Burton – Freebird Splitboard Review
Manufacture: Burton Splitboards
The Burton Freebird Splitboard Burton has been rumored to be attending The Outdoor Retailer debuting a new home grown line of back-country gear. Looks like the Split board will not be going anywhere soon. In fact we wouldn’t be sup-prized to see some additions to the line up in the future. Like possibly another splitboard […]
Burton has been rumored to be attending The Outdoor Retailer debuting a new home grown line of back-country gear. Looks like the Split board will not be going anywhere soon. In fact we wouldn’t be sup-prized to see some additions to the line up in the future. Like possibly another splitboard added to the line up.
While Burton is joining the splitboard/backcountry scene in full force a little bit late, expect them to throw down some dollars to make sure they are legitly involved. For example take a look at the Freebird, boasting some major technology to a not so normal snowboard.
- Aggressive rippers take note. 10:45’s extra-meaty,
- dual angle geometry results in bomber impact absorption.
- Directional Flex
- Directional Shape 7MM Taper
- Dualzone™ EGD™ The wood grain is positioned along the toe and heel edges on two continuous zones
- Infinite Ride™ This Burton-exclusive technology allows us to maximize pop and strength by overbuilding the board, then putting it in a machine that breaks in the board for you.
- Sintered Base is Durable and highly porous, get added durability and superior wax absorption for greater overall glide
- Pro-Tip™A tapered tip and tail thickness reduces swing weight for easier mobility
- Side Effects – Lengthening the surface area at the tip and tail contact points improves edge-hold and allows the board to plane easier in powder.
- S-Rocker – Entry rocker extends from the nose to under your front foot, then transitions to camber between your feet. Compressing the camber causes the entry rocker to naturally lift the nose, improving float and stability through deep-driving pow turns and variable conditions
- Super Fly II™ Core – Stronger and lighter woods target specific areas of the core to provide pop, strength, and reduced weight.
It’s interesting to point out that you must purchase the Interface, Skins, and Crampons separately through voile. I’m sure Burton is working on something for this in the future. I hope Voile enjoys this for the time being. They are the grandfathers in the business, but Burton seems to have a way about coming in and doing everything better… I guess we will have to wait and see what is to com.