Burton Snowboard Technology Explained Simply

Hey what’s up guys in this video I thought I’d quickly go over some common Burton tech that gets thrown around as you’re looking at their snowboards so that it doesn’t throw you off and you’re gonna know exactly what you’re getting alright first off is Burton’s Squeezebox technology all that’s going to be is core profiling so basically Burton makes.

The core thicker and thinner in certain places throughout the.

Snowboard to give it the flex that they want to have so it’s gonna help the board to have a more natural comfortable flex for what that board is designed to do and kind of going along with that is the Burton channel system so that is the.

On their snowboards that they use in place of the standard insert packs in the channel system allows you to pair the snowboard with their est binding system so that’s.

The binding system that screws in with two screws on the outside of the binding and the middle of the binding is basically completely hollowed out pretty much so that binding the est combined with the.

Burton channel and squeeze box is.

Gonna give you the most proper flex it’s definitely a cool combination and if you are.

Riding a Burton board I definitely would recommend pairing it with est bindings for that.

Reason Frostbite edges is another one that you’re gonna see on a lot of their snowboards and frostbite is basically just an additional.

Contact point placed right under the bindings it’s a little bit of a bump there on the edge of the snowboard it’s going to help to bite down on ice or hard pack snow to give you a little more grip I’d say it’s pretty comparable to underbite from yes or very low power grip from never summer but it is definitely not going to be on the same level as magna traction or grip tech.

It definitely makes a noticeable difference if you’re on ice it’s better than nothing but it is pretty mellow in my opinion infinite rides another one that you’re gonna see this one’s pretty.

Interesting I think Burton might be.

The only company doing this and basically what they do is over build the snowboard.

So they make it a little bit more aggressive a little bit stiffer than they want it to be in the end.

And then they put it in a machine that just bends it and flexes it over and over again and kind of breaks the snowboard in for you so the idea behind that is that you’re gonna get on your.

Brand new snowboard and that feeling that flex the performance that it offers on day one isn’t gonna change it’s not gonna break in and get softer or anything like that another one they like to advertise and this is more of a construction thing than a performance thing is called dual-zone EGD if you look on the spec sheet i’m sure you’ll see it there it’s in most of their.

And basically that just reinforces the snowboard going down the main part of the edge of the snowboard the effective edge they lay the wood in horizontal whereas.

Most of the wood is running vertical down the snowboard and it just helps to make that part.

Of the board a little bit more durable don’t really need to pay attention to it too much they do that and pretty much all of their snowboards protip is another one that you’re gonna see on a lot of the Burton Snowboards and all that is is going to be skinny nose and tail outside the contact.

Points helping to reduce the weight of the.

Snowboard on nose and tail to reduce the swing weight making it a little bit easier to initiate rotation not a super big deal but they do call that out on a lot of their snowboards so that’s what that is and the last one I’m gonna call out this is probably the most technical so.

I’m not going to get too deep into it it’s called balanced freeride geometry this one’s gonna vary from board to board and it relates to the stance.

Positioning relative to the side cut and the camber profile and how that board is gonna feel flat based on hardpack snow versus how it’s gonna handle on powder so the big takeaway with balanced freeride geometry if you see that on a Burton snowboard is that the.

Board is still gonna feel fairly twin –is– on hardpack snow but when you get it in powder those directional benefits are gonna come out it’s gonna ride longer it’s gonna offer more flow so if you see that that’s the goal behind it alright guys I hope that helps to clear some things up for you if you got any questions leave them down in the comments below and if you want to check out some of my favorite Burton.

Snowboards I’ll have those linked down in the description as well thanks for watching and I’ll see you another video soon.

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