Hello and welcome to my Ride Burnout snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Burnout as an aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Burnout a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
NOTE: This review hasn't been updated beyond the 2022 model. We haven't tested it since the 2018 model and whilst it hasn't changed a lot since then, there have been a couple of changes. We will update once we've had a chance to re-test it.
Board: Ride Burnout
Price: $579 (USD recommended retail)
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle
Flex Rating: Aggressive
Flex feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Rating Score: 85.5/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 12 men’s aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Burnout’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Burnout’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Camber but mostly camber
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Burnout Most Suited to?
The Burnout is great for anyone who wants to be able to ride fast and carve up the resort but who also wants a twin and something they can bomb switch and something that they can use for jumps (natural or in the park) and spins.
It’s a more advanced level board – it’s pretty unforgiving of skidded turns and requires you to be on your game. Not for beginners.
Also, not ideal for powder.
If you like an aggressive freestyle board that can carve and bomb the mountain at speed and you know you like that locked-in feel of traditional camber, then the Burnout should be on your radar.
The Burnout in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Burnout is capable of.
Board: Ride Burnout 2018, 155cm (252mm waist)
Date: March 4, 2017
Conditions: Plenty of fresh powder around. Had been puking for a good few days leading up.
Still bumpy and chundery in places as it was a Saturday but mostly soft good conditions on the groomers and plenty of powder off.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance Setback: Centered
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Not really one for the powder. Could handle it of course, as every snowboard can, but it takes effort on this board.
And that’s not really a surprise given the trad camber profile, true twin shape and centered stance.
Carving & Turning
I felt it was very catchy (or locked in if you want to put it that way) - you had to ride it properly or it felt like it was going to catch an edge and buck you. Unforgiving of errors or laziness.
Skidding turns is a no-go zone on this board but good spring out of turns and relatively fast edge-to-edge. As long as you ride this thing aggressively and don’t get lazy or loose technique, then it’s a fun ride.
Very fast for a twin and very stable at speed. It wants to lock you in to a line and just bomb it. It wants to go fast – it’s not interested in slowing down and playing around too much – you feel like you want to ride this thing fast.
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If you have your bumpy terrain technique down solid you can negotiate the bumps pretty well on this board – but it does require that technique – another reason why this is more for the advanced riders out there.
Otherwise, it’s not that much fun in that Saturday afternoon chunder and can be hard work.
Was fun to ollie on and hit natural kickers on and jumps in the park.
It’s got good pop and this is where you really appreciate all that camber. Stable on landings too.
It’s a true twin (but not asymmetrical) so felt pretty much the same in either direction.
But, of course, it has that same locked-in, unforgiving feeling riding switch too, so if your switch game is still a work in progress, it will be a more difficult ride riding switch than some other more forgiving boards.
If you’ve got your switch game down, then this board will be the same fast, explosive, springy ride going fakie as it is riding in your normal stance.
Not the kind of board that’s ever going to be a jib specialist. It feels a little stiff and too much camber for it to be a great jibber. And if you’re not a confident jibber, it wouldn’t be the one to get confident on.
That said, if you are a more experienced jibber but jibbing is only a small part of your repertoire (or if you have another board for pure park days), then you’ll be fine hitting the jib line occasionally on this.
I imagine this board would go well in the pipe (didn’t take it in one). It has good speed, good pop, spins easy and has decent edge hold. Also, it’s centered and is a true twin shape.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
This is an aggressive freestyle board for the whole mountain. Something for the more experienced, more aggressive all-mountain freestyle rider.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you are interested in learning more about the Burnout, are ready to buy or want to research current prices or availability, check out the following links.
If you want to check out some other aggressive all-mountain-freestyle options or want to see how the burnout compares to others, check out the next link.
Love the content. I am looking for a new board and I found a brand new 2020 burnout within my price range. However, I seen several reviews for the board and all of them mentioned that the 2020 model is a big step up from the 2019 model because they changed the sidecut. On ride website the burnout is rated as all mtn park & streets now. I see the date of riding on this reiview is sometime in 2017 and I was wondering if u ever had the chance to ride the 2020 or newer burnouts. I am mostly interested if it still feels that catchy.
I was also considering buying a ride 2021 Ride Machete or a 2020 Nitro Team. I have Ride C6 bindings and Vans Aura Pro boots ( both have flex 6 ). Currently I am riding my 2015 Nitro Stance which was fun to learn on but I think it’s softness holds me back( has a soft of 3 but I’d say it feels as 1.5, 2 at its best).
I am rating myself as intermediate leaning a little towards the advanced spectrum and my style is all mtn freestyle. I am looking for a board that can lock into some carves and let me bomb the hill but I also like riding casual hitting the side hits and natural jumps. Also I need something that will not catch an edge when going flat or at low speeds (got plenty of catwalks in my resort and most of the times it gets really crowded)
I know this is a lot to ask but what do you think I should buy?
Thanks a lot and Happy Holidays!
Thanks for your message.
I haven’t ridden the Burnout since the 2018 model, unfortunately. It has changed since then, and the 2020 model is a little different. But it’s still the same camber profile and as far as I can tell flex. Still an aggressive freestyle board. The changes aren’t that dramatic, as far as I can tell. So I would say that it’s still something you’ve got to be on your game on, if you don’t to catch an edge.
The Machete is certainly a little more mellow.
Personally I would be leaning Nitro Team for what you’re describing. The Burnout would certainly work, but I did find the Team less catchy (despite being full camber). I think the Team and Machete are better matches for your binding and boots too. I would go Team over Machete though, personally.
Happy holidays and hope this helps with your decision.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to answer. By the time i made up my mind the Nitro Team was sold out, so I ended buying the Machete. I only rode it 1 day yet, but the board is pretty amazing.
One side note if anyone is intersted, the top sheet chips pretty easy. Got already a few marks on the tail from skiers bumping into me at chair lift queue.
Thanks for the update and the insights. Much appreciated.