The Burton Sweet Tooth is new this year and it’s kind of in between a regular park board and the Nugget. It’s shrunk down but not totally shrunk so I guess you could say it’s moderate raduction. It’s got flat to rocker technology but it also has the sides of the tip/tail turned up a bit. This makes the board a lot more buttery, consequence free and playful than other boards.
On Snow Feel: So Raduction is pretty fun but often times it falls under a quiver board kind of ride. This is right in between quiver and full time freestyle board. Flat Top tech is flat between the feet and then rocker after but it still has a little of the continuous rocker personality going on. It’s mostly stable between the feet but when you are in harder snow it’s got a little more of a loose ride than most flat-rocker boards. Still it’s much more stable than V-Rocker while still offering a very easy catch free ride.
Powder: The shorter sizing isn’t bad in powder but it’s not a first choice for a powder twin.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Not really a carving board but it’s quick and easy edge to edge.
Speed: Pretty stable but it’s not really a bomber board. It borders on being good with picking up and keeping your speed.
Uneven Terrain: The small shape is going to be super easy to negotiate bumpy snow.
Edge Hold: This board has a little more going on with the edge hold than some but it’s not a board that grips well when it gets harder. It’s more of a good conditions ride.
Flex: On the medium side of stiff.
Switch: Perfect either way.
Jibbing: Great jibber. It’s smaller size and easy flex makes it a fun board for hanging out in the Jib Park a lot.
Pipe: Flat to rocker boards like this often don’t do very well in the pipe.
Jumps: Pretty decent spring for an ollie and a nice stable take off in the park but we are more fans of V-Rocker and Flying V-Rocker when it comes to getting pop out of the rocker profiles in Burotn’s line.