Hello and welcome to my Burton Deep Daze review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Deep Daze as a surfy-freeride snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Deep Daze a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other surfy-freeride snowboards.
Board: Burton Family Tree 3D Deep Daze
Style: Surfy Freeride
Flex Rating: Medium-Soft
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 80.0/100
Compared to other Men’s Surfy Freeride Boards.
* note that the "surfy freeride" category is a new category here at Snowboarding Profiles - and represents freeride boards that are in that softer flex range - 6.5/10 or less. They're not necessarily "surfy" feeling boards as such - but "slightly softer flexing freeride" just didn't have the same ring as a category name!"
Out of the 30 men’s surfy freeride snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Deep Daze’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Deep Daze's specs and available sizes.
Setback 1" (25mm)
Sintered (Burton's "Sintered WFO")
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Deep Daze Most Suited To?
The Deep Daze is very much a powder specialist, so it's that board to add to your quiver for powder days - as the name of the board suggests. Even Burton markets it as a powder specialist - and most brands tend to market everyting in their line as all-mountain "one-board-quiver" type boards, so if even they're saying it...
But yeah, not something you'd get as a daily driver, unless you only ever rode on powder days (if only we were all that lucky!)
The Deep Daze in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Deep Daze is capable of.
Board: Burton Family Tree 3D Deep Daze 2022, 154cm (255mm waist width)
Date: February 16, 2022
Cloudy with some sunny spells. Cold enough when suns not there but certainly not ultra cold. Quite warm when suns out.
27°F (-3°C). With wind chill 16°F (-9°C).
24 hour snow: 0" (0cm)
48 hour snow: 7" (18cm)
7 day snow: 13" (34cm)
On groomer: Medium to medium firm. Some small icy patches.
Off groomer: Crunchy in places and a little softer in others with some icy patches on steeper sections and some left over powder in others.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 20.9″ (530mm)
Stance Setback: Setback 1" (25mm)
Width at Inserts: 270mm (10.63") at front insert and 263mm (10.35") at the back insert (lots of taper)
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 175lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Control Board for Control Laps: Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker
Weight: 6lbs 1oz (2760grams)
Weight per cm: 17.92 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.43 grams/cm*
*based on a sample of boards that I’ve weighed in 2019, 2020, 2021 *& 2022 models. The Deep Daze is lighter than normal on the scales, but didn't feel light on the snow - about normal on snow.
Had some left over powder patches but nothing amazing to test it's powder abilities in. But based on specs, this thing is built for powder.
It has 3D shaping, a lot of taper (20mm) and a directional flat to rocker profile. Whilst the setback on effective edge isn't huge at 1" (25mm), the setback on the overall length of the board is quite a lot, with a considerably longer nose than tail.
Carving & Turning
Carving: You can carve on it, but it's nothing amazing. Felt a bit grabby on firmer snow.
Ease of Turns/Slashes: That more grabby feeling doesn't help it to be easy to turn on in firmer snow - but in softer snow it slashes nicely.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Not as nimble as I was expecting on groomers, but gets more nimble in it's element (powder).
Skidded Turns: A little more catchy feeling than I was expecting, given the 3D shaping and flat to rocker profile. Not super catchy, but not super catch free either.
Not a speed demon by any means, but could handle a bit of speed without getting too wobbly.
Crud: Does better floating over top rather than smashing through it.
Bumps: Hugs bumps well when going over, but weaving between them when the snow is harder, it's not super quick edge-to-edge. Again, in powder, it performs much better.
Not great. Not designed for it though.
Pop: Less than average pop.
Approach: Stable to a point but not super nimble.
Landing: OK, but that shorter tail and having no camber, it's not a stomper or anything.
Side-hits: Not amazing - would need more pop and more snap in general. But again not designed for it.
Most of those things that make it so good for powder, make it not good for switch.
More buttery than I expected - relatively easy to press tip and tail. A different feeling in tail versus tip though.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
The Deep Daze wasn't what I was expecting - for a flat-to-rocker, softer flexing board that the specs made me think it would be playful and easy going - whilst it wasn't anything ultra aggressive or anything, it had a semi locked in feeling, when I was expecting semi-loose or at least stable feel - and wasn't super easy to skid or slash on.
But this board is a powder specialist - and the little bit of powder I got was a tease and this thing would be a dream to ride powder in - but I'd only get it as a powder specialist.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Deep Daze, 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 surfy freeride snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Deep Daze compares to other surfy freeride snowboards, then check out the next link.