Burton Nug Directional Snowboard

Oct 31, 2011
Outside Magazine
Burton Nug

Burton Nug snowboard    Photo: Courtesy of Burton

THE SELL: A small dog with a big bite. THE TEST: The Nug is designed to be eight to ten centimeters shorter than your normal board, thanks to elongated contact points and shorter sidecut. The size suggests the park, but this thing thrives in the deep stuff, thanks to a shovel-shaped nose. It turned in powder like a shortboard on a Waikiki wave and, with added flex between the feet, ollied like a skateboard. Testers who had never surfed or skated weren't sold on the Nug's hull-shaped base, calling it squirrely, especially on scratchy hardpack. But surf and skate aficionados couldn't get enough. THE VERDICT: Never mind the out-of-the-box shape—no board is more fun on a powder day.
: 4
Versatility: 3

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