New for this season – the Burton Process Off-Axis is a tertiary option in the ‘Process’ line, joining the party with B’s existing Flying V and traditional Camber boards. Park-tuned geometry with an asymmetrical side-cut is the order of the day – bought in to enhance the existing features of an already-popular freestyle formula.
Other than the off-axis shape – Burton have gone with an adjusted camber profile – with slight flat zones and an early rise outside of the bindings, making the overall feel more forgiving. Their ‘Pro-Tip’ feature tapers the thickness towards the nose and tail – reducing swing weight and making it more manoeuvrable in the air.
Then there’s also their squeezebox core profiling which reinforces the pop zones while reducing bulk in the areas that can afford to shed weight.
If you’ve been looking at Burton’s Custom models, but want to go slightly more towards the park end of the spectrum, this could certainly be one board to try out.
“While it might not be the most essential change that Burton are going to bring in, the Off-Axis version of the Burton Process is definitely a lot of fun – I absolutely loved it. The conditions I had were pretty variable, but I found myself just wanting to test it as much as possible – in pretty much anything… And it just held up in everything, it’s a really solid all rounder. I would say that you don’t really notice the asymmetrical side-cut that much, but I’m sure it had an effect and I definitely enjoyed the way it turned on both sides. All in all it’s a great board to ride, really fun and I didn’t want to give it back.” – Andrew Duthie