Grateful Dead

First Look: Grateful Dead Burton Snowboards

We've teamed up with Burton and Burton pro-snowboarder Danny Davis to bring you three exclusive snowboards just in time for Winter 2012. Available August 13, take a sneak peek at the designs and their details below.

Just like the Dead, these are not just boards; they're a way of life. These boards handle it all thanks to the mellow influence of Flying V™, yet they outwit the rest with upgrades like the energizing pop and stability of Squeezebox. Similar to the Custom Restricted but more precise thanks to a deeper sidecut and tighter waist width, they also unveil specific shapes for each size-a Burton-first. Get blunted with the 52, a pointier freestyle design on the 58, or stay stock with the all-around feel of the 55.
Feel: 4
Gondola Package
The Channel
BEND: Flying V™
FLEX: Directional
CORE: Super Fly II™ with Dualzone™ EGD™
FIBERGLASS: Dual Density Triax™ Fiberglass with Lightning Bolts
BASE: Sintered WFO
EXTRAS: NEW Squeezebox, Jumper Cables Hi-Voltage, Frostbite Edges, Ellip Kicks, Pro-Tip™, and Infinite Ride™
© 2012 Grateful Dead Productions. Used under license by Burton Corporation. All rights reserved.

Part superpipe gypsy, part backcountry hippy, Danny Davis is the vanguard of a new freestyle evolution—from all-time pipe runs to backcountry booters, he represents riding in its most expressive state. Danny grew up riding the frigid hills of Michigan, and landed on the Burton team after a 2005/2006 podium-strung season, a competitive output that also earned him the coveted Rookie of the Year award from both Snowboarder and Transworld.

Since his breakout year, he’s won countless contests, developed the Easy Livin board series, took the 2010 Mammoth Grand Prix over Shaun White (with a run many proclaimed the best in halfpipe history), and bagged multiple Dew Tour halfpipe titles. While his halfpipe style is in a league of its own, this Truckee local is just as comfortable in the woods, whether in his camper, splitboarding around Tahoe, or filming deep in the outback with Absinthe Films. 2011 saw him pop up as host for dancing-bear-influenced music festivals, and drop in for a welcome refresh with shots in Burton’s latest film Standing Sideways, and Brain Farm’s The Art of Flight.