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Burton Day Trader 2014-2019 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating Pretty Good
Riding Style Powder
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) Women's
Manufactured in China
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Flat to Rocker
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Light
Powder Great
Turning Experience Good
Carving Average
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Average
Jumps Average
Jibbing Average
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel


Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Medium/Soft Snow

Burton Day Trader 2019 - 2014 Review by The Good Ride

The Burton Day Trader offers up a slightly tapered flat to rocker ride that’s fun for those that want a slashy/surfy setback powder ride that can also be pretty fun on groomers for what it is.  It’s not terrible to throw it around switch either. These days it sits in between the Stick Shift and Story Board in terms of overall ride. It doesn’t have the float of the Stick Shift but is close and ride groomers a little better.  The Sory Board out turns this and really outshines the Day Trader on groomers but doesn’t float quite as easy and it’s less forgiving.

Size: 150
Days:   2 (one with the Austria version and one with the China Version)
Conditions:  Pretty good Sierra Snow one day and pretty hard CO the other.
Riders:  Ginger
Boots: Burton Supreme
Bindings: Burton Lexa and Burton Escapade
Set Up
: 21.75” Centered 15 front -15 back

Approximate Weight: Felt on the lighter side of normal.

Flex/Buttering: right there in terms of the medium side of things.  It’s flat top profile allows a little room for easy buttering.

On Snow Feel:  The Burton Day Trader is kind of in between flat to rocker and continuous rocker making it a mostly stable ride but in the harder snow, it can feel a little looser between the feet than you would expect. It’s a very forgiving easy ride that can work with all ability levels.

Edge Hold:  Not really there when the snow get’s med/hard to hard.  Up till that point, the Burton Day Trader is not bad but after that point, it lets go way too easy and it can be a bit scary.

Powder:  We never got this in powder but it has a flat to rocker profile that they call Directional Flat Top, a good bit of taper so the tail sinks and a set back on board as well as on sidecut so it should float pretty well.  Based on our experience with similar Burton boards it should be pretty good here.

Turn Initiation: Pretty fast edge to edge and an easy turner.

Skidded Turns: Very easy to skid turns and not a hard board to ride if you aren’t always on point with your turning.  You can skid turns pretty easy all day if you need to.

Carving:   The Day Trader is not going to be a carving board. Flat Top tech can be a bit washy and it doesn’t hold on a real carve. You get more stability between the feet than Flying V but it’s just not going to hold a carve like the Directional Camber options out there in 2019 like the Burton Story Board.

Speed: Pretty stable at speeds and not too chattery. The base is really fast so it keeps its speed in the flats.

Uneven Terrain: It’s so small size combined with Burton’s shock absorbent flex makes for a very easy board to negotiate moguls you might find on the way to a powder stash.

Switch:  Pretty doable for how setback it is and it can be done no problem if you need to here and there.

Jumps: Pops pretty well off the tail for the camber profile it has but it doesn’t compete with the Directional Camber boards when it comes to hard pop off the tail.  Conversely, this is easier to make it pop for an ollie though.

Jibbing: nah…..

Pipe: As long as the pipe wall is soft the Burton Day Trader could work well.

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