|Overall Rating||Liked it!|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12|
|Manufactured in||Vermont at Burton|
|Camber Profile||Directional Camber|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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.
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 Atlas, Burton 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
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.