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.
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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.
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.
Shop Burton Boards HERE.
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.
Thanks to Steven Bayer for donating his boards for the photoshoot and to be displayed temporarily at The House Boardshop.
The World’s Best All Mountain Freestyle Snowboard
The 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.
2015 Burton Custom Snowboard Key Features
User: Intermediate – Advanced
Terrain: All Mountain Freestyle
Size: 146, 151, 154, 156, 158, 160, 163
Shape: Directional Twin
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
Interior Plain Project Harrow | Kyle Kennedy
I 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
Profile Shape: 9mm Camber
Laminates: Carbon Stringer
Core: Proper Profile
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.
Salomon & House Team Rider
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
K2 Formula Bindings
Driving into the 2016 season with simplicity and comfort is the K2 Formula Snowboard Bindings. The team favorite for Tim Eddy and Lukas Debari holds its position with an Airlock Highback for feather light seamless energy transfer. The 3° Canted Footbed fights fatigue and allows for all day comfort on the snow. Falling in love happens quick with every click of the ratchets just as it should.
Check out all K2 Snowboard Bindings HERE.