BURTON SNOWBOARDS

THE BEST BURTON SNOWBOARDS

Vivid Snowboarding is starting its tenth winter working with Burton Snowboards.

Check out what the team are riding here EQUIPMENT CHOICE

Here are the best Burton Snowboards recommended by the team:

  • Burton Custom : This versatile all mountain freestyle  / freeride stick comes in a variety of different sizes. Suitable for someone who is out all day long looking for a board that can tackle any snow type and terrain on the hill.
  • Burton Paramount : A top Freestyle board which comes in a little easier on the pocket. Twin tip park and rail machine. Its slightly softer flex pattern makes this buttery, playful and super fun to jib around the mountain.
  • Burton Free Thinker: The stiffer flex pattern on this little beauty makes it a true delight to ride on kickers. A traditional camber set up allows this board too grip and perform all over the mountain. For the more advanced rider
  • Burton Flight Attendant : Pure directional freeride design. This is a chargers dream. If your riding style is fast and direct you've found your dream machine.  Not a playful board but will carve lines all over the mountain.
  • Burton Feel Good: The very best women's snowboard on the market. This comes in a variety of different sizes. The board comes in a camber version or the Burton Flying V shape depending on your riding style.
  • Burton Rewind: This twin tip women's board will have you're riding progressing. The board has a soft and buttery feel under foot but rides and charges the hill like a stiffer board. It's awesome!

You can check out the full range of boards from Burton snowboards here BURTON SHOP

If you are wanting more advice please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 


Choose quality gear

WHAT TO WEAR ON THE MOUNTAIN

What to wear on the mountain to keep yourself dry and comfortable.

The weather is constantly changing in the mountains. Therefore its is essential to kit yourself out in the right clothing each day. Wearing the wrong kit can lead to an early finish when conditions might be awesome.

OUTERWEAR:

Waterproof and breathable jackets and pants are super important.It is worth investing in quality. Anything above a 10,000mm will keep you dry.If your a rider who will be hiking and working the body, it is worth getting highly breathable items of clothing. If your budget allows I would look at a Gore-Tex jacket and pant combo. Check out the online Burton Snowboards shop for the biggest and best Outerwear range in the business.BURTON SHOP

UNDER LAYERS:

Here you want to start with a quality base layer which will vary in how warm and breathable they are.Long sleeve top and bottoms. If you are someone who feels the cold then go for something a little thicker. Above the base layer you are looking for a fleece or down jacket. If the conditions are cold I would suggest a down jacket that really works well in keeping warmth next to the body. Always worth getting some nice snowboard socks. Gone are the days where these have to be super thick. Snowboard boots are well insulated so get a few pairs which are comfortable.

GLOVES AND MITTS:

Cold hands equals bad day. Find something that is comfortable, functional and warm. I am big fan of mitts during the winter. They are more practical than gloves and feel great to wear. I also look for a more minimal style light glove for riding in the spring and summer time. Sometimes a glove that is less bulky feels a little better and has more style.

Check out Burton snowboards on our friends page for all your clothing needs Burton Snowboards


BURTON SNOWBOARDS REVIEW - FREE THINKER

BURTON SNOWBOARDS REVIEW - FREE THINKER

The Burton Free Thinker comes in a variety of different sizes. There is a 150, 154, 157, 157W, 160, 160W version.

I am riding the 157 version and I am testing in the park and all over the mountain on different snow types and terrain. I had it set-up with the malavita bindings and I was using the Ion boots.

The board is a true twin, camber shape and has fairly stiff flex. It's definitely not soft and buttery it is a little more aggressive and powerful with good pop. However I felt the flex pattern was almost perfect as I hate to ride a noodle and it always feels better to be able to press and pressure the board with a little weight and force.

Designed by snowboarding Legend Danny Davis. The Free Thinker sits next to his all mountain slayer the Deep Thinker.I feel the Free Thinker is for the more freestyle orientated rider.

The Free Thinker had a great feel and felt light under the foot. Some Burton boards can feel heavy and hard to manoeuver so this is definitely a plus point. The board has great grip through out the turn and was surprisingly good in powder. The board destroyed park kickers and side hits and locked into boxes and rails with ease.

The boards top sheet and graphics have been designed by famous NYC street artist Keith Haring. They are both eye catching and unique and will go down as a collectable in time. Not for everyone but you're going to get a few envious skiers dribbling over you.

If you are looking for an all mountain freestyle snowboard then the Free Thinker is the stick for you. The huge bonus being that Burton really managed to create a snowboard which feels exceptionally light and strong.

Check out the Burton online shop to get yourself one today BURTON SHOP


Verbier the freeride Mecca

Verbier the Freeride mecca

Verbier the Freeride Mecca

The freeride world tour final is taking place in Verbier on the 23rd march. Burton snowboards has planned a fun packed weekend with loads of events. Come see vivid snowboarding at the tunes and tuning at the verbier wave rave shop. We will also be attending the climate change chat that will be featuring @donnacarpenter and @protectourwinters. Here is there activity program == (put in Burton picture)

The FWT final takes place on the famous Bec de ros mountain and the snow conditions this year are amazing. On the 18th march it snowed and two of the Vivid team had a run down the backside of mont fort. The temperature for late march has stayed cold and with a 40cm snowfall the run was blower. Here is short edit of the run down. === (upload on you tube backside mont fort march 2019 with vivid snowboarding) MONT FORT

If you are looking to freeride over the weekend and enjoy some of the endless world class terrain, then why not take one of our freeride coaches to take you to the best spots FREERIDE

Burton Snowboards have also hired a large chalet behind the Mont Fort Pub. There should be a good party happening into the early hours.

 

 


Kids snowboarding

RIGLET REEL SYSTEM

Riglet reel system - Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

This coming winter sees the introduction of our new Vivid Kids product. Our aim is to get youngsters onto a board at an early age .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-p_sB6AGGg

We have a few of the new Riglet reel system from Burton which are super easy to clip onto the front of a board. The concept behind the product is simple.

The riglet reel will help pull and guide the learner through their first moments on a board. The new system is great in building confidence and getting used to sliding on snow.

For more information on our Kids product check out our kids page. Vivid Snowboarding is looking to grow kids snowboarding. Traditionally the winter sports industry has pushed kids into skiing before snowboarding. Those days are now behind us and top snowboarding brands have been developing great products to help younger children enter snowboarding sooner BURTON

You can check out all their products from boards and bindings through to specific clothing for children. Burton are the leaders in the industry. They have even created specific snow parks for kids to learn through riding different features. Burton create terrain parks to help the learner.

https://vividsnowboarding.com/verbier-snowboard-school-products/kids/

VIVID KIDS , WHERE THE JOURNEY BEGINS

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