The Burton Modified Fish might not be the most elegantly-named snowboard in history, but it at least gives you a clear idea of its pedigree. It shares much of its DNA, including profile and size range, with the Burton Fish. However, while the original has a very distinctive directional shape, this new take is less specialist.
The base is mostly flat, bending a little more gradually towards the nose to improve its float in powder (a characteristic also aided by the 30mm taper towards the tail). Don’t expect to get the same power through the turns that you would with a camber board, but enjoy the catch-free feel and versatility. While not designed for it, you could mess around with this on the pistes on mellower days.
Get it into the steep and deep, though, and it’ll show you its true colours. Big, open turns are a dawdle, but it’s maneuverable enough to take into tighter lines and trees. The grizzled hellmen of Chamonix might not get what they want out of this, but for almost everyone else this is definitely a powder board to consider.
As for the graphic, the Endor-esque scenes plant this firmly in Burton’s Family Tree range of freeride boards (see also: the Landlord and Flight Attendant).