Burton 2020 Snowboards Overview

 

 

A few new and different boards for this season, as well as all the classics you’d expect.

Burton Camber Profiles

Camber

The original (and the best), traditional camber gives the board the most pop, edge hold, and stability when you are riding fast.

burton camber profile
Burton Camber Profile

Used on the:

Directional Camber

Similar to a traditional camber profile, the difference is that the rocker nose means you get more float in deep snow, as well as a smooth and easy entry to turns.

burton directional camber
Burton Directional Camber Profile

Used on the:

PurePop Camber

A toned down version of traditional camber, with flat sections at the contact points give it a bit of an easier feel to ride, while still getting decent pop and stability.

burton pure pop
Burton Pure Pop Profile

Used on the:

Flying V

A hybrid camber profile that has rocker between your feet, and camber out towards the nose and tail of the board. The rocker section keeps the board playful and gives it some more float in deeper snow, while the camber sections are make to get a bit more edge hold and a little more pop. A very popular profile, it is very similar to Nitro’s Gullwing, Never Summer Original Rocker Camber as well as Lib Tech and Gnu’s C2 profile. Popular because it is easy to ride, but you won’t grow out of is as fast as you would on a plain rocker or flat board.

burton flying v
Burton Flying V Profile

Used on the:

Flat Top

Probably the easiest to ride profile they have, it is flat between your feet, with rocker on the nose and tail of the board. The flat sections gives you stability, while the rocker sections keep it loose and catch free.

burton flat top
Burton Flat Top

Used on the:

Directional Flat Top

Flat for most of the board, but with a large rocker nose it is designed to give you plenty of float in deep snow, and smooth and easy turns.

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Directional Flat Top Profile

Used on the:

Base Materials

The same for every brand, there are the two main versions of base materials – sintered and extruded. Extruded is easier and cheaper to make, it keeps the cost of the board down, and doesn’t need much maintenance, though they aren’t very fast.

Sintered bases are much faster, but you do need to wax them. A properly maintained and waxed board with a sintered base will be quick.

There are different levels of sintered bases, the denser and harder the material, the faster it will be.

Extruded Base

The simplest base material, extruded is the slowest on snow, but it keeps the cost of the board down and is the easiest to repair.

Sintered

A hard and fast material, that does a good job soaking up wax and keeping you moving fast.

Sintered WFO

A sintered material, that has wax already infused into the base from the factory.

Methlon

Burton’s highest grade sintered base.

A few features to keep an eye on

There are a few features that some of these boards shape, which can help you narrow down which is going to be the best choice for you.

Cores: The cores mainly vary by weight, and they jump up in 100g increments. The lightest and most expensive weighs 500g, while the majority are around 700g, and the cheapest is a heavier 900g.

Squeezebox: There are a few variations of this, but all versions are some amount of core profiling. Basically there are thinner and thicker sections of the core, which help to lighten the board, make it stronger in some areas, and more flexible in others.

Fiberglass: Biax is the softer and easier to flex version, while Triax is a bit stiffer (torsionally/twisting).

Burton 2020 Snowboards

Burton Family Tree Mystery Landlord

burton family tree mystery landlord 2020
Burton Family Tree Mystery Landlord 2020

High end, very expensive, light and fast. Fancy core, fancy base, fancy fiberglass. Prove to your friends you have the most disposable income by buying it.

  • Directional Camber
  • Freeride Directional Shape
  • 17mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Dragonfly 500g Core
  • Multizone EGD
  • Mystery Glass
  • Methlon Base

Get some more details on this crazy one here

Burton Custom X Camber

burton custom x 2020 snowboard
Burton Custom X 2020

A classic beast of a board that has been around for ages, it is fast, aggressive and stiff. If you ride fast, carve hard, it might be for you.

  • Camber
  • Directional Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Dragonfly 600g Core
  • Multizone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • 45 Degree Highlights High Voltage
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Frostbite Edges

More information on the Custom X.

Burton Custom X Flying V

burton custom x 2020 flying v
Burton Custom X Flying V 2020

Why this this board is around I don’t know, it has all the ingredients of a proper Custom X, except with the Flying V profile. Less pop, less stability, less edge hold, but it will be much easier to ride, so if you want to say you ride a Custom X without actually needing the skills for it, the Flying V is the version for you. Think of it like an automatic, self driving sports car.

  • Flying V
  • Directional Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Dragonfly 600g Core
  • Multizone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • 45 Degree Highlights High Voltage
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Frostbite Edges

Some extra details on the Flying V version here.

Burton Family Tree Moon Buggy

burton family tree moon buggy 2020
Burton Family Tree Moon Buggy 2020

Wide, surfy with a big 20mm of taper and a directional camber profile, it is made to get an effortless ride in deep snow.

  • Directional Camber
  • Directional Shape
  • 20mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Dragonfly 600g Core
  • Multizone EGD
  • 45 Degree Carbon Highlights
  • Sintered WFO Base

Get some more details on the Moon Buggy.

Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero

burton family tree hometown hero 2020
Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero 2020

With Directional Camber, 12mm of taper, and a sintered base, it is made to be quick turning, stable and easy to smash through chopped up snow.

  • Directional Camber
  • Freeride Directional Shape
  • 12mm Taper
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • 45 Degree Carbon Highlights
  • Sintered WFO Base

Get some more details here.

Burton Custom Camber

burton custom snowboard 2020
Burton Custom 2020

One of the most classic and well known snowboards, the Custom is probably as close to a do everthing board as you can get. It has traditional camber, a sintered base, slightly directional shape and useful medium flex.

  • Camber
  • Directional Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • 45 Degree Carbon Highlights
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Frostbite Edges

Get some more details on this classic board at this link.

Burton Custom Flying V

burton custom flying v 2020
Burton Custom Flying V 2020

All of the same good parts of the original Custom, but with the easier to ride Flying V profile rather than the traditional camber. The rocker between your feet makes starting a turn easier, and will also help give some extra float in deep snow.

  • Flying V
  • Directional Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • 45 Degree Carbon Highlights
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Frostbite Edges

Get some more details on this version of the Custom here.

Burton Deep Thinker

burton deep thinker 2020
Burton Deep Thinker 2020

One of Danny Davis’s two boards, the Deep Thinker the directional version (even though you’ll see him ride this one switch in the pipe as often as the Free Thinker). It has a Directional Camber, a Directional Shape (with 25mm stance setback) and a Directional Flex – stiffer tail than nose.

  • Directional Camber
  • Directional Shape
  • 7mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • 45 Degree Carbon Highlights
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Frostbite Edges

Info on the Deep Thinker at this link.

Burton Free Thinker

burton free thinker 2020
Burton Free Thinker 2020

A camber version – twin flexing, twin shaped – the choice if you ride a lot of park and ride switch often.

  • Camber
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • 45 Degree Carbon Highlights
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Frostbite Edges

Free Thinker details here.

Burton Custom Twin Off Axis

burton custom twin off axis 2020
Burton Custom Twin Off-Axis 2020

Fairly similar to the regular Custom, this version is a proper twin, but has a few tweaks to the design. The Off-Axis part of the name means that they are assuming you ride around a +15/-15 angles, and have changed the core profiling to line up with your feet. The Frostbite edges that extend out under your feet a little angled out a little more than normal.

  • Camber
  • Twin
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Off-Axis Frostbite Edges
  • Off-Axis Squeezebox

Get some more details on the Custom Twin Off-Axis

Burton Flight Attendant

burton flight attendant 2020 snowboard
Burton Flight Attendant 2020

Designed to be an all-terrain board, that still has a freestyle feel. The Directional camber, shape, flex and 35mm setback stance give it plenty of float in pow, as well as stability and edge hold on hardpacked snow.

  • Directional Camber
  • Freeride Directional Shape
  • 10mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • Triax Fiberglass with Carbon I-Beam
  • Sintered WFO Base

Get some more details on the Flight Attendant.

Burton Family Tree Leader Board

burton family tree leader board 2020
Burton Family Tree Leader Board 2020

A Directional Camber freeride board, that has a 25mm setback stance, small amount of taper and some 3d profiling in the nose to reduce the catchy feel. It has a stiffer flex, as well as Carbon I-Beam for extra pop.

  • Directional Camber
  • Directional Shape
  • 10mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Triax Fiberglass with Carbon I-Beam
  • Squeezebox
  • Sintered WFO Base

Leader Board technical information here.

Burton Paramount

burton paramount 2020
Burton Paramount 2020

A twin camber park board, with a mediumish flex that is stable enough for jumps, but will still be able to be presses. It actually shares a whole lot of the same features as the Free Thinker, so have a look at that as another option.

  • Camber
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Frostbite Edges

A couple of versions of the Paramount here.

Burton Process

burton process 2020
Burton Process 2020

A popular one, that you might have seen being ridden by Mark McMorris, the Process, is a soft flexing twin park board. It has the PurePop camber profile, so it rides quite close to a camber board, with a bit more forgiving feel if you don’t get your tricks all the way around.

  • PurePop Camber
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Squeezebox
  • Sintered Base
  • Frostbite Edges
  • Scoop

Get some more details on the Process.

Burton Process Flying V

burton process flying v 2020
Burton Process Flying V 2020

An easier to ride version of the regular Process.

  • Flying V
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Squeezebox
  • Sintered Base
  • Frostbite Edges
  • Scoop

Get some more details on the Flying V version here.

Burton Skeleton Key

burton skeleton key 2020
Burton Skeleton Key 2020

An aggressive, all-terrain board with Directional Camber, a bit of taper and a quick base.

  • Directional Camber
  • Freeride Directional Shape
  • 10mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered WFO Base

Get some more information on the Skeleton Key.

Burton Family Tree One Hitter

burton family tree one hitter 2020
Burton Family Tree One Hitter 2020

With a bit of a freeride shape, and a decently wide waist width, it’s made to carve hard, and be a fun board all around the mountain, without being too stiff.

  • Directional Camber
  • Freeride Directional Shape
  • 8mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered WFO Base

Extra details on the One Hitter.

Burton Kilroy 3D

burton kilroy 3d 2020
Burton Kilroy 3d 2020

A bit of a different one, it has the loosest and most forgiving feel of the Kilroy boards, because of the 3d shaped nose and tail. Quite similar to the style of Bataleon boards that have a camber profile, but a loose feel with the raised contact points.

  • PurePop Camber
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly 800g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox Low
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered Base

Get some more details on the Kilroy 3d.

Burton Kilroy Directional

burton kilroy directional 2020
Burton Kilroy Directional 2020

Before it got too confusing a couple of seasons ago when this was called the Kilroy Custom, it is basically a cheaper Custom with a different shaped nose and tail, with the cheaper (heavier) core.

  • Camber
  • Directional Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly 800g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox Low
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered Base

Get some more details on the Kilroy Directional.

Burton Kilroy Twin

burton kilroy twin 2020
Burton Kilroy Twin 2020

Soft, full camber park board. Fairly narrow waist widths, so check it will work out if you have size 11 or bigger boots.

  • Camber
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly 800g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox Low
  • Biax Fiberglass
  • Sintered Base

Get some more details on the Kilroy Twin here.

Burton Name Dropper

burton name dropper 2020
Burton Name Dropper 2020

Another soft twin park board, it is a touch cheaper than the Process because it has the heavier core, but it also has the Off-Axis design.

  • PurePop Camber
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly 800g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Off-Axis Squeezebox Low
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered Base
  • Off-Axis Frostbite Edges
  • Off-Axis Fillet-O-Flex

Read more about the Name Dropper here.

Burton Descendant

burton descendent 2020
Burton Descendent 2020

A soft one that is good for beginner to intermediate riders who are looking for a board that isn’t going to be hard to ride, and has a profile that they won’t grow out of as quickly as Flat Top or even Flying V.

  • PurePop Camber
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly 800g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox Low
  • Biax Fiberglass
  • Sintered Base

Read more about the Descendent 2020.

Burton Instigator

burton instigator 2020
Burton Instigator 2020

A soft, easy to ride beginner board.

  • Flat Top
  • Directional Shape
  • 5mm Taper
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly 800g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox Low
  • Biax Fiberglass
  • Extruded Base

A few models of the Instigator can be seen here.

Burton Ripcord

burton ripcord 2020
Burton Ripcord 2020

A cheap, soft and easy to ride board, that would suit beginner snowboarders.

  • Flat Top with East Bevel
  • Directional Shape
  • 5mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Super Fly 900g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox Low
  • Biax Fiberglass
  • Extruded Base

Get some more details on the Ripcord here.

Burton Flight Attendant Splitboard

burton flight attendant splitboard 2020
Burton Flight Attendant Splitboard 2020

A split version of the Flight Attendant

  • Directional Camber
  • Freeride Directional Shape
  • 10mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Super Fly II 700G Splitboard Core
  • Squeezebox
  • Triax Fiberglass with Carbon I-Beam
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Split Channel

Get some more details on this splitboard here.

Burton Flight Attendant X Splitboard

burton flight attendant x splitboard 2020
Burton Flight Attendant X Splitboard 2020

Another step up with a bunch of the Mystery features, it has the light core, fastest base and Mystery fiberglass.

  • Directional Camber
  • Freeride Directional Shape
  • 10mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Dragonfly 600G Splitboard Core
  • Squeezebox
  • Mystery Glass
  • Methlon Base
  • Split Channel

Get some more details on the X version here.

Burton Yeasayer Flying V

burton yeasayer flying v 2020
Burton Yeasayer Flying V 2020

A soft flexing, twin shaped all-mountain board.

  • Flying V
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly 800g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox Low
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Extruded Base
  • Frostbit edges
  • Scoop

Get some more details here.

Burton Yeasayer Flat Top

burton yeasayer flat top 2020
Burton Yeasayer Flat Top 2020

Easier to ride than the Flying-V version, a beginner rider could take this out first day and still have fun on it.

  • Flat Top
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly 800g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox Low
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Extruded Base
  • Frostbite Edges
  • Scoop

Get some more details on it here.

Burton Rewind

burton rewind 2020
Burton Rewind 2020

A soft flexing, but still poppy board twin board. With a very thin profile, as well as the Off-Axis design.

  • Purepop Camber
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly 800g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Off-Axis Squeezebox Low
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered Base
  • Off-Axis Frostbite Edges
  • Off-Axis Fillet-O-Flex

Read more about the Rewind here.

Burton Family Tree Stick Shift

burton family tree stick shift 2020
Burton Family Tree Stick Shift 2020

Made to be a super short, quick and nimble pow board.

  • Directional Flat Top Profile
  • Directional Shape
  • 20mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • ReRez
  • Balanced Freeride Geometry

Read more about the Stick Shift here.

Burton Family Tree Backseat Driver

burton family tree backseat driver 2020
Burton Family Tree Backseat Driver 2020

A super wide, directional and tapered pow surfer. No bindings on this one, just made to surf.

  • Directional Flat Top
  • Directional Shape
  • 25mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Super Fly 800g Core
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Extruded Base

Find out more about the Backseat Driver here.

Burton Family Tree Anti-Social Splitboard

burton family tree anti-social splitboard 2020
Burton Family Tree Anti-Social Splitboard 2020

A Directional Camber freeride splitboard.

  • Directional Camber
  • Freeride Directional Shape
  • 12mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Splitboard Core
  • Squeezebox
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Split Channel
  • ReRez

Find out more about the Anti-Social.

Burton Family Tree Story Board

burton family tree story board 2020
Burton Family Tree Story Board 2020

Taking a bunch of the features of the mens Flight Attendant, it has a similar ride in a design suited to women.

  • Directional Camber
  • Freeride Directional Shape
  • 10mm Taper
  • Directional Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • Triax Fiberglass with Carbon I-Beam
  • Sintered WFO Base

More details here.

Burton Feelgood Flying V

burton feelgood flying v 2020
Burton Feelgood Flying V 2020

A womens version of the popular Custom, the Flying V version is the more forgiving, easier to ride version.

  • Flying V
  • Directional Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • Triax Fiberglass with Carbon I-Beam
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Frostbite Edges

Get some more details on the Feelgood.

Burton Feelgood

burton feelgood 2020
Burton Feelgood 2020

A womens equivalent of the Burton Custom, a ride everywhere do everything board.

  • Camber
  • Directional Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • Triax Fiberglass with Carbon I-Beam
  • Sintered WFO Base
  • Frostbite Edges

Read more about the Feelgood.

Burton Hideaway

burton hideaway 2020
Burton Hideaway 2020

A playful, flat all mountain board, that is easy to ride, and has a soft flex.

  • Flat Top
  • Directional Shape
  • 3-6mm Taper
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly 800g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox Low
  • Biax Fiberglass
  • Extruded Base
  • Fillet-O-Flex

Read a bit more about the Hideaway on this link.

Burton Stylus

burton stylus 2020
Burton Stylus 2020

An entry level, smooth flexing, stable but catch free beginners board.

  • Flat Top
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Fly 900g Core
  • Squeezebox Low
  • Biax Fiberglass
  • Extruded Base
  • Easy Bevel

Read more about the Stylus.

Burton Talent Scout

burton talent scout 2020
Burton Talent Scout 2020

Popular with park riders, the Talent Scout is poppy, stable and has very good edge hold. It is the type of board that can handle the biggest features you can find.

  • Camber
  • Twin Shape
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Off-Axis Squeezebox
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered Base
  • Off-Axis Frostbite Edges

More detailed information on the Talent Scout here.

Burton Day Trader

burton day trader 2020
Burton Day Trader 2020

Made to ride well in deep and fresh snow, the 12mm taper and Directional Flat Top profile mean that it carves on groomers just as well.

  • Directional Flat Top
  • Freeride Directional Shape
  • 12mm Taper
  • Twin Flex
  • Super Fly II 700g Core
  • Dualzone EGD
  • Squeezebox
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Sintered Base
  • Frostbite Edges

Get some more details on the Day Trader.

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