Burton Barracuda Snowboard - 2012/2013 - $529.95

The Burton Barracuda snowboard does it all, from big-mountain riding to ripping down groomers. It's a hybrid of freeride engineering. From steep lines to fresh pillows and sketchy traverses, its speedy ride stays stable and provides critical edge control for slicing everything from blower to bulletproof. Slightly tapered shape and directional flex combine with S-Rocker(TM) to create a floater that goes up, over and through anything. S-Rocker(TM) applies a unique contour to the Barracuda; entry rocker extends from the nose to under your front foot, and then transitions to camber between the feet. Compressing the camber causes the entry rocker to naturally lift the nose, improving float while maintaining speed through deep-driving pow turns and variable conditions. Nug Raduction optimizes every element of the board, from flex profile to sidecut, letting you downsize up to 10cm from your normal board length. Nug Raduction boards ride the same as a traditional length board, but offer a surprisingly stable and responsive ride; Burton recommends sizing Barracuda down 2 to 3cm. The Channel system offers unlimited, on-the-fly stance adjustability, enhances board feel and is compatible with EST(TM), Re:Flex(TM) and Disc(R) bindings. The Channel lets you fine-tune your stance width to the millimeter, and then dial in your toe-to-heel centering and rotate your angles in 1 fell swoop. Wood core is snappy, powerful and durable; dual-zone wood grains, positioned along the toe and heel edges perpendicular to the core, enhance edge hold and add strength. Fiberglass in the topsheet provides versatile flex and response so you can shred everything from big mountain descents to laps in the park. Lightweight Carbon I-Beam(TM) riding up the board's spine adds to board's longitudinal snap. Tapered thickness in tip and tail reduces swing weight and improves powder flotation. - $529.95