- Price: $600
- Category: Freeride/Powder
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 154, 157, 157w, 160, 160w, 163w
- Flex: 7/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Camber
- Base: Sintered
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The Free Thinker and the Deep Thinker complement each other perfectly, like Danny Davis’ own personal yin and yang. Prise open your third eye, open your mind and clear your perceptions, the Deep Thinker is shifting the paradigm of what a class beating freeride snowboard can offer.
It’s important to realise that while the Free Thinker and the Deep Thinker are brothers, they’re not twins. They share some playful characteristics with one another, but they’re by no means two of a kind. If you’re having any doubts about which is which, the clue is in the name, but as that old chestnut Billy Shakespeare said, “What’s in a name?” It’s the directional shape of the Deep Thinker that immediately lets you know its stomping ground, the big old nose and crescent tail marking it out as a snowboard built for life charging, both on and off the beaten track.
“The Deep Thinker is shifting the paradigm of what a class beating freeride snowboard can offer”
A backseat camrock is one of the most fun profiles you can take onto hardpack groomers. All the power coming from the rear of the board, slashing and pumping turns and railing the edge right up until the crescendo. Scooping up into a pronounced rocker at the front not only makes it float with ease in the deep snow, but when the camber is weighted the nose lifts even further, smoothing out your turn initiation for a super surfy feel. Add Burton’s Frostbite Edges and carbon infused laminates into the mix, and you’ve got a snowboard that’ll hold an edge and dig trenches with the best of them.
When you get this badboy into the steep and deep it’s a point and shoot kinda deal. The directional shape, tapered outline and setback stance are doing most of the heavy lifting, leaving you free and clear to scout out pillows, hips and lips. Everything about the Deep Thinker is engineered to float with little to no effort required. You’ve got backcountry and you’ve got freestyle, and then you’ve got backcountry freestyle. Burton have shaved precious grams in the tip and tail to make it easier to control and manoeuvre the Deep Thinker in the air. With the dynamic profile boosting you off features, you’ll be glad for soft powder landings when you’re dialling in new moves.
Pop the hood and you’ll find Burton’s FSC Certified Super Fly II Core, clocking in at a cool 700grams and kitted out with their Dualzone EGD and Squeezebox technology. The core has been manipulated to drive power to the toe and heel edge, and outside the bindings for extra response, control, and explosive pop.
“You’ve got backcountry and you’ve got freestyle, and then you’ve got backcountry freestyle”
This is your big mountain charger, it’s your one way ticket to the white room (faceshots sold separately). If you’re wanting something that’s more at home tearing up the pipe or throwing down between the park ropes, check out the Free Thinker, but if you’ve whet your whistle dreaming of snorkel season and nipples down eurocarves then the Deep Thinker is gonna blow your knickers off.