Snowboard Review: 11-12 Burton Aftermath
16 Jan, 2012
Location: Mammoth, CA
Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to icy conditions.
Setup: I rode the Burton Aftermath with Burton Malavita Restricted bindings and Vans Ferra boots size 8.
First Impression: I was warned this board is aggressive and stiff for a park board but dang it’s fun!
Flex: For a park board, the Aftermath is on the stiffer end of freestyle riding. It’s built for jumps, hard landings and can handle the freeriding. Stiffer nose/tail and underfoot the bindings with a torsionally softer flex between the bindings. The Aftermath is traditional camber and rides consistenly and aggressively with it.
Turning: The Aftermath was consistent on carving thanks to camber and really just a feel good board for turning. It could handle long radius turns much better in my opinion, shorter turns weren’t as quick but still capable just took a bit more to maneuver the board into them.
Stable: The stiffer park flex and camber helped the board for stability on the mountain. Conditions were icy to hardpacked and the Aftermath had no problem holding an edge on the icy spots. On jumps, the board took landings with ease especially when the snow started getting bumped out.
Pop: Full of pop and built for jumps, that’s the Aftermath. Easy to pop off the tail of the board and get some good plain old snappy pop to the board. I took it lap after lap after lap through the park, on boxes and jumps for fun.
Switch: The Aftermath is a directional flex with a twinlike shape but honestly I think it’s pretty comfortable riding switch without a lot of adjustment.
Overall Impression: The Aftermath is built for freestyle riding but can handle the whole mountain. It’s tad stiffer flex and camber allows for easy landings, good pop and great turns. It’s not a board for beginners, definitely for someone wanting a camber ride through the mountain and jump line.
Shay’s Honesty Box: I like boards that come with a warning. That was the Aftermath, the guys warned me it was aggressive and stiffer flex for park. But it ended up totally winning me over with the ride, the camber consistency and that it could still be a playful board in the park by just plain dominating the park.
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Burton Aftermath Description
Review Disclosure: I demoed this board at a Burton demo day.