Burton Name Dropper 2016
The Burton Name Dropper is is a medium soft, twin park board made with and off axis design.
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The standout feature of this board is the off-axis design. It isn’t an asymmetrical design, the side cut on the heels and toe is the same, it is the shape of the core and edges that have changed.
The profile of the board is Flat Top, which means that it is flat between the bindings, and changes to rocker outside of your feet. The flat section keeps the board stable at speed, while the rocker tips keep it loose and forgiving.
Being a park board, and with almost every park rider having positive angles on the front foot and negative on the back, the board design is made to make it all feel more natural.
One feature that is on a lot of Burton boards is the Squeezebox, which means that the core profile changes through the board. What it means is that the core gets thicker/stiffer on each side of the bindings, with thinner/softer flexing areas under your feet and in the center of the board.
Seeing that the average park riders angles are going to be around the +15° and -15° angles (give or take) the core is layed out to line up with the bindings. Harder to explain, but the picture below should help make sense of it.
The pink areas show the off axis areas, which on a regular board would be perpendicular to the length of the board.
The Frostbite Edges extend out from under your feet a little, helping to add a little grip on icy days. They are also aligned to the off-axis design, so they are still going to be under your toes and heels.
I’m guessing that the main reason Burton had the rubber pads on all 3 years of the Name Dropper is to help highlight the off axis design, plus you would clearly see something is wrong if you are mounting your bindings and they aren’t lining up with the rubber pads.
Similar in setting up a asym board, it is twin, but the off axis means that if you are setting it up regular, nose is to the left, and goofy, nose to the right.
Like all Burton boards, it uses The Channel, which works best with Burton EST bindings. Rather than the normal set of binding inserts, The Channel lets you choose and combination of stance widths and angles.
It is not a big deal like it used to be, as almost any brand bindings can fit on channel boards now.
The Burton Name Dropper has a fast and hard sintered base, which means that it does a good job at soaking up wax and keeping you going fast.
It has Infinite Ride, which means that the board has already been “broken in”. It means that the board is overbuilt, then put in a machine that breaks it in, so that the board will have the same ride, feel and flex from its first day till its last.
Features of the Burton Name Dropper
- Flat Top Bend
- Twin Shape
- Twin Flex
- FSC Certified Super Fly II 800G Core
- Dualzone EGD
- Sintered Base
- Triax Fiberglass
- Off-Axis Frostbite Edges
- Off-Axis Squeezebox Low
- The Channel
- Off-Axis Filet-O-Flex
- Infinite Ride
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|Size (cm)||Waist Width (mm)||Sidecut Radius (m)||Max Stance (mm)||Nose Width (mm)||Tail Width (mm)||Effective Edge (mm)||Weight Range|
|148||247||7.1||560||287.8||287.8||1123||110-150 lbs. / 50-68 kg|
|151||249||7.3||560||290.9||290.9||1149||125-165 lbs. / 57-75 kg|
|155||251||7.5||585||294.2||294.2||1185||135-175 lbs. / 61-79 kg|
|158||253||7.7||585||297.2||297.2||1211||145-185 lbs. / 66-84 kg|
Video from The House
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