- Price: £1,300
- Sizes: 155, 158, 162
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 5
They say: The ultimate riding machine.
We say: The hype is probably justified on this one, and although that price tag looks astronomical, it might even be worth it. You simply won’t find a better board for carving, and with that rocker-camber combo this’ll kill it on any terrain.
Tester says: It’s amazing! Super light! Super fast! Super stable! Super edge hold! Super good looks too! The only bad thing is the price.
- Building boards since: 1977
- HQ: Burlington, Vermont, USA
- History lesson: If there’s one brand that needs no introducing on this list, then this is probably it. Burton is now the world’s biggest and most successful board manufacturer, with good reason, but it wasn’t always that way. Starting out of his garage in Vermont in 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter was apparently laughed at by the likes of Tom Sims when he turned up to early tradeshows with his first modified snurfers. But he learnt quickly. Soon Burton was out-doing its rivals in terms of tech, and by the end of the eighties it scored a massive coup by poaching Sims’ greatest talent – a young man called Craig Kelly. Since then, Burton has grown at a phenomenal rate, pushing the sport at every stage of its development.
- Ridden by: The best riders in the world. And a lot of punters who believe buying a board with a big B on will make them look like the best riders in the world. So pretty much everyone then.