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Burton Day Trader 2019-2020 Women’s Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 140, 145, 150, 154
  • Flex: 5
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: Directional
  • Price: £440 / €500
  • BUY DIRECT FROM BURTON

This is a board for the female ripper who wants to beat everyone else to the first lifts and get those freshies in before all the seasonaires emerge from their hangover nests. The Burton Day Trader might not be the most common Burton board out there and we assume that this is simply because the board isn’t made to please everyone. If you’re first in line for the chair on a powder day, frothing to paint some lines then this may just be what you’re after.

The Burton Day Trader is a freeride weapon. Its flat rocker shape provides for both stability and float. The flat part in between the feet makes sure you won’t wobble around like you’ve just left the pub on a Friday night, while also allowing for continuous edge hold. With rocker in tip and tail, and the early rise in the nose, you’ll get the effortless float you’d come to expect from any rocker profiled board.

“This is a board for the female ripper who wants to beat everyone else to the first lifts and get those freshies in before all the seasonaires emerge from their hangover nests”

Like many of Burton’s female favourites, the Day Trader has an FSC Certified Super Fly II 700G core. It’s a light board, but nevertheless a very stable one. You needn’t be afraid to speed up when strapped into this one – you’ll be substantially more stable than Britney Spears circa 2007, and slipping out from a turn won’t be an issue thanks to the frostbite edges. Frostbite edges extend slightly underfoot to offer superior hold on hardpack.

No wonder this is a favourite amongst many heavy hitting females, it’s been developed together with the freeride maven Kimmy Fasani. The Day Trader is a very responsive board that dominates piste and powder.

This versatile all-mountain / freeride board will perform as good in fresh snow as it does on the groomers. It’s as ideal for speeding down the piste as it is for hitting the backcountry. Stability, speed and float is what you’ll get when taking this lil’ beauty out for a spin.

Tester’s Verdict

Stella PenttiWhitelines

“The Burton Day Trader. Not sure what it is trading the day for but despite the confusing name I did really enjoy riding this snowboard. I like to charge and felt I could pretty much straight line down the slope without catching an edge or wobbling around like I’ve just left the après. It’s a solid board, stiffish but not too stiff.

“The Day Trader was super fun at fast speeds, and it held an edge remarkably well on ice”

This board floated well on powder too, but I didn’t get to ride it enough in those circumstances and thus don’t feel I can justify a more detailed description of its powder performance. However, due to its stiffness and stability, I’d assume it might be good to take out in the backcountry for riding on harder snow.

I found it to be rather clumsy when it came to making quick turns, so definitely not an ideal board for spring slush sessions. Nevertheless, the Day Trader was super fun at fast speeds and it held an edge remarkably well on ice.”

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