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Ride Burnout 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 149, 152, 154W, 155, 157W 158
  • Flex: 5
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £460/€560
  • BUY ONLINE

The Burnout is a freestyle board that refuses to be pigeonholed. It shakes up the ‘same old park board’ rhetoric and leaves you with a high-end freestyle focused mountain killer.

A new linear twin sidecut with flat kick tips improves your stability when you’re on the flat base, gives you better edge hold through your turns and increases underfoot width. The larger width is only where you need it and works to increase your response and board feel.

“A new linear twin sidecut with flat kick tips improves your stability when you’re on the flat base”

The Burnout is camber dominant and will have you popping all over the shop like a Jack in the Box on acid. The camber will work to keep you responsive and aggressive on piste, and stop you wobbling as you pick up speed. The slight early rise in the nose and tail make the turn initiations a bit smoother and mellow out the board slightly.

When you’ve got a board this rad, you want it to last you a damn long time, and that’s precisely what this sick lil’ puppy will do. Durability is the name of the game with the Burnout. The edges have almost 50% more steel than usual, so feel free to bonk, tap and crash to your hearts content.

The urethane Slimewalls are some of the toughest sidewalls in the game, these badboys are virtually indestructible and absorb impacts to reduce chatter. Double Impact Plates under each binding strengthen the area when compressed and prevent ripouts when it matters most.

The high spec sintered base is faster than Usain Bolt with a firecracker up his butt, keep it waxed and you’ll be shooting for the moon on the run-in and won’t be knuckling that kicker anytime soon.

Tester’s Verdict

Paul WoolProfessor

“I was blown away by the pig range last season, so was pretty hyped to get on the improved Ride Burnout – a park friendly freeride board – for the first time. Got to say I was a little disappointed by the Burnout. It didn’t really do it for me. Maybe the test board had seen better days, or maybe I wasn’t on it… so don’t take my word as gospel.

“It flexed well in all the right places for buttering and jibbing, you can really lock in on presses”

It did stand up reasonably well in the park feeling good on small jumps and controlled well into and out of rails and boxes. It flexed well in all the right places for buttering and jibbing, and you can really lock in on presses. It seems a bit stiffer than your average park board, which I like. It does have really good pop on ollies, and it felt light to pull off the ground; that bit of stiffness in the tail really gave a solid snap when you put some effort in. This felt great on kickers and quarters, with a bit of pump and a well timed ollie, you could really pull back well and boost higher floatier airs.

However, from the specs I was expecting a pretty stable board with good edge control which it didn’t live up to. This translated to feeling weird at times when you want reliability. It didn’t like going fast, and I got sketched out on bigger jumps, losing edges and getting mysterious speed wobbles, which belies the wide base and common camber profile and precise edge . I had some sketchy landings and  felt robbed when I kept slipping out of simple carves. A great board for park, but definitely isn’t versatile enough to handle charging and even basic carves.”

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