If you’re looking to fully go when the snow stacks up, the Short Stop is not just a powder pony, it’s a powder unicorn. It’s strikingly responsive while effortlessly playful, allowing for deft navigation of technical terrain while maintaining an inclination for surfy creativity. One look at the Short Stop’s big-nose-no-tail shape and it’s easy to imagine how this new addition to the Burton Family Tree line provides an all-time ride on deep days, but it’s the nuanced tech that makes the board super fun outside of storm cycles.
The Short Stop’s stiffer flex is key for its nimble turning while things are kept lively thanks to the short-and-wide shape combined with Burton’s Directional Flat Top (flat camber that transitions into rocker on the nose). Dualzone EGD strategic wood placement along the toe and heel paired with a running edge that goes all the way to very end of the Short Stop’s barely-there tail is the secret sauce to the Short Stop’s incredibly impressive ability to float without losing any power and drive. One run on the Short Stop and it will be a mainstay in your collection.