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Burton Process 2018-2019 Snowboard Review

These days the Burton Process is synonymous with Mark McMorris and his quest to defy all medical science in the pursuit of medals. Indeed, it was the deck he rode to Olympic bronze in the slopestyle.

It’s still a true twin with a medium flex and hybrid camber, so park riders of all shapes and sizes would do well to check out the Burton Process. While it’s fairly flexible from end to end, the triax fibreglass stiffens it up a little torsionally for more response.

“For all its clever tech the Burton Process still comes in at a very attractive price”

Whether you’re charging towards a kicker on the high-speed sintered base, or just blasting a few pistes to clear the cobwebs before the session, it’s good to have a board that’ll instantly obey your command.

In the air, the Process is as light as a feather. The core varies in thickness to ensure there’s robust sections where they’re most needed, and thinner, flexier sections elsewhere. Each end of the board has also been tapered, to bring the swing weight down in particular. When you’re spinning, you’ll feel the benefits instantly.

The edges of the board protrude out a little under the bindings, improving this board’s grip on icy terrain. As for the contact points, they’ve been lengthened for a less catchy ride – useful for pressing on boxes and rails, as well as when just riding the groomers.

Finally, for all its clever tech the Burton Process still comes in at a very attractive price. And that’s for both flavours – the classic camber version, and its hybrid-profile ‘Flying V’ equivalent.

Tester’s Verdict

Matt Higsonsnowboard-asylum.com

“Once again Burton has done it with the Process. It’s the perfect blend of all-mountain performance and freestyle progression.

“It never let me down – from the deepest days through to end-of-season spring laps”

I’ve rode the Process with either the Malavita (when riding the park) or the new Step On system (all other times) for most of last winter, and it never let me down – from the deepest days through to end-of-season spring laps.

The biggest thing I noticed with this season’s Process is that it does feel a touch stiffer than before, so bear that in mind.”

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