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.