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Burton Fish Snowboard


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Description: Burton Fish Snowboard

Toss that 'Gone fishin' sign on your door and head for the deep with snowboarding's original surfy shortboard.

The current generation of Burton Fish continues to revolutionize the way we all ride pow thanks to a recipe that combines Directional Flat Top™ and massive taper in a downsized deep-day rocket. The surf-influenced design features a double swallow-tail shape for acceleration and cornering control, while the reduced rear sidecut lets the tail sink more naturally for smoother flow from edge to edge. Both Terje Haakonsen and board shaper JG back the innovative shape with one word - "perfect" - which is why we're positive your next pow day will be even better.

Graphic Story: An eating machine that's here to devour all the powder; natural evolution has equipped the Fish to be the nastiest predator on the mountain. Or at least, we did by giving it a Great White graphic captured on a tip-to-tail beech wood veneer.

Key Features of Burton Fish Snowboard:
  • Bend: Directional Flat Top
  • Shape: Directional [30MM Taper]
  • Flex: Directional
  • Core: FSC™ Certified Super Fly II™ 700G Core with Dualzone™ EGD™ and Squeezebox
  • Fiberglass: Triax™ with Carbon I-Beam™
  • Base: Sintered WFO
  • The Channel®
  • Super Sap® Epoxy
  • Pro-Tip™
  • Infinite Ride™
  • Artist: Jared Tuttle
Length (cm) 151 156 161
Effective Edge (cm) 104.5 109.5 114.5
Tip Width (cm) 31.15 31.53 31.91
Tail Width (cm) 28.15 28.53 28.91
Waist Width (cm) 25.8 26 26.2
Sidecut (m) 5.8 6.1 6.4

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.

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Definitely Recommend
Bought this board at beginning of 2017/2018 season and it's been amazing!

Aside from the awesome designs the board tears it up in the pow. The top deck has a matte finish too, which I didn't know and is sick.

Definitely recommend this board
January 28, 2018
Denver, CO, US
Age: 25-44
Why The Fish Is So Delicious
Well as that ol' saying goes, you can never have enough boards in your quiver. So with that in mind as well as reading tons of positive reviews out there, I ended up grabbing an '18 Burton Fish 161 as I wanted a powder specific ride for my annual trips to Hokkaido. Being 191cm/96kg kitted up, the 161 (180 - 260lbs/82 -118kg) is a perfect fit for my size.

This year Burton only ran with the '19 Mystery Fish which feels absolutely mind numbingly gorgeous under arm when you pick it up, but at $Au2k RRP a pop, it's a really whopping big financial ask.

Okay, let's look at what you get with the '18 Burton Fish. The first think you notice is it's got a whopping big fat nose and really short swallow tail. Burton gave the Fish a big 50mm of standard set back added in with 30mm of rear taper from the nose. This sets the Burton Fish purposefully up as a fully directional tapered ride. This is built in here allowing the Fish the ability of dreamy effortless float over the powder. I set my Fish up with '18 Genesis EST with even more setback at -10 front and -20 at rear. Angles are +15/-8 degrees. Waxed up with Hertal FC739 and riding on Burton SLX.

So jumping out of the Furano gondola the most noticeable thing you feel with the Fish on those first few runs is how friggin light and surfy the arse end of this board feels. Mate, it's just so damn easy to whack this baby around 180 degrees side to side. This makes the Fish so maneuverable around the mountain, on top of the powder and through the tree lines. It's also a really quick ride as well. The big volume of this board gives you plenty of area and you notice it easily burns past other riders across the flats. Checking off that unwarranted speed is no big problem here as it's so easy to wash this momentum away with maneuverability.

The Fish is fitted with what Burton call their directional flat top camber profile that does a pretty solid job with edge hold on the firmer groomed piste. When laying super hard euro like carves over on its edge you can feel the Fish holding soooo tight to its physical limits and just allowing the generation of the faintest amount of side slippage. So the Fish is by no means in the same ballpark as say a Custom/Custom X as a pure carving machine but you'll find yourself still able to hold some pretty solid lines out of the powder stashes back to the lift bases.

The Burton Fish has a Carbon I-Beam™? through the middle which gives it just the right amount of directional flex you need. In my view it feels overall moderately stiff at around a 6 to 7 and slightly stiffer in the tail than the nose.

Anyway, when grabbing the Fish you're really after its ability to slay powder......, so how does it go here?

Well it's just freaking awesome.

And this is where the Burton Fish truly comes to life. You can instantly feel it's in its zone when you're banging it through the untouched powdery side pockets. The Fish really just eats these fresh areas completely up. I trekked and rode a couple of back country drop offs through lengthy fresh waist deep + powder and this thing floats like a feather. You look down and notice that big rocker in the nose beautifully planing up that silky green nose out of the powdery deep gulping for air. With freeride boards you've generally got to be mindful of where your weight distribution is through the deep stuff even with a dialed back stance. The Fish mostly does this all for you. Forget that rear leg burn as you'll only going to get that from blasting powder showers all over yourself on every turn.

So the Burton Fish is one of those boards you'll instantly fall in love with from the first day of riding. It can carve a decent solid line but most importantly float like a real angel over powder. It's so damn surfy and maneuverable due to its directionally tapered flat top design.

The Burton Fish is a 100% keeper.

An easy 5 stars *****
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February 17, 2019
Newcastle, New South Wales, AU
Age: 45-64

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Hey, I'm 170lbs, so according to the spec sheet I can ride the 151 which I actually wanted, but do you think I'll still float well in deep pow or would I have to size up to 156?
A shopper on May 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm 6'4", well over 300lbs, size 15 boots. I got the 161 this season and it is a great board. I think the shovel nose is so wide it will support you. The last day I went up here in Montana it was powder and the board worked for me beautifully. if the specs sheet says you're good, then you're golden my man.
Does this board have camber or rocker?
Cody B on Jan 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This Fish has Directional Rocker - it's mostly flat with a rockered nose. It's so much fun to ride!
Do you ride this in your normal sized board or go shorter?
Cody B on Jan 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's possible. These are the suggested weight ranges that Burton provides...

151cm: 120-180 lbs
156cm: 150-200 lbs
161cm: 180-260 lbs


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