Get your little guy started off on the right foot.
Burton's Learn to Ride program is probably the most successful program on the planet for teaching little guys to shred, so the Big B took everything they've learned and applied it to the Chopper kids's snowboard to take the pain out of learning to shred. Featuring a Flat Top profile with an Easy Rider convex base, it's just about impossible to catch an edge. That means fewer faceplants, and more smiles. It's way easier to learn to snowboard when you're having fun, and between the relaxed feel and sweet graphics, that's not going to be a problem.
The chopper runs Burton's Flat Top profile with Easy Rider. Like you probably guessed, that means it's flat, with a touch of rocker in the tip and tail for a catch-free ride. The twin shape keeps little guys shredding ambidextrously and progressing like crazy, whether they're still doing the falling leaf, or they're working on switch turns. There's a Fly core that's profiled for lighter riders, and combined with the biax fiberglass construction, it yields and easy flex. The extruded base runs fast even if you don't wax it every day, and it's a piece of cake to repair should the need arise.
- Flat Top with Easy Rider (flat shape, convex base)
- Twin shape
- Fly core
- Extruded base
Share your thoughts
Three kids and two Burton Choppers
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I got a 130cm Darth Vader Chopper last year for my oldest and he has really progressed well on it. When my daughter said she wanted to make the switch from skis to a board I didn't hesitate to get a 120cm for her after making sure she was committed to boarding.
These are superior to all the rentals we tried which have always been very heavy and stiff overbuilt to survive the life of a rental. These are about 1/2 the weight and allows the kids to handle them easier.
I do season rentals for my kids on skis as they require bigger sizes each year. But I've found with boards, they last two years making a purchase the better decision.
My son is 128 cm from floor to nose and...
My son is 128 cm from floor to nose and 182 lbs. He's taken a couple of lessons and loves it, so looking for a board that will do him next season when he turns 9. Would this be the one in a 130? The ski hill was using Burton's LTR, which I'm guessing isn't made anymore, but he loved it. What is the next step up from the Chopper and when would he be ready for that? Want to get him the board he can grow into, but most importantly, learn on. Thnx!!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I purchased this for my kids to get started snowboarding -- it's proven to be ideal in that regard, and as they progress. When compared to a season rental, it was cost-effective and the quality was far better.