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Burton Con Artist 2018 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style Snowsurf
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Vermont at Burton
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Directional Camber
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Good
Turning Experience Excellent
Carving Great
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Excellent
Switch Good
Jumps Good
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel


Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Medium Snow

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Burton Con Artist 2018 Review by The Good Ride

The Burton Con Artist is a board that keeps coming back but rumor is that this is the last season it will be made for a while or forever.  Burton’s Family Tree line has been a lot of fun to ride over the years and this is no exception.  It feels like a new take on the Branch Manager but with a lot of it’s on unique super turny personality.  It’s all about quick surfy turns and good pop.  It’s even not bad switch for how directional and tapered it is.

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Size: 152
Days:  4
Conditions: Some good groomers, a lot of messy stormy snow and a little powder.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 190bs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Adidas Acerra,
Insoles: Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union AtlasBurton Genesis X,
Set Up
: 22″-22.5” wide. Close to reference stance and set all the way back. 18 front -6 back

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when i know there are trees and pow

Feb 06, 2018 by Andrew
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: Freeride • 
Days You Ride A Year: 50+ • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5'8", 150, mens 8 

I own the original release '12/13 ConArtist - different construction then this one but i believe the ride dynamics have been preserved. This board only gets used a handful of days a year and for the most part these are backcountry, treed runs in light kootenay blower powder. Almost always sled access days. I also had the recent opportunity to ride this board in Niseko, Hokkaido.

I ride this board with burton genesis X bindings and ION boots.

If i am in the trees and powder i love this board - quick turning and slashy. I ride this opposite a Burton Barracuda and believe in the tight trees and changing conditions the ConArtist has the edge - stiffer nose, shorter tail - just performs better in those conditions. Also the stiff tail, while short, can provide just enough pop to get a little bit more fun. Also the ConArtist can perform on the groomer if needs be - holding a carve and bombing through crud.

This is a board i have taken great care of to keep it for those few deep days in the trees. I hope to have it for years to come.

4.0 4.0 1 1 I own the original release '12/13 ConArtist - different construction then this one but i believe the ride dynamics have been preserved. This board only gets used a handful of days Burton Con Artist 2018 Snowboard Review

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