- Price: £630
- Category: All-Mountain
- Sizes: 140, 145, 150, 155, 155W, 160, 165
- Flex: 7/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Hybrid
- 3D: No
- Base: Sintered
Why We Chose The Burton Gril Master: It bridges the gap nicely between family cruiser and serious shred weapon. And it’s a beautiful tribute to one of snowboarding’s most beloved rad dads.
In the last few years before his untimely passing in 2021, Marco ‘Grilo’ Grilc gained an army of fans for his social posts which showcased the joy of shredding with the fam. Earlier in his career he’d been at the forefront of freestyle as a Burton team rider and one of the legendary Robot Food crew. Now, in this new chapter, he was spending just as much time teaching his kids on the groomers as he was chasing pow lines.
“It bridges the gap nicely between family cruiser and serious shred weapon”
The Gril Master was born out of that transition. Grilo wanted a board that was relaxed enough to enjoy a chill morning in resort with his wife Nina and the groms, but which could step up to the plate whenever he broke free for some hot laps. Burton duly obliged, and alongside the inspiration his life still provides, it is his gift to us all.
Who Is The Burton Gril Master For?
While the backstory will undoubtedly appeal to the padre cadre, you don’t have to be a parent juggling family time with ‘me time’ to enjoy this board. With a huge range of sizes from 140 to 165, any intermediate-and-up rider looking for a versatile and lively model will appreciate its charms. The directional shape definitely tips the scale towards freeriding over freestyle, so if you’re more into blasting down trails and tree-runs than lapping the park, stick it on your shortlist.