Futuristic quiver killer.
Ever wonder why the very best freestyle boards are usually overly stiff and not very fun to play around on? Yeah, well the Burton Antler Snowboard is here to end your top-shelf freestyle dilemma, delivering futuristic shred performance that's ready to turn the mountain into one giant terrain park. Borrowing tech from Burton's prestigious Custom X, the Antler fuses high-end technologies into a directional twin shape for the very best in all-mountain freestyle performance. However, unlike the Custom X, you'll find the Antler's personality much more buttery and playful, thanks to its medium-soft flex and scooped tip and tail, which help you lock into presses and float through fresh powder more effortlessly.
Designed off Burton's Flying V profile, you'll find rocker between the bindings for added playfulness and unreal float in powder. There's cambered sections under the binding zones to increase power and edge control when you're carving, also giving the board a spring-loaded feel for popping ollies. After the cambered sections, the board once again blends to rocker before the tip and tail contacts. For many riders, this rocker/camber hybrid represents the very best in both loose, catch-free riding and ample response needed to charge the entire mountain, making the Antler excel on any terrain.
Inside the guts of this all-terrain weapon, you'll find Burton's high-end Dragonfly core that's composed of over 500 independent laminations for an incredible weight savings. This core is designed with a new Squeezebox High core profile, essentially giving you thinner zones under the bindings for easier turn manipulation and higher levels of control. You'll also appreciate the board's 60º Carbon Highlights Hi-Voltage, which integrate carbon strands into the fiberglass lay-up for a lively torsional feel. Rounding out the board's impressive list of tech, Burton added their Dual Guard Rails into the Antler's sidewalls to lessen impacts from rails and freestyle riding. These dual-density sidewalls add dampening and absorb heavy landings for a smoother overall ride.
- Directional twin shape
- Flying V profile (hybrid rocker/camber)
- Dragonfly core with Squeezebox High
- 60º Carbon Highlights Hi-Voltage
- Scooped tip and tail with Pro-Tip (tapered tips)
- Dual Guard Rails (dual-density sidewalls)
- The Channel Mounting System
- Sintered WFO base
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Yet another good Burton board!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Had the opportunity to demo some boards at my local hill. Out of all the boards I got the chance to try the Antler was my favorite! I've never ridden a "flying v" board but this was definitely a great experience. Definitely an all mountain board. Functions great in the park and on the groomers (didn't get a chance to ride it in the backcountry). The flex for this board is interesting and not in a bad way at all. Stiff underneath the bindings and soft in between and on the nose and tail. Surprisingly really buttery. Like REALLY buttery (I'm a big fan of buttering! Love it!) The back and forth with the flex adds a nice pop to the board too. The board also has a nice catch free ride. After riding it for 2 hours, give or take, no edges caught. To top it off the board has a sweet graphic too!
As a recommendation to anyone who's going for a new board and binding combo I've go with the Burton Mission or Mission ESTs.
Definitely considering treating myself with a new board this year and the Antler might just be it.