 Joy Driver is versatile enough to handle anything the mountain can dish out.  The camber profile shape’s center rests under the medial side of the back inserts which provides explosive pop out of the tail.  A 2 year warranty is the passanger of the ultra lightweight and strong Bambooyah™ Blend WH4 core, if you need a friend you can find it in the Joy Driver.

2016 K2 Joy Driver Snowboard

Length: 156cm, 159cm, 162cm, 165cm, 158cm W, 163cm W

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2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Enjoyer Series Snowboard – Sneak Peek

K2 WWW Enjoyer Series Snowboard

k2-logo-120-07Adding more fun to the pack the 2016 K2 World Wide Weapon (WWW) Enjoyer Series Snowboard offers tip and tail customization to this already legendary freestyle jib board.  Just past the contact point the steel edges end and a nylon tips start; allowing for DIY cut customization!  The WWW Snowboard’s playful feel is from the Freestyle Baseline’s predominantly flat profile. Do what you love, and do it on the K2 WWW.

2016 K2 WWW

Length: 148cm

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