Burton brings us yet another shred stick designed for speed and control in big terrain. The Family Tree Straight Chuter Camber Snowboard is built for expert-level riders who like big steep lines and hard-charging. A directional board with a nose built for powder and a hard-riding personality, the Burton Straight Chuter is a big-gun-inspired weapon of mass powder destruction.
The Straight Chuter Camber snowboard combines directional shape, flex, and bend to offer versatile performance for those who like to charge. Using high-end materials and exclusive Burton tech, the Straight Chuter Camber snowboard delivers where it counts. The Straight Chuter Camber is available in both a solid and a split, so if you’re looking for a splitboard, slide on over to the Burton Straight Chuter Camber Splitboard Review.
My first impression strapping into the Burton Family Tree Straight Chuter Camber Snowboard was not what I was expecting. After being talked up as a big mountain board designed for hard-charging, I was expecting an aggressive ride. But a quick press on the nose revealed a softer flex and I quickly found the board lends itself to a more surfy feel. Don’t get me wrong, the board can hold its own when speed and aggressive riding come into the picture, but I found that washed-out turns and surfy slashes were the bread and butter. Speaking of butter, the Straight Chuter was a real treat for playful butters at any speed, be it slow flat ground tricks or big airy butters over rolls.The Burton Straight Chuter Camber Snowboard is definitely happiest in powder but is more than capable of stability while hammering through the chop. Despite its playful surfy vibes, stability is not compromised and speed is a non-issue. The big rockered nose means never worrying about floatation in powder and is resilient enough to not chatter at high speeds, even in variable conditions.
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