If you’re looking to make your first board investment – and haven’t found that ideal combination of low price and performance yet – the Burton Ripcord could well be right up your street.
It’s been built to target riders who want to progress quickly without breaking the bank – and this year Burton have upgraded it with the addition of the Channel mounting system for quick and easy binding adjustment – ideal if you’re still honing your style.
The Ripcord is built on a slightly directional flex and shape to promote smooth turning and let you take it all over the mountain; and the V Rocker profile makes for a forgiving ride that won’t punish you when you’re learning new skills.
If you’re also looking at Burton’s Clash, but want more room to grow – this is probably the ride you’re looking for…
“Riding this was a lot stiffer than I was expecting, not that that’s a bad thing at all. Straightlining pistes it holds an edge quite well, and you’ve got enough power in the edges to stop when you get in trouble. Jibbing wise – the V Rocker and the flex that you do get is just enough to help you spin off the side hits and have a bit of fun playing around with butters. I’d recommend this board for people that are starting out riding – if you don’t want to spend too much money, but still end up with a decent whip, this is the board for you.” – Sam McMahon