Carve groomers like a true racer and ollie in the park like a skateboard. The 2017 Burton Process snowboard is build for the freestyle rider that likes to see some all-mountain action. Because of its lightweight performance this board is the number one choice by top rider Mark McMorris. Being softer than the Burton Custom, this board is available in two flavors. The relaxed and floaty Flying V or the precise control of traditional camber. For this reviews, we tested the cambered version.
The Traditional Camber profile offers the pop and stability you will need for trying out huge jump, while this board’s True Twin shape allows you to ride switch easily. The medium flex is soft enough to take on rails, while the board’s stiffness makes sure it handles well at high speed. Because this board transfers its energy towards the tip and tail you will get effortless stability and snappy ollies. On snow, this board rides stable and playful. Compared to the Jones Ultra Mountain Twin it does feel more catchy. Although the edge hold is pretty good on some occasions we did notice a loss of grip. Especially on harder icy surfaces.
Although it’s not the fastest board in town, you can get it up to a decent speed. This board may have a slightly more blunted nose compared to 2016, it will need an even bigger one to perform well on powder. It does float but we think it could be even better. Turning and carving goes smoothly but not as quick as the Burton Custom Twin. Riding switch is a joy and this board has a nice amount of pop for jumping. Overall, for those of us who are looking for an accessibly priced board that is also highly capable, we would recommend trying out the 2017 Burton Process snowboard. If Burton could provide this board with a bit more rocker after the bindings it would offer an even better ride.