2015 Burton Snowboards Sneak Peek
2015 BURTON SNOWBOARDS SNEAK PEEK
By: Stew Langner, Seattle, WA: From laying down the first turns on snow to changing the game in their state-of-the-art proto shop, Burton Snowboards has always been leading the pack. evo got the chance to sit down with Burton and take a sneak peek at their 2015 line.
Fresh for 2015, Burton introduces Nicolas Muller’s addition to their Family Tree line, the Flight Attendant. This freeride shape features a directional S-rocker profile for plenty of pop while remaining floaty in the pow. Watch Nico’s part from Nike’s Never Not and check out his creative expression on the Flight Attendant.
With a throwback to snow surfing roots, Burton brings us the Pile Driver. This Family Tree board is a modern take on retro shaping with surfing inspired shaping. Coming in only one size, 140cm, the Pile Driver is sneaky and fast in pow filled trees. The Filet-O-Flex core profiling creates a softer flex while remaining stable and strong.
To fill the void from Filet-O-Flex, Burton uses Channel Island surf pads that double as pow surfing grip, if you feel like throwing it back and riding without bindings.
We also got the opportunity to catch up with evo athlete Kimmy Fasani. She gave evo the run down on her two-deck quiver. When Kimmy is getting deep into the Mt. Baker backcountry, she reaches for the Burton Day Trader. This directional pow stick is part of the Family Tree line, which features eco-friendly FSC certified core and a Green Mountain Project Mountain Dew recycled topsheet.
When Kimmy heads to Mammoth for her ladies only park sesh, the Amusement Park, you’ll catch her ripping the new Talent Scout. Featuring an asymmetrical design, this board works with the human body for an ultra-smooth ride. Also, the Talent Scout introduces Burton’s new profile, PurePop Camber.
The Talent Scout is the prefect park board for women looking for the pop and response of a cambered board but with the float and playfulness of rocker. Keep an eye out this winter for Kimmy Fasani’s Vermont-made, late release pro model, the Tattletale.
Burton boots get a little bit of a revamp for the 2015 season. One feature everyone is really stoked on is the addition of BOA® to the Burton line. Offered on six different boots, BOA™ technology makes lace adjustment quick, easy, and effective – no more freezing your fingers in the snow! Available in single and dual zone set ups, the BOA® system adjusts boot fit with just a twist of the dial.