Burton Anti-Social 2019-2020 Women’s Splitboard Review

  • Sizes: 147, 152
  • Flex: 5
  • Profile: Setback Camber
  • Shape: Directional
  • Price: £700 / €780

Why we chose the Burton Anti-Social Splitboard: Your ideal getaway vehicle.

The Burton Family Tree Anti-Social is an amazing companion to have by your side at the start of your backcountry bender. If you feel like getting away from the madness of the world, or simply the weekend warriors singing (shouting) along to the lyrics of “Johnny Depp Depp Depp,” a splitboard is exactly what you’ll need.

“Without having to carry that much weight on your feet, hiking up the hill will feel relatively easy”

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The Burton Anti-Social splitboard has a directional shape with 12mm taper. The increased volume in the nose keeps it from submarining in the deeper snow and increases its mobility. With camber in the back of the board you can be sure to hold an edge better than you hold your liquor on a Friday night, while the rocker in the front will keep you cruising along easily.

The light core of the Anti-Social makes it an ideal board for anyone looking to buy their first splitboard. When you’re skinning up mountains, weight makes all the difference, so even if it seems marginal you’ll be thankful for it as you’re halfway up.

Add Burton’s signature Squeezebox profile to the board and you’ve got both pop and performance for days. The Squeezebox profile transfers the energy of the rider outwards (from beneath the feet towards the tip and tail) resulting in a more snappy and stable board.

Staying true to Burton’s channel system, the Anti-Social features Burton’s own Split Channel system, making it easy to adjust. The system allows for fast mounting and next to limitless stance adjustments. Burton’s kept it simple and, as a result, the frustration that can only be compared to building IKEA furniture and which normally results in you throwing down your board in a state of wild-eyed rage will be prevented.

“The system allows for fast mounting and next to limitless stance adjustments”

If you’re longing for your first splitboarding adventure, the Burton Family Tree Anti-Social is someone you can trust to take you out on your first date – and on all the dates to follow, come to mention it. Please bear in mind though, you can’t rely on this board alone (make sure your backcountry know-how is up to date).

Tester’s Verdict

Holly BurnsSnowboard Instructor

“I’m an avid splitboarder. In fact, I’d say it’s how I spend the majority of my time in the mountains. My setup is pretty niche, (Fürberg split with Karakorum bindings), but it works well for me and I regularly do days touring in excess of 1000m+.

Truth be told, when I was asked to test out the Burton Anti-Social split I wasn’t super excited. Hand me a new Jones split and I’d have been getting the skins on quicker than you could say “Can you test this fo….”, but something about a Burton split wasn’t really getting me stoked.

Anyway, like splitboarding, testing has its ups and downs. I dutifully set the Anti-Social up and planned a short and mellow 300m tour to give it a test-drive, with fairly limited expectations.

How wrong I was about to prove myself.

Within the first few metres of skinning, I was super impressed at how lightweight the core was. There’s not a lot of additives in here, but Burton’s wood layups seem to drastically reduce the overall weight without – they claim – compromising it’s riding performance. Time would tell…

It also felt pretty narrow underfoot which made for efficient trail breaking. Also, Burton, what’s that material on the topsheet that keeps the snow from sticking? It works a treat.

The transition at the top was made easy. The Karakorum clips offer a really solid interface and keep the board torsionally solid.

Then came the descent. All I can say is “Wow!”. The Anti-Social rode as well as any solid powder snowboard I think I’ve ridden. Solid, stable, manoeuvrable and loads of float.

“I got to the bottom and loved descending on the Anti-Social so much I decided to head back up and do it all over again!”

That rocker in the nose and the tapered outline is very deceptive. It looks quite subtle, but it worked super effectively for keeping the board afloat and making all my turns feel next to effortless from a powerful, centred stance.

I got to the bottom and loved descending on the Anti-Social so much I decided to head back up and do it all over again!

If you’re new to splitboarding (assuming you’re already an experienced all-mountain rider already though) this would make a great option to begin exploring the backcountry with.

If you’ve done a lot of touring and are just looking for a new model, I honestly can’t fault this one. The camber underfoot made it solid on-piste and would no doubt provide plenty of stability in sketchier snow out in the backcountry. So long as you’re not dead set on having the fastest base in the world or super expensive, weight reducing additives, this is a really great option!”

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