Snowboard Glossary

Snowboard Glossary

Snowboarding technology can be difficult to understand and even more difficult to keep knowledgeable on the latest technology. Each year snowboard brands come out with new technology that is unique to their brand. Check this guide for definitions and explanations to make your snowboarding experience more enjoyable.

0-60 Base

Found on our urban boards, this base is all about acceleration down the drop-in and getting up to speed quickly. It doesnt have the highest top-end speed, but it will get you to the lip in a short distance faster than anything else. Plus, its tough and stands up to metal, stairs, and cement ledges.


Aggressive rippers take note. 10:45s extra-meaty, dual angle geometry results in bomber impact absorption.

15% Glass-filled Nylon

The perfect blend of feel and power. A composite blend of 15% glass fibers are mixed in with high-grade nylon. Not too stiff. Not too soft. Just right.

2 To 1 Internal Deep Draw

Anchors deep in the shell for enhanced heel hold and ankle support, webbing tucked inside for a clean aesthetic.

270° Airbag Cushioning

Get more cushioning and less weight. A 50% larger airbag covers approximately 75% of the midsole for unstoppable impact protection

3d Formed Dual Density Eva

A soft EVA for comfort and a harder second density for extra foot support where you need it.

3d Thingrip™

For better fit and better grip, this new 3D ThinGrip™ offers a new flip-lever tool-less adjust.

Action Camber

Featured by DWD (Dinosaurs Will Die), this contour has reverse camber at the tip and tail with positive camber between your feet.


Quick and easy strap-length adjustment"no extra tools needed on-hill.

Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating

Inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Your feet [and your friends] will thank us for sure. Look for Aegis™ on select liners and footbeds.

Aerogrip V-strap

Pivoting design for superior fit, adjustment and comfort. This super lightweight V-strap features an all new Aero grip zone and on-the-fly adjustment for the perfect performance fit.

Air Upper Articulating Cuff

Air on the medial and lateral sides of the articulated cuff (in the area above your ankle) eliminates hi-back pinch when tweaking, especially when riding winged hi-backs and also aids in weight reduction. More comfort, less fatigue, more time on-hill.

Airpop Core Matrix

Maximum low-density wood species laced with bamboo, for maximum lightness and maximum pop

Alumafly™ Core

Snowboardings first tip-to-tail aluminum honeycomb core. 90% air by volume, Alumafly represents the perfect union of high-grade honeycomb technology and EGD™. Get metallic pop, explosive response, and untapped acceleration no pulp-based honeycomb core could ever provide. Featured on the Method, Vapor™, and NEW T7™.


Aluminum for a reason; the perfect balance of minimal weight, quick response and unmatched durability. Something is only as good as the foundation on which it is built. Since its inception, and to this day, Ride Bindings are constructed with aluminum to provide the best blend of lightweight durability. In fact, were so confident in the durability of our aluminum designs that Ride offers a Limited LIFETIME Warranty against bending or breakage of our Baseplates and Heelcups. And don't forget, not only are the heelcups and baseplates made from an estimated 50% recycled aluminum, but they are fully recyclable themselves.

Aluminum Heelhoop

Lightweight and strong, aluminum offers maximum support and response.

AM Camber

Featured by DWD, this contour shape is flat throughout except for slight reverse camber at the tip and tail.

Ankle Straps

Pre-curved 3D shaping and Multi-Density padding provide even pressure distribution over the instep for the best in control and comfort.

B3 Gel Cushioning

Ultimate dampening formulated to withstand repeated impacts without breaking down.

Bad Ass Core

Featured in our urban decks, this core is meant to take a beating. Its strong and durable without adding weight and it still maintains a lively ride. Beefed up under each foot with high strength-to-weight wood for better durability where you need it most.

Bad Ass Glass

Featured in our urban boards and built to withstand life on the streets, Bad Ass Glass features a new layup that is 20% stronger then anything previously developed. All this added strength without any extra weight or sacrificing flex.


3D shaped EVA padding and supportive internal strap for lightweight, response and comfort. Tool-less lock-lever centering adjust.

Balance Core

3D shaped EVA with a cored internal strap pocket to lighten the load and offer enhanced flex, comfort and response. Tool-less lock-lever centering adjust.

Banana Technology Btx:

A SNOWBOARD IS NOT A SKI. BANANA TECHNOLOGY WITH MAGNE-TRACTION IS SNOWBOARD GEOMETRY. Lib Tech Banana Tech is designed for unlimited freestyle use all over the mountain: Jibbing, pipe, pow, park, ice, steeps, etc. Lib Techs all terrain freestyle snowboard specific geometries met with overwhelming success in 09 board tests¦Banana Tech- "rocker between your feet" and Magne-Traction -strategically located serrated edges- are revolutionary departures from traditional ski based, one pressure point, camber snowboard designs¦Both designs are premised on the fact that snowboarders ride with two feet on one board in a wide, stable freestyle stance¦Magne-Traction improves edgehold, and Banana completely reworks the snowboard pressure map¦full edge contact is maintained but edge pressure is now focused between and at your feet, the board is pre-bent into a natural turning arc and the tips and tails are less weighted for lift, deflection and catch free jib insanity¦Banana-Mag snowboards are easier to ride everywhere for everyone¦ The Future is Bananas!

Basalt Impact Plates™

Lightweight, eco-friendly protection under your bindings


Comfortable, proven strap shaping with a stitched construction.


Sends rider input smoothly and evenly into the boards rail.

Baseplate Adjustment

Our fully adjustable baseplates allow you to fine-tune the fit of our bindings to perfectly match the length and shape of your boot.


Whether it was a trick or a bail, it was big.

Beveled Edges

No need to take that stone to your edges anymore. All our urban"and some select park decks come pre-ground right off the rack. Forget catching your edge on that rusty rail or that rutted-out transition, as this 3-degree slant will give you the confidence to stomp the double kink first try.


Features a jib-friendly, low-torsional flex and forgiving, park-friendly feel. With a configuration to make any board smooth, forgiving, and fun to ride, Biax is constructed with strands that criss-cross at a 90-degree angle.

Bio-plastic Beans: Drop Beans Not Bombs!

ExperiMENTAL division leader Mike Olson loves beans! When hes not eating them hes buying plastics made with them. Lib Tech has made a commitment to using a new earth friendly, bio-plastic top skin made from beans that features the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any top sheet in the industry. While there is clearly still the need to invade small, helpless, oil producing countries for money and power, this new age of bio-plastics offers hope of a more peaceful and fruity future!

Blown Light Classic

Perfected over the last four years, this hybrid outsole combines Phylon and traditional rubber. The Blown Light Classic maintains performance with a lightweight feel and the durability of rubber in critical wear areas.

Blown Lite Meta

A second generation Blown Light Sole that is 100% Phylon. The absence of rubber makes for the ultimate in barefoot-light performance. With integrated ice pick inserts under the ball of the foot for superior hiking traction and a gelpod in the heel for landing impact relief, the Meta is super light without the compromise.

Boa Coiler

Speed lacing with a durable reel that retracts the cable slack automatically so its quick to tighten up and the cables never get in the way. Featured on the Insano, Jackson, Cadence and Sash.

Boa Focus

The Focus System allows for a more customized fit with two zones that can be independently tightened. Featured exclusively on the Crew, the Focus system concentrates closure on the instep and allows superior heel hold regardless of how lose or snug the upper zone is cranked.

Boa Shell Lacing

Boas convenience offers a secure and solid closure with a superior overall fit. In addition to the easy to use reels, our Closer Lace Guide, Focus lacing pattern and floating cable guides all play a part in even lace tension and superior fit.

Booter Boosters

Carbon strands strategically placed from under your foot to the nose and tail provide a direct response with better energy return and more boost for takeoffs and flat ollies.

Booter Boosters Nextreme

Found on only the Holiest of boards, multiple strands of carbon strategically placed from under your foot to the nose and tail provide a direct response with better energy return and more boost for takeoffs and flat ollies.

Brah Strap

Just like its undergarment namesake, this anatomically correct strap keeps everything stable at speed. Softer foam padding and real synthetic leather add luxury, while a 3D spine adds natural contour for continual comfort.

Bst Torque Stringer Technology

Curved along the sidecut, stringers made of lightweight, high-pop basalt add longitudinal and torsional power

Bubbler Strap

Plush comfort even cranked to 11 or just hanging your board from the chair. The Bubbler strap brings comfort with its thick padding and 3D interior spine.


Intense and fun, usually in reference to a trick. Can also be said as: "buck wild" or "get buck".


It’s a trick where you ride on only one portion of your board while raising the rest up above the snow, like a skateboard manual.


Providing a loose, catch-free ride, Buttercup lifts the contact points in the nose and tail off the snow, creating a mellow hull effect. Perfect for a day lapping the park and buttering the mountain or when some deep freshies come into play.


When your landing or line was super smooth.


GNU's all-terrain contour shape with rocker between your feet and camber beneath them.


GNU's aggressive contour shape with mild rocker between your feet and steep camber beneath them.
There is also a distribution company named C3 that spreads the stoke for Capita, Union, and Coal located in Seattle, Washington Ballard neighborhood.

C2 Power Banana C2btx:



Control of power. A timeless profile thats lively and aggressive, camber promotes precise control when charging mach speed, landing hard, or ollieing off the lip.


The ideal amount of flex and sidecut, perfectly applied to the traditional camber line that is loved by many. Designed to shred everywhere and hit anything, our camber boards offer all time control and response along with precision consistency for those ultimate dialed runs.


Experience greater control and seamless response with our canted hi-backs. Found on the majority of the line, this anatomically accurate, ergonomic design mirrors the contours of your left and right legs for a more comfortable, natural connection.

Carbon A Frames

Arbor's durability technology that involves a built in "X" of carbon fiber stripes running diagonally from end to end, but with a gap at the board's center. So it actually looks like two V's on their sides.

Carbon Array

Rides Carbon Array™ power distribution technology provides total board control in every stance location. Widespread carbon stringers are placed at the binding zone gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles. Rider input is then channeled to the opposing contact point for maximum board control. Offered in three levels of tech, 3, 5, and 7 rays.

Carbon Array 3

3 Widespread carbon stringers are placed at the binding zone gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles. Rider input is then channeled to the opposing contact point for maximum board control.

Carbon Array 5

5 Widespread carbon stringers are placed at the binding zone gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles. Rider input is then channeled to the opposing contact point for maximum board control.

Carbon Array 7

The max in Carbon Array tech, CA7 consists of 7 widespread carbon stringers are placed at the binding zone gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles. Rider input is then channeled to the opposing contact point for maximum board control.

Carbon Centerline Stringer Technology

Amplified ollies with added power off the edge by channeling energy into the contact points

Carbon Cross Beam

Arbor's durability technology that involves a built in "X" of carbon fiber stripes running diagonally from end to end.

Carbon I-beam™

This ultra-light carbon backbone increases pop and longitudinal snap.

Carbon Pads

Two built in carbon fiber pads that provide durability when mounting split board bindings to a DIY split.

Carbon Strut

Arbor's durability technology that involves a singular carbon fiber stripe down the center of the board running tip to tail.

Carbon Uprights

Arbor's durability technology that involves two carbon fiber stipes running pareallel from end to end, but with a gap at the board's center.

Carbon Vaporskin™

Higher amounts of carbon in this minimized topsheet membrane result in superior weight-savings, snap, and energized response. Featured on the Vapor™.

Carbonbiax Alloy Laminate

An eco-friendly basalt biax up top combines with a 50% carbon biax below for a superlight, super snappy feel


Rides 100% aircraft grade 6061 Aluminum Alloy delivers unsurpassed lightweight durability.


Groomed snow. Also known as corduroy, corduroy snow, or riding the corduroy.


Chunky snow, often used to refer to avalanche debris. Or the saddest day in snowboarding when you arrive to your destination the day after a large dump of fresh snow that has been rained on and then frozen over night. Chunder is worse than crud snow.

Cleave Edge

Nearly 50% more steel, delivers unmatched resistance to edge cracking and can be detuned to larger radii.

Combo Platter

All the power and pop with added forgiveness. With the same pop, edge grip, and stable landing platform as camber, combined with the forgiving and playful ride of rocker, Combo Platter ends the camber vs. rocker debate forever. This completely new profile has 3.75 centimeter wide platters running 25 centimeters along each edge, located just under the toes and heels of your feet. By lifting the edges up off the snow 2 millimeters in those key areas, the board has a less catchy feel but still maintains smooth grip and control when you put it on edge. This profile is rounded out by a powerful nose and tail for big takeoffs and landings.


Built for our kids model, the Comfort is a split strap design that provides perfect contoured boot fit for control and comfort.

Comfort Footbed

EVA shockpads for comfort & grip.

Comfortflex Highbacks

Cupped shaping and a wider profile for performance and support. Offers a softer top-flex for adaptable comfort.

Comfortplus Highbacks

Comfort meets control, along with Stance Correct shaping for extra balance.

Contraband System

This all around freestyle chassis is lightweight and offers added side-to-side flex and heel-toe support.

Contraband V-strap™

The centerpiece of Rides innovative single ratchet technology, the ContraBand V-Strap utilizes a superior ergonomic design that stretches tight over the toe for an ultra-secure hold and maximum comfort.

Contraflex System

Simple to set up and fully tunable, this new chassis is super lightweight and flexible. Includes an adjustable toe ramp and the NEW! Micro-disc.

Convertible Toe Strap

Over-the-top, over-the-toe, anywhere in between¦keeping the choice in the riders hands.

Cored Ankle Pockets

Anatomically correct fit for ultimate heel hold.

Correct Sandwich:

SUPER LIGHT SPIN WEIGHT! The perfect blend of pickles and mustard. UHMW sidewalls, Power Transfer Internal Sidewalls, torsionally loose. The new kids think they are new!

Cottage Cheese:

Really wet and lumpy snow.

Crossbreed Camber

Featured by DWD, this contour shape has steep reverse camber at the tip and tail with moderate positive camber between the feet.

Cruise Control

Cruise Control™ boosts confidence with the catch-free combo of a softer flex and mellower edge tune. On tapered boards with EZ V like the Clash™, Bullet™, and Feather™ the nose is fully convex for all-terrain stability, whereas twin boards with V-Rocker™ like the Blunt and Social are convex at the nose and tail for freestyle fun regular or switch.

Cushioning In The Toe And Heel

An adjustable full-length pad that protects riders from heavy impacts and minimizes chatter, while still allowing precise board feel and control.


Multi-Density 3D thermal formed EVA padding with independent internal sliders allow you to adjust the flex of your ankle strap on-the-fly. Limitless flex options, so whatever flex you want¦you get. Tool-less centering adjust.

Cut & Buff

This 2 part sole has a full length exposed EVA midsole with a classic streetwear look

Dalux Highbacks

Built for ladies offering control and support with softer top-flex. Features women's specific Stance Correct Shaping addressing the unique ergonomic needs of female riders.


The higher the Forward Lean™ angle on your hi-backs, the quicker your heel-edge turns. Crank em forward for icy hits in the pipe or back em off for jibbing. For mind-blowing micro-adjustability, check out the tool-free DialFLAD™ and MicroFLAD™ systems which give you twice the options of our traditional FLAD.

Die Cut Eva

Solid, proven support and comfort.

Directional Flex

This versatile flex features increased pop in the tail and a more resilient nose that allows riders to easily maintain control and flow through all terrain and conditions.

Directional Progressive:

Tips float effortlessly in pow. Directional shapes focused on riding forward into the future. Great for Traditionalists with an edge.

Directional Shape

The classic, most versatile snowboard shape, designed to be ridden with a slightly longer nose than tail to concentrate pop in the tail while still giving you plenty of float, flow, and control to rip any terrain or snow condition.


This component mates the binding baseplate to the snowboard deck. Fits into the baseplate to set binding mount angle. Typically has four slots in which four screws and washers fit and secure the binding to the snowboard.

Double Chair Package

We begin where many competitors consider the top of the line. A great place to start, youll be riding the same boards as some of the best riders out there.

Double Sintered Uhmw Sidewalls:

A Lib Tech innovation. Twice as sintered as any other sidewall. Tough, handsome and light.

Dragonfly™ Core

Incorporates over 500 independent laminations, each individually oriented within the core to create our lightest, strongest, and liveliest wood core. Featured on the Custom X™, NEW Stellar, NEW X8FV, and NEW Fortress™.

Dryride Moisture Wicking Tech

DRYRIDE Hyperwick™ mesh in the toe box both insulates and regulates warmth by pulling moisture away from your skin, then evaporating it through a waterproof/breathable shell membrane. Like a one-way door, the microscopic pores in this membrane allow moisture vapors to escape, while water droplets from the outside cant enter.

Dual Density Biax™

Dual-density fibers from tip-to-tail strengthen the board without changing the weight or overall buttery nature Biax™ fiberglass is famous for.

Dual-component Smooth Glide™ Buckles

Polished, chrome-plated aluminum and lightweight polycarbonate levers give you season after season of buttery smooth and reliable ratcheting power. Designed and built by us, not some shady supplier.

Dualzone™ Egd™

The wood grain is positioned along the toe and heel edges, perpendicular to the rest of the wood core, for superior edge hold and added strength.

Dynolite Outsole

Reducing weight by 20%, our NEW DynoLite outsole offers superior cushioning, improved board feel, and consistent support throughout. This exclusive design is made entirely of a cushioning compound specially formulated to withstand repeated impact and freezing temps for longer lasting shock absorption. Featured on the NEW Ambush, NEW Hail Restricted, Axel, NEW Zipline, and Grom boots.

Easy Rider Tune

Easy Rider™ tech on the Chopper®, Chicklet™, and NEW After School Special gives kids an incredibly soft and forgiving board thats virtually impossible to catch an edge on. With a convex base that lifts the edges off the snow, reduced camber, and a super soft flex, these boards make it easy for lightweight riders to turn, stop, and ollie.

Easy Rider™ Technology

Easy Rider™ tech on the Chopper®, Chicklet™, and NEW After School Special gives kids an incredibly soft and forgiving board thats virtually impossible to catch an edge on. With a convex base that lifts the edges off the snow, reduced camber, and a super soft flex, these boards make it easy for lightweight riders to turn, stop, and ollie.

Easyentry Ankle Ladder Straps

Featured on all Ride bindings, our new ankle ladder straps feature tool-less mount that will never come loose and a new curved, "out of the way" shape so getting into your binders is easier than ever.

Eco-friendly Sidewalls

Sidewalls made of 100% recycled material

Ellip Kicks

This elliptical tip and tail shape promotes pop while providing added float and clearance when riding pow and variable conditions. For maximum Wu and elliptical extremeness, check the NEW Ellip Kicks on the Love.

Enhanced Directional Twins:

Effortless freestyle and freeride geometry. Twin chassis (from contact to contact) but with an ever so slightly longer nose than tail. Floats on powder and blasts thru crud, a Twin with an advantage.


By removing the materials from beneath your feet, we are able to not only drastically reduce weight, but open our imaginations up to entirely new designs. With EST™, the possibilities for cushioning and enhanced board feel are infinite, and so are the stance options. Get it all without ever sacrificing the edge-to-edge power you know and trust

Eva Basepad

Basic padding for cutting down on vibration.

External J Bars

Additional ankle and heel hold.

Extruded Base

Speed, strength, and graphical pop. Pass your friends without even waxing.


Get right to the good times with our NEW EZ V. Continuous catch-free and forgiving, rocker combines with the effortless edge control of a slightly tapered shape for more float, fun and all-around easiness regardless of terrain or condition.

Feel It

The Good Vibes are spreading and it feels natural. Featuring mind-altering and award winning new levels of board feel with the free-flexing Hinge Disk and the Split Baseplate. Good Vibes allow the board to flex naturally underfoot, heightening board feel and control and taking full advantage of continuous rocker. Let your toes marinate into dampening comfort with the full-length adjustable EVA pad so only the good vibes get through even on flat landings. Now available on the Republic and the award-winning Shaka.

Flat Kicks

Exclusive to the Hate and NEW Ration, this tip and tail shape presses like a platter, perfect for serving up hot shit on butters, bonks, presses, rails, and ledges.

Flexlite Jr. Highbacks

Built for the mini-shreds, this highback is shaped for added control, comfort and support.

Flip Flop

Lobster brand snowboard's term for a symmetrical board shape.

Flip Flop Strap

Customizable freestyle freedom is offered by the Flip Flop strap, which provides adjustable increased medial/lateral support so you can decide how you feel your strap's vibes. By removing the buckle and rotating the strap, the feel and support change completely.

Flying V

Take flight with V-Rockers next evolution. A premium blend of camber and rocker performance, Flying V™ offers the best of both worlds. Rocker overall, including between and outside your feet, enhances playfulness and float through pow. Underneath your feet, subtle camber zones combine with Frostbite Edges, EGD, and The Channel to focus edge-control for crisp snap, added pop, and power through turns.


All Ride bindings come with formed EVA shockpads that dampen vibration and absorb shock from landing. Providing the best in comfort and improved control.

For 'em Multi Disk

A universal mounting disk that connects to any board in the industry. Four-hole, 3D, or even the M6 channel thing or whatever they're calling it these days"youre set to party.


The sintered base will get you up to speed and off the lip faster, so casing the knuckle is no longer a problem. Go fast and go big with this special formula.


Tip-to-tail wood core with proven durability that retains camber and flex.

Foundation System

Versatile, all around mid-flex performance with fully customizable fit. Ideal performance for the advancing rider.


Get high on this smokin base. The slick material waxes easy for speed, emphasizes die-cut graphics, and protects the core from getting worked on run-outs though the parking lot.

Freeflex Highback

Flat-back shaping provides a responsive asymmetric flex for advanced riders who attack the entire mountain.

Free Refills

When the snow keeps falling all day so the resort never gets too tracked out by riders.

Freestyle Core

Made from dual density 3D thermal formed padding, the Freestyle Core offers performance, flex and comfort along with a new tool-less mount strap for fine tuning.

Freeflex Plus

Identical shaping as the FreeFlex, but built in a proprietary alloy material for added heel-side response.

Frostbite Edges

Edges beneath your bindings extend out slightly for tremendous edge-hold on hard, icy conditions. Powerful when you need them, playful when you dont, Frostbite Edges are hungry for hard-pack while remaining ever forgiving in softer conditions.

Full Coverage One-up Single Strap

Double the surface area, but half the buckle clicks, our NEW One-Up Strap shape locks your entire boot in place with the simplicity of single strap entry and exit. Featured on the NEW Freestyle One-Up and NEW Citizen One-Up.

Fusion 1500

The industry standard, its wax absorbing and easy to repair.

Fusion 4000

More durable, harder and faster than extruded and is the fastest base material known (sintered).

Fusion Bases

Ride invented and owns the Fusion Base™ Technology in which material is formed together for a solid, fast Ride every time.


Refers to a person that has no style or skills. Usually new to the sport or a weekend warrior.

Gaper Gap

The space between the top of your goggle frame and your beanie (which hopefully there is none). A Gaper Gap can result in a odd looking sunburn or extremely cold forehead.

Gas Pedal™

This extendable ramp heightens toe-edge response while reducing dreaded toe drag.


The entrance to off piste terrain or "backcountry" runs.


Ride takes stitched glass to new levels and tailors it to each boards needs. Our unique glass designs are flatter and more consistent; therefore they are stronger with no gaps or stretching as can be found in woven glass.

Glass Impact Plates™

Extra impact protection under your binding

Glass Reverse-v Stringer Technology

Added ollie pop that lets the board stay buttery


This first member of the Gnar family is made entirely of high-grade aspen. The lightweight, vertical wood laminates reduce overall board weight while still providing a responsive ride. Grainbelt technology adds critical strength under the bindings. Also, short for gnarly, used when something is challenging but fun.


Alternating aspen with 18% Sustainable Lightweight Wood stringers, this core provides both a lively ride and powerful ollie. Grainbelt technology adds snap-resistant strength in the critical impact zone between the bindings.

Golden Fleece:

We now look forward to a day when fiberglass is no longer an ingredient of Lib Tech snowboards. There are several dangerous elements, such as boron and others, used to produce fiberglass. Basalt is produced in a clean, pure process consisting of high heat and absent of toxic additives. Not only is it safer for humans, its easier to recycle. Basalt fiber has strength properties much higher than fiberglass and better damping properties for a smooth ride.


Featured by DWD, this contour shape is dead flat, end to end.

Good Vibes Eva Footpad

An adjustable full-length pad that protects riders from heavy impacts and minimizes chatter, while still allowing precise board feel and control.

Good Vibes Hinge Disk

Providing increased board feel and control, the Hinge Disk utilizes two separate pieces that operate independently, allowing the binding to flex underfoot. Updated for 2011 with nose-to-tail stance-width adjustment.

Good Vibes Split Baseplate

Completely minimized to reduce the materials between rider and board, the Split Baseplate heightens board feel while allowing the board to flex naturally.

Grip And Rip™ Tune

The standard for slicing and dicing the entire mountain.


A young rider, usually in reference to an up-and-comer.

Half Cap

Sometimes simple is better, and one of those times is when strapping in. The Half Cap strap works positioned either as a traditional toe strap or a new-guard around-the-toe-box style.

Harmonic Twin Geometries:

The ultimate combination of 3 Geometrical Elements: Elliptical rocker, Elliptical core profile & Elliptical side-cut, all blended in harmony to maximize control and energy with the ultimate pop. Super fun and predictable all over the mountain and blasting thru the park.

Heli Package

Just what it sounds like. A helicopter ride up to the summit or peak so that you can ride down the mountain typically on a glacier. Heli packages typically start at $2,500 a day.


Using less material by completely eliminating the traditional plastic top, Rides new hemp top sheet is lighter and stronger, and made from an easily renewable resource that requires little processing. Hemp is fast growing, requires no irrigation or pesticides, and helps clean up toxins from the ground. Feel good about what you Ride. Go topless! Available on the Society UL and the Slackcountry UL.

Highback Rotation

Adjust your bindings cuz you can't adjust your legs. Rotatable highbacks allow you to move the highback out of your way for tweaks and presses while keeping them positioned just right for popping frontside spins off your heels, landing hard, or slashy slashes.


Ride pioneered Stance Correct shaping back in 1999 and it has since evolved into 9 unique highback designs, each dialed for specific riding styles and abilities. Stance Correct shaping matches the cocked and loaded angle of your natural riding stance and is the combination of twist, cupping and asymmetrical flex patterns. In addition to proper biomechanical alignment, Stance Correct shaping provides lateral support and medial flex to provide the proper balance of support, control and mobility. A little bit goes a long way. Additionally, all of Rides Womens highbacks are design for the unique ergonomic needs of female riders. Built shorter than our Mens highbacks with extra top flare.


Shaped exclusively to rise above the deep stuff, HighRize™ lets you float in pow with minimal effort. Slightly higher rocker in the front floats and plows through it all and its Twinish shape adds versatility for Riding switch or slashing groomers. Exclusively on the Slackcountry.

Hi-speed Quad

The fastest way to get up the mountain that exists today. Yes, a hi-speed quad is faster than a helicopter.

Hotrods: Carbon Reverse-v

Thin carbon tubes milled into the core for a super poppy feel

H-pop Core:

Wood Alloy Core. Experimental new dead tree with the highest compression response ever used in a snowboard. It has half the glue weight and absorbs less resin weight. Another industry first for Lib Tech.

Impact Base

Extruded compound that fights against jib abuse

Impact Core Matrix

Composite wood technology designed for lightweight strength

Impact Edges

A beefier edge for dealing with the 100-day life of parks and natural terrain

Impacto Insole

Multi-density insole with an added support structure and impact element in the heel for cush landings and all day comfort.

Imprint™ 1 Liner

Integrated Liner Lacing, Lightweight Power Panels, Level 1 Molded EVA Footbed, Heat-Moldable

Imprint™ 2 Liner

Quick-Fit™ Lacing Harness, Lightweight Power Panels, Level 1 Molded EVA Footbed, Heat-Moldable

Imprint™ 3 Liner

Focus Cuff with J-Bar Adjustable Heel Hold System, Lightweight Power Panels, Sock Lock, NEW Rad Pad For Lace Comfort, Velcro® Liner Closure, Level 2 Molded EVA Footbed with ESS Support Shank and Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating, Heat-Moldable

Imprint™ 4 Liner

Focus Cuff with J-Bar Adjustable Heel Hold System, InfiniFIT™ Liner Sole, Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating, Lightweight Power Panels, Sock Lock, NEW Rad Pad For Lace Comfort, Velcro® Liner Closure, Level 3 Molded EVA Footbed with ESS Support Shank, Dual-Density Cushioning, and Aegis™, Heat-Moldable

Imprint™ 5

Therm-ic Heat Pre-Wired, Focus Cuff with J-Bar Adjustable Heel Hold System, InfiniFIT™ Liner Sole, Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating, Lightweight Power Panels with Rebound Rod™ Technology, Sock Lock, NEW Rad Pad For Lace Comfort, Velcro® Liner Closure, Level 3 Molded EVA Footbed with ESS Support Shank, Dual-Density Cushioning, and Aegis™, Heat-Moldable

Imprint™ Liner

Integrated Liner Lacing, Heat-Moldable, Fit Panels, Level 1 Molded EVA Footbed

In2grated Construction

In2grated™ Construction creates the lightest weight, shortest-length performance boots on the market, hands down. The removable liner is factory molded inside the shell to create the most efficient "net fit," leading to less pack out for better overall comfort. Offered on all of our adult boots.

Integrated Phy-top Harness

This new harness integrates our Lock Down™ Harness in with the Phy-Top construction for a one-of-a-kind foot to boot connection and optimum heel hold.

Infinifit™ Liner Sole

An industry first. Fusing a cushioned EVA platform to the footprint of select Imprint™ liners creates a more consistent out-of-box fit that stays true-to-size by preventing pack-out. The supportive platform also improves rebound, comfort, and cushioning for the life of your liners.

Infinite Ride™

This Burton-exclusive technology allows us to maximize pop and strength by overbuilding the board, then putting it in a machine that breaks the board in for you. Whether you choose to ride Springloaded, Rocker or Camber, rest assured that with Infinite Ride™ your board will maintain its flex, pop, and feel from the first day forward, season after season. Infinite Ride"ensuring the core values for years to come.

Internal J Bars

Superior ankle and heel hold with added support.

Intuition Foam

Offered in four varieties, Rides Intuition™ Foam can be custom formed on in store heaters or will form to the shape of your foot over the course of a few days of riding. Combining Intuition™ Liner Technology and an Aegis™ Antimicrobial Coating creates the lightest, warmest, best-forming, longest-lasting liner available.

Intuition™ Dream Liner

Multi-density foam surrounded in a supportive skeletal structure for maximum rebound and dreamy performance.

Intuition™ Foam Liners

Intuition™ Liner Technology creates the lightest, best-forming, longest-lasting liners available. Utilizing the in-shop custom heat forming process or your own body heat over the course of a few days riding, this liner custom forms to the shape of your foot. Providing something for every riding style, Intuition™ Foam is available in 4 unique varieties: plush, support, mobile and dream liner. Taking our Intuition™ Liners to the next level, select models feature cored ankle pockets and internal J-bars for added comfort and support, making ours the most advanced liner available.

Intuition™ Mobile Foam

Layers of dual-density foam creates performance with freedom of movement.

Intuition™ Plush Foam

Medium-density foam delivers the ultimate plush feel for all day comfort.

Intuition™ Support Foam

Enhanced high-density foam offers supportive performance with maintained comfort.

Jade Sole

Womens specific sole built with durable rubber construction w/ internal EVA midsole.

Jib Edge Bevel

-3° base/-3° side for catch-free performance

Jumper Cables

Jumper Cables on the NEW Process V-Rocker, NEW Dj Vu V-Rocker, Blunt, Hate, and Social are ultra-light carbon stringers that radiate energy outward from your feet towards the tip and tail. Beyond adding amplitude to your ollies, they also create more snap when powering through turns. For maximum flight, the Jumper Cables Hi-Voltage on the Joystick, Hero, Hero Limited, and Lip-Stick use carbonated rods for ultra-electrified pop and performance.

Kevlar Impact Plates™

Bombproof and superlight protection under your bindings

Kid-friendly Sweet Spot Speed Zone Lacing System

Speed Zone™ laces at the sweet spot around your ankle lock your heels in place, while upper and lower Velcro® Power Straps let you customize the fit of the cuff and forefoot. With three independent zones, you get more control over your fit and comfort, and even easier entry and exit. Featured on the Axel™.


Transition ease. A kinked tail is a tail curve derived from a kink. A smooth mellow entry floats over all obstacles, kink aggressivly changes tip angle allowing maximum height be reached quickly. This allows a shorter, lighter board with an equal tip height. Great for climbing walls or tech switch landings.


Carbon is used to increase pop and liveliness with the added benefit of strength.

Light Triax

Constructed to give a smooth flex from tip to tail and stability from edge to edge, Light Triax glass provides a smooth and lively feel fine-tuned to freestyle riding.

Light Triax With Carbon

By layering thin strips of carbon fiber over a Light Triax laminate, this lay-up configuration adds extra spring to ollies and increased tip-to-tail response.

Linear Carbon

Adds more snap for ollie power.

Liner Features:

Dual density EVA liner for superior lightness, flex and fit, while maintaining shape to your foot longer. External de-bossed upper with fur fleece lining for increased comfort and warmth. Exclusive H-shaped heel hold ankle support system. 686 Speedy lace liner with stability webbing system and "Quick-Strike" velcro straps. Anatomically fitted last for better overall heel and toe box comfort with sneaker like fit. Anti-Microbial coating for less foot stinkage.

Liner Fit

These added features improve the overall fit of the liner for maximum comfort and response.

Liner Lacing

A variety of proprietary liner lacing systems are available throughout Rides boot collection

Living Hinge Highback

Living Hinge design creates a perfect alignment with the heelhoop, no matter what forward lean or rotation is chosen. No gaps, no pressure points, just pure comfort.

Living Hinge™

This exclusive technology eliminates hardware and weight, and allows you to adjust your Forward Lean™ and hi-back rotation independently.

Lock Down™

A secure, no slack lace mechanism to lock your laces in place. Lock Down has been improved with new support bars for increased closing ability and foot hold.


LowRize in the front, ProRize in the back. Loose, fun and effortless in the tip with grip, pop and stability in the tail. Sit back and cruise or charge it all. Truly superior for everything the mountain has to offer.

Low-profile Est Optimized Midsole

Lower-profile, lighter weight, and with a reduced ramp angle, the EST™ Optimized midsole lowers your center of gravity and improves feel. Control your setup like never before without sacrificing an ounce of cushioning thanks to ultra-dampening B3 Gel inserts.

Lowrider Camber

Featured by DWD, this contour has slight, positive camber from tip to tail.


With a nearly flat profile between the feet, the rocker begins at the extended blend zone to lift the contact points out of the snow just enough to give you the ultimate hook-free, smooth Ride without sacrificing pop when hitting the park.

Lsd - Ladies Specific Design

The first rocker shapes designed specifically for ladies! Get LSD Shaping in LowRize, ProRize or LowPro, its a trip! Features a narrower waist width and flex pattern designed specifically for the female rider. LSD Shaping results in a ladies-specific sidecut built into our finely tuned rocker profile that works as one dialed package.

Luxlite Highbacks

Shaped for ladies offering top performance, flex and response. Features women's specific Stance Correct Shaping addressing the unique ergonomic needs of female riders.

Magical Twins:

There simply are no words to define this creation, we can only give a list of ingredients and a physical dimension, for that is all that can be quantified in this world.

Magne-traction Mtx:

Replaces "two contact point" ski theory. Conventional skis and snowboards have two contact points. Our Magne-Traction boards have seven! Seven is more than two. With Magne-Traction, when your two outside contact points lose grip, youve still got five more to take over. You wont fall as much. Rides like a skateboard. Control and turn initiation come from under your feet, not a foot and a half to either side of your feet. Better edge hold. Climbs icy pipes! Turns ice into powder!

Mashed Potatoes

Wet, sticky but smooth (ish) snow. Typically found in the Spring.

Medium Flex Thin Profile 3d® Molded Tongue

Adjusting the profile of the tongues thickness controls its flex, enhances its ability to wrap the forefoot, and reduces shell/liner stack-up for improved comfort. Offered in soft, medium, and firm flexing options based on the ride of each boot.


Ride lightens the load with Membrain® top sheets. Weighing less than half of traditional top sheets, Membrain® maintains a smooth feel by infusing urethane into fabric. Along with pushing limits in the world of lightweight, this process also allows us to push the boundaries when it comes to graphics. By utilizing the textures and aesthetics associated with a variety of fabrics, Ride is able to achieve graphic tricks that are simply not possible with conventional printing techniques.

Methlon Base

The secret to speed is Teflon"quite possibly earths slickest substance. Highly durable and low-maintenance, Methlon creates blistering speed that lasts all season.

Micro Adjust System

Tool-free telescoping straps combine with face-melting micro-adjustability to give you even more control of your fit and performance.


Built for enhanced all-around binding flex and performance, the new Micro-Discs use 30% less material and is 30% lighter.


The higher the Forward Lean™ angle on your hi-backs, the quicker your heel-edge turns. Crank em forward for icy hits in the pipe or back em off for jibbing. For mind-blowing micro-adjustability, check out the tool-free DialFLAD™ and MicroFLAD™ systems that give you twice the options of our traditional FLAD.

Midsole Features:

ROLLBAR® Technology is a lightweight graphite stability posting system that provides optimal lateral forefoot, midfoot and medial heel support. It also transfers riding motions directly to the board and binding without reducing or interfering with comfort or dampening. C-Cap® forefoot midsole, made of special durable EVA for firmness, durability and lighter weightness. EVA midsole is a foamed plastic that's strong, light and disperses shock for hard landings.

Mid Spoon

A slight base convexity between your feet creates a super loose, catch-free feel that jibs without hang-ups and improves edge-to-edge flow in fresh snow. Choose the serving that suits your style"get Mid Spoon with the power of camber on the Jeremy Jones or the looseness and fun of V-Rocker™ on the NEW Whammy Bar and Blender.

Minimized Construction

Coring out the Cartel™, Mission®, Custom™, and Freestyle hi-backs trims the fat without sacrificing strength, comfort, or shredability

Mobility Core

Dual density 3D thermal formed padding and ultra lightweight, mobile strap for comfort and freestyle mobility. Tool-less spin and set centering adjust.

Morning Wood Core:

Wood as stiff as a brand new day. Sweet innercores from our Woodshop. More pop!

Mountain Edge Bevel

-1° base/-1° side for maximum freestyle grip

Movement System

The ultimate freestyle system. Full-flex mobility in all directions and the absolute lightest weight chassis on the market.

Multizone Egd™

The wood grain is perpendicular to the core adjacent to The Channel"the area from which a riders power emanates"to enhance carving precision, response, and durability.

Negative Core Profile

The team favorite! Thinner sections of core between the bindings soften flex and torsion for a more playful feel and added foot control thats perfect for everything from park to pow.

Org Throttle:

Our functional 3-D riser system that features crossband wood platforms with edge to edge grain orientation that transfers energy directly from your feet to the power transfer internal sidewalls and out along your edges. Control, power and pop.

Original Banana:

The standard GNU contour shape with rocker between your feet and contour directly beneath them.

Outsole Features:

Hybrid combination of New Balance's proprietary trail running outsole mixed with the added demands of snow, sleet, ice and binding traction. ROLLBAR® outsole extension to mitigate stability and traction control. Compact outsole design with low midsole for closer contact to board and binding. Ideal for freestyle and park riding.

Park Edge Bevel

-2° base/-2° side for a blend of finesse and grip

Parabolic Profiling

Arbor's edge technology that rainbows from tip to tail to avoid edge catches.

Perfect Twins:

Absolutely perfect twin geometry, tried and true science with MTX, or the added advantage of new Banana Technology.


High strength Aspen is combined with Bamboo and other lightweight woods to provide the perfect balance of strong and light.

Phy-top Unibody

Inspired by Blown Light Sole technology that offers minimal weight and tons of traction, the new Phy-Top Unibody sole offers the ultimate response and a direct connection. Made from 100% phylon, this super grippy sole is part of the unibody for the ultimate in outsole durability and minimalist design.


Tired, but tired because you've been KILLIN' IT! What it means to surfers: Getting pitted is what every surfer aspires towards, slotting themselves neatly inside a barreling wave.

Plush Cuff 1.0

The Plush Cuff hugs your calf like no other thanks to a combination of medial and lateral neoprene stretch zones and a super soft fur lining. The Plush Cuff 2.0 steps to the next level with a separate cuff that wraps the bottom of your calf and stretches to fit a greater range of shapes and sizes. Featured on the Supreme™, Q™, Axel, and Sapphire™.

Plush Cuff™ 2.0

The Plush Cuff hugs your calf like no other thanks to a combination of medial and lateral neoprene stretch zones and a super soft fur lining. The Plush Cuff 2.0 steps to the next level with a separate cuff that wraps the bottom of your calf and stretches to fit a greater range of shapes and sizes. Featured on the Supreme™, Q™, Axel, and Sapphire™.

Pop Camber

More ollie pop. Featured on our urban boards, this profile has Pop zones that increase the surface area just inside the contact points at the nose and tail. The Pop zones create a bigger area to ollie off, and that means bigger ollies. The increased surface also gives more to balance on when pressing, combined with a reduced camber height, that means longer locked-in presses.

Pop Core Matrix

Lightweight wood with a high "pop" factor for a dynamic, snappy feel

Pop Rods

Rides Pop Rods® give already fun and playful boards the added liveliness to set them apart from the competition. Using strategic placement in the tip and tail, this technology adds pop without the stiffness generally associated with snappy boards. Made up of flat carbon rods that wrap a urethane slime-core, Pop Rods® have carbon for massive pop and a slime-core to smooth out the landing.

Pop Rods 1.0

An extra hit of pop for control freaks.

Pop Rods 2.0

A double-shot of pop that delivers a wake-up-call.

Pop Rods 3.0

Maxing the pop factor. Used solely on the Society model, making it the most potent pop on our roster.


The freestyle feel of poplar laminates makes this a popular core with mass appeal. Light, flexible, and forgiving, with more pop than foam, this core brings the smooth and predictable rip of 100% natural wood to the shredding masses.

Positive Core Profile

Thicker between the bindings, thinner towards the nose and tail, a positive core profile drives you through a turn, increasing power and edge-hold.


When its knee deep snow and still coming down hard.

Power Spine™ Backstay

Choosing between single and dual-component Power Spine™ backstays means we can fine-tune medial/lateral support, edge-to-edge response, and durability. For ultimate power, check out the Driver Xs Dual-Axis Power Spine backstay.

Power Transfer (pt) Internal Sidewalls:

The same futuristic power 90° pop technology from our world record setting skateboards and power transfer spines only this time we have placed it along the sidewall of your board to add board control to our sandwich construction. Stronger, more pop, and more control brought to you by our Woodshop!

Power Transfer Spine:

Futuristic power 90° pop technology from our world record setting skateboards. Transfers energy from your feet directly to the tip and tail. More Pop through the Woodshop.

Power Ul

Ultra light design. Rubbery grip pods and more leverage for higher cranking power

Powerbars: Basalt V

New tech that channels your power into the contact points for more pop

Pressurepop Technology: Basalt Reverse-v

New eco-friendly tech configured for ollie-nollie power with no added torsional stiffness

Pressurepop Technology: Basalt V

New tech that adds ollie-nollie pop as well as power off your edge


Demanded by our Pros and designed for competition, this new shape has a long, stable flat zone for landing stability and pop. Built for going big and locking in landings without the fear of rocker washout.


A tapered tip and tail thickness reduces swing weight for easier mobility.


Durable and Strong.

Quad-axial Torsion Box:

The fiberglass backbone of the board. Triax top glass wraps around the core and bonds to biaxial bottom glass creating a "torsion box". This fiberglass box structure is very strong and responsive. Built into all korrect kap Libs. Pop!


Cushy grip pods for extra cranking comfort.

Quickrip Sidecut

Quick initiation between the feet with added edge grip through the turn

Rad Pad For Lace Comfort

Located on the top of your instep, right where the liner laces exert the most pressure, these pre-curved panels keep your feet happy for hours of on-hill action.

Rail Ready™ Tune

Beveled so you can slide without hang-ups, yet still get grip for slashing and jumping.


All Ride ratchets feature 4 clicks per throw, anatomical shaping for easy cranking and super smooth release.

Real Mesh

Ultra-light aerospace-grade mesh allows the hi-back to better conform to the shape of your boots backstay for improved fit. Go ahead, try and tear it. Shits tough!

Removable SensoryBED Ii™ Cushioning System

An elevated realm of cushioning, board feel, and extra-sensory control. The SensoryBED™ II now includes both B3 Gel and EVA cushioning under the ball of your foot in addition to the heel.

Removable Superbed Cushioning System

A thin composite platform atop EVA and B3 Gel that combines instant response with ample cushioning. Featured on the Escapade EST™ and C02 EST™ and also available as a mens binding accessory.

Repop Camber

Featured by DWD, This contour shape is flat through the center with steep reverse camber at the tip and tail.

Response Disc

Made with forged Aluminum for maximum durability. Multi-compatible 2-slot design mounts on both 4-hole and 3-hole patterns and Grip-Tooth washers provide bomber locking power.

Response R2 System

Park-to-peak proficiency for high performance all-mountain riders. Fully customizable fit with heel-toe response and enhanced side-to-side mobility.

Rider Camber

Featured by DWD, this contour shape is flat except for a reverse camber at the nose.


When your board shape is similar to a "U" with upturned ends for butter and jib style tricks without catching an edge.

Room-to-grow™ Footbed"get One Full Extra Size

To keep up with the constant growth spurts, the new and improved kids Room-To-Grow Footbed allows you to gain one full size. Rather than buy new boots every season, simply remove the footbed when the fit becomes snug. A secondary, integrated footbed means theres no compromise in cushioning or support.

Rubber Ice Spikes

Soft and grippy with stiffer spikes that dig into ice for when slipping isnt an option.

Rx Adjustable Cushioning

An Ion™ exclusive. Adjust your suspension according to the conditions or terrain youre riding. Experiment with the dampening of a B3 Gel cartridge or the cush response of a NEW hybrid air/B3 Gel cartridge. Just pull out the boots liner, insert either cushioning into the heel chamber, and youre ready to rip.

S2 Methodskin

The infusion of S2 fiberglass results in envelope-pushing performance and increased strength in the lightest composite matrix board construction to date.

S4 Shell Panels

Superlight and resilient, S4 helps evenly distribute strap pressure to maximize rebound and resist breakdown for a flex that remains consistent, season after season. Featured on the SLX™, NEW Imperial, Serow™, and Supreme™.


This exaggerated tip and tail scooping turns up the edges for a looser, more forgiving feel that adds catch-free fun when riding everything from a knee-high box to neck-deep pow.


When you fall face first and your body folds your spine in the wrong direction pulling your legs over your back and your board "stings" the back of your head.

Secure Fit Harness™

Securely wraps the instep to prevent the foot from slipping forward and secures the ankle by locking the J Bars around the heel. The gusseted top holds the liner in position for easy insertion, while it also locks the liner into the shell.


Rides exclusive board shapes are an exercise in art and engineering. We refine the sidecut, profile, flex and shape to create boards that shred in line with your personal style.

Shdress Sidewalls:

Self Healing D65 Rebound Elastomer Seamless Sidewalls- one piece perimeter sidewall with super impact resistance, vibration reduction, and the healing properties of a human body.

Shell Features:

Zonal lacing upper and lower with "Quick-Strike" Velcro straps. 100% Genuine leather and PU Synthetic Leather for increased durability, superior waterproofness and easy care. 100% Genuine leather and PU Synthetic Leather for increased durability, superior waterproofness and easy care. One-piece molded tongue with 3-dimensional EVA for better fit and increased binding to board control. 3-dimensional thermoplastic injected Heelstay for maximum durability and stability. Open-Cuff high frequency molded "hinge" which allows the upper and lower parts to flex, while giving the proper amount of rider support TPE reinforcement for overall durable boot structure and anti-binding pressure. External PVC back spine for increased lateral and medial support with Grip-Tech. Low-profile silloutte for increased binding and board control. Extended sneaker-like fit with snowboard boot stability structure. Hidden Recco® advanced avalanche rescue technology.

Shell Lacing

A variety of proprietary shell lacing systems are available throughout Rides boot collection.

Shift Disc

Our Response Disc with offset slots for heel-toe centering.

Shrinkage™ Footprint Reduction Technology

Shrinkage™ reduces the boots overall footprint one full size, meaning a mens size 10 fits like a size 10, but has the footprint of a typical size 9. Shorter, lighter, sleeker"never suffer from toe drag again.

Side Effects

Lengthening the surface area at the tip and tail contact points improves edge-hold and allows the board to plane easier in powder. Enjoy a livelier feel and enhanced grip on groomers along with added float for overhead days. Exclusively offered on the NEW Sherlock.


Rides responsive and smooth sidewall technologies level terrain input for consistent filtered feedback.

Silencer 5

Purify the response from our Pop Glass, Carbon Arrays and Linear reinforcements by filtering out vibration for a super smoothed-out, snappy core. Silencer 5 is shaped to purify the response from Carbon Array™ 5.

Silencer 7

Purify the response from our Pop Glass, Carbon Arrays and Linear reinforcements by filtering out vibration for a super smoothed-out, snappy core. Silencer 7 has tip to Tail full thickness Silencer stringers are combined with a Silencer encased Carbon Array™ 7. This results in the smoothest, most solid, Ultra-Light board out there.


The simplicity of a one-piece hi-back means immediate response. Through material blends we then manipulate the overall flex profile"from buttery to responsive.


The simplicity of a one-piece hi-back means immediate response. Through material blends we then manipulate the overall flex profile"from buttery to responsive.

Sintercarbon Base

High speed through the wax absorption of a sinter structure with the anti-static, anti-friction of carbon additives

Sintered Base

Durable and highly porous, get added durability and superior wax absorption for greater overall glide.

Sintered Carbon 9991 Base:

Super tough base material that holds wax well due to its compression formed amorphous polymer structure. Super fast when waxed with Oneballjay.

Sintered Uhmw Base:

Carbon sounds tech, doesnt it? Fast base material for tech-tuning freaks. Wax required. Oneballjay recommended.

Sintered Wfo Base

Infusing a specially formulated wax deep into the pores of this extra-absorbent, high-density sintered material results in an ultra-durable base that stays Wide F!#@ing Open all season in any condition.

Sinterspeed Base

A wax-hungry sintered structure for knuckle-clearing speed

Sintertrue Base

Wax absorbent and strong, this base ups the speed for extended play


A hard fall.


A 28° profile creates a classic, consistent edge-hold that cuts like a knife.


Rides exclusive Slimewalls® are forgiving and ductile, absorbing impacts rather than defending against them. Just like your skate wheels, the urethane in Slimewalls® smoothes the interaction with the snow, wood or metal surfaces you may Ride on. On top of all that, these babies are virtually indestructible, the most durable sidewalls in snowboarding.

Slimewalls 85a

The 85A durameter urethane is exclusive to all Mobility boards.

Slimewalls 90a

The 90A durameter urethane is found on all ATV style boards, delivering increased response with the same smooth feel.


This streamlined, ultra-minimized sidewall design, found on the Method, Vapor™, Fish, NEW Stellar, and NEW Fortress shaves weight without sacrificing edge-hold, strength, or rideability.

Smooth Ride™

Smooth Ride™ internal dampening technology lets you react quicker, ride faster, and go bigger with more control and less impact on your body. The negative vibrations associated with rough terrain and cruddy snow get absorbed by the board before making it to your body. Now sleeker, lighter, and more resilient than ever before, Smooth Ride is featured on some of our latest creations, including the NEW T7™, Supermodel™, NEW Process, NEW Process V-Rocker, NEW Sherlock, NEW Fortress, NEW Dj Vu and NEW Dj Vu V-Rocker.


Providing support and stability, the Sole is what gets you around and keeps you on your feet.

Speed Zone™ Lacing System For True Zonal Lacing Control [featuring New Winder Handle And Additional System Upgrades]

Lightning fast lacing control. Customize the fit of the upper or lower zone in seconds"without forcing your friends to wait. Get more power, improved response, and increased wrap"with less effort. For 2011 we have upgraded our entire Speed Zone™ lacing system to offer improved durability, entry and exit, as well as customizable lacing. First we covered the lower lace with a protective shield. Then we added a new lower lace anchoring point so you can easily swap lace colors or upgrade to the Speed Zone winder handle, that comes standard on our highest end boots. To make entry and exit even easier, we added a new pull loop on the tongue as well as a dual lace pull tab that releases both the upper and lower zone simultaneously.


Designed with the ability to do a DIY split board and provide a clean cut.


Speed and float are your friends, and thats what S-Rocker is all about. Entry rocker 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, thus improving float while maintaining momentum and stability through deep-driving pow turns and variable conditions.

Stabilizer Bars

Increased support in the liner upper for direct rider input transfer in the medial/lateral direction.

Standard Boa

Found on our Anthem, Sage and kids models, makes for a quick and easy lacing solution.

Standard Edge

Rockwell 48 C.

Stay-puft Calf Capsule

Adding an airbag to the upper portion of the Hail™ and Sapphires Flex Spine™ backstay cushions your calf as it interacts with the hi-back

Stay-puft Tongue

Tuck that knee and tweak it with the smoother forward motion and cush comfort of this padded, progressive flexing upper tongue construction. Featured on the Hail™ and Sapphire™.

Stealth Highbacks

Perfectly designed lightweight freestyle performance. Larger flat-back shaping built with thinner construction and maximum side-to-side flex.

Stealth Rs Highbacks

Matching the Stealth shape, but made from a unique material blend for added heel-side attack.


Style with ease. Todd Richards is steazy.


Rides single piece of steel wraps the entire perimeter of your board for the best delam protection around.

Steep and Deep

A powder run that has a very aggressive incline. Many runs at Alpental would be consider steep and deep.

Stiffer Tail

More power for high speeds and slashing the slashies.

Straightbiax Laminate

A laminate tuned for butters, presses and catch-free landings

Straighttriax 30 Laminate

A laminate that balances a jib-jump feel with solid edge control

Strapper Zonal

Freestyle adjustability where you need it, Strapper Zonal™ lacing lets you tighten and loosen your boots in just the right places. Speed lacing down below locks in a solid base fit and killer Velcro straps up top quickly loosen for tweaks or tighten for added support. Total freedom that adjusts to your riding style!

Super Fly Ii™ Core

Stronger and lighter woods target specific areas of the core to provide pop, strength, and reduced weight. Further optimized for float in our freeride focused boards, and strength in our park-focused boards.

Super Fly® Core

Lightened up and loaded with pop, this vertical sandwich of hard and soft woods saves weight and improves snap and response. Further optimized for float in our freeride focused boards, and strength in our park-focused boards.

Super Gnarle

With Sustainable Lightweight Wood (SLW) at the nose and tail, this light core reduces swing weight for faster spin cycles. 25% SLW, and 20% lighter than a GnarLE Core, this core is also filled with sex. Grainbelt reinforcement adds extra stomping strength under the bolts.

Superlightbiax Laminate

An ultralight laminate tuned for smooth freestyle finesse with a touch of edge precision

Superpop Core Matrix

Lightweight wood orientation for extra pop off the nose and tail

Sweet Spot Speed Zone Lacing System [featuring New Winder Handle And Additional System Upgrades]

Speed Zone™ laces at the sweet spot around your ankle lock your heels in place, while upper and lower Velcro® Power Straps let you customize the fit of the cuff and forefoot. With three independent zones, you get more control over your fit and comfort, and even easier entry and exit. Featured on the Axel™.

Swinger's Club

We precisely shave the tip and tail of the wood core to save weight without sacrificing durability. This makes the board spin faster and float with less effort when the snow beckons. Join the club and swing with us.

Tallboy Harness

Ideal for all-terrain riding the Tallboy extends higher above the ankle with a fourth lace loop for a supportive flex and responsive fit.

The Channel

Now on more boards and evolved for greater performance, the Channel(M6) has staked its claim in the marketplace as snowboardings most direct connection. Focusing power through a central connection that evenly distributes energy for added rebound and snap, it also lets you easily micro-adjust your stance width and angles. The addition of M6 means were using a standardized hardware size that improves upon performance and ease-of-use, and allows for compatibility with all Burton bindings as well as bindings from select competitors, making it a choice for any rider.

Therm-ic Heat Pre-wired

Select Burton liners are pre-wired and ready for heat! Simply connect your super slim Basix battery packs (sold separately), and choose between three heat settings. Get total control and all-day comfort with up to nine hours of heat from a single charge.

Thin Con

ALL Ride boards now feature Thin Construction with tapered tips and tails, reduced swing weight, enhanced tip flex and the sidewall runs past the effective edge.

Thinflex Membrain

Perfectly contoured, pad-less design provides all the support you need without the fluff. Tool-less spin and set centering adjust.


Convertible toe strap with lightweight, overmolded rubber web for super snug boot grip.

Throwdown Cap

Designed for complete coverage around the toes, this molded strap throws down on demand and cinches boots into the heel cup for precise edge control.

Tnt Base Material:

Fast and low maintenance dual layered fluoro base material. Wax it or maybe skip a day.

Track Sole

Single piece durable sole for a consistent grip and board connection.

Tracked Out

When a run or resort becomes icy due to compact snow. Can loosely be used to describe snow conditions that are overridden and not desirable because you had free refills for the first two hours.


Standard lacing, tie em up just like your sneaks.

Transition Wrap Harness

An entirely new mobility focused lacing harness that curves from the side of the foot to the top for freestyle agility, comfort and wicked heel hold.

Triax™ Fiberglass

Versatile flex and response for everything from mini to mega shred.


Built with lightweight, super-tough polymer construction, the TriggerLite offers the same cranking power and smooth release as all Ride ratchets.

Ttt Core Matrix

100% wood core for that natural snappy feel from wood fibers

Tuned Core

Ride blends the proven strength, pop and feel of wood with added dampening materials and composites. Mixing natural wood with high-energy "uppers" and vibration absorbing "downers" creates a core tuned for maximum snap and feel.


When a grab or trick is extended and held for a second for added style points.


Either forward or backwards, the Twin shape likes to go both ways.

Twin Flex

The flex is perfectly symmetrical from tip to tail for a balanced ride thats equally versatile regular or switch, frontside or backside.

Twin Shape

The shape is perfectly symmetrical for a balanced ride thats equally versatile when ridden regular or switch. Jib, spin, stomp, and butter with a greater balance of freestyle mobility and cat-like stability no matter which way you point it.


This freestyle shape packs a stiffer core profile in the tail but still likes to go both ways.

Twin-like Shape

The freestyle feel of a twin shape slightly tweaked to provide improved float and control through variable terrain and conditions.

Ul Base

Light and fast. Did we mention it was light? Pretty much the lightest base around.

Ul Core

Built to smooth the Ride and lighten the load. The UL Core has tip-to-tail full thickness silencer stringers, placed strategically within the wood core for high strength and less weight.

Ul Steel

Same Rockwell hardness, built thinner and ultra light, but not lacking the die-hard Ride durability.


Ultra lightweight, minimalist design. Everything you need and nothing you dont.

Ultrameth™ Construction

UltraMeth™ construction on the Method represents a paradigm shift in high-performance and the lightest composite matrix board construction to date. Blending unconventional design with the latest in aerospace technology, UltraMeth analyzes every element from edges, core, fiberglass, even the shape of the sidewalls in terms of function, weight-savings, and performance. With a seemingly paradoxical mix of featherweight construction and premium rideability, the result is a board that not only challenges convention, but also the law of physics.


Featured by Yes Snowboards, this board shape has inlets beneath the toe and heel at each binding for improved turning and edge hold.

Under Foot Support

The goods that keep your feet comfy when youre in your boots all day long.

Upper Velcro® Strap

Oversized and mitt-friendly so kids can get their boots on, off, and adjusted without help from mom, dad, or the instructor.

Urethane Rollbar™

Injected Urethane material provides the extra dampening and shock absorption required for high impact riding in the park.


This minimized, carbon-based topsheet membrane drops weight while magnifying board feel and snap, allowing you to navigate through terrain with newfound intuition. Featured on the Custom X, NEW Fortress, NEW X8FV, and NEW Stellar.


Combining Rides revolutionary V-strap™ technology and co-molded rubber web from the Convertible Grip toe strap to provide massive grip with in-and-out ease and no strap pressure.


Continuous rocker between your feet and in front of your feet towards the tip and tail creates catch-free playfulness and improved float from peak to park. Frostbite Edges enhance power and grip, balancing the boards overall loose and forgiving feel.


Made from a specialized polyurethane designed for cold temperature flex and durability, this bomber strap will take a beating and still provide all the support and comfort you could ask for.

Waffle Footbed

Top of the line in the world of lightweight, the waffle footbed is super supportive and reflects true minimalist design.


Unlike the wedgies you may have received in junior high, this Wedgie will provide the added benefit of superior pop, support and control, allowing you to ride longer and harder. The Wedgie is an ultra-light footbed that uses subtle angles to align the ankles and knees to a more natural and comfortable position. The angle also gives leverage to press the board for huge pop, without affecting your preferred stance width. Offered in 4 ergonomic angles that result in less fatigue, maximum control and more pop.

Wedgie 1.5 Footbed

Wedgie 1.5 offers a subtle amount of angle to provide the perfect mix of comfort and lateral support for the advancing rider.

Wedgie 2.5 Footbed

Wedgie 2.5 provides the ideal angle for advanced freestyle riders looking for that extra pop. If you are riding a rocker board, youll especially appreciate getting some added pop with 2.5.

Wedgie 3.0 Footbed

Wedgie 3.0, The best angle for the advanced all-terrain rider looking for extra control, drive and pop.

Wedgie Footbed

Wedgie 4.0 offers the maximum angle for those riders looking for the utmost drive and ollie pop. Ideal for those who rock the extra wide stance.


Boosts lateral support for increased leverage and control when pressing, buttering, and spinning.

Womens-specific True Fit™ Design

Enjoy a more harmonious connection with Burtons True Fit™ womens boards, boots, and bindings. True Fit means that every element of every piece of your setup"from boot liners to lace guides, baseplate to strap designs, board shapes to flex profiles"has been designed and engineered for the way women ride. Because when it fits right, it rides better.

Wrap Liner

Builds additional stability and life into the liner with cored ankle pockets for additional support

Xtrd Base

A hassle-free extruded compound for baseline speed

Youth Imprint Liner

Integrated Liner Lacing, Heat-Moldable, Fit Panels, Level 1 Molded EVA Footbed


A trick that is usually not done on purpose. Refers to a front board or board slide that isn't turned to be perpendicular to the feature. Attempted to do a board slide ending up doing a nose press.