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15 Best Burton Snowboards 2016-2017

A Burton board being given the ‘Infinite Ride’ treatment at Craig’s. Photo: Rick Levinson

You don’t have to look far to find a Burton snowboard – now 40 years old, it’s still the biggest snowboard company in the world.

As a result, our test team ride more Burtons during the winter than any other brand – and we’ve compiled all their thoughts about the big B’s 2016/17 output into this handy list.

The pro team is stacked, but their range offers something for everyone. Whether you’re male or female, into freestyle or freeriding, have fat stacks or a tight budget, you’re bound to find something that works for you:

All boards are in alphabetical order. All photographs by Sami Tuoriniemi – click any image to enlarge

Production: Tom Copsey / Andrew Duthie / Tobias Grünwald / Sam Oetiker / Arian Schlichenmayer / Sami Tuoriniemi

Burton Antler

The Antler is a premium-quality stick that’s packed to the brim with Burton’s top tech. If you’re after a lightweight camber board that excels in the park and holds up elsewhere too, look no further.

Check out our full review of the 2016-2017 Burton Antler here

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Burton Clash

This is famously a board that punches above its weight. For beginners the Clash is a no-brainer, but more seasoned riders can have a blast on this too.

Selected for the Snowboard 100 – take a closer look at the 2016-2017 Burton Clash here

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Burton Custom

The original Custom soldiers on. It may have had a few technical tweaks, but they don’t get in the way of what makes this so popular. It’s still a classic camber that tears up the whole mountain with ease.

Check out our full review of the 2016-2017 Burton Custom here

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Burton Custom Flying V

Take the standard Custom and add a hybrid profile, and you’ve got the Custom Flying V.

Less aggressive riders will prefer this one, with the rocker section in the middle mellowing out the ride a little.

Check out our full review of the 2016-2017 Burton Custom Flying V here

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Burton Custom Twin

Here’s everything you love about the Custom, but with a freestyle twist.

This one’s a true twin, albeit with an asymmetrical element to the core profile that better suits the standard stance of a park rat.

Check out our full review of the 2016-2017 Burton Custom Twin here

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Burton Custom X

The souped-up, supercharged version of the Custom is not for the faint-hearted – but if you can handle it then prepare to rip up the pistes like never before.

Lightweight and precise, this will suit any skilled rider with a need for speed.

Check out our full review of the 2016-2017 Burton Custom X here

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Burton Custom X Flying V

Now the Custom Flying V has its own turbo version; the Custom X Flying V has all of the regular X’s top tech and lightweight construction, but isn’t as merciless thanks to the combo profile.

Check out our full review of the 2016-2017 Burton Custom X Flying V here

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Burton Deja Vu

Another Flying V board, this female-specific stick has long been a winner with those who like their freestyle.

It’s not one for absolutely hooning it towards the biggest features in the park, but for everything else it has the potential to seriously raise your trick game.

Selected for the Snowboard 100 – take a closer look at the 2016-2017 Burton Deja Vu here

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Burton Easy Livin

Danny Davis‘ signature snowboard always has a strong design game, and this year’s Led Zep version is no exception.

Naturally it’s at its best in the park, but it’s great for getting spontaneous all over the hill.

Check out our full review of the 2016-2017 Burton Easy Livin here

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Burton Feelgood

Available both in camber and combo versions, the Feelgood is Burton’s flagship women’s board.

It’s a carbon-enhanced workhorse that is perfect for all-rounders – both versions have their own strengths, so there’s a Feelgood for everyone.

Check out our full review of the 2016-2017 Burton Feelgood here

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Burton Flight Attendant

This is only the third year for the Flight Attendant, but already it feels like it’s been around forever.

Its timeless freeride-focused design makes charging both on- and off-piste a dream, and it’ll pop to the moon too.

Selected for the Snowboard 100 – take a closer look at the 2016-2017 Burton Flight Attendant here

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Burton Process

The Process is just the thing for park fiends who want to keep their costs down.

Despite its affordable price, the Process is stacked with great features that make it perfect for endless laps of sizeable booters and slushy side-hits alike.

Selected for the Snowboard 100 – take a closer look at the 2016-2017 Burton Process here

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Burton Process Off-Axis

Burton’s ‘Off-Axis’ construction is subtle, but effective. It retains all the goodness of the original Process, but th  tweaks will sit well with those who like a bit of asymmetry in their park boards.

Check out our full review of the 2016-2017 Burton Process Off-Axis here

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Burton Ripcord

Another entry-level board, the directional design of the Ripcord means that those looking to get their riding up to speed quickly will find this a breeze. It’s not the best for freestyle, but if you’re not interested in the park then this may suit your needs better than the Clash.

Check out our full review of the 2016-2017 Burton Ripcord here

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Burton Trick Pony

With a new profile and shape for 2016/17, the Trick Pony is worth a look even if previous versions have not been to your taste.

The mostly-camber profile delivers plenty of pop, making it even better for big, burly backcountry freestyle. If you can step up to this, you’ll love it.

Check out our full review of the 2016-2017 Burton Trick Pony here

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