Burton Gate Keeper Snowboard – 2017

MSRP: $599.95

“The Gate Keeper is a board that is made for open terrain where you can lay out your turns. Go a little faster and maybe bigger. It’s the same length as my Landlord, but I like the way the Gate Keeper carves. It feels very stable and solid when you need to cut through shitty snow or corn snow. Tail feels a little longer too.”Terje Haakonsen

In life there are gates and restrictions, but the true adventurer knows that often what is worth searching for, is found just on the other side.

Built for those that cannot be restrained by trails, the Burton Gate Keeper snowboard is a true powder powerhouse. Designed in collaboration with some of the top backcountry guides across North America, this ride excels in speed and float.

Being a directionally shaped, and traditional-cambered snowboard, there is a classic feel to its ride that is lost among many boards with more innovative design. But the traditional design be not a deterrent, not only will this board stay afloat and carry you through the flats, but boasting a 15mm sidecut – it turns quickly while remaining light and fast. Whether you are pinning it through tight New England trees or charging a face deep in the Wasatch, the Gate Keeper is truly powerful.

The Balanced Freeride Geometry design adds the perfect freestyle flare to this all-mountain charger. By centering the sidecut and camber profile under foot, the board gains a playful twin feel, while retaining the aggressive nature of a directional deck. This design is perfect for the freestyle-inclined rider, always on the hunt for the fresh line and untapped pocket.

While the Gatekeeper doesn’t have any bells, whistles, or groundbreaking design, it doesn’t need them either. What it does have, are two of our favorite tech features to come out of Burton in recent years. Squeezebox technology provides a profiled core for increased board control and pop. By using varied core sections, energy is transferred towards the tip and tail, making the board more stable, snappier and improving responsiveness. Infinite Ride™ tech guarantees board flex and feel wont wash out, from the first day of the season, until the last patch of snow melts, the Gatekeeper will stay strong and reliable. When you ride beyond the lifts, it is important to have gear that you know will hold up.

The Burton Gate Keeper snowboard is for the rider who feels the pull of the backcountry’s solitude, and needs a vehicle to take them there.

Category: Powder
Shape: Directional
Camber profile: Directional camber
Stance: Setback -54mm
Sizes: 159cm, 163cm


Photography by Dave Lehl, shot on location at the Denver Art Museum

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