Burton Deep Thinker 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

UPDATE: Check out our review of the Burton Deep Thinker Snowboard for 2020/2021 by clicking here.

  • Sizes: 154, 157, 157W, 160, 160W, 163W
  • Flex: 6
  • Profile: Setback Camber
  • Shape: Directional
  • Price: £500 / €580

Often compared to Burton’s legendary Custom board, the Deep Thinker is a favourite for many. If you love your Burton Custom but feel that it doesn’t really go the extra mile you need it to on a powder day, the Burton Deep Thinker is here to fill that void in your heart.

Danny Davis’s signature deck, this powerful board is ready to hit up the steep and deep. The board is designed to ride anything that comes your way, whether it’s hitting the backcountry, charging groomers or ripping the pipe.

“This powerful board is ready to hit up the steep and deep”

Thanks to a directional shape, rockered nose and a slight taper, the Burton Deep Thinker is your ticket to dive deep into the backcountry pow. It will keep you afloat and turning will feel effortless. It isn’t solely a backcountry board though, with this thing delivering as well on the groomers as it does in the deep. Riding switch is no problem, and you’ll find that this camber profiled board has a lot of snap and energy to it.

The Deep Thinker is a responsive ride that flexes in all the right places. With the squeezebox core (a variation in thickness as you move from the nose to the tail) you’ll get a powerful core that improves your ollie power, while keeping the deck light weight at the same.

This is the Custom you’d want to take out in the nipple-deep, the deck that you want if you’d like to ride like Danny Davis. It’s got pop, power and is an ideal all-mountain machine. If you’re one for a more twin like shape, have a peak at Danny’s other deck – the Burton Free Thinker. Both boards have been designed by legendary street artist Keith Haring. Hang them in museums.

Tester’s Verdict

Stephen MacLeanThe Snowboard Asylum

“Exactly what you would expect from a Danny Davis pro model.

“Exactly what you would expect from a Danny Davis pro model”

This board was very poppy and playful for an all mountain board with a heavy freestyle influence. Super easy to butter and play with because of the directional camber mixed in with a solid mix-flexing core.

Once you hit the pow and want to charge a bit more this bad boy is right there with you laying in those slashes and and giving you the picture perfect rooster tail only the pros seem to get.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19


“The topsheet of the Deep Thinker makes you feel like you are wearing a brand new jacket from JD sports, with all the blue and yellow trimmings – whether that’s a good or bad thing is up to you really…

Aesthetics aside, when I came to ride the Deep thinker it was strong and powerful on the piste. It also had an element of agility that I couldn’t ignore when it came to riding the fresh snow we had been graced with that week.

“The Deep Thinker was strong and powerful on the piste”

It was perfect conditions to admire the strengths of the Deep Thinker, which has obviously had some good thought put into it. The rockered nose gives you a nice gliding feeling as you go from edge to edge.

You can’t just let this board take you for a cruise though; I felt like despite the agreeable profile I couldn’t let my guard down with this. Not a problem, though; the design elements are there for someone who knows how take advantage of them, and charge until they’re out of breath.

An addictive board, to say the least.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19


“I had a blast on this board. The day I rode it was a day after a fresh dump of snow, so there were both fresh patches and tracked out areas. but I didn’t really notice the difference as this thing just charged through it all with ease.

“It was a lot lighter and nimbler than I had anticipated”

Blasting off side hits and cliff drops felt like a breeze with this board as it was a lot lighter and nimbler than I had anticipated. Edge to edge was smooth and stable, giving a little confidence boost when pinning it down the pistes and laying out big carves.

The only thing I could really fault it on was that it was a little on the stiffer side than I’d personally enjoy, and would be a little lacklustre on a rail line, but thats nit-picking. Besides, it’s not what it was designed for!”


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