Burton Skeleton Key 163 Snowboard Review 2018-2019

Description

TESTER: Eric Odlin

BOARD: Burton Skeleton Key 163

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  4

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Shape, and I hadn’t played with “the channel” infinite stance options in a while. So many possibilities.

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: I guess I hate full camber. A 163 is a normal light for me but this felt huge in the trees and jibbing around.

OVERALL COMMENTS: Shape, pop, and carves where nice, but it felt large and in charge of me when cranking through so not-so-fresh trees. Gimme a little rise on the tips and free this guy up a hair. My stance was limitless but my ride was restricted feeling.

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  5

SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  More nose than tail, with a cool upcut in the tail.

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   5

FLEX COMMENT:  TOO STIFF

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  Perhaps it seems stiff because I was battling the camber……

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:   6

STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Camber is the solidest ride out there.

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  3

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  Not playful enough for me.

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:    OK

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: OK

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Had to get hard in the backseat to stay up;)

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  OK

GRAPHICS COMMENT: OK

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Plain white with a some black text. Not bad, not great.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: I didn’t know this, but no more fill camber for me please. It’s super solid, but takes my fun factor down.

TEST YEAR:   2018/19 SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
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