Leave the bunny hill in the dust with the confidence-inspiring feel and mellow flex of the Burton Ripcord Snowboard. Designed with a soft flex pattern for easier board manipulation, the Ripcord excels at linking turns without excess stiffness or unruly aggression threatening to toss you on your backside. It's directional in shape with a set-back riding stance and larger nose, allowing for predictable straight line tracking across variable snow conditions. Matching the shape, the board is stiffer at the tail and softer in the nose, providing support and stability for initiating turns and learning to carve at speed.
The board's profile is what Burton calls "Flat Top," meaning it's predominately flat, with early-rise tip and tail for catch-free turns. Flat profiles are extremely stable and predictable, allowing you to harness speed into control without it feeling catchy like a fully cambered board. The nose and tail rise subtly off the snow, preventing them from hooking up and sending you tumbling down the mountain. Another benefit, the early-rise nose enhances float, should you find yourself learning to ride in fresh powder.
A full, tip-to-tail wood core delivers a consistently smooth flex and proven durability when you're progressing from the easiest runs to blue squares at mid-mountain. Biax fiberglass retains a torsionally soft feel that's perfect for learning to link turns without it being too stiff or aggressive. Another beginner-friendly feature is the Easy Bevel edges, which uplift from the snow for reduced likelihood of catching an edge.