The Burton Mystery Camber takes off where the Vapor left off and adds a bit more high end tech. This has drug dealer or doctor money behind it but it’s one hell of a board just like the Vapor was. This is hard to rate because it’s not really in a price range of the average board. When you get into this price range its a diminishing point of return when it comes to the phrase you get what you pay for. It’s really hard to say buy this board unless you are interested in funding the trickle down of high end tech. For me I’d rather buy the Custom X but some will want a little better ride for a lot more.
The 2014 and 2015 Burton Mystery have a very similar ride but 2015 has a new side wall that is more damp so it counteracts some of the problems you can experience with ultra light boards like this.
On Snow Feel: It seems fast mean and aggressive but light and snappy. It’s got a very light snappy feel to an old school ride.
Powder: Camber is not ideal in powder but it’s set back makes it a little easier in powder.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Quick and rewarding edge to edge when it comes to short to medium radius turns. Carving is going to be a dream with this kind of snappy flex and traditional camber profile. Those who know how to turn well can enjoy light quick transitions from hard carve to hard carve.
Speed: Fast and stable at speed with Burton’s highest end base.
Uneven Terrain: All Burton boards have been great with dealing with uneven terrain so there is no reason to believe it will handle as well as the Custom X and Vapor which were 2 stiff boards.
Edge Hold: The vapor had a very solid grip and held an edge better than any Burton board I ever rode so this should be just like it
Flex: Snappy and quick. It’s no butter board.
Switch: Same general shape as the Vapor. Burton calls this directional but it’s more on the directional twin side of twinnish. It’s got a twin flex and when centered it’s pretty easy to ride switch.
Jibbing: This is no jib board.
Pipe: The Vapor is a technical pipe riders dream. It’s light, easy to throw around for camber and drives really well wall to wall. The Mystery should be the same or possibly better.
Jumps: Should be really snappy and strong for an ollie and combined with the Diode EST hinge tech it makes for a lot of strong rider spring. Probably a little snappier than the Vapor. It’s not a perfect park jump board but it’s damn close.
I don’t think I could ever recommend this board because of the price but some people will just want to have it any ways.