- Price: £470 / €580
- Lengths: 154, 157, 157W, 160, 160W, 163W
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
Bad news for Easy Livin fans – Danny Davis’ signature stick isn’t in Burton’s latest line-up. They won’t be sad for long, however, as it’s been replaced with two new models, both of which Danny has overseen.
“As a premium, pro-model board, plenty of care and attention has gone into the Deep Thinker’s construction.”
The Burton Deep Thinker is the more pow-focused of the two (for freestyle, see the Free Thinker. See what they did there?), built to charge steep faces and launch off natural features. Both the outline and the flex are directional, and the camber profile is set back towatds the back foot. Factor in the subtle taper as well, and this board has set out its stall pretty clearly.
As a premium, pro-model board, plenty of care and attention has gone into the Deep Thinker’s construction. The high-quality sintered base is also tough as old boots, and a full layer of carbon sits among the fibreglass to deliver extra power. Simply put, you’d be a fool to hold back with this when the conditions are right.
It’s not so directional that you can’t chuck a spin or two – after all, Danny does a lot more in the backcountry than just point it down chutes – and the Frostbite edges offer excellent grip firmer patches, making the Burton Deep Thinker an all-mountain beast of a board.