2010 Burton Vapor 157 SnowboardBurton Vapor, $1200

Here’s what the testers had to say:

“For pipe, this board is a weapon, but a little too stiff for my personal style. If I had the budget for a Vapor and other boards I’d have one for pipe, but I like a board with more versatility.
“This board is snappy and has the dope sidecut to control it. Watch out, one mistake and it will put you on the ground, but damn this thing rails up the pipe.”
“Really fun in the pipe
and just right when I’m cruising. It charges up the wall and feels like you can barely twist it off it’s clean track up.”
“This is a great board in the pipe. Amazing shape, great tracking, and very light. This board isn’t overly aggressive, so I think a lot of people would have fun on it.”
“Awesome board, it charges through the pipe.”

Burton VaporEffective Edge (cm)Waist Width (cm)Weight Range (lbs)Stance Range (in)Stance Location (in)Sidecut (m)ShapeCamber
153 cm117.2524.5115–16519–25–0.57.5DirectionalTraditional
157 cm121.2524.8125–17520–26–0.57.79DirectionalTraditional
159 cm123.2524.9130–18020–26–0.57.91DirectionalTraditional
163 cm127.2525.4155–20520–26–0.58.2DirectionalTraditional
158 cm Wide122.2525.7130–18020–26–0.57.85DirectionalTraditional
162 cm Wide125.7525.9150–20020–26–0.58.09DirectionalTraditional