Just like the fabled key that can open any lock, the Burton Skeleton Key XX Snowboard is the right tool for almost any job. Striking the perfect balance between freeride and freestyle, the Skeleton Key XX manages to be playful and powerful, directional and jibby. Its tapered geometry gives it tons of float in pow as well as hip dragging carving prowess on the hardpack. It slays the slush, plays in the park, and handles business in hairy terrain like a champ. This version of the Skeleton Key has been given the Mystery treatment, a secretive process undertaken at the Burton lab in Vermont wherein very good snowboards are taken into a sealed back room and emerge months later as cybernetic terminator versions of their former selves: faster, lighter, more powerful, and (some say) with an unquenchable thirst for devastation.
Directional Flex – This flex features increased pop in the tail and a more resilient nose that allows riders to easily maintain control through all terrain and conditions.
Personality – Medium
Directional – 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.
Balanced Freeride Geometry – Balanced Freeride Geometry ends the debate between twin and directional with setback camber and a sidecut that is centered on your stance to create a twin freestyle feel when riding flat base. On edge it turns tight and quick with the float and prowess expected from a directional deck.
Pro-Tip – A tapered tip and tail thickness reduces swing weight for easier mobility.
DragonFly 600G Core – The Dragonfly core uses end-grain woods in the impact zones of the board, which lets them swap out heavier woods for lighter ones, without losing strength.
Multizone EGD™ – A Burton exclusive. Manipulating the angles and direction of wood grain placement within the core results in ultimate edge-hold, response, and durability. In four separate zones, the wood grain is perpendicular to the core adjacent to The Channel – the area from which a rider’s power emanates – for ultimate strength and edge control.
Squeezebox – Burton’s most versatile Squeezebox profile improves pop and performance through the balance of thicker, more powerful core sections with thinner, more flexible sections. Rider energy is transferred outward from beneath the feet, energizing the tip and tail while making the board snappier, more stable and easier to manipulate.
Mystery Glass – Using a formula from the future, Mystery Glass is the result of a robotic-built complex carbon layup that allows Burton to manipulate flex and feel while revolutionizing strength-to-weight.
Methlon Base – Ultra durable and low-maintenance, Burton’s highest grade sintered base creates blistering speed that lasts all season.
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.
Infinite Ride™ – This Burton-exclusive technology allows maximized pop and strength by overbuilding the board, then putting it in a machine that breaks in the board for you. Whether you choose to ride Flat Top, Flying V™, or Camber, rest assured that with Infinite Ride™ your board will maintain its flex, pop, and feel from the first day forward, season after season.
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).
- Terrain:All-Mountain, Freeride
- Ability Level:Advanced-Expert
- Rocker Type:Rocker/Camber
- Shape:Directional Flex Rating:Medium
- Binding Mount Pattern:Channel
- Core/Laminates:Carbon, Wood
- Warranty:3 Years
|Effective Edge (mm)||1125||1165||1205|
|Tip Width (mm)||296.8||302.3||305.8|
|Waist Width (mm)||252||256||258|
|Tail Width (mm)||286.8||292.3||295.8|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||7.1||7.4||7.7|
|Stance Setback (mm)||-50||-50||-50|
|Stance Range (mm)||530||530||560|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||120-180||120-180||150-200|