Recession about as alien to you as little fellas living on Mars? Good, because the Burton Method is probably for you. This top of the range snowboard is billed as one of the best you can take out onto the piste. But at the best part of £1,300, is it really worth jeopardising your ability to pay the rent for? Find out in our Burton Method review.
Let’s get the worst bit out of the way first. The Burton Method is expensive. Very expensive. You could probably by an entire ski holiday and a couple of heavy nights out for £1,300 and still have change for the airport car park. It’s almost three times the price of its nearest rivals. But to dismiss it would be to do a disservice to one of the best snow boards ever made.
See, the Burton Method is an absolute peach. It’s lighter than Kate Moss on a Ryvita diet. Pick it up and you’ll be stunned at how little it weighs. And that’s down to the amazing carbon fibre frame which lets you push it to the absolute limit.
The Burton Method is super stiff, which means you can really pull off amazing tricks at high speed without any nasty judder or the likelihood of taking a tumble every time you ease off down a black run or off piste.
It also looks amazing. The Burton Method dispenses with a top-sheet, so you can see the carbon fibre as is. It’ll draw plenty of envious glances once you break it out.
However, be aware that the Burton Method is very much a board for the best. Buying this as a beginner is like a novice guitarist picking up a Gibson Les Paul Gold Top as his first axe.