- Price: $600
- Category: All-Mountain, Park/Jib
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 154, 157, 157w, 160, 160w
- Flex: 7/10
- Shape: True Twin
- Profile: Camber
- Base: Sintered
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The Burton Free Thinker and its brother in arms, The Deep Thinker are leading the charge in Danny Davis’ two-pronged assault on snowboarding. The Free Thinker is your all-mountain freestyle option, built around a balanced true twin chassis and absolutely brimming with the kind of life and energy that Travelin’ Dan has made his trademark.
When you want to send it within the resort boundaries, the Free Thinker is your super playful partner in crime. Its al dente flex and versatile shape are begging boost high and carve low.
“No rockered tips to ease you into things, this is old school do or die snowboarding”
Danny made a name for himself tearing it up in the pipe, and like most boards built for catching big air, the Free Thinker employs a full camber profile. Poppy and powerful when you’re heading up the wall, precise and locked in when you’re landing, it’s a no brainer really. No rockered tips to ease you into things, this is old school do or die snowboarding. It’s not for everybody, especially those who are still getting to grips with the whole sliding sideways thing, but if you’re an experienced rider then the Free Thinker will make you tingle in ways you’d all but forgotten about.
To back up its freestyle chops the tip and tail are both blunted and milled out to reduce weight in those crucial zones, making it easier to manoeuvre in the air. Although there’s nothing more stylish than a lofty cab 1 (except a well-executed method), with the Freethinker you’ve got no excuse not to work on your alpine aerobatics.
“This is joie de vivre encapsulated in wood and fibreglass”
The Freethinker is a heavy hitter, its lightweight core uses Burton’s signature Dualzone EGD to deliver more power to the edges between the contact points. The core in those areas sits perpendicular to the rest of the wood, driving power from your heels and toes to engage the sidecut. Carbon infused laminates ensure rapid response when you’re pushing it, with minimal input garnering max output.
No fear getting lost when you’re riding, your pals will be able to spot you a mile off when you’re riding the Freethinker- either they’ll get an eyeful of the sexy sixties acid trip graphic or they’ll get an earful of your whooping and hollering. This is joie de vivre encapsulated in wood and fibreglass.
When you’re yearning for turning and pining for pillow drops, the Deep Thinker’s got your back, but for your in-bounds bonanzas the Freethinker should be top of your Christmas list.