The Burton Trick Pony has been a hit since it replaced the Sherlock in the line, and this season’s version is virtually unchanged from last year. If it ain’t broke, after all…
It’s got a predominantly flat base, making it a suitable all-rounder but with a freestyle focus indicated by the twin shape and flex. A carbon beam running from nose to tail brings the amount of pop closer to that of a camber board, and the rocker sections either side of the inserts mean that you’ll be able to get loose on the piste.
It’s subtle, but you might notice that the contact points are slightly longer than on most Burton boards. This means that when you do really want to engage that edge, it’ll grip the piste like crazy. The overall surface area at the nose and tail is bigger too, so it’s easier than your average twin to keep above the powder.
These days it can often be fairly clear what a board’s designed for from the name. However, while the monicker of this one suggests that it’s all about park, you’ll get plenty out of it all over the mountain.
“I was lucky enough to ride this board in a little bit of fresh snow, and the first thing I noticed was how well it floated for a twin snowboard. Buttering, slashing and playing around was a doddle.
From there I took the board to the piste and it was stiff enough to charge on and point it down reds but friendly enough to send off the side hits.
This board will work well for any good rider who sees the whole mountain as a freestyle playground."
"The first thing I noticed was how well it floated for a twin snowboard"