michi albin burton burtin retro board mark gonzalez snowboarding

We’ve been stoked on the recent re-releases of Burton’s 1987 Elite, Shannon Dunn-Downing’s 1996 Dolphin, and Craig Kelly’s 1995 Kelly Air Screaming Tree. It’s always cool jogging the memory seeing these boards again. And today, Burton has officially re-released the famous Michi Albin “Burtin” board with art by Mark Gonzales. Available for limited time on the site!

michi albin burton burtin retro board mark gonzalez snowboarding
The re-release is available in a 149, 156, and 161cm. p: Basher

On the outside, the vintage topsheet and base graphics bring back memories of iconic riders and graphics from a sliver in time within snowboarding’s colorful history. On the inside, the guts have been updated to modern tech and specs. It’s kind of a win-win.

Art by Mark Gonzales.

This one’s an awesome one to resurrect; the 2002 Michi Albin Burtin. The board retains its original shape, but has been slightly widened, and is built upon the tried-and-true Burton Custom skeleton alongside the updated tech that comes with it.

Danny Davis taking it for a spin during the daytime. p: Blatt

To add to Michi’s storied season on this particular historic board, the original graphic, which has glow in the dark graphic hits, was created by legendary skater and artist Mark Gonzales. In true Gonz fashion, there are little Gonz-isms everywhere, from Picasso-esque characters in the waist of the board, to the glow in the dark ghost on the board’s tail, to casually renaming Burton to “Burtin”.

So, if you’re lucky enough to end up with a 2024 Michi Albin Burtin board, expect it to ride 22 years newer than the original model, but while riding it, recollect Michi’s iconic methods and silky style. Try to snag one before they are out!