Board: Burton Trick Pony
Camber Option: Purepop Camber. Burton’s version of camber 2.0. Traditional camber between the feet, into a flat zone between the outside of the insert pack and the tip, and then just a little bit of rocker before the upkick in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, chunder snow, warm temps, high winds, occasional patches of perfect hero snow groomers, and everything else the spring could throw at it.
Flex: This board is on the stiffer side of the middle of the road all mountain flex but isn’t overwhelming with forcing you to be on top of your shit when playing with it. The tips have more play, the torsional give is there but not overly abundant, and between the feet has the stiffest flex.
Stability: This board is stable yet lively which means you will feel the vibrations and changes in the snow. It can plow through chunder but the tips will fold back a little.
Ollies: This board has snap, the Purepop Camber profile is great for loading up and really boosting. It gives you the load and boost you want. I sent a few sidehits further and higher than I thought I was going to and even toyed with the idea of ollieing some fallen trees from the previous weeks wind storm.
Pop On Jumps: While hitting jumps this board has the snap you would expect off the lip and doesn’t falter. From small to large and everything in between this board will be at home on them.
Butterability: The flex point in the camber profile that gives a hinge-like effect to the board is great for pressing into butters and sliding yourself sideways all over the snow.
Jibbing: If I had been on a 54 I probably would have felt more at home on the jibs. It slides well and locks in, it presses OK (I feel that it would have been better on a smaller deck) and over all just wants to have fun in the jib park.
Carving: It took a bit more effort to really leverage this board over on edge to do a Euro-carve when cranking turns. But more mellow set up turns and carves were easier. The edge to edge initiation is quick and snappy.
Rider in Mind: Someone that makes the mountain their park and doesn’t care if they’re mashing pow, carving groomers, or hitting the park.
Personal Thoughts: As previously mentioned I think if I had been on a smaller board it would have been more enjoyable and conducive to my riding style. With that said this board was fun and lively which makes it playful when you want it to be on the mountain.
Check out the past review of the 2016 Burton Trick Pony.
Comparable Boards: Endeavor KTV, Ride Burnout, Dinosaurs Will Die Kwon
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This board was loaned to us for review from Burton Snowboards marketing department.