With the Burton Process Off-Axis, Jake & co took all the freestyle performance of the original and gave it an asymmetric twist. It’s now back for its third successive year, proving that the asym thing isn’t a passing fad.
Two minutes on the Process Off-Axis is enough to feel the changes. The flex pattern and edge bite are both slightly different to a regular true twin; even though this board is slightly softer overall compared to the non-asym Process, the edge hold is definitely better here.
The profile is a little different too, with rocker sections at each end that open up a new world of presses. There’s still plenty of pop on hand from the camber bend in between, so get this airborne whenever possible.
It’s not a pow board per se, but those rocker sections will help you stay afloat when things get deep, especially when combined with the blunted shape of the nose and tail. Having said that, this is really asking to be let loose on firmer snow, where you can set that edge on the way in to a booter and explode off the lip.
As is always the case, the Burton Process Off-Axis has a jazzier graphic than the regular version, and this year’s is a cracker.