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Burton Root Snowboard


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Description: Burton Root Snowboard

Whether ripping AK lines or east coast trees, this freerider of the Nug family delivers with a design that lets you downsize 8 to 10cm from your normal ride. Flat Top provides full speed stability without sacrificing the catch-free feeling you would expect from rocker. Not as park-oriented as the Nug; nowhere near as aggressive as the team-cultivated Harvest, the Root is a highly capable ATV for charging from stash to stash while stabilizing the rough stuff in between.

Key Features of Burton Root Snowboard:
  • Feel: 4
  • Hi-Speed Quad Package
  • Nug Raduction
  • The Channel
  • Bend: Flat Top
  • Shape: Directional [5MM Taper]
  • Flex: Directional
  • Core: Super Fly with Dualzone EGD
  • Fiberglass: Triax
  • Base: Sintered
  • Sidewalls: 10:45
  • Extras: Squeezebox, Side Effects, Jumper Cables Hi-Voltage, Scoop, Frostbite Edges, Pro-Tip, and Infinite Ride
  • Raduction Level: 10 [Downsize 8 to 10cm From Normal Board Length]
  • Diecut Base Color Combinations May Vary
Length (cm) 144 148 152
Effective Edge (cm) 102.5 105.5 109.5
Tip Width (cm) 28.66 28.87 29.22
Tail Width (cm) 28.16 28.37 28.72
Waist Width (cm) 25.3 25.4 25.6
Sidecut (m) 5.82 6.02 6.29

Burton channel system snowboards will only be compatible with Burton's EST bindings, Burton channel compatible bindings, or other bindings specifically listed as Channel Compatible.


4.7 / 5.0
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love this board
I'm 5'11" 200# been snowboarding 25+ years. I'm riding the 48 and love it. It feels as stable as the 159 camber boards I have owned. Not the best in powder, but super fun any where. I ride woods and double black Diamonds as much as possible. This is a great board for beginners to experts.
November 27, 2015
Age: 25-44
Fun all mountain board
I've been riding this board for 3 seasons now and it is AMAZING. For its size, it can really handle everything, from pow to trees to steeps. Stable at high speeds, carves great, and a joy to ride in pow/trees. Only complaint is the lack of pop. Overall very happy with the performance of this board. This has become my go to board for everyday riding.
December 7, 2015
Denver, CO, US
Age: 15-24
Burton Root Snowboard
Solid board, rides smooth with minimal effort to carve n ride. Great for beginners to learn on, probably one of the best boards for a beginner to learn on actually. Turns are controllable and predictable. Great handling. Floats on powder with ease. Even intermediate to advanced riders will have fun on this.
March 5, 2015
over 3 years ago
great board for a great price
Burton knows how to make snowboards, so even if it is one of their low end boards, it will be a nice ride.
January 11, 2016
over 2 years ago
The board is very lightweight and durable. On the snow it rides smoothly and still curves nicely with the freestyle bindings I have.
March 21, 2015
over 3 years ago
Pretty fast
This is a great board if you are not into park stuff. There isnt really any camber or rocker, so the feel take some getting use to if you use a park board. I like the feel and it works for me. Fast
October 2, 2013

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It is a gift, and was requested
Misty W on Dec 5, 2015
It is a gift, and was requested
Misty W on Dec 5, 2015
What my Grandson wanted
Lynne S on Dec 15, 2013
What my Grandson wanted
Lynne S on Dec 15, 2013
I am looking for a board for my son that is 5'10"! What size do you recommend?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Im no pro or anything, but I'm 5'4", and use the 142 on this board. Doesn't feel too big or small when I personally use it, feels just right actually, and I'm pretty sure a couple of my buddies, that are around 5'6" that I board with, could use my board with no prob, so probably a few sizes up from mine is what I'm thinking. Burton is claiming they've designed em in a way so taller people can ride a shorter length board.. Soo yea, Hopefully the claim is sound in your case. Hopefully that'll help a little with the sizing in your head. Apologies if it doesn't. Good luck!
I'm 5'11 and 145, could I ride a 152?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm 5'9 and 165, I have a 148 in the Root and it is great. I imagine a 152 would work for you. My other board is an Arbor Element and it's a 155.
How does the root ride compared to other NUG camper board. I am looking for a NUG that just zip around the mountain?
Sen A on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have both the regular Nug and the Root, and I like the Root better for all-mountain riding. The slight setback helps in the bumps, trees and steeps. It just feels a little more pointed than the standard Nug, which is super playful but slightly less confidence-inspiring than the Root in quasi-backcountry terrain.

I love the Root. I barreled off the cornice into the bowls at the top of Peak 6 on a day that I should have been riding my powder board. It was steep and deep. I was worried about getting myself into such a situation with such a tiny board. But the Root handled it.
I'm 5'5" and usually ride a 152. Would 152 on this board be to big for me?
A shopper on Jan 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I am 6'2 and 160 and ride the 148 on big mountain (Snowmass). Coming from a zero camber board the flat top gives you more stability at speed and the flared out tip and tail along with the mid wide allows for powder surfing as well :)
Thanks for the reviews! I’m looking to go to a Radactive Burton, but can’t make my mind up between the 2013 Nug in a 142 or 146, or The Root in a 144!
I’m a bit worried about the Nug being a bit to movey with the rocker, higher speed control ? so I like the sound of the flattop of the Root (better at holding an edge?).
On the other side I would be worried that the Root might be a bit catchy on a park box due to the flattop. I’m kind of learning towards the Root, but not 100%. I’m 5’3? (about 153cm) and 65-69kgs (143-149lbs) and I like a bit of park (not massive jumps, just smaller boxes) jumping off natural hips on the runs, and generally crusing, and im ok at switch so ill do a bit of that. At the moment I have an old Bataleon evil twin 149 with the triple base, and like the non catchy feel to it.
At info would be much appreciated.
Timmy on Jun 20, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Burton Root being a flat snowboard, offers more stability at speed and the Burton Nug is intentionally looser with the rocker profile. The thing to keep in mind is, either of these boards are not truly and "everyday" rider. Specifically, The Nug is more playful and the Burton Root snowboard is more point and shoot. Difficult to cover all aspects when choosing one of these boards. However, if you were to choose between the 2, I'd go with the Nug. More of what you are looking for based on what you described above.
I'm 5'7 135lbs. What would be the best size for me? Also would this board be any good for the park?
Jack T on Nov 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm 5'6, 145. I have a Root size 144, and I love it. Favorite board ever. I'd recommend 144 -- Burton designed the Nug boards to ride short.

That said, if the park is your primary thing, one of the standard Nugs (rather than this discontinued Root) might be better. The Root is not a twin-tip directional. I can ride it switch, but because it's an all-mtn board, and that's primarily what I focus on, i have the bindings set back a bit. It makes riding switch a little awkward. You can go true symmetrical with the bindings of course. And of course, it lacks the camber of most park boards. (There is a Nug with camber, btw).

But if all mountain and quasi backcountry are your primary thing, get the Root. The surfy feel of this board works for me in a huge way. I can whip through trees and bumps on this board like no other I've ever ridden. Even when I find myself in powder -- anything but the very deepest -- this board handles it.
My first board is a custom flying v 151. I have been having trouble controlling it at high speeds. Would this board be better for me? If so should I get the 144cm?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: a camber or flat top board may be better for you at high speeds, this is a flattop, but is also nug reduction, I do not think it will increase your stability at high speeds. This is more a park oriented or powder board. It is a ton of fun and playful as hell!
I just bought this root snowboard with 148cm. The recommended binding size is M/L, but I bought a small size binding. Do you think it will work well?
Xing Z on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This board will work for small bindings, you'll be good.
I ordered this board from EBay and it came without the nuts inside the channel... I am supposed to go to the slopes in a week. Where can I get the nuts?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This is no good! I am sorry. Call Our Warranty people. They will be able to direct you: 866-243-6932. They can either hook you up or direct you to some.
I am 5'7, still growing and 165 pounds, and I need help picking a board, help?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2014
Much of your decision will come from personal preference, skill level, style of boarding, and where you will do most of your snowboarding. I will give you what info I can here, but I highly recommend you chat with one of our snowboard specialists to get the perfect board for you: 1 (800) 409-7669.
Going by your height and weight.. you would want to begin looking at a snowboard that is between a 154cm and 160cm length.
I'm 5'7 135 with an 8 boot size, would a 148 be the right way to go? Also, what bindings would go best with this board?
Jack T on Nov 30, 2014

The Root features Nug Raduction technology which means that the boards length can be down sized 8cm to 10cm.

You'd fit the 144cm Burton Root Snowboard's weight range the best.

Burton Cartel Bindings are the the most well rounded bindings in the world. I'd check them out in size medium if I was you:
I'm 5'7 135lbs. What would be the best size for me? Also would this board be any good for the park?
Jack T on Nov 30, 2014
This Root Snowboard from Burton will be ok in the park, though it is not a park or pipe specific ride. As this was an early nug reduction board you should look shorter... like the 148.
Would you consider shipping 2 snowboards to Australia at my expense? Thanks, Dave.
David D on Mar 7, 2014

Unfortunately due to vendor restrictions we are not capable of sending any Burton products internationally. However, that being said if you wish they are other brands of snowboards that we ARE able to ship to Australia.

For more information please use this list as a frame of reference:

Hope this helps!


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