Advanced+ level powder boarder
Steef's rating of this snowboard:
Considering his boarders profile:
"In powder I want float and a bit of flex. I don't mind to work hard for a perfect powder run, as long as it pays off. Blue skies, bottomless powder describes paradise. Looking for adventure sometimes brings me to the edge."
My favourite powder snowboards:
1. Völkl Squad Prime
2. GNU Beast
3. Burton Barracuda
To all my reviews
Nice play and jib board
The Burton Parkitect is meant to ride and play in the funpark, where I usuallly can't be find. So I tested the Parkitect on and besides the piste and there it is in its' place too. This Burton freestyle snowboard especially invites you to play and jib around! The Parkitect is super easy to turn and throw around where you want it. Short sharp turns are a peace of cake while even longer turns are still possible too, thanks to the surprisingly good edge grip.
The Parkitect has quite some pop, rebound. At higher speed the snowboard gets a bit bumpy though and in deep snow you do have to keep an out for sudden dives. All together, still a nice board to rip on and over the sides of the piste and I can totally imagine that the funpark addicts will love the Parkitect. These riders will probably rate the Burton Parkitect higher, but for me it is a 3 star board..
Burton about the Parkitect
"Park-perfected flex, pop, and feel, built from the ground up to perfectly match your stance and style. Zak Hale’s deck of choice, the Parkitect’s pioneering use of anatomically aligned Off-Axis construction offers a revolution in park performance. This tweak in technology achieves the ultimate dialed setup with the core profiling of Squeezebox and grip of Frostbite Edges shifted to match the angles of your typical park rider’s stance. The result is better edge hold, natural flex around the bindings, and a smoother feel during take-offs and landings. Camber keeps it real, delivering snappy pop in a stable and responsive platform.", says Burton. I usually don't go in the park, but fun is written all over it on piste too.
Ride Machete GT: another freestyler.
Bataleon Omni: more flexible board.
Lib Tech Attack Banana: freestyle with freeride qualities.
Freestyle snowboard Burton Parkitect 2016
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