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Burton Pow Wrench Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating
Riding Style
Riding Level
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Austria
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Flat to Rocker
Stance Setback -20mm
Approx. Weight
Powder Excellent
Turning Experience Good
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Average
Jumps Good
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium

Skidded Turns

Semi-Easy

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Semi-Easy

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Burton Pow Wrench 2021 Review by The Good Ride

Burton Pow Wrench Snowboard Video Review Fast Forward Markers.

Timecodes

0:00 – Intro

0:04 – Summary

1:08 – Sizing

1:40 – Camber/On Snow Feel

2:08 – Flex/Pop/Butterability

2:56 – Speed

3:51 – Edge Hold

4:19 – Turning/Carving

5:10 – Powder

5:25 – Conclusion

5:43 – Outakes

6:26 – About Our Reviews

Swipe Right
: Somewhat Short, Semi-Wide floaty ride that isn’t bad when the powder is gone.
Swipe Left: Mediocre edge hold so if you drop in steep terrain with ice before the pow it could be sketchy.

Summary

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.

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.

Burton Pow Wrench Snowboard Review- How it rides and who it is for

Burton Pow WrenchBurton Pow Wrench Jimbo Ollie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Sizing
Stay close to Burton’s recommended weight but you can go smaller with your boot size.

152: 9-11 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. It skids turns easy too and could work for an intermediate who see’s a shit ton of powder and soft snow.

Flex/Pop/Buttering

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.

Speed

Not a bomber but pretty good speed if you want to point it occasionally.

Uneven Terrain

We love boards like the Burton Pow Wrench for messy days and it can handle a long messy line to get to some good stashes.

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 and the width does come into play to make this turn slower for a 152. It turns quick enough to go where you want it to go and it turns almost medium quick in powder.

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.

Powder

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 in the nose. That combined with the healthy taper in the tail and the widesh width should handle the deep deep really well. The base, when waxed well should keep your speed well too.

Conclusion

So you can get the Burton Pow Wrench for Powder but it doesn’t necessarily have to go back on the shelf when the deep stuff is gone.

 
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