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.
Board: Ride Burnout
Price: $499 (USD recommended retail)
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle
Flex Rating: Aggressive
Flex feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Rating Score: 83.3/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 17 men’s aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
- The average score was 85.0/100
- The highest score was 92.0/100 (see below)
- The lowest score was 78.7/100
- The average price was $541
- The Burnout ranked 11th= out of 17
Overview of the Burnout Burnout’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Burnout’s specs and available sizes.
|Style||Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle||Flex||Medium-Stiff (7/10)|
|Ability Level||Advanced to Expert||Feel||Locked-In|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber but mostly Camber*||Shape||True Twin|
|Stance Setback||Centered||Edge-hold||Medium snow|
Note: This board is considered a hybrid camber board by Ride – and it technically is, but I didn’t notice that rocker at all in the tip and tail. It’s very subtle, so I am considering it to be essentially traditional camber – it felt a lot more like a traditional camber profile than a hybrid camber to me. But technically, there is some rocker in there.
|Waist Width (mm)||250||251||252||253||260||262|
|Weight Range (lbs)||75-135||100-150||125-175||130-180||130-180||140-190|
|Weight Range (kgs)||34-60||45-69||57-79||59-82||59-82||64-86|
Note the 2019 model and previous had a 160 & 161W in addition to these sizes. The 2020 model doesn’t come in those sizes.
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
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.
|FACTOR||RATING (OUT OF 5)||CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL SCORE|
|TOTAL after normalizing||83.3/100|
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.