Legendary snowboarder and pipe rider Danny Davis shred guitars almost as hard as he shreds the halfpipe. So it came as no surprise that he cooperated with Led Zeppelin to create the 2017 Burton Easy Livin snowboard. It’s equipped with a Traditional Camber profile. For powerful riding and True Twin shape for snappy switching. The special Frostbite edges allow the board to grip firmly on icy sidewalls.
For this season, Burton replaced the previous Flying V profile for the tried-and-true Traditional Camber for supreme pop and precision. The board’s medium flex is stiff enough to kick-off jumps yet flexible enough to press on rails. The tapered nose and tail reduce the board’s swing weight. While its elliptical shape improves overall float on powder. On snow, this board rides nice and stable and you definitely notice it’s build to handle variable conditions. Some occasional chatter occurred at high speed but the board remained controllable. Turning and carving is quite fun, as the edge-to-edge transition is quick and snappy.
On uneven terrain, the board flexes nicely over bumps, while the edge hold provides grip on harder surfaces. In icy conditions, we did notice the board sliding underfoot but you can correct that quickly. This board’s pop allows you to take on small, medium to large jumps depending on your expertise. Overall, the 2017 Burton Easy Livin snowboard is quite a free-spirit deck that’s in tune with any type of mountain terrain. You can choose from a more blunted freestyle shape (size 152), a stock and sturdy all-around version (size 155) or a pointier freestyle design (size 158).