Building from the iconic performance of the original Flight Attendant, the Burton Flight Attendant Splitboard brings a soulful freeride spirit to your human-propelled backcountry adventures. Falling between the hard-charging Landlord Split and happy-medium flex of the Custom Split, the Flight Attendant Split is poppy and playful on natural hits, yet stable and responsive across bigger lines and high-speed descents. Slashing fresh turns between tight aspens, launching stacked pillows, and charging springtime steeps are the Flight Attendant Split's preferred uses.
The secret to the Flight Attendant Split's intuition across steep terrain, fresh powder, and hardpack snow lies within its Balanced Freeride Geometry. This geometry combines a tapered directional shape (10mm of taper) with set-back camber and an early-rise nose to deliver effortless float in deep snow, without sacrificing the board's ability to lay an aggressive edge on sloughed steeps and icy chutes. By placing the camber's most prominent section along the rear of the board, the Flight Attendant has a powerful feel for blasting turns off the back foot. The prominent camber also comes into play on the ascent by providing extra stability under the touring brackets. And much like a twin-shaped board, the sidecut is centered along the reference stance, allowing you to ride backcountry terrain with a freestyle perspective.
New for this season, this splitboard uses bio-based Super Sap resin that reduces the board's carbon footprint by 50% from traditional boards' petroleum-based epoxies. Shaving precious weight, the FSC Certified Super Fly II 700G Core decreases energy expenditure on the uphill while maximizing float with its lightweight woods. Another innovative feature, Squeezebox core profiling thins out the core for increased energy transfer, making the board surprisingly nimble for darting in the trees and ripping carves.