Board Of The Month: Burton Sherlock

Burton Sherlock ($490)

Seek And Destroy

Burton Sherlock. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Burton Sherlock. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

A powder seeker with a freestyle soul, the new Sherlock was developed as a versatile, all-mountain deck with input from Burton’s backcountry heavy hitters like Mikey Rencz and Mark Sollors. It features Burton’s new Side Effect edges-elongated contact points that increase the overall surface area of the boards’ tip and tail and better distribute edge pressure. What does that mean for you? Springy powder buoyancy and reliable edge hold on groomers. Plus, the medium flex with carbon fiber stringers and Flying-V camber give it a playful platform of rocker, with the edge grip and pop of camber underfoot. Case closed. The Sherlock solves the mystery of the single board that killed freestyle, freeride, park, and pow-in one run.

Available lengths: 154, 157, 160, 163

Ideal Terrain: Pow, pillows, spines-any natural terrain where you want your freestyle skills to flourish.

Camber: Burton Flying-V (rocker between and outside the feet, camber underfoot).

Shape: Twin-like, with a directional flex and elongated tip and tail.