Maybe you’ve heard the news that snowboarding can be a couple days of falling before you get settled in with the whole sliding sideways down the mountain thing. The Burton Instigator Snowboard is designed to help mitigate the learning curve. A soft forgiving flex and a durable extruded base give you room to play without worrying about your board treating you unfairly. It’s a fun, forgiving ride that you can take all over the mountain. Get things started with the Burton Instigator Snowboard and start thinking about which season pass you want!
Flat Top™ – A flat profile between the feet means stability, better balance, and continuous edge control. The tip and tail kick up with an early rise outside the feet for the catch-free and loose feeling you’d expect from a rocker profile.
Twin Flex – The flex is perfectly symmetrical from tip to tail for a balanced ride that’s equally versatile regular or switch.
Cruise Control – Boosts confidence with the catch-free combo of a softer flex and mellower edge tune. On tapered boards like the Instigator and Feather™ the nose is fully convex for all‑terrain stability
Directional | 5mm Taper – The classic 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 condition.
Pro-Tip – A tapered tip and tail thickness reduces swing weight for easier mobility.
FSC™ Certified Super Fly 800G – Lightened up and loaded with pop, Burton’s dual-species wood core utilizes dual-density vertical laminations of alternating softwood/hardwood to reduce overall weight with no sacrifice in strength or performance.
Dualzone™ EGD™ – The wood grain is positioned along the toe and heel edges on two continuous zones, perpendicular to the rest of the wood core for consistent edge-hold and added strength.
Squeezebox Low – With an overall easier feel, Squeezebox Low brings high-end core profiling technology to the progressing rider. Stiffer zones just outside you feet create a more direct energy transfer to the tip and tail, while enabling a softer, smoother flex between the bindings. The end result is more control with less effort from the rider.
Biax™ Fiberglass – Features a jib-friendly, torsionally soft flex for a forgiving, park-friendly feel.
Extruded Base – Speed, strength, and graphical pop in a base that requires little maintenance. Pass your friends without even waxing.
Super Sap® Epoxy – A resin formulated with bio-based materials that reduces the carbon footprint by 50% over conventional all-petroleum-based epoxies. Less oil consumption means even less of a carbon footprint per board.
The Channel® Mounting System – Stronger, faster, easier, and more adjustable — The Channel™ gives you ultimate control of your stance and your board in a design compatible with all major bindings (not just Burton’s).