2018 Beginners Burton Buyers Guide for Men

You decided that you want to jump in and start snowboarding and you know you want to buy a Burton snowboard…

But how do you know which Burton snowboard is the ride beginners snowboard for you?

This is a 2018 Burton Buyers guide for Beginners

This question has multiple answers

  • How much do you want to spend?
  • Where to you plan on snowboarding (Groomers, Powder, All Mountain, Park)?
  • What type of bend should I get?

Rather then get into all the different bends and sizes of the Burton snowboards we are going to talk about which snowboards you should be looking at and which snowboard size fits best for you.

The great news for you is that most Burton Beginner boards cost less and are easier to ride then their more expensive brothers.

Typically someone that is just getting started like to ride on the groomers at the resort and slowly venture out. But, you want a board that can tackle the groomers, off piste, and hog dogg in the park.

Below are 3 Burton snowboards that we suggest getting started with.

Each board will have its own pros and cons. We will do our best to provide you with the best information so you can make your choice of which one you want to start with.

Which Burton snowboard is the best for Beginners?

Lets get started….

  1. The 2019 Burton Instigator Snowboard – Mens

Men's Burton Instigator Snowboard
Men’s Burton Instigator Snowboard

The 2019 Men’s Burton Instigator Snowboard is a beginners board that is built to ride the ENTIRE mountain. This is considered an “All Mountain Snowboard”

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The is a board that helps riders skip the hard part of learning how to shred and goes right into having fun. This means this Burton Instigator is an easy to ride and learn snowboard.

The Burton Instigator comes with a flat top bend and convex base and a catch free feel allowing you to avoid the nasty edge faceplants.

This allows for a stabile easy to control snowboard.

The 2019 Burton Instigator comes with the Channel binding mounting system giving you the feeling of  being right on top of the board.

What Burton Instigator board size is right for me?

Men's Burton Instigator Snowboard size

TERRAIN – All Mountain

BEND – Flat Top – Rising rider or seasoned pro, keep your game high and tight with Flat Top. A flat profile between the feet means stability, better balance, and continuous edge control. The tip and tail kick up with an early rise outside the feet for the catch-free, loose feeling you’d expect from rocker.

SHAPE – Directional Shape, 5mm Taper – The classic snowboard shape, designed to be ridden with a slightly longer nose than tail to concentrate pop in the tail while still giving you plenty of float, flow, and control to rip any terrain or condition.

FLEX – Twin Flex – The flex is perfectly symmetrical from tip to tail for a balanced ride that’s equally versatile regular or switch.

CORE – FSC Certified Super Fly 800G Core – Lightened up and loaded with pop, our dual-species wood core utilizes dual-density vertical laminations of alternating softwood/hardwood to reduce overall weight with no sacrifice in strength or performance.

2. Men’s 2019 Burton Amplifier Snowboard

2019 Burton Amplifier Snowboard
2019 Burton Amplifier Snowboard

Catch Free snowboard built for a do it all snowboard

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The Burton Amplifier Snowboard is a Twin Tip do it all Mountain board. You can go anywhere or do anything with this snowboard. Its built to be easy to ride and flexible.

The is the perfect snowboard for those who want to jam in the park or kickers. This is a free flexing board with plenty of pop to keep you styling it out for days.

The Burton Amplifier is a true Twin design that keeps your control in check at all times. You also can ride it with ease in any direction. It has the Frostbite edges as some of the more performance based snowboards that Burton offers.

What Burton Amplifier board size is right for me?

Men's Burton Amplifier Snowboard

  • TERRAIN – Park, All Mountain
  • BEND – Flat Top – Rising rider or seasoned pro, keep your game high and tight with Flat Top. A flat profile between the feet means stability, better balance, and continuous edge control. The tip and tail kick up with an early rise outside the feet for the catch-free, loose feeling you’d expect from rocker.
  • SHAPE – Perfectly symmetrical for a balanced ride that’s equally versatile when ridden regular or switch. Jib, spin, stomp, and butter with a greater balance of freestyle mobility and cat-like stability no matter which way you point it.
  • FLEX – Twin Flex – The flex is perfectly symmetrical from tip to tail for a balanced ride that’s equally versatile regular or switch.
  • CORE – FSC Certified Super Fly 800G Core – Lightened up and loaded with pop, our dual-species wood core utilizes dual-density vertical laminations of alternating softwood/hardwood to reduce overall weight with no sacrifice in strength or performance.

 

3. Men’s 2019 Burton Ripcord Snowboard

Men's 2019 Burton Ripcord SnowboardMen's 2019 Burton Ripcord Snowboard
Men’s 2019 Burton Ripcord Snowboard
The 2019 Burton Ripcord is a beginners all mountain snowboard

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Burton claims that the Ripcord is the easiest, most progression friendly snowboard they make. It was designed specifically from the Burton Factory to help beginners or intermediates to accelerate their skills.

The 2019 Burton Ripcord is a Twin shape which makes it incredibly easy to ride in any direction you choose. The Burton Ripcord will rip the groomers and shred the powder like a pro.

Even though its a purpose built beginners board its really built to be the board that takes you to beginner to advance. This is what Burton calls “Growing Room”

The Burton Ripcord comes with a catch free feel and a flat top.

This board also has easy bevel and a soft playful flex unlike most twin shaped snowboards.

The Burton Ripcord comes with Burtons very own unique Channel EST system for mounting your bindings. With the Burton Channel you are not limited to where you place your bindings. You can find the perfect spot.

What Burton Ripcord board size is right for me?
Men's Burton Ripcord Snowboard
Men’s Burton Ripcord Snowboard Size

  • TERRAIN – All Mountain
  • BEND – Flat Top – Rising rider or seasoned pro, keep your game high and tight with Flat Top. A flat profile between the feet means stability, better balance, and continuous edge control. The tip and tail kick up with an early rise outside the feet for the catch-free, loose feeling you’d expect from rocker.
  • SHAPE – Directional Shape, 5mm Taper – The classic snowboard shape, designed to be ridden with a slightly longer nose than tail to concentrate pop in the tail while still giving you plenty of float, flow, and control to rip any terrain or condition.
  • FLEX – Directional Flex – This flex features increased pop in the tail and a more resilient nose that allows riders to easily maintain control through all terrain and conditions.
  • CORE – FSC Certified Fly 900G Core – Our classic tip-to-tail wood core, the 900G model utilizes the best of two wood species to lighten the load by 10% without sacrificing flex, pop, or strength.

Any of the above Burton Beginner boards would be a hit to ride. Keep in Mind Burton offers a 3 year warranty on any of the boards you buy.

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