Hello and welcome to my Burton Process review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Process as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Process a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Burton Process 2021
Flex Rating: Medium-Soft
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5/10)
Rating Score: 84.6/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 34 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
*Based on 2020 rankings. This will be updated once all of the 2021 rankings have been updated.
Overview of the Process’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Process’s specs and available sizes.
All-Mountain (though you could certainly argue that it's an all-mountain-freestyle deck too)
Hybrid Camber - Burton's "PurePop Camber"
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Process Most Suited To?
The Process is a an all-rounder, with powder being it's biggest weakness, but can still ride powder. You could just as easily classify it as an all-mountain-freestyle board - so I would say it's in between all-mountain and all-mountain freestyle.
So, it's great for anyone looking to do a bit of everything, favoring freestyle just a bit, but don't see much in the way of deep powder, or have a separate board for deep powder days.
Not suitable for beginners, but intermediate riders should be fine with it.
The Process in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Process is capable of.
Board: Burton Process 2021, 155cm (251mm waist width)
Date: March 7, 2020
Conditions: Cloudy but still around 90-95% visibility.
Groomers had a decent layer of soft with mostly a medium firmness under that layer, with some harder spots in patches.
Off groomer soft with some overnight fresh. Not waist deep or anything, but a nice amount.
Wind around 10-15kph (6-9mph). Temperature was -8°C (17.6°F) and with wind chill -11°C (12.2°F).
Completely forgot to take an pic when I was demoing this board! - and forgot to take measurements, which was the more annoying part.
Was too eager to ride it I guess.
Out of the 100s of boards, boots and bindings I've tested over the last couple of years, this is only the second time I've forgotten. Still super annoying though!
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 530mm (20.9″) - forgot to measure, but I was riding on reference and reference is 530mm.
Stance Setback: 12.5mm (0.5")
Width at Front Insert: forgot to measure but likely around 260mm (10.24") based on other similar Burton boards I have measured
Width at Back Insert: forgot to measure
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 175lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Salomon Lo-Fi
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
There's a little bit of a setback but otherwise there isn't too much in favor of riding powder. Was fine in the shallow powder I had, but could feel it in there that it wouldn't like the deeper powder as much and would take some work to keep the nose afloat in the deep stuff.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Really fun for shorter, snappier carves vs long drawn out ones. On those shorter/sharper carves, it was super fun though.
Turning: Nice when you put in just a bit of energy. Not super easy when you go super-casual. Certainly don't have to throw all your weight into it or anything, but just a bit of energy needed. When you do put that little bit in, it's a nice turning board.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Good maneuverability at slow speeds, not ultra-agile, but really good none-the-less.
Skidded Turns: Not super easy but not super hard. Very mildly catchy feel, when you got too casual.
Damp or Chattery?
Right in the middle.
Smooth or Snappy?
Slightly more snappy than smooth, but close to the middle of the scale.
Felt pretty good at speed. Not an out and out bomber, but stable enough at good speeds.
Good in crud and going over/through bumps. Not amazing, but above average.
Let’s Break up this text with a Video
All round a fun board to jump with.
Pop: Not epic but really decent. Easy enough to extract.
Approach: A good balance of stable but being decently nimble
Landing: Solid but also with enough forgiveness
Side-hits: Really fun for sidehits
Small jumps/Big jumps: Good for anything from small to large.
Really good riding switch. Feels quite natural and not really a surprise. It has a small setback on effective edge, but otherwise it's pretty much the same each way.
Good for spins - good, relatively easy to extract pop with good setup and good for landing and taking off switch.
Not a jib specilaist by any means, but still decent enough. I had no issues in my limited jibbing capacity with it.
It's just that little bit easier to butter than average. But it's not super buttery.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Process is a really good all-round board that would work well as a daily driver for the right rider. Someone who likes to do a bit of everything but favors freestyle just a little bit, and isn't overly concerned with deep powder, or has another board for that.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to check out some other all-mountain snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Process compares to other all-mountain snowboards, then check out the next link.