True to its name, the Burton Barracuda is a ravenous creature, covering every square inch of the mountain hunting for undisturbed pow stashes. It's packed with all the tech you could ask for, from Burton's Channel system for easy binding setup, to Frostbite edges for crazy grip and locked-in turns. And the directional tapered shape means tons of float on the deep days, and added stability for smashing through crud when the hill's getting tracked out.
The Barracuda is built on Burton's Fish-inspired S Rocker shape, which puts camber under your feet for powerful turns, and mates it with a rockered nose for effortless float when it's dumping. And that float gets kicked up a notch by the tapered shape. Basically, the nose is 15 mm wider than the tail; that means no more back-leg burn, so you can ride longer and harder. The Frostbite edges bump out underneath your feet to help you carve trenches when you get it on edge. You'll find that it's helpful when traversing across groomers and ice on your way to your favorite hidden stashes.
Like much of Burton's lineup, the Barracuda features Nug Raduction, and that means you can size it down from what you'd normally ride. Burton recommends dropping 2-3 cm off the overall length, which nets you more responsive handling without giving up stability. The Pro-Tip tip and tail reduce swing weight, which ups the responsiveness even further. This board is built to haul ass, so it's only appropriate that it gets a sintered WFO base, which holds tons of wax and slides super fast. Top it off with Burton's Infinite Ride, and you've got a board that feels broken-in, straight out of the box, and stays that way for the life of the board.
The Burton Barracuda Snowboard is a brand new board featuring a lot of the great Burton features you have grown to love. Comes with the Gondola package that has set the mark for weight savings, speed and strength and features the Channel which focuses power through a central connection that evenly distributes energy for added rebound and snap and also lets you micro-adjust your stance width and angles. The Frostbite edges handle all snow conditions, works a lot like all wheel drive on a car. The S-Rocker is an entry rocker that extends from the nose to under your front foot, then transitions to camber between your feet. Compressing the camber causes the entry rocker to naturally lift the nose, which improves float while maintaining momentum and stability through deep-driving pow turns and variable conditions. Burton recommends that when sizing the Barracuda that you go down 2 to 3cm from your normal board length.
Shipping Restriction: This item is not available for shipment outside of the United States.
The Burton Barracuda Snowboard was designed for free-riders who endlessly search for powder. The rocker is longer in the tip which gives you tons of float in soft snow. There's still some camber in the middle so you get the grip you need for tight turns. Raduction design means you'll size down by 2 to 3 cm with the Barracuda. You'll get the same stability and control, but in a much more agile package. For riding at high speeds, Burton added Triax fiberglass and a Carbon I-Beam. Frostbite edges engage when icy conditions are present.
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Built for freeriders, the Burton Barracuda snowboard features a special rockered tip for enhanced board float on deep snow days, whether dropping pillow lines or traversing across the mountain.
Recommended rider weights are a general guideline. Please keep in mind that additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski and snowboard sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.
|Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:||8.08m (161cm)|
|Base Material:||Sintered P-tex|
|Base Name:||Sintered WFO|
|Board Size:||153 cm|
|Camber:||S-Rocker Entry Rocker tip/ Camber between feet and tail|
|Construction Type:||Sidewall Construction|
|Core Material:||Super Fly II W/ Dualzone EGD|
|Core Name:||Super Fly II with Dualzone EGD|
|Design:||Freeride Powder/ All-Mountain|
|Extras:||Carbon I-Beam, Pro-Tip and Infinite Ride|
|Flex:||Directional increase pop in tail for higher ollies|
|Frostbite Edges:||like all wheel drive in any snow condition|
|Gondola Package:||sets the mark for weight savings, speed and strength|
|Hole Pattern:||Burton ICS Channel|
|Infinite Ride:||exclusive factory break-in process|
|Recommended rider weight:||Freeride|
|Reference Stance Width:||530 mm|
|Running Length:||1115 mm|
|S-Rocker:||Entry rocker that extends from the nose to under your front foot, then transitions to camber between your feet|
|Shape:||Directional longer tip with shorter tail for increased pop|
|Shipping Restriction:||This item is not available for shipment outside of the United States.|
|Skill Level:||Advanced Intermediate|
|The Channel:||focusing power through a central connection that evenly distributes energy for added rebound and snap|
|Waist Width:||255mm (161cm)|
|Weight Range:||130-180 lbs|
I took this board out for a spin today at the Bird with plenty of fresh on the ground. What I can say is the Barracuda is a serious pow slaying machine. Surprisingly, I was able to ride switch no problem like it was a twin shaped board.
I love the S-Rocker shape...it keeps you afloat no matter what. It also seems to naturally float compared to my flying V rocker. The flying V requires a bit of leaning back in the deep but not that much...
I can't comment how it does when conditions suck (hard pack/ice) as I've only ridden the pow with it.
And....the graphics are nice and old school.
I have the 2013 model. Yeah this board is awesome on powder. What's amazing is how ridiculously fast and stable this board is on hard pack. LOVE IT!!