Platinum Picks – Best of ’22: Burton Rewind

A freestyle-minded, true-twin snowboard that charges when carving but is soft enough to playfully press. This performance “soft” board is a 2022 Platinum Pick.

Based purely on averages, some of you reading this may never have watched a VHS tape before. Because of that, you may never have had to wait while a movie rewinds (it’s like buffering when the wifi is slow). It’s not quick. Back in the old days, when snowboard videos only came on VHS, trying to rewatch your favorite part was kind of an exercise in futility, hitting the rewind and fast-forward buttons back and forth until you found what you were looking for. It worked, but the technological advancements that have come since—you know, laser discs, DVDs, TV and movie subscription services that you sign up for with autopay and forget your login to— have bettered our overall viewing experience.

When it comes to making turns, the Burton Rewind has done the same thing. Well, sort of. This isn’t a perfect metaphor. What I mean is that the Rewind is the evolution of predecessors that are great in their own right—boards
that are soft enough to butter and press, and boards that are stiff enough to hold through fast turns—and takes the best attributes of each, bettering our overall on hill experience.

Burton Rewind

The Rewind is a board with a soft flex that charges. It is a true twin that has no problem holding an edge on hardpack, but at the same time, it’s soft enough to be playful and forgiving. Credit this duality to Burton’s Filet-O-Flex, a proprietary profile that is ultra thin, enabling a softer flex that rides with plenty of stability. It’s further enhanced by PurePop Camber, which finds the balance between the precision of traditional camber underfoot, the playfulness of a little bit of flat camber outside of the bindings, and early rise at the nose and tail for catch-free nimbleness. Off-Axis Squeezebox Low provides consistent, freestyle-forward flex and there’s plenty of pop thanks to the FSC-Certified Super Fly 800G Core and women’s-specific Triax Fiberglass. TL;DR: the Rewind is endless fun when you’re ripping the resort, which is why it’s landed squarely in our 2022 Platinum Picks. – MW

Burton Rewind – $499.95
sizes: 141, 146, 149, 152

Learn more at www.burton.com, as well as @burtonsnowboards and @burton on Instagram.

This year, the Snowboard Magazine Platinum Picks Awards are sliding into their fourteenth season as the largest, most in-depth gear review of its kind. Thousands of great products from every category on the market have been narrowed down to a select few that our editors have reviewed, tinkered with, analyzed, and photographed. Our goal is to inform, educate, and help guide your buying decisions this winter, so you end up with the very best gear for your time on the mountain. In the 2022 Platinum Picks, you’ll find an assortment of amazing boards, boots, bindings, goggles, helmets, jackets, pants, and more that we have deemed The Best of ’22.

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