Burton Skipjack Surf Review
The Burton Skipjack Surf is made to ride deep pow, either with bindings like normal or without like a no board.
Similar to the older Piledriver, the Skipjack has large rubber pads so you can ride/surf/skate on it without bindings.
The Skipjack has the Directional Flat Top bend, which means that overall, the board is flat. To help with float in pow, the nose is rockered.
A pretty obvious one, and pretty standard for powder boards is a directional shape. On top of that, the board has a taper, which means that the nose is wider than the tail. The wide nose helps keep it up in powder, and the nose/tail difference makes turns easy, while keeping it stable at speed.
The Swallow Tail keeps the nose of the board up, by letting the tail sink in when you power through turns.
The core is made up of a combination of strong and light woods, to get the balance of a board that is light, but still strong and poppy.
The base is Sintered WFO, which means that it is made of a sintered material. Sintered does a much better job of soaking up wax than extruded bases, and is faster on snow. The “WFO” part means that there is wax infused into the base when it is being made, so it will help keep you going fast for a long time.
Features of the Burton Skipjack Surf
- Directional Flat Top Bend
Overall there is a flat profile to the board, with rocker in the nose for extra float in deep snow.
- Directional Shape
Like you would expect on a board like this, it has a directional shape, so the nose is longer than the tail.
The tapered shape means that the nose is wider than the tail of the board, which means that when you are riding, entering and exiting turns are smooth, and it keeps the board stable at high speed.
- Swallow Tail
The swallow tail shape helps keep the nose of the board up (by letting the tail sink), and helps you make quick turns easily, without being slowed down by a big tail.
- Directional Flex
The directional flex means that you can get more pop in the tail of the board, which will help to balance out the short tail.
- FSC Certified Super Fly II 700G Core
Made of a combination of strong and light woods, designed to get a balance between strength while still keeping the core light.
- Dualzone EGD
- Sintered WFO Base
It’s a hard a fast base material, that is infused with wax to keep it moving fast in all conditions.
- Triax Fiberglass
- The Channel
They work best with Burton EST bindings, but you can pretty much put any brand of bindings on a Channel board without a problem now. You get much more options for stance width, and angles with a Channel board.
- Infinite Ride
The boards are built stronger than they need to be, and then put in a machine that “breaks in” the board. It is made so that you end up with a board that is already broken in from new, so that it will have the same flex, pop and feel from new that it does at the end of the season.
|Size (cm)||Waist Width (mm)||Sidecut Radius (m)||Max Stance (mm)||Nose Width (mm)||Tail Width (mm)||Effective Edge (mm)||Weight Range|
|148||256||7.1||540||308.6||283.6||1140||170-210 lbs.+ / 77-95 kg+|