Burton Socialite 2017 Award

Burton Socialite 2017

“A confident freestyle snowboard that will put a smile on your face!”

75 $469.95
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Review

When riding smooth is your style, then the 2017 Burton Socialite snowboard is your companion for this winter season. Build for women who enjoy the forgiving feel of the Burton Social, but want more response and stability. While looser than the Burton Lip-Stick it offers more power than the Burton Deja Vu Flying V. Combined this results into a recipe for some good old freestyle fun. A snowboard that can handle both a life on the mountain and in the park. Instantly making friends with everything it encounters.

Similar to last season this board has a softer flex combined with a Flat to Rocker profile. This setup provides intuitive control the minute you strap in. No matter the terrain ahead. It combines the best of straight-line stability with the catch-free playfulness you want for park and freestyle riding. On snow, this board feels capable and confident. The board’s subtle rocker enables you to float nicely on fresh powder, while the special Frostbite edges provide improved edge control. Because of this board’s thinner areas, shock-absorbing pads will help you reduce some of the vibrations you might feel underfoot. Without reducing board feel.

Overall the 2017 Burton Socialite snowboard feels soft and responsive, yet totally optimized for performance. It’s a nice board for women who want to take their freestyle skills to both the park and the mountain. This board allows your to tweak your grabs harder and press deeper.

Ratings

Summary

Pros
  • Freestyle board for park & mountain.
  • Stable and reassuring yet very playful.
  • Poppy, responsive, light-weight core.
  • Good board for progressing your skills.
Cons
  • Will chatter when you’re carving hard.
  • Additional shock absorption needed.

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Specifications

ManufacturerBurton Snowboards
Available sizes138 | 142 | 147 | 151
Riding styleFreestyle
Ability levelIntermediate
Board shapeTrue Twin
Board camberFlat to Rocker
Board widthRegular
Board stanceCentered
Board flexSoft
Board weightNormal
Mounting systemBurton The Channel
Warranty3 years