|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10|
|Camber Profile||Directional Camber|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Burton Super Bueno 2020 Review by The Good Ride
The Burton Superbueno takes a lot of that Family Tree Personality and puts it into a less tapered/directional shape with a pretty stiff flex. It’s a pretty fast aggressive fun turning ride that works well for those looking for a one board quiver.
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How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Conditions: A little sloppy
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs), Zobel (Size 11.5, 6’ 180lbs),
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Strata
Set-Up: 21.5 – 22” Wide. 18 front -3 back. Close to Reference and set all the way back.
Approximate Weight: Feels pretty normal for the size.
Sizing: The 159 felt great for Peter but I felt like if they made a 156 that might be the right fit for my (James) specs. Felt just a touch wide but not too wide to be a problem. The approximate width over the inserts is 27cm to 26.4cm over the front and 26.5cm to 27.1cm wide with a 25.6cm waist in the middle.
Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: The Burton Super Bueno has mostly camber with a bit of early rise before the nose. It’s pretty locked in and unforgiving. It is not an easy board to skid turns and likes a more advanced to expert rider. It tracks well and has a very consistent feel in most conditions you want to ride.
Flex/Pop/Buttering: The Burton Superbueno is not easy to butter and takes a strong rider to get it to bend. Same for getting this into the air but it has lots of pop for those that can pop it. It’s not unattainable but it just takes more work. It’s not ultra-stiff like the Burton Leader Board or other rides like that.
Speed: The base is pretty fast and has an easy glide to it. It also is very damp and stable at speed. It has an overall personality that lets you point it
Uneven Terrain: The ability for the Burton Super Bueno to absorb chatter is pretty exceptional. It is a great all-day ride and you can power through some
Edge Hold: Very similar to most Family Tree boards from Burton. It’s good but starts to let go in harder snow.
Turn Initiation: Medium edge to edge for me. The Super Bueno is not slow but takes a little longer than some to turn edge to edge.
Turning Experience/Carving: It doesn’t feel as much like a tapered directional board as other Family Tree boards. All family Tree boards have a sidecut that doesn’t make the board feel too washy but this is less than the others. You don’t need much back foot weight to keep the carve going. It carves hard and really springs out of the turn as long as the snow is good.
Powder: It’s been a tough season to get powder. All we got was 4″ of wind affected thick wet powder that wasn’t really powder. The Burton Super Bueno has some pretty good directional float with a 3.5″ set back on board at a 23″ stance width.
Switch: Very doable but not perfect either way.
Getting Air/Park:The Burton Super Bueno tracks really well into the small hits we launched off of. It would climb a softer pipe wall pretty well too but it’s no jib board.
Overall this is a pretty fun unique board that sits right in between the Freeride and Aggressive All-Mountain world.
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