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Burton Process Off-Axis 2017-2018 Snowboard Review

  • Price: £370 / €460
  • Lengths: 152, 155, 157, 159, 162
  • Flex: 5
  • Profile: Hybrid Camber
  • Shape: Asymmetric Twin
  • burton.com

There’s been no real change to the Burton Process Off-Axis for 2017/18, and as far as we’re concerned that’s a good thing. We reckon this asym take on Burton’s premier park board is even better than the original, and you may well agree.

“Unlike most asymmetrical boards, the Burton Process Off Axis doesn’t have a different sidecut radius on each of its two edges”

Unlike most asymmetrical boards, the Burton Process Off Axis doesn’t have a different sidecut radius on each of its two edges, so it rides a little more conventionally from the off. What it does have are varying ‘Frostbite’ edges – the location of the grippy protrusions on the heel edge is is slightly different to those on the toe, and the end result is perfect, natural-feeling grip that doesn’t ever feel twitchy.

There’s another element at play here; the core of most Burtons varies in thickness along its length, to reduce overall weight and deliver better pop. On the Burton Process Off-Axis, the sections have been aligned with the common ‘duck’ stance of a park rider, rather than running perpendicular with the length of the board.

It might not seem like a big deal, but when you’re carving up to a jump and then launching off the lip, you’ll be glad it’s there. Those asym elements combined with the Process’ many fine features adds up to a cracking park board.

Tester’s Verdict

Darren Williamsthesnowboardshop.co.uk

“Burton run a few different versions of the Process, but this bad boy is the one you want if you’re looking to take your freestyle/park riding to the next level.

“Load the tail up and experience awesome pop that you only get with a cambered snowboard”

True twin, with regular camber, medium flex, responsive glass and a fast sintered base make this a stompable, switch-riding pleasure machine. Load the tail up and experience awesome pop that you only get with a cambered snowboard, while extended ‘Frostbite’ edge under your bindings lock you in on the ice.

Plus the truly banging symmetrical graphic makes this one of our shop favourites.”

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