Burton Mystery Snowboard

 

Burton Mystery Snowboard

 

 Straight form the Craig Kelly Proto Facility the Mystery is said to be the lightest board Burton has ever made.  Only a hand full of people really know whats in side the Mystery, so we  can only assume that the core is fill with Fairy dust or perhaps,  unicorn tears filtered through diamonds. Why else would it be so light? Well, enogh about what we dont know. Here are a facts about the Mystery.

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Features of  The Burton Mystery:

  • Directional shape with a Twin Flex
  •  Flex Rating of 5
  •  Flying V Profile Shape
  • Stainless Steel frostbite Edges that will not rust
  • ProTip-
  • Infinite Ride
  • NEW Mystery Glass –
  • Ultrafly Core (filtered Unicorn Tears) with Multizone EDG.
  • Methlon Base – Teflon base material that may be the slickest and fast base material used every used.

If you are going to get the Mystery we would highly recommend picking up a pair of Burton Diodes. Built to be some of  the lightest and strongest binding on the market.

 

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2013 Burton Custom Wide Snowboard Review

 

2013 Burton Custom Camber Wide Snowboard

This Burton Custom Wide is built for the boys with big feet who are looking for pop and response that camber offers. Made with some of the best additives Burton has, the Burton Custom Wide  is one of the best all mountain snowboard ever made.  Thinking about a looser more forgiving Custom Wide?  Look no further than the Burtom Custom Flying V Wide.

Burton Custom Wide Specs:

  • Feel: 5
  • The Channel – Works Best With Burton EST Bindings.
  • Camber
  • Directional Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II™  Core with Dualzone™ EGD™
  • Triax™ Fiberglass, Lightning Bolts, and Carbon I-Beam™
  • Sintered WFO Base:
  • 10:45™ Sidewalls
  • Extras: Squeezebox, Frostbite Edges, Pro-Tip, Infinite Ride, and Progressively Wider Waist Widths
  • Length (cm): 158W, 162W, 165W, 169W
  • Waist Width (cm): 25.8 (158W), 26 (162W), 26.2 (165W), 26.4 (169W)

2013 Burton Custom Snowboard Review

2013 Burton Custom Snowboard

The Burton Custom is the one board to rules them all. Packed with all of the best additives (Such as: Sintered WFO base, Squeezebox Tech, Lightening Bolt, Frostbite Edges and Pro-Tip) this board will out perform just about any other board on the market.  If you love the precise ride of camber this is your board, but if you like the playful feel of Flying V check out the Burton Custom Flying V.
Burton Custom Specs:
  • Feel: 5
  • The Channel – Works best with Burton EST Bindings.
  • Camber
  • Directional Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II Core with Dualzone EGD
  • Sintered WFO Base
  •  10:45 Sidewalls
  • Extras- Squeezebox, Frostbite Edges, Pro-Tip™, Infinite Ride™, and Progressively Wider Waist Widths
  • Length (cm): 151, 154, 156, 158, 160, 163
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.8 (151), 25.2 (154), 25.3 (156), 25.4 (158), 25.5 (160), 25.7 (163)

2013 Ride Machete GT Review

2013 Ride Machete GT

The Ride Machete GT is an aggressive all mountain freestyle board built for going big. With Carbon Array 5™ and the new Popwalls™ this board is built to maximizing response, grip and stability. Ideal for all those hard charges. The Machetas also features Ride‘s NEW Hybrid LowRize™ rocker in the tip and tail  with a small camber zone between the feet. Giving you float in the powder and keeping the board loose and playful in the park. Overall the new ride Machete GT it truly a go anywhere do anything quiver killer.

 

Key Features of the Ride Machete Gt Snowboard:

  • Feel: 7 out of 10
  • Freestyle All Mtn
  • Centered Stance
  • Thin Con
  • NEW! Hybrid LowRize
  • NEW! Popwalls
  • Membrain®
  • Carbon Array 5
  • Cleave Edge
  • Hybrid Glass
  • Fusion 4000 Base
  • 2×4 Inserts
  • Length (cm): 151, 154, 157, 160
  • Effective Edge (cm): 117.8 (151), 120.3 (154), 122.8 (157), 125.4 (160)
  • Tip/Tail Width (cm): 29.2 (151), 29.6 (154), 29.9 (157), 30.3 (160)
  • Waist Width (cm): 24.6 (151), 24.8 (154), 25.0 (157), 25.2 (160)
  • Sidecut (m): 9.6/7.1/9.6 (151), 9.7/7.2/9.7 (154), 9.8/7.3/9.8 (157), 9.9/7.4/9.9 (160)

Burton Barracuda Overview

The Burton Barracuda, now in its second year, is an all-mountain free-riding board recommended for intermediate to advanced riders. Built for speed on both powder and cliffs, its S-Rocker technology allows you to easily float atop the powder at higher speeds while remaining responsive in the hard pack.

Nug Raduction allows you to take as much as 10cm off your normal board length for easier maneuvering (2-3 cm is recommended). Between the bindings, the Barracuda actually cambers toward the tail so it floats a bit more through powder turns than you might expect. With a 15mm taper, its big nose gives you lots of float.  Being reverse-cambered before the front foot and cambered after the front foot, you get the pop you want to get off those cliffs as well as the stability you’re looking for when chest-deep in powder. The Superfly II Core, a combination of hardwoods and softwoods, runs from tip to tail and edge to edge. It helps keep you smooth and consistent. Medium Directional Flex gives this board more pop in the tail without giving up control at the nose. The core is wrapped in Triax™Fiberglass giving a nice rigid response, tail and nose. The Carbon I-Beam™–its lively backbone–gives it a lot of snap while the Sintered WFO base makes it super fast, as long as you keep it waxed. Use temperature-specific wax.

The Barracuda has strong sidewalls and its Frostbite Edges bite down really well on hard pack and on ice. With Pro Tip™, its core has been gradually tapered off to reduce swing rate. That feature also makes it more lightweight and agile. The Channel mounting pattern makes it easy to adjust the bindings. An Infinite Ride™ board, the Barracuda is already broken in for you. The Barracuda doesn’t limit you to powder or to freestyle. It gives you the freedom to choose your terrain.

2013 Burton Custom Flying V Snowboard Review

2013 Burton Custom Flying V Snowboard

The one board that does is all is the Burton Custom Flying V.  With less response than the Burton Custon camber, the Flying V offers a playful combination or rocker and camber.  From pow to park the Burton Custom Flying V is the one board you need for it all.  Why wouldn’t you ride it?  Mikkel Bang does.

Burton Custom Flying V Specs:

  • Feel: 5
  • Gondola Package
  • The Channel
  • Bend: Flying V
  • Shape: Directional
  • Flex: Twin
  • Core: Super Fly II™ with Dualzone™ EGD™
  • Fiberglass: Triax™ Fiberglass, Lightning Bolts, and Carbon I-Beam™
  • Base: Sintered WFO
  • Sidewalls: 10:45™
  • Extras: Squeezebox, Frostbite Edges, Pro-Tip™, Infinite Ride™, and Progressively Wider Waist Widths
  • Diecut Base Color Combinations May Vary

2013 Burton Barracuda Snowboard Review

2013 Burton Barracuda Snowboard

The Burton Barracuda might be the most perfected all mountain freeride snowboard on the face of the planet. The Barracuda can be downsized 2-3 cm from normal length because of Nug Raduction, the slightly tapered tail floats in pow, and the S-Rocker profile is a combination like no other.  The Burton Barracuda is a dream come true.  If you want a more freestyle oriented all mountain snowboard check out the Burton Sherlock.

Burton Barracuda Snowboard Specs

  • Feel: 5
  • Gondola Package
  • The Channel
  • Nug Raduction
  • Bend: S-Rocker
  • Shape: Directional [15MM Taper]
  • Flex: Directional
  • Core: Super Fly II™ with Dualzone™ EGD™
  • Fiberglass: Triax™ Fiberglass with Carbon I-Beam™
  • Base: Sintered WFO
  • Sidewalls: 10:45™
  • Extras: Frostbite Edges, Pro-Tip™, and Infinite Ride™
  • Raduction Level: 3 [Downsize 2 to 3cm From Normal Board Length]

2013 Ride Buckwild Snowboard Review

2013 Ride Buckwild Snowboard

The 2013 Ride Buckwild Snowboard is the go to deck for the 2012 Winter Dew Tour Slopestyle Champion, Sebastien Toutant.  The Pop Rods® 2.0, Slimewalls®, and Carbon Array 3 combination adds a smooth feel and unreal pop.  The Ride Buckwild creates fluid lines and has massive pop that you’ll never forget.

2013 Ride Buckwild Snowboard Test Review

Location: Afton Alps, MN

Conditions: 31° F, Soft Groomers

Size: 156 cm

Flex Rating: 5 – The Ride Buckwild felt a little softer than what Ride considers it to be.  I did ride the Ride Buckwild a few centimeters shorter than I normally would, and that may have made the board feel softer.

Pop Rating: 6 – The Pop Rods 2.0™ added a huge amount of pop flat off the nose and tail.  The Ride Buckwild has tons of snap and cranks out some massive ollies.

Responsiveness Rating: 5 – As expected from a freestyle board, the Ride Buckwild wasn’t too sluggish or quick edge to edge.  It had a good blend to do it all e.g. jibs, jumps, and pipe.

Stability Rating: 4 – I pushed the Ride Buckwild to its limits, and I found it to be a little unstable at high speeds, which is rather odd because Seb rides this thing at a million miles an hour.

Maneuverability Rating: 8 – Even though I rated the Ride Buckwild’s responsiveness at a 5, it can make mini carves and large carves with ease.  Some boards either make large, medium, or small radius turns, but the Ride Buckwild makes them all.

Overall Rating: 7 – High up on the overall ranking is where I found the Ride Buckwild.  The board is a slopestyle killer and can slay the whole mountain.  It might actually be a quiver of one type board which says a lot.  It felt a little softer because a rode a smaller size, but made a wide variety of radius turns, and had tons of pop.  If you like jumping off of everything, you’ll like the Ride Buckwild.

2013 Ride Buckwild Snowboard Specs

Ride Buckwild Snowboard Consruction Features:

Thin Con – Tapered tips and tails, reduced swing weight, enhanced tip flex and the sidewall runs past the effective edge.

Twin Rocker – A Hook-free twin shape featuring micro rocker combined with a long, stable flat zone that extends well beyond the inserts into the tip and tail.  Dialed for hitting features from big booters to rails, and everything in between.

Slimewalls® – Ride’s responsive and smooth sidewall technologies level terrain input for consistent filtered feedback.

Carbon Array 3™ – This powerful distribution technology provides total board control in every stance location.  Widespread carbon stringers placed at the binding zones gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles.  Rider input is then channeled to the opposing contact point for maxim board control.

Pop Rods® 2.0 – Ride’s Pop Rods give already fun and playful boards the added liveliness to set them apart from the competition.  Using strategic placement in the boards tip and/or tail, this technology adds pop without the stiffness generally associated with snappy boards.  Made up of flat carbon rods that wrap a urethane slime-core, Pop Rods have carbon for massive pop and a slime-core to smooth out the landing.

Cleave Edge™ – Nearlt 50% more steel, delivers unmatched resistance to edge cracking and can be detuned to larger radii.

Hybrid Glass – Triaxial on top, biaxial on base, balanced torsion and stiffness for a better response with speed.

Fusion 4000 Base – More durable, harder, and faster than extruded and is the fastest base material known (sintered).

2×4 Inserts – Dial in your stance for the option that feels best.

Burton Freebird – Product of the Week

 

 

Burton Freebird

Snowboarding has always been about creative thinking and freedom of expression.  Why let ski resorts tell you where you can and cannot ride?  Step out of bounds and seek adventure on the Burton Freebird splitboard.

Walk out of your backdoor and trek up that peak you’ve been dreaming of slashing for years.  Imagine actually making a first decent on a mountain you hiked up with a splitboard.  The Burton Freebird gives you instant accessibility to any hill, face, or peak you want without sacrificing performance.

The Burton Freebird will give you peace, joy, happiness, and a sense accomplishment.  It will be no gravy train getting to the top, but the value of a journey is not determined by the final destination, but rather the process of getting there.

Burton Freebird Specs

 

Profile:  S-Rocker

Shape:  Directional [7MM Taper]

Flex:  Directional

Core:  Superfly Ⅱ™ Core with Dual Zone™ EDG™

Fiberglass:  Triax™

Base:  Sintered

Sidewalls:  10:45™

Extras:  Side Effects, Pro-Tip™, and Infinite Ride™

Board Size 158 162
Running Length 950mm 980mm
Waist Width 253mm 255mm
Sidecut Depth 17.9mm 18.7mm
Sidecut Radius 6.31m 6.43m
Stance Width 560mm 560mm
Nose Width 292.3mm 295.9mm
Tail Width 285.3mm 288.9mm
Effective Edge 1130mm 1170mm
Stance Location 12.5 12.5
Weight Range 130-180 lbs. / 59-82 kg. 150-200 lbs. / 68-91 kg.
Binding Sizes Medium/Large Large

Other Splitboards to check out…
Voile – Mojo RX Splitboard
Voile – V Tail Splitboard
K2 – Panoramic Splitboard
Rome – Whiteroom Splitboard

Burton Super Hero

This  Burton board packs a lot of tech into a smaller package. It features Nug reductions allowing you to ride this board 4 to 5 cm shorter then your normal board. It is also built with Squeezebox and Jumper Cables giving you tons pop while still providing you with a soft and forgiving flex. Unlike its step brother the “Burton Nug” the Super Hero is steady at higher speeds and offer plenty of pop thanks to the Hi-Voltage Jumper Cables.

Features of the Burton Super Hero:

  • Flex/Feel: 3
  • Hi-Speed Quad Package
  • Profile Shape- Flat
  • Frostbite Edges
  • Twin Like Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly Core w/Dualzone EGD and Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered Base
  • EXTRAS: Squeezebox, Side Effects, Jumper Cables Hi- Voltage, Scoop, Frostbite Edges, Pro-Tip™, and Infinite Ride™
  • NUG RADUCTION Rides 4 to 5cm shorter then your normal board length
  • Imagery on the board compilation of skate pics from Burton employees.
  • Length: 151, 154
  • Waist Width: 25.3, 25.5