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Burton Flight Attendant Snowboard Review 2019-2020

Here is our Burton Flight Attendant Snowboard Review.

In this article we’ll give you the results of our Burton Flight Attendant snowboard review including who it’s for (and not for) and give you a few potential drawbacks to keep in mind. 

If you’re short on time, below you’ll find a quick summary of our Burton Flight Attendant snowboard review.  Keep reading to see our detailed review.

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Our Rating

BURTON FLIGHT ATTENDANT review

Rides like a shorter board while on groomers but also floats in powder

  • Classic shape with longer nose for directional stability and powder float
  • Stance is centered over backseat camber for tight turns
  • Channel system gives virtually unlimited stance options

OVERVIEW

The Burton Flight Attendant is an all mountain snowboard that rides like a shorter board while on groomers but also provides great float in powder.  It’s a stable all mountain ride in an alternative shape to the typical all mountain twin shape.

The Burton Flight Attendant is a directional twin shaped snowboard with a slightly longer nose that rises from the front binding to the tip (rockered tip).  Your stance is setback on the board overall (-35 mm).  The shape and stance paired with a 10mm nose to tail taper lets the nose rise and tail sink in powder providing a recipe for float.

When you’re strapped in your feet are centered over the side cut with the camber profile underfoot (backseat camber). This stance and profile combination along with the medium-stiff flex allows tight carving turns on groomers.  

The shape, profile, stance, and flex also combine to round out the all mountain performance capabilities  and make the Burton Flight Attendant a stable performer on hard packed snow or cat trail crud.

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BURTON FLIGHT ATTENDANT SNOWBOARD SPECIFICATIONS

Shape

Directional Twin with Setback

Profile

Backseat Camber

Flex

Medium-Stiff

Edge Grip Tech?

No

WHO IT’S FOR (AND NOT FOR)

This snowboard is for intermediate to advanced all mountain riders looking for an alternative to a traditional twin shape.

However, given the directional shape you are not going to feel as comfortable riding or landing switch like you would with a traditional twin shape. So, this board is not going to be a park rider’s favorite. But riders spending the majority of their time on groomed runs, smaller jumps, side hits, and charging it on powder days will find this board to be a solid performer.

Need help deciding which snowboard is best for you?  Then check out our Buying Guide: How to Choose Snowboards.

DRAWBACKS (BUT NOT SHOWSTOPPERS)

There is no edge grip tech. Although this feature is not as important on a camber profile board because the camber profile usually gives good grip on hard-pack. But we still prefer edge grip tech for those extra icy spots that can sneak up on you.

This board uses Burton’s channel system which provides excellent binding stance options and supports natural board flex.  This is especially true when paired with a set of Burton bindings specifically designed for the channel system.

While many binding manufacturers are compatible with the channel system, the performance of the channel system is really optimized for Burton bindings.  If you do plan to use bindings other than Burton then you need to check the binding manufacturers website to make sure they are compatible with the channel system.

For more information on Burton’s channel system, binding compatibility, and all you need to know about bindings then check out How to Choose Snowboard Bindings [The Ultimate Guide].

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