Board: Burton Easy Livin
Camber Option: Traditional Camber. What people that grew up in the 90’s learned to ride on.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Perfect hero snow conditions ranging from spots where frozen to chunder but all easy to set an edge in and carve on. The sun was shining, the skies were blue with a few clouds, and the wind was blowing.
Flex: This board ever so slightly surpasses that middle of the road freestyle flex but isn’t overly stiff by any means. The tips have some play in it with a small but great sweet spot, it’s stiffer through the insert packs and middle, and the torsional flex is there but not overly abundant.
Stability: This board is designed to be stable and rip through variable conditions. You will get a little bit of chatter at speeds in only the firmest of snow, but overall don’t expect to feel it.
Ollies: Between having traditional camber, a slightly stiffer flex, and a blunt shape to really pop out of this board can launch you. Sidehits and rollers became jumps, natural hips were like quarter pipes. If you thought you could launch it, you could.
Pop On Jumps: Of course this board is at home on jumps. Small, medium, and large, it doesn’t discriminate. It’s built to boost in the pipe. Overall just go on autopilot and know how to ride camber because this board will get you where you need to go.
Butterability: The sweet spot to butter on is small in the tips, but if you hit it perfectly you’re going to look like a pro. If you don’t well you’ll probably catch an edge, die, and some 10 year old girl in purple pants will laugh at you from the chairlift. Seriously, purple pants.
Jibbing: The sweet spot when locked in gives you the ability to have great pop out of out a feature. I would suggest that you go faster than you think into features and really send it. Why? This board isn’t for the lazy jibber that counts on a softer flexing board or some kind of alternate camber profile.
Carving: With a narrower waist and a sidecut meant to slay transitions it’s a given that this board can rip hard Euro-Carves. This board was just great at laying turns whether I was being lazy or charging hard. It carves, plain and simple. Edge to edge initiation is quick and snappy.
Rider in Mind: Danny Davis, Danny Davis Clones, or someone that wants a board that’s going to rip hard and be aggressive.
Personal Thoughts: It’s been a while since I’ve ridden this board, but it was great. I mean GREAT. I found it delectable when ripping carves or hitting side hits. This board just wants to boost, push the limits, and jib at high speeds.
Check out the past review of the 2010 Easy Livin.
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This board was loaned to us for review from Burton Snowboards marketing department.