- Sizes: 158, 163
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £1,099 / €1,399
It’s testament to the Burton Flight Attendant’s enduring popularity that it’s now inspired a splitboard version. Two versions, actually; as well as a standard take, there’s the Burton Flight Attendant X.
As has been the case with the Burton Custom for years, the ‘X’ indicates a makeover that keeps the essential elements of what makes the original tick, but supercharges them. In the case of the Burton Flight Attendant X splitboard, the difference in the materials used is radical.
“The Burton Flight Attendant X is tough enough to scream down gnarly faces as fast as you dare, but does it with less weight than you’d expect”
Both the fibreglass and the base have previously only been found in the limited-edition (and pricey) ‘Mystery’ release (which this year is the Burton Mystery Fish). Details of the former are kept close to Burton’s chest; all we know is that it involves robots (seriously), and results in a lighter, stronger board than can be achieved with regular fibreglass. Same goes for the ‘Methlon’ base, but it’s said to be extra durable as well as lightning fast.
The result is that the Burton Flight Attendant X is tough enough to scream down gnarly faces as fast as you dare, but does it with less weight than you’d expect. In a splitboard that’s doubly useful, as you’ll feel the benefit on the way up as well as down.
The price tag may well scare some people off, but anyone who appreciates the very best in tech may well be seduced by the Burton Flight Attendant X.