Burton Gate Keeper 2017
The Burton Gate Keeper has become an instant favourite among the staff here at MSC, and one look at it should tell you why. Designed with a very understated, powder specific shape, this board doesn't talk a big game but you better believe it walks it. The Gate Keeper was designed with input from some of the worlds best backcountry experts, who know exactly what works in the great outdoors and what doesn't. Float and speed were the main focus points when designing this deck, so if you like to go fast and keep your head above the snow, the Gate Keeper was made for you.
Directional Camber - Positive camber built into the slightly setback directional shape of the board with rocker in the nose. Rather than having the peak of the camber in the dead centre it's back a bit, in between the feet.
Flex: 6/10 (1=soft, 10=stiff)
Directional Flex - The Gate Keeper is constructed so that you have more control in one direction but can still comfortable ride switch when needed.
Directional - With a longer nose than tail, you will be sure this board can pop off a decent ollie while still having the nose to float above any powder that comes your way.
Super fly II 700G - By using stronger and lighter wood throughout the core this board has the pop and strength where its needed while keeping things super light.
Dualzone EGD - Along the heel and toe edge on two unbroken zones, perpendicular to the rest of the core. This gives dependable edge hold and power.
Squeezebox - Burton puts thicker core sections outside the bindings for evenly distributing energy while softer under the bindings for movability.
Sintered WFO - These bases are super strong and super fast, they hold wax like a dream and can be your hero on those days you hit a few rocks.
Infinite Ride - Burton overbuild some of their boards and then a machine breaks it in for you! This makes the board ride the same from day 1 till day 100.
Boards Lengths: 159cm, 163cm
Recommended Rider Weight:
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