The name says it all: the Burton Trick Pony is a freestyle weapon. Even if you never got the chance to ride a Burton Sherlock, you might have heard about it; the well-loved stick is no longer part of the B’s range, but this is its spiritual successor.
The board is flat-based between the feet, rising with rocker sections at each end. This makes it hold a solid edge on firm snow, while at the same time floating in powder – whichever way round you’re riding.
Granted, a true freeride board will give you better results when charging a face, but the twin shape and flex of the Trick Pony allows you to ride both ways in the deeper stuff and stomp those switch landings. Mark Sollors had a hand in its design, apparently, and his seal of approval is nothing to be sniffed at – just take a look at his most recent Burton edit.
“This had more pop that I was expecting – not as much as Burton’s ‘Flying V’ combo profile boards, but certainly more than most flat sticks I’ve ridden. Plus you get plenty of edge grip, so you can really lock in the landing of a jump, but at the same time it doesn’t feel like you’ll catch an edge if you don’t stomp it completely clean. It’s great for throwing around on rails and boxes too, as it’s really light and lid-flexing. That’s quite a lot of cash to part with though, particularly for a freestyle board.” – Andrew Duthie