The Burton Deja Vu Restricted is a little change up on the old Deja Vu twinish camber model from 2013. This is a directional twin with a set back stance. Burton rarely makes a twin shape with a set back stance. Usually they make a twinish to directional shape with a set back and keep most of their twin shapes with a centered stance. It’s fun to see this directional twin have a nice 1/2″ or 12.5 mm set back for those who like a little more of a directional ride on occasion. This could make a lot of versitile all mountain to all mountain freestyle riders happy.
On Snow Feel: Burton has made some of the best camber boards of all time so they know what they are doing with an old school bend. This is a great advanced to expert on a budget all mountain to aggressive all mountain ride for those that like to ride switch a lot. This will have a very stable but semi-catchy feel edge to edge and it offers a fun carvy ride.
Powder: Now camber isn’t easy compared to most hybrid shapes out there these days but it does offer a pretty easy directional float for those who still prefer the extra pop that most camber boards still can provide in powder. This is a great board for setting the stance centered on most days and then setting it back on powder to get a little extra float. If you like hybrid rocker boards you might disagree with this rating.
Turn Initiation and Carving: This board has a quick edge to edge kind of feel that likes to turn if you know how to make turns. If you are someone who skids their turns then this board isn’t ideal for you and you should consider a hybrid rocker board. If you look up hill and see a thin S pattern line the whole way down then you are going to like the Burton Deja Vu Restricted. Every type of turn has a nice spring out of it and carving is about as good as it gets for a directional twin of this flex.
Speed: The Burton Deja Vu Restricted doesn’t have Burton’s fastest base in Burtons quiver of bases but it keeps it’s speed well and it’s still good when you compare it to most bases in the industry. It’s got a pretty damp feel and you can get some fun wide open mountain speed going here. It also got some
Uneven Terrain: Great shock absorption for a board of this flex and camber profile. It’s not bad dealing with a mogul run or when the groomers get bumpy due to crowds starting to create moguls.
Edge Hold: Pretty middle ground edge hold. It holds well enough for most conditions but starts to slide out when it gets really hard to icy.
Flex: Very snappy and poppy. It’s not ideal for a butter but it’s better than you would think for this flex.
Switch: Normally a directional twin gets a great rating but with EST/Channel tech the Burton Deja Vu Restricted can center up really well and the flex is the same throughout the entire board so it should ride very very very close to a true twin.
Jibbing: Pretty good for a camber board but not it’s forte. Best for less challenging bonks and jibs.
Pipe: Camber is fun in the pipe for very technical riders. If this had a little more edge hold this would be an excellent pipe board for the technical rider. If the pipe is med/soft this will be a lot of fun driving from wall to wall.
Jumps: The Deja Vu Restricted can snap you into the air well for an ollie and it’s got a fun stable approach to the kickers. Since Burton doesn’t make hinge tech bindings why go with their EST bindings. Probably better to go with their Re:Flex tech or if you can fit into a men’s binding with Hinge tech then get that. The reason I’m talking about Hinge Tech is because it adds a lot of spring to your ollie.