Hello and welcome to my Burton Blossom snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Blossom as an aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Blossom a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
Board: Burton Blossom
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Rating Score: 88.1/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 14 men’s aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Blossom’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Blossom’s specs and available sizes.
Sintered (Burton's Recycled Sintered WFO)
A little heavier than normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Blossom Most Suited To?
The Blossom is best suited to anyone who wants a board that they can attach aggressively with and that won't buckle under pressure. They want a twin, but still want something that can bomb and carve with the best of them.
Not for beginners and even most intermediate riders will find this board a bit too much. But for advanced to expert riders who like to get freestyle but still want to charge, then this thing rewards you for the energy you put into it.
The Blossom in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Blossom is capable of.
Board: Burton Blossom 2023, 158cm (254mm waist width)
Date: February 10, 2022
Overhead was cloudy, misty, iffy visibility to start with but got better later. Drizzling very slightly at first, then dry.
Temprature 35.6°F (2°C). With wind chill was 32°F (0°C).
24hr snow: 0" (0cm)
48hr snow: 1.5" (4cm)
7 day snow: 9" (24cm)
On groomer: Well groomed with a slushy feel, which got a little slushier as the day went on, but not by too much. Occasional hard spots.
Off groomer: Crunchy. Wouldn't go as far as to say icy. At least not bullet proof, but crunchy. Not ideal, but doable, with some slightly softer spots.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 560mm (22″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 267mm (10.51")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 3020grams (6lb 10oz)
Weight per cm: 19.11 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.59 grams/cm*
*based on a sample size of around 200 models that I’ve weighed in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 models. So the Blossom was a little heavier than normal and felt a little heavier on snow too. Nothing super heavy, but a little heavier than average.
Had no powder to test in, but based on specs and feel of the board, it's not going to be a great powder floater. Centered, full camber, true twins typically aren't.
Carving & Turning
Carving: This thing is a beast to carve. You can just lay them super deep and they feel great. Best carving twin I think I've ridden or at least best equal.
Ease of Turns/Slashes: This board fights you if you want to half commit to an edge. You want to fully commit to the edge, so it's certainly a better carving board. But when you put a bit of effort in, you can slash with it a little.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: It's not effortlessly quick edge-to-edge. Again, you've got to muscle it a bit, but when you put the effort in it will turn fairly quickly.
Skidded Turns: It can be punishing, if you get lazy with it. But it's also not the most catchy board I've ridden or anything.
This board is nice and fast and I found it had good glide to the base as well. And then when you get up to speed it's nice and stable too.
Crud: It smashes through crud pretty well. It's on the slightly damper side and slightly heavier side and stiffer side - and all those things help it to stay stable and not get easily bucked around in crud/chunder.
Bumps: It doesn't weave super quick between them - at least not effortlessly. But when you do put some effort in, it's not a tank either.
Overall really nice to jump with. Especially if you're looking to go big.
Pop: Not super easy to access. But when you put in the effort to load it up, there is oodles of pop in this thing.
Approach: Nice and stable on those faster approaches and when you pick a line and commit to it. It's not terrible for when you need to make last second adjustments, but not amazing either.
Landing: It's a stomper!
Side-hits: Good for side-hits that are easy to approach and for those where you get the chance to wind up and load up the pop. For trickier sidehits, could use a little more maneuverability and easier access pop.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Big. All good for small and medium, but this thing is best for those who want to hit bigger jumps.
Felt good. No surprise being a true twin. If you're not experienced riding switch, then transitions could be a little tricky, but otherwise well suited to switch.
Because of how well it rides switch, setups and landings for 180s, 540s etc work well with this board. Particularly good for bigger tricks. For smaller tricks, particularly trying flat land stuff, it's not as good, because you don't get that effortless pop and it's a little on the heavier side. But overall really good for spins.
Not something that's super easy to jib with, particularly if you're not that confident. If you were really good with jibs already and needed big pop to get on them, might be ok.
Nose and tail even, so that helps. Nose and tail don't press easily but put enough into it and you can get it to flex a reasonable amount and get those presses locked in. But not easy to initiate.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Blossom is a beast that carves as good as any twin out there, IMO.
It can handle a good amount of speed too - and is especially good for larger jumps/tricks. It smashes well through chunder too.
Make no mistake this is a board you have to ride aggressively and you've got to put it in to get it out but it does reward you. Not something you can get super casual on - is at it's best when you're charging and putting energy into it.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Blossom, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Blossom compares to other aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.