Burton Vapor

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 Vapor Effective Edge (cm) Waist Width (cm) Weight Range (lbs) Stance Range (in) Stance Location (in) Sidecut (m) Shape Camber
153 cm 117.25 24.5 115–165 19–25 –0.5 7.5 Directional Traditional
157 cm 121.25 24.8 125–175 20–26 –0.5 7.79 Directional Traditional
159 cm 123.25 24.9 130–180 20–26 –0.5 7.91 Directional Traditional
163 cm 127.25 25.4 155–205 20–26 –0.5 8.2 Directional Traditional
158 cm Wide 122.25 25.7 130–180 20–26 –0.5 7.85 Directional Traditional
162 cm Wide 125.75 25.9 150–200 20–26 –0.5 8.09 Directional Traditional