• Great Float in a Short/w


  • Large Sizing Gaps
  • Edge Hold Behind Some Peers
  • Base is slow for this price


The Burton Pow Wrench comes in widely spaced out sizing but has an easy float that could work for a mostly pow ride if it matches your specs.

Update 2023: The Burton Pow Wrench hasn't changed much or at all so this review still stands. 

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Riding Style Powder
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Austria
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Flat to Rocker
Stance Setback -20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Split Comes in split
Powder Great
Base Glide Good
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Average
Jumps Good
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel


Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Medium Snow

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Burton Pow Wrench 2021-2023 Written Review Review by The Good Ride

Welcome to the Burton Pow Wrench Snowboard Review from an average rider with extensive first hand knowledge of how boards ride. 

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews and this is our unfiltered opinion. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

A Breakdown of How it rides and who it is for

Burton Pow Wrench








How This Review Happened: A few laps at a demo and some pretty good PNW Pow.
Size: 152 & 158
Days: 2
Conditions:Pretty great groomers with the 152 and pretty great light PNW pow.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs),
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV,
Insoles: Sandsole Custom InsolesF.I.T. Gameghangers Low Profile , F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Burton Cartel

Similar Boards (but not the same):
Capita Spring Break 158 Powder Glider, Capita Spring Break 161 Tree Hunter, Jones Mind Expander, Burton 3D Fish (review coming)

Set-Up:  21.5” – 22” Wide. 21 front -3 back. Close to Reference

Here are some ideal boot sizes for the Burton Pow Wrench. You can of course go bigger or smaller but these have the best chance for not being hard to turn or getting toe/heel drag.

152: 9-10 US boots

158: 10-12 US boots

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

The tapered directional shape is pretty set back but doesn’t feel like you are riding on the tail. It makes the Burton Pow Wrench feel a little more between the feet than you would think. That isn’t good or bad. Just about preference.

The flat between the bindings with rocker before the tip/tail works really well for creating a stable ride that tracks well. The Burton Pow Wrench skids turns easy too and could work for an intermediate who see’s a shit ton of powder and soft snow.


Burton Pow Wrench Jimbo Ollie








The Burton Pow Wrench we had was med/stiff between the feet but felt more medium in the tip/tail where the rocker was on snow. It was pretty easy to butter and play around. Yeah there isn’t that snap that Burton boards with camber underfoot have but it still has pretty good pop on an Ollie.


The Burton Pow Wrench is not a bomber but pretty good speed if you want to point it occasionally.

Uneven Terrain

The Burton Pow Wrench can turn really well through messy bumpy snow but it bucks and bounces if you try to power through or over it.

Edge Hold

Missing the grip we prefer in harder snow because we feel even powder boards can benefit from a little extra edge hold. There have been soo many times we had to get through some hard to icy snow to get to powder.

Turn Initiation

The Burton Burton Pow Wrench is pretty middle ground in terms of turn initiation. The 152 felt medium slow but the 158 felt really slow/difficult for my size 9’s. Once you get the turn going it gets you where you want it to go. The deeper the pow the easier it turns.

Turning Experience/Carving

We were all surprised by the Burton Pow Wrench with how well it could hold a harder turn. It is no directional camber board but it is pretty enjoyable on a carve.


The 158 was a bit too big and hard to manage for my specs but the float was easy. I didn’t even have to really worry about more back foot weight. It didn’t need to try in the almost Knee high powder. There is a healthy bit of the rocker before the nose, a healthy taper and a pretty wide width that translated to being an excellent floater. I personally liked the 3D fish for my style of riding better but the Burton Pow Wrench has a more centered feel that many will like.


The Burton Pow Wrench was a fun pow board but I liked the Burton 3D Fish a little better.

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