Burton Dark Side 2017
The Burton DarkSide is for the die hard Star Wars fan who loves to kill it on the mountain, just like a true Sith lord. This board will let you chase your passion, improve strength in your riding, achieve powerful turns, and gain victory over any obstacles in your path. Convert to the dark side, let it flow through you, and you'll never look back.
The regular camber on the Darkside can't be beaten if you want to push your riding to the next level. For mornings where the snow is hardpacked and icy, the camber profile forces the contact points into the snow, so you can still ride hard and fast without having to worry about losing your edge hold. It will keep you very steady and stable when you are riding at high speeds, even over chopped up and rough terrain.
Although there are quiet a few benefits of camber, you aren't stuck with a board that is super stiff. The medium flex rating means that you can still press and flex the board around, so you aren't stuck with a overly stiff and aggressive board. Even though it has a directional shape, there is nothing to stop you riding the Darkside switch.
Camber Type: Positive Camber
Once upon a time, before rocker came into the picture all boards had positive camber. This gives you a super powerful and snappy platform to tackle anything the mountain throws at you. With your contact points (where your feet touch the snow) closer to the snow, board reaction time is fast and responsive.
Flex: 4-5/10 (1=soft, 10=stiff)
Twin Flex - This puppy will ride exactly the same whether you are riding regular or switch with its perfect mirror construction from tip to tail.
Designed to be ridden with a longer nose for powder float and better board control. A shorter tail allows for easier and more powerful pop.
Superfly II 700G- Strong and feather light, this core uses the right wood in the right places to give you the strength where it's needed without compromising on weight.
Dualzone EGD - Two unbroken wood zones under the heel and toe edges to give you that extra hold and strength where you need it.
Squeeze Box - Exclusive to Burton, this technology gives awesome pop and performance in your board by putting slightly thicker and thinner core sections throughout the board. Perfect for those who like to ride with a duck stance.
Sintered WFO - The king of bases, super strong and holds wax better than any thing else. Did we mention it super fast, so you'll have the speed to clear the knuckle every time.
Infinite Ride -Maximise pop and performance by overbuilding the board in the factory, Burton then put it in a machine that breaks the board down. This allows your board to ride the same from day one, season after season.
Frostbite - Burton's version of serrated edges, frostbite extend out slightly under the feet to give you awesome edge hold in icy conditions. There when you need them but forgiving enough to not compromise on boxes and rails.
Board Lengths: 151cm, 154cm, 158cm
Recommended Rider Weight:
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