Almost a decade ago Jesse Burtner put out a pro model that reflected the direction him and Think Thank were pushing snowboarding, which coincided with the mass introduction of rocker into board construction. The Box Scratcher is the short, flexible board that's been below one or two of Burtner's feet as he's popped, slid, tapped, and flipped his way over every surface imaginable. New for 2018 is an updated take on this freestyle design, sporting Mervin's C3 profile, that reflects a collective shift back to the precise and poppy attributes of positive camber. And our testers were hyped on it. One described it as "a perfect balance of playfulness and stability," using the analogy that, "It’s like meeting up with that old friend you haven’t seen in years, and when you get back together it’s like you never left." As they ripped variable East Coast park conditions, riders lauded its ability to rail, not just ride them. In the words of one such tester: "This board carves so well and the low-entry nose and tail give you that surfy feeling, while it remains an awesome jib board with enough stability for good-sized jumps." The Box Knife is the ideal board for anyone who enjoys the ability to manipulate a soft board but appreciates the benefits of camber.
Length (cm) –Waist Width (cm)
151 – 25.1
160W – 26.5
Camber: Hybrid—minimal rocker with a camber dominant nose and tail
Shape: True twin
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board's flex.)