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Our test team had no problems sourcing the talent with the Burton Talent Scout - an all-mountain stick for park rats
Level
Advanced, Expert, Recreational
Flex Rating
4
Terrain
All Mountain
Best for
Intermediate to expert freestyle orientated female riders who want an all-mountain stick.
Price
£370
Season
2016/17
Versatility
8
Park
8
Powder
8
Value
8
Carving
8
Overall Score
8

The Burton Talent Scout could almost be described as a traditional Freestyle snowboard, but it also has enough characteristics for all mountain riding too.

It has a medium flex, with twin, off-axis (asymmetrical) pure traditional camber and Burton Frostbite edges. Because the board has the feel of a traditional camber you get greater control and bite, especially when carving, with the added benefit of great 'pop' for ollies - the more mellow flatter sections giving more stability and forgiveness, so less chance of catching an edge. It requires a little bit of oomph, but what you put in, you get out in bundles. The Talent Scout is a very responsive board in all disciplines.

We also felt it had a good balance between holding enough of an edge and speed to work really well in the pipe and on kickers, combined with the flex for more playful, jib style snowboarding. Also, surprisingly, considering the profile, it held up well in powder, with good float.

The Burton Talent Scout may lean towards a freestyle element and is great for progression in the park, but it also offers so much more than that. It really is a solid all-rounder.

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