Board: Burton Flight Attendant
Camber Option: Directional Camber. A setback camber.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny skies with some clouds, warmer temps, hot pow everywhere, a lot of wind, and firm fast snow on the groomers.
Flex: There’s a slight directional flex to this making the nose softer than the tail. Overall it flexes at just a hair on the stiffer side of middle of the road. There’s a moderate amount of torsional flex which compliments the overall flex pattern of this board.
Stability: The nose would get bounced around a bit in the heavier snow. I noticed this the most if the snow had been baking in the sun for a while and gotten real dense. IN the more fresh snow it would plow through with a little bit of effort. Getting into choppy terrain the board is lively and you will feel it in your knees as it bounces around.
Ollies/Pop: Having a set back camber aids this board in having the pop you want when charging through snow. It was easy to load up and when you released it, it did what you expected it to. While not the snappiest deck out there it gets the job done.
Butterability: The blunt-ish shape gives a wider platform for buttering and with the softer nose you have a platform that can really get your buttery love all over the mountain. This board has enough play to butter till your hearts content.
Carving: The sidecut doesn’t suck and will let you carve. If you really push yourself you can rail a hard turn. I did notice that it does hit a bit of a wall and not allow you to lay a Euro-Carve over.
Rider in Mind: The guy that wants a more powder oriented Burton Custom.
Personal Thoughts: Well this board doesn’t totally suck and it’s not totally awesome. It’s just there. It’s a deck you can rip a turn on if you want to and still slash some pow. At the end of the day it’s a snowboard, and that’s where it stops.
Comparable Boards: Gnu Mullair, Weston Big Chief, Ride Berzerker
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