Here’s yet another Burton snowboard that’s been given a makeover in the profile department for 2016/17 – the Burton Trick Pony has spent the last couple of years as a flat-based deck, but the latest incarnation features the brand’s ‘PurePop’ camber profile.
It was well-liked as a flat board though, so why the change? Well, we’re not exactly sure, but it does make sense to give this backcountry freestyle stick a blend of camber between the feet and flatter sections towards the nose and tail. It delivers more pop and edge hold than before, but isn’t as unforgiving as classic camber.
There might be a minor trade-off in float, but for the most part the flat sections of the base will compensate. Furthermore, the slightly pointier ends of yesteryear have been replaced with cutaway sections that will help you sink the back foot in powder. And while it really shouldn’t be a dealbreaker, you might also appreciate how easy it is to stand up outside the pub…
Even more added pop comes via the new carbon rod that runs along the centre of the board. In short, they’ve upped the already-substantial backcountry credentials that the Burton Trick Pony already enjoyed. Go see how she handles.