- Sizes: 130, 140
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £295 / €339
Despite the name, Burton’s Family Tree line of freeride boards initially only catered for Mum & Dad. These days Junior gets to join the pow party too, thanks to the arrival the Burton Role Model kids’ snowboard.
Part of an emerging (and very welcome) trend for grom-friendly powder boards, the Burton Role model has all the hallmarks of a freeride weapon. The camber is based around the back foot, with a longer rockered nose for steering through fluffy fields.
“The Burton Role Model will suit the larger grom that’s already grasped the basics of snowboarding”
A slight taper in the shape makes it easier to keep afloat without needing to set your bindings back (although with the Channel system, it’s easy to do so if that’s what you want). For 2018/19 it’s been given a twin flex rather than a directional one, so while charging will be more comfortable in your usual stance, switch riding and freestyle – both in and out of bounds – are still possible.