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
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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.