- Price: £330 / €400
- Lengths: 140, 145, 150, 150W, 155, 155W, 160, 160W
- Flex: 4
- Profile: Flat
- Shape: Directional
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The first thing that appealed to us about the new Burton Instigator was the name. This is the perfect board for anyone who, to paraphrase the King Of Pop, wants to be startin’ something.
It may be an entry-level (read: beginner) snowboard, but its appeal reaches far beyond the green runs. That’s probably the best place to start, though, so we’ll begin by looking at its suitability for newbies.
“It may be an entry-level snowboard, but its appeal reaches far beyond the green runs”
The Instigator’s directional shape makes it more suitable than a true twin for committing to your first turns, but it doesn’t rule out any experiments with freestyle down the line. The flat profile is also beginner-friendly, with less risk of the nasty hang-ups caused by errant contact points.