2014 Burton Freebird Splitboard Review

Dreams of fresh untracked pow making you anxious for the 2014 winter season? Well then get stoked on the 2014 Burton Freebird Splitboard, the best way to hit up the unexplored backcountry this season.

The snowboard is, of course, designed to come apart, or ‘split,’ in two so that it can be more easily tracked up to the top of a gnarly backcountry section of the mountain where the leisure of lifts just doesn’t exist. At this, it excels. However, it needs to be stressed that the Burton Freebird Splitboard is an absolute monster: if you’re an expert, it’s perfect. If you’re a beginner or an intermediate, you might want to opt for something a bit mellower.

The splitboard’s S-Rocker, tapered shaping, and Side Effects translate into plenty of float for runs in deep powder. It’s Super Fly II Core with Dualzone EGD and its Triax fiberglass outer layer keep the board light without sacrificing any durability.

Since the Burton Freebird Splitboard is a splitboard, there are a few extra pieces of equipment that need to be bought alongside it. These include interface, skins, and crampons. All of these can be bought via Voile at www.voile-usa.com.

You can’t go wrong with the Burton Freebird Splitboard if you are an experienced snowboarder that is looking to tear up the part of the mountain that few dare venture to.

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