Burton Parkitect 2015-2016 Snowboard Review

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The Details:

The Burton Parkitect is a freestyle-specific board with an old-school, full-camber construction. If you’re still not convinced that hybrid profiles and rocker/camber combos can offer the same amount of response and pop, this is one to consider.

Like a few others in the B’s range this year, it boasts asymmetric core and edge profiling. Basically the wood is softer and narrower underfoot giving you increased boardfeel and flex, but stiffer at the waist and on their side of the inserts – and all zones are angled to match positive a stance angle on the front foot and a negative one on the back. Those who go for duck stance on a twin board will get the most benefit, but it’ll work for anyone.

The sections of the edge that extend out from the sidecut help to grip the hard-pack, and are located at different points on the heel and toe edge to be more appropriate for use. It all adds up to something that’s solid and responsive, holding an edge at speed but allowing for a bit of buttery fun when the mood strikes.

The profile naturally suits a good old carve on the piste, and while it’s not ideal for powder you can still enjoy the deepest of days with a little effort. Plus you can always set the bindings slightly further back along the central channel, and let her rip.


“I managed a few sunny day park laps on this, and found that the classic camber profile means that it requires a little more effort on the rails. However, it also means it really lends itself to the park’s bigger features, as the board is loaded with pop and energy.

The extra edge hold gives you loads of confidence when spinning on jumps , and when charging on piste it’s rock solid – even in the afternoon when things were a bit choppier.

This will suit those who want a freestyle board that will push them to bigger features and won’t let them down when they want to charge or keep up with their mates.”

“This will suit those who want a freestyle board that will push them to bigger features and won’t let them down”

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