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Burton Panhandler

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Dimensions:

Length (cm): 152, 156
Waist: 26.5, 26.7

Characteristics:

Terrain: 20% piste - 80% off-piste
Discipline: powder riding
Snowboard level: intermediate+ - advanced+
Bend: directional flat top
Edge grip: medium
Floatation: very good
Character: ride it in pow as much as possible

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Powder snowboard Burton Panhandler

 

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Steef's review: Advanced+ freerider

Advanced+ level powder boarder
Steef's rating of this snowboard:

3 stars


Considering his boarders profile:

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Reviewer Steef

"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."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 12
 SpeedLevel 12
 Length:180 cm
 Weight:72 kg

 


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1. Völkl Squad PrimePowder snowboard Völkl Squad Prime 2016

 

2. GNU BeastFreeride snowboard GNU Beast 2016

 

3. Burton BarracudaFreeride snowboard Burton Barracuda

 

To all my reviews

 

Very nice in powder


The Burton Panhandler (tested at 156 cm) is short and wide. Perfect for anything you want to do in deep snow. On groomers the Panhandler has good grip for long carving turns. In short turns and disordered terrain it has less performance and there is not any pop noticeable. But Burton Panhandler is a nice looking board and if you use it for the powder days, you wil love it.

Playful in deep snow

The Burton Panhandler is very good in deep snow. Short or long turns, speeding through powder fields or manoeuvre through a forest, you name it, Panhandler delivers. For that a 5 star rating. But once the terrain gets bumpier and packed, you'll have to be careful to keep your balance or the nose will shoot to the sky before you notice. In those circumstances you must keep constant focus which I found annoying after a while. A 3 star rating for me for the total package of the Burton Panhandler.

Burton about the Panhandler

"A short, quick and agile pow-seeker, designed to cash in on the mountain's hidden stashes.", says Burton.
Yes, for powder it is. For other use you might look elsewhere. "

Related snowboards

Burton Skeleton Key: better overall.
Amplid Surfari: good in pow and on groomers.
Nitro Quiver Squash: stiff and fast.

 

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