While it looks like the hybrid profile version has been retired, the Burton Antler soldiers on as a camber snowboard that’s both high-end and accessible. The ultra lightweight core is just one of a few characteristics that it shares with the Custom X, yet it and its famous, take-no-prisoners stablemate are aimed at very different types of rider.
Combined with its camber profile, the Burton Antler’s slightly directional shape does lend itself to gripping and ripping the hardpack, while the twin flex means you’re not sacrificing too much performance when riding switch. Indeed, freestyle is recommended for this one; there’s just enough flex and forgiveness to make it one for hitting everything in sight, and thanks to that core – not to mention the layer of carbon weaved into the fibreglass – it’s so light that you’d be daft not to get it airborne whenever possible. Should you just want to open her up on a wide, groomed piste, the sintered base will see you right.
One thing holding it back a little is the price, and the target rider may find it hard to justify that extra expense when there are lots of boards out there that can be picked up for far less. However, if you’re prepared to pay for it then the Burton Antler offers the tech of a premium screamer in a much more fun and forgiving package.