|Overall Rating||Pretty Good|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||Women's, 8-10, 10-12|
|Camber Profile||Directional Camber|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Burton Womens Super Bueno 2020 Review by The Good Ride
The Burton Womens Super Bueno is a hard charging all mountain board with a freeride personality. This board likes to go fast and has a stiff flex. It would work for a mid-wide equivalent for a women with a bigger size boot. It has a damp ride that can take you all over the mountain with speed. And it has a really consistent feel in almost all conditions.
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How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Conditions: Scraped off hard groomers, icy conditions one day and powder and hero snow on the second day.
Boots: Vans Ferra
Bindings: Union Milan
Set-Up: 20” Wide. 15 front -15 back
Approximate Weight: Feels pretty normal for the size.
Sizing: It is a bigger board size for most average sized women. But I think there are some women out there who this board was made for. For my 7.5 boot it felt a little too wide to get it to react how I wanted. With the stiffer flex, it was harder for me to bend the board in carves or when popping off features. I think someone who has a bigger foot (size 9 and up) or weighs more than I do (I’m only 108lbs so stiffer boards are harder for me to control) would feel at home on this.
The width under the bindings are 10″ across under the reference stance points, there is taper on the board but it seems to come in a little further back on the tail so it is the same under both binding points.
Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: The 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. What surprised me is how consistent this board felt in all conditions.
Flex/Pop/Buttering: The Burton Womens Super Bueno 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.
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: It was able to charge over any bumpy terrain I came across. It doesn’t have time for turning through that stuff and would rather flat base through it all to get to the good stuff somewhere else.
Edge Hold: Very similar to most Family Tree boards from Burton. It’s good but starts to let go in harder snow.
Turn Initiation: It felt medium for me, it has a wider waist and I have a smaller boot. It may turn faster for a bigger person, or someone with size 9 and up boots. But the fact that it was medium fast didn’t stop me from enjoying the turns on this board, it just gave it a different feel.
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 side-cut 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. This board has enough camber and energy to create spring out of the carves, but I wasn’t able to successfully bend the board enough to feel that due to my weight vs the stiff flex of the board. However, I was happy with how long I could hold carves, and pulled off some close to full circle carves on the Bueno so still fun.
Powder: I rode it in a 7″ powder day with crusty snow underneath. This is where the board surface area and my weight finally paid off. I didn’t have to try at all to keep the nose up and float through the powder and I didn’t hit bottom once since it gave me so much surface area to float on. It did however keep that slower turning consistent feel in the powder that it has all over the mountain.
Riding at the reference stance (21″ wide) you get 20.5″ on the nose and 16.5″ on the tail giving you 2″ set back on board.
Riding it all the way back you get 24″ on the nose and 12″ on the tail giving you 6″ set back on board.
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 the Burton Womens Super Bueno a pretty fun unique board that sits right in between the Free-ride and Aggressive All-Mountain world. It may be good for the ladies out there looking for a mid-wide board or a super damp hard charging board to ride pretty much everywhere.
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