Surf the white room.
When the Burton Fish Snowboard hit the scene, it challenged the notion that powder boards had to be unresponsive sleds to provide deep-day float. So it's not surprising that this year's Fish continues on its warpath of progress to deliver big board float in a smaller, more responsive package. The aggressive taper and S-Rocker shape keep it afloat when you're seeking out white-room turns, and it gets the full range of tech features you'd expect from the big B. The next big dump is just around the corner, make sure you're ready for it.
The Fish introduced the world to Burton's S-Rocker camber profile, and we're happy to see it return again this season. It's cambered until you reach the front binding, at which point the nose kicks up to provide effortless float. The float is bolstered by the Elip Nose Kick, which, as you probably guessed, means that the nose kicks up higher at the tip to keep it riding atop the frozen wave instead of diving. The camber profile is complimented by an aggressive 30mm taper, so the nose is over an inch wider than the tail. When combined with the mini swallowtail, this shaping means that the back end will sink, the nose will stay afloat, and you'll be all smiles, all day.
The Pro-Tip keeps the nose and tail nice and light, so the Fish is easy to throw around. It's built from Triax fiberglass so it's not a noodle, even though it has a comfortable flex, and the carbon fiber I-Beam gives you extra pop. And the base is Burton's WFO sintered base, which holds a bunch of wax to keep you flying down the mountain. Just don't make fun of your friends for getting stuck when they try to follow your lines. They won't like it, we promise.
- S-Rocker (camber under feet, rockered nose)
- Directional shape (50mm setback)
- Directional tapered sidecut (30mm taper)
- Super Fly II Core with Dualzone EGD
- WFO Sintered base
- The Channel mounting system
Share your thoughts
Is the 156 big enough for me ?
Is the 156 big enough for me ?
I'm 6'2" and about 165lbs , I'm normally riding a 158 custom and a Super Hero 158 W . Want to get me a nice powder board, but not sure if the 156 is big enough for me and I can't find the 161 for sale .
That can be a subjective answer as it depends on your riding style and preferences. I generally size down a bit in this style of board. I ride a board of similar shape (big nose, tons of taper, cut-out tail) and have no problem on a 154 in that size. I am about 10lbs lighter than you but with my backpack/avy saftey gear I easily add that weight back on. The 156 in that size is going to be a super responsive board for you and great for deep tree riding. If you are looking for more of a wide open powder board for bigger lines and open faces I would step up to the 161.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This board is beautiful, but not only is it pretty it preforms like a champ. In the powder this board never dips only glides. When you turn you can watch the nose spring up and the tension of the board shift. The S-Rocker not only provides lift in the pow but carves on the groomers better than any board I've owned (5 Burton and 2 K2 boards). I've been snowboarding for over ten years and I am hands down impressed. Burton knocked it out of the park on this one.
I ride this on 160 I am 5'11 and 150 pounds works great for my ride style.