Board Of The Month: Burton Barracuda

2012 Burton Barracuda Snowboard. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Board Of The Month: Burton Barracuda

A big fish for the freeride sea, the Barracuda is the transformation of the ever-popular Malolo powder model. With generous rocker uplift in the nose, this deck buoys above the deep, while the gradual blend of camber between the feet and toward the tail act as a rudder for stability. Extended edges along the bindings give it a mean bite in ice and chunder, and the thinned-out tip and tail reduce swing weight for better mobility. The medium flex adapts to all types of terrain, and its carbon backbone make it reactive and snappy. In the frozen water world, this new powder hunter is on the prowl.

About The Artist

William Hiłamas Edward Wasden Jr. provided the orca design for this deck. He's one of the best flat designers among the 'Namgis, a North Vancouver Island First Nations People.

Available lengths: 149, 153, 157, 161, 165, 169

Shape: Tapered

Camber: Combination

Ideal Terrain: Steeps, pillows, pow

Price: $500