• Near Excellent Pow Float
  • Fast Base
  • Incredible Pop
  • Excellent Good Condition Carver


  • Can Get Bucky In Uneven Snow
  • Edge hold lacks in harder snow


The Burton Straight Chuter isn’t ideal in uneven snow but man is it a great board in deep pow and it carves super hard on clean groomers.

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

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Medium Snow

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Burton Straight Chuter 2023-2024 Written Review Review by The Good Ride

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A Breakdown Of How It Rides And Who Its For

Burton Straight Chuter Snowboard Reivew

How The Burton Straight Chuter Review Happened:

Burton sent this to me to keep. I normally don’t do this but wanted to ride it all season to see what it did. This is still my honest objective opinion.
Size: 159
Days: 5+
Conditions: Slightly tracked groomers, good groomers, decent pow, better pow and pretty deep pow with the help of my Drift Boards & Union Rovers
 James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs)
Boots: Burton Kendo, Burton Ion, Ride Fuse, Burton Tourist
Insoles: F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Atlas, Burton Genesis Step On, Burton Photon Step On
Jacket: Jones Mtn Surf Anorak, Jones Shralpinist Stretch Jacket
Pant: Jones Mountain Surf Bib, Jones Shralpinist Stretch Bib
Goggle: Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Clutch Mitt, Burton AK Tech Leather Glove, Drop Tahoma Mitt,

Similar Boards (but not the same): Korua Café Racer, YES PYL Uninc, Burton Flight Attendant, Jones Flagship, Lib Tech BRD, Weston Backwoods, Prior Spearhead, Cardiff Powgoda, Jones Mind Expander,

James’s Set Up: 21.5” Wide. Sance Angles +18/-3, +18/+3, 21/+3 +24/+6. Close to Reference on groomers and Set all the way back in powder.

Approximate Weight

The Burton Straight Chuter has a very light feel to it and it’s a good bit lighter than most 159’s with similar specs. (We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)



So the Burton Straight Chuter fit me very well. I wouldn’t want to size up to a 162 or size down to a 155. The 162 would handle my weight better but I would sacrifice my ability to turn this board. At a size159 I felt like I didn’t want it any wider so this is the best fit for me.

Here are some ideal US boot sizes for the Burton Straight Chuter’s. You can of course go bigger or smaller depending on your riding style and boot’s footprint, but these work best for not turning the board slower than it should be and not having the dreaded Toe & Heel Drag.
151: 6.5-7.5
155: 8-9
159: 9-10
162: 10-11

For weight I would stay close to Burton’s recommended weight ranges or even on the lighter side of what they recommend. If it comes down to boot size or weight, I would make sure it fits your boot first and then your weight a close second but stay at or below the recommended weight settings as ultralights don’t do well with heavier riders.

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level


The Burton Straight Chuter is a very tapered and very directional ride. The nose is massively bigger than the tail but you don’t feel that light in the tail either. They have that cool sidecut magic that makes it feel less tapered on groomers than many rides with this much taper but I still needed more back foot weight finishing the turn to keep it from feeling a little washy.


You throw in the directional camber profile with camber starting a good bit before the front binding and then going almost all the way to the tail. All that camber makes it track super well but it doesn’t make it easy to skid a turn for an intermediate rider.

Flex Personality

Burton Straight Chuter Flex

From tail to the front inserts the Burton Straight Chuter is very stiff. The nose is a good bit softer. It is a med/stiff overall ride but man does it pop easy and have such a dynamic flex to it. It was easier than I thought it would be to butter but even easier to get it to pop on an ollie. I just love how easily accessible it was for an average rider like myself.

Uneven Terrain

Slightly Uneven Snow

The Burton Straight Chuter has exceptional pop and a very light feel but that comes at a cost when it comes to how it handles uneven snow. It’s just not ideal for hard micro bumpy or soft uneven snow. It bucked and bounced me around a good bit more than other boards. On same day tests with the Burton Gril Master 155, Burton Power Wagon and many other rides they all just handled uneven snow better. That being said it’s not terrible for an ultralight and did better than some I’ve tried. This is best for lighter riders.

Edge Hold

The Burton Straight Chuter lets go pretty easy when you hit hard patches. It’s a common theme with all Burton Directional Camber boards. I’ve tried to sharpen the edges in the past. That helps but not as much as I’d like and it makes it much more catchy. I even had professional tuner friends who tune boards for pro’s do it and it didn’t help me. It’s ok in harder snow but you hit a surprice patch and you might end up on your ass.

Speed/Base Glide

base glide

In good conditions the Burton Straight Chuter’s sidecut is very friendly with a straight line and will track very well into a natural kicker or cliff drop. Not that I’m doing that but you can just tell by how well it goes straight. It’s not ideal when the conditions start to turn and you do get that chatter that starts at the nose and continues throughout the board.

The base glide is exceptional. It’s up there with Jones. On a same day test with the Jones Stratos, that has a very fast base, it felt like they each had similar glide.

Turning Experience/Carving

Burton Straight Chuter Carve

The turn initiation is medium to medium/fast with the Burton Straight Chuter. I like it better in wide open spaces but in tight spots its still doable with a little more effort.

So even though the Burton Straight Chuter has a very straight line friendly design it was still fun to get a little turny with it. It isn’t all about a circle carve but it can across the groomer carve very well.

When really laying into a carve the Burton Straight Chuter has amazing spring out of the turn but it only shines in good conditions. In slightly bumpy snow the edge got bucked out of its line.


Burton Straight Chuter Powder

So I got about 16-24 inches of pretty light PNW snow and the Burton Straight Chuter didn’t even feel like it was trying when I set it as far back as I could with a 21.5” stance width. That big ass nose with early rise before, it’s tiny tapered tail and all that set back on board really helped the Straight Chuter shine. It’s almost there with some pure pow boards. If you have this you might not need a dedicated pow board unless you see some insanely deep days. It’s amazing as a big mountain floater but also no slouch with low angle pow riding either.

pow set back

With a 23” Stance width set all the way back you can get 5.75” back from center of board. That is by measuring on the stance markers in the channel. With Non-EST bindings you can set it further back because the screw mounts are on the inside.


Not ideal switch but way more doable than you would think.


So if it wasn’t for the chattery/bucky feel in uneven terrain the Burton Straight Chuter would be one of my personal favorites. As it stands you have a very easy floating, hard carving, poppy ride with a very fast base.

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Burton Straight Chuter Past Reviews

Update 2023: The Burton Straight chuter is different and I’m currently testing the 2023-2024 model with lighter more poppy construction. 


The Burton Straight Chuter doesn’t have super grippy edge hold but in powder to good groomers it will float, bomb and carve like a champ.

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Burton Straight Chuter Snowboard Review- How it rides and who it is for

Burton Straight Chuter








How This Review Happened: We had a few laps at a demo.
Size: 156
Days: 1
Conditions: Pretty rough hard snow
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 Genesis X, Burton Cartel, Burton Mission, Burton Malavita,

Similar Boards (but not the same): Not any we can think of in this time.

Set-Up: 21”, 21.5”, 22” Wide. 21 front -6 back. Close to Reference and Set all the way back.  22” Wide. 15 front -15 back.


Stay close to Burtons weight recommendations. Here is our opinion of ideal US boot sizes for these boards. Stay close to Burton’s weight recommendations. 

151: 7-8

155: 8-9

159: 9-10

162- 10-11

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

The Burton Straight Chuter is like most directional camber Burton rides but does not feel as turney. It is pretty locked in and catchy but also doesn’t have a lets make slow speed turns personality either. It tracks very well.


The Burton Straight Chuter we rode did not feel “Happy Medium” like they said on the site. It felt medium/stiff bordering more on the stiff side from tip to tail. Not easy to butter and it takes a little giddy up to get it to Ollie as well. Maybe the demo model we tried came out stiffer than production…


You have a fast base with a stiff pretty damp ride so the Burton Straight Chuter can point it. That bigger nose can cause a little jitter but it quiets down pretty quick.

Uneven Terrain

We did not have good snow and it didn’t seem to bother the Burton Straight Chuter much. Powering over is what this is all about and you can hammer over a rough patch pretty easy on the way to a good groomer or pow stash.

Edge Hold

The Burton Straight Chuter is like most Burton boards. It just does not grip like most disrupted sidecuts when the snow gest hard to icy. You can give it a tune to give it more grip but it makes it more catchy and the overall ride isn’t as fun.  If you do not like disrupted sidecuts then you will like Burton’s sidecut.

Turn Initiation

Not quick and borders on medium/slow. It is not the board we would want in the trees but we would love to point it down an open bowl or wide open groomer. It needs more speed to make the Burton Straight Chuter turn making it wide radius friendly and that is about it.

Turning Experience/Carving

If you like high speed narrow to across the groomer at best S-Carves this is where the Burton Straight Chuter shines. If you want a circle carver then look elsewhere. It’s no First Cut or Leader Board but it is a huge step up from the Hometown Hero and Flight Attendant. There is lots of good camber underfoot to make it spring out of the turns it likes.


The Burton Straigh Chuter has the kind of nose that takes it up a notch float wise from the Flight Attendant, Hometown Hero and even the Skeleton Key. We didn’t get any powder but this big ass nose with a decent amount of early rise before will for sure improve the float. You also have a massive set back on board at -5.75″ back from center of board at a 23″ stance width.


Last year we rode a board similar to this called the Burton Leaderboard and it was a stiff, full camber super gnarly straight liner. This year the Burton Straight Chuter took that spot and it is much more of an everyman’s easy floating straight liner. It is still a very aggressive straight liner but is just a little more forgiving for this type of board.

Burton Straight Chuter Specs

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Burton Straight Chuter User Reviews

Burton Straight Chuter 2021-2024 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model

Big Stick

Apr 06, 2021 by Pete
Ability Level: Expert • 
Riding Style: Big Mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 40 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5’11 185 

I rode this board with Burton Cartel X bindings.

Rode this at Heavenly and Kirkwood. The second day there was 6 inches of fresh.

This board definitely is a big mountain winner for me. I haven’t been on a board in a long time that refused to get bucked off its line. This thing holds an edge through all conditions. A true point it and go - thus the “chute” in the name.

I wanted to see if I could get more from it besides bombing steeps and hiking. Took it through some tight trees in soft snow, and it was shockingly nimble. There are better boards for trees, but you won’t feel like trading out half way through the day, as this board can handle it. Some of these were in more mellow terrain, and it was surfy and fairly agile.

This board has the family tree magic like all others. The unique glass layup allows the board to flex in the right places. This isn’t a medium stiff board as described In the main review. It’s stiff. It’s work. But can feel medium stiff due to the way the glass allows you to torsionally maneuver the board. I feel the “medium stiff” is mislabeled, as you can take this board on anything on the mountain.

This is an advanced board. There are better boards for those looking for a resort deck that can be ridden for an intermediate rider - ie Burton Hometown Hero. This deck is meant to be pushed, and will wear you out from the stiffness if you are truly are carving and maneuvering this board.

For me it’s a quiver deck. If I’m hiking to chutes, dropping in bowls, bombing morning groomers, etc, I’d grab this. Once those conditions are gone, ideally I’d grab another deck for the rest of the day. It does fit a strong enough spot in a quiver that it will replace my older Jones Flagship

5.0 5.0 1 1 I rode this board with Burton Cartel X bindings. Rode this at Heavenly and Kirkwood. The second day there was 6 inches of fresh. This board definitely is a big mountain wi Burton Straight Chuter 2021-2024 Snowboard Review

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