Review: Burton Chicklet Snowboard

This is the snowboard that my daughter rides. I definitely think when you’re looking for the smaller girls, this is the best snowboard I have in the shop. More tech goes into this one than pretty much any other kids’ snowboard.

First off, we got a cap construction. It’s gonna be a lightweight, torsionally forgiving construction. That rolls into their base tech, which on this one is very unique. The base rolls every so slightly, so when you’re on the snow, these edges are very, very hard to catch. As a beginning snowboarder, that’s the most frustrating thing, is your catching your edges constantly. This thing you can pretty much spin around all the way down the hill and you’re not gonna fall. I’ve witnessed it work very, very well with my daughter numerous times out.

From there, we got a really cute graphic; subliminated graphic. Really good clarity to their P-tex that they use. You don’t have to wax this one much. It will be easy to repair if they do abuse it. The edge is a full wrapping metal edge. It protects the snowboard very well. It is detuned from the factory, so you don’t have to worry about it. You can take this one right out of the bag and go shred it up. It’s a twin shape, so its very balanced, very playful, very forgiving. It can definitely be ridden by an entry-level rider, but as they progress you can take it into the park. Another thing I love about Burton is they actually have a really soft flex. Sometimes with the kids’ snowboards, it’s hard to mill the core down to where its thin enough to where it actually has a flex that their smaller, lighter bodies can manipulate. But my daughter can press on this, no problem whatsoever.

Shorter lengths won’t include this foam pad. With the curvature of the topsheet, if you put a snowboard binding on it, it would make the snowboard go flat, negating the benefit of that technology, so they just a riser pad on there. This here, you got the Riglet, a super-cool feature. You get the Riglet from Burton. You attach kind of like a dog leash, essentially, and as they’re going down the hill, you can control their speed, keep them in front of you. Or if you’re at like a golf course just doing the small hills, you can pull them up while they’re still strapped in and not have to worry about having to strap them in and out everytime.

Like I said, really, really lightweight. Flex on this one is easy to manipulate. Comes with the Go Snowboarding program, it’s a free lift ticket and lesson at the Burton Learn To Ride center. If you’re riding out west and you combo up those two, it can easily be the cost of the snowboard for that freebie. So super cool program. Only Burton is doing that. They’re throwing a bunch of money back to snowboarders on that one. As always, full tip-to-tip wood core. You got that Burton reliability, Burton performance. One-year warranty, which is probably never going to be used.

Burton Chicklet. I could choose any snowboard in the shop for my daughter and I chose this one. The Burton Chicklet snowboard.


8 Responses to “Review: Burton Chicklet Snowboard”

  1. what about a girl that 4’9 and has been snowboardin 2 years? is this still good?

  2. Because she has been riding for a few years I don’t think it would be advantageous to put here on a board that has Easy Rider Technology. She would probably be better off on a board like the Burton Feelgood Smalls

  3. Lindsey Flowers on said:

    I must say thank you to Burton, and the-house. We bought our 3 year old daughter the 80cm chicklet (which was hard to find but you had it in stock) two months ago and my little girl has been hooked ever since! Check her out!
    Thanks for remembering the little ones.

  4. Wow, you’ve got you self a little ripper on your hands! We should get her on The House Snowboard Team!
    check out 1:25- so sick!

  5. Our daughter is going to be 20mths old this winter and we want her to start. We are looking into this board but theres also the after school Burton board. Which would you recommend?

  6. I would suggest going with the Burton Chicklet and Burton Grom Snowboard Bindings, because you are going to save $10 that you could put towards a Riglet Reel to go along with the board.

  7. Deborah Van Massenhove on said:

    What is the smallest size boots that you can pair with the burton chicklet for a 2 year old. (She as a european shoe size 22). What size of snowboard should I get for her then?

  8. gufrocks on said:

    The smallest boots we carry are the Burton Grom boots in XS/1 (US 11c-1k / Euro 28-32.5). They have a pretty cool feature called the Room to Grow footbed, which allows the rider to cut the footbed down when their feet grow a full size. Check them out here…

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