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Burton Process Off-Axis 2015-2016 Snowboard Review

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UPDATE: See our review for the 2016/2017 Burton Process Off-Axis here.

The Details:

The Burton Process Off-Axis made its debut last year, and was well received right from the off. It’s even more suited to freestyle than the original, as it boasts all the park-friendly tech of the regular Process – and comes in at the same price – but has been given an asymmetric build.

This has mainly been achieved in the core; like the normal version it has thinner sections to improve the flex and boardfeel, but on this one they’re angled to align with a typical park rider’s ‘duck’ stance. The bite points on the heel and toe edge are subtly different too, making heel edge turns in particular a bit easier.

While the Process comes in both camber and camber/rocker combo versions, the Process Off-Axis has flat sections on either side of the inserts. This is slightly less playful than Flying V but more than traditional camber, and that should suit most freestyle riders down to the ground.

You might also like this if you have larger-than-average feet but don’t want to go for a full-on wide board. It’s just a little chubbier in the waist than a standard board – not much, but enough to make a difference to your carves when you’re not in the park.

TESTER’S VERDICT:
Matt Higsonsnowboard-asylum.com

“The standard Process is a freestyle powerhouse, and you can see why so many of the Burton team now ride it! I headed straight to the Park on the Off-Axis version, and it didn’t disappoint.

It’s camber-dominant, so you’d expect it to be a bit of a pain to get a legitimate press on a rail, but that’s not the case at all; I think the Squeezebox core works magic here in making the nose and tail ‘soft’ without loosing any performance when you want to send it off a jump or point it on piste.

I felt comfortable riding at any speed on piste, plus it didn’t skip on an edge and pushed its way through any chop and slush.

The perfect board for someone freestyle-minded, it left me thinking ‘do I need anything else from a snowboard?’”

It’s camber-dominant, so you’d expect it to be a bit of a pain to get a legitimate press on a rail, but that’s not the case at all…”

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