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The Burton Skeleton Key is the all new surf inspired addition to Burton's lineup. We take it out for a spin to test it's mettle against the rest of the 2018 boards. Read the full review here.
burton skeleton key
Advanced, Expert
Flex Rating
All Mountain
Best for
Best for experienced freeriders that want a mountain charging powder surfer
Overall Score

A new addition to the Burton line up, the Skeleton key is a directional camber mountain slayer.

If you want to go snow surfing in powder then this is the board for you. It has more of a surf than skate feel and with the bindings set back, this board floats over powder as if it was on air.

The skeleton Key is also a fun board for mountain charging with a velvety smooth and fast ride. It is a medium flex board which means it is stiffer enough to flex it's muscles over uneven terrain, but not too stiff that it is hard work.

For carving, the Skeleton Key holds the edges really well. We were riding the 158 which was amazing for those strong, long radius turns. But, not so great for fast initiation short turns - for that the 154 length would be better. The shape of the board does have an increased waist designed to improve carving.

Being a directional slayer you can forget about riding this switch. Also, it lacks a playful side so you may want to skip the park laps or jibbing sessions.

This really is a great freeride beast of a board, and where it really comes to life is in the powder for real snow surfing.

Although best for experienced riders, the Skeleton Key would also benefit those who want to practice the art of carving and riding on powder.

A great addition to the Burton range

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