Snowboard Review: 08-09 Burton women’s Supermodel
02 Dec, 2008
2008-2009 Burton women’s Supermodel
Location: Loveland, Colorado
Snow Conditions: Bluebird with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers.
Setup: I rode the Burton women’s Supermodel with Burton Escapades EST and my Vans Omni Focus size 8.
First Impression: I’m well over the weight limit for this size of board…please don’t kill me.
Flex: It held my weight and I didn’t feel like it would ever surprise me when riding it. I found the flex stiffer longitudinally than torsionally. I could ride fast on it, feel no chatter or vibrations even on the smaller size and still feel it was a confident ride down the mountain.
Turning: Women’s board meant for carving, I mean really for a women freerider this is ideal. It held an edge on the icy spots and groomers, could hold the arc in each turn and make fine lines in the snow with it. I had a couple close calls on this board where I need to turn quick to avoid someone and I didn’t have any problems with quick response.
Stable: I was surprised at how stable it was, I didn’t feel like I was riding a 151cm in terms of how well it handled conditions.
Pop: I didn’t think it had much pop to it, I wouldn’t use the board for playing around either.
Overall Impression: I wouldn’t wanna get lazy on this board, I was on my best behavior with it and even then felt like this board could man-handle me. Definitely a charge the mountain and get down first board for women…I would love to take it out in powder to see how it handles there.
Shay’s Honesty Box: First off kudos to Burton for making a board for really aggressive women. This is no beginner to intermediate board, this board will kick your butt on the mountain if you aren’t advanced. I wish I could have rode this board in powder and on harder terrain.