Ever wonder what board your favorite snowboarder rides on deep days? Well, we set out to shine some light on the boards under the #BurtonTeam's feet.
With his raw talent, Mikkel has effortlessly transitioned from the contest circuit—and a reputable catalog of video parts—to the powder paradise that is the backcountry. But don’t think he’s stepped away from the podium, either. Whether he’s chasing untracked lines or winning Natural Selection, you’ll find Mikkel strapped upon a board as timeless as him: the Burton Custom.
“It’s my favorite board mainly because it rips in all conditions! On deep days it floats just as well switch. It’s a perfect board for freestyle backcountry riding. If you want to combine riding lines, hitting jumps, and also riding switch in the backcountry, then this might be the board for you.” - Mikkel Bang
Danny is a true snowboarder’s snowboarder. You’re just as likely to see him standing on an X Games podium as you are atop a hairy chute—committing to either with his undeniable Midwest work ethic. But when this Michigander takes to the backcountry, there’s one board almost synonymous with his approach: the Straight Chuter.
"The Straight Chuter is my new favorite board. It works good in tight coolies, tree runs goes fast, and floats really well on the deep days. It’s wide under your front foot, but tapered and narrow in the back for quick decisions. Doesn’t go backward too well, but rips on the desired stance direction." - Danny Davis
When he’s not hot-lapping the pristine parks in the Wasatch mountains, Brolin can be found navigating the powder mecca that is Jackson, Wyoming. But even Jackson isn’t immune to those lulls between storms. From waist-deep to straight chunder, the Flight Attendant is a quiver of one, adept to handling anything that Jackson—or anywhere else—can throw its way.
“I like stability and the ability to have control from pow, to hard runs, and pow terrain.” - Brolin Mawejje
Like any “retired” pro, Kelly’s step back from competitive pipe riding meant a leap forward into freeriding. Meaning, the winningest snowboarder of all time was going to need a proper rig to meet her new demands. After extensive collaboration with our hard goods team, Kelly designed the perfect board for resort riding, and—most importantly—resort pow days. If the Wave Tracer is good enough for this indisputable legend, we imagine it might just be good enough for you.
“The Wave Tracer is a great resort pow board that can go pretty much anywhere. It’s got camber under the back foot, slightly tapered, and it has some rocker in the nose. All together it makes the board float easily in pow, maneuverable in the woods, and will still hold an edge on cat tracks and trails. I spend about 80% of my season on this board and never wish I had a different set up. I would highly recommend it.” - Kelly Clark
A true ATV, Mark is equally at home hitting massive backcountry booters as he is pinning down bottlenecked chutes. Then it comes as no surprise that he feels “at home” on our Hometown Hero. Labeling it as a board “built for everything,” this directional camber charger is as versatile as Mark himself. Whether you’re lapping groomers at the resort or strapping it against your sled, this board is ready for any mission, big or small.
“The board is built for everything. Set the stance and go ride some pow. Deep, treed, high speed, it doesn’t matter, it’s ready. Bump the stance forward a touch and bring it in the park. Honestly, it’s a one-stop-shop snowboard.” - Mark Sollors
If you’re looking for a lesson in style, look no further. After competing in four Olympics, Yuka has focused her seemingly effortless approach to competition to a career in filming and powder seeking. Needing a deck that can match her own versatility, she looked no further than our Hometown Hero—a board designed to charge the spectrum of terrain with equally-matched style and finesse.
“Speed is the key to make a nice turn and slash for the deep powder days. This board is rockered in the nose and gives you a smooth initial velocity. But what I like most about this board is the camber in the middle. It helps for powerful pop into jumps!” - Yuka Fujimori
Much like his homeland of New Zealand, you should expect any number of things out of Carlos. From top qualifier for Olympic Big Air, to putting out a full part of street, park, and backcountry hammers, his versatile riding style epitomizes the never-know-what-you’re-gonna-get conditions of New Zealand. And what board does he grab for the constantly unexpected? The Hometown Hero, of course.
“For me, a pow day in New Zealand can mean a whole number of things. We could have waist-deep wind pockets to icy cat tracks and everything in between—all in one morning up the hill. I can rely on the Hometown Hero to handle everything that NZ’s conditions throw at me, while giving me amazing drive and flow throughout a run.” - Carlos Garcia Knight
On a powder day, the right board can be the difference between a day filled with high fives and a day filled with tomahawks. So, follow the #BurtonTeam's lead and get the right rig for the next snowstorm.
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