- Sizes: 150
- Flex: 5
- Profile: Flat
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £439 / €499
The name of this new shape alludes to its Fish-like qualities, but don’t expect it to trawl the depths in a sea of pow. The Burton Bottom Feeder snowboard has floatability in spades, making it a fine addition to the B’s freeride-focused Family Tree range.
The Burton Bottom Feeder is crazy wide, so it’s got a similar surface area to boards that are much longer. If you’re planning a trip to somewhere that’s blessed with lots of powder and tight trees (Japan, for example) then this is the kind of thing you should have in your board bag.
“The shape makes it nimble, and the triax fibreglass ensures it’s always responsive“
The shape makes it nimble, and the triax fibreglass ensures it’s always responsive. The sintered base may be made of recycled material, but it’s no less quick for it – and scores you more eco points too.
There’s not much tail to speak of, obviously, but you can still get a bit of pop out of the Burton Bottom Feeder. It’s got the same lightweight core as the Burton Custom, and the flat profile is well-suited to such a short shape.
This is definitely a quiver board, and such is the nature of the Family Tree line that it’ll probably be replaced next winter. So if you’re in the market for a dedicated short, tapered stick that can negotiate tree runs like Han Solo in an asteroid field, now’s the time to look at the Burton Bottom Feeder.