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Certified pow slasher.
Lead the charge through tight stands of aspen and thick forests of pine on the Burton Family Tree Branch Manager Snowboard. This agile powderhound specializes in snappy slashes and picking out fine lines through the trees thanks to a floaty, yet responsive Direction Camber profile and nimble tapered shape.
Camber from the front binding to the tail offers the response needed to weave through trees with precision, while rocker at the nose keeps you afloat on the deepest days. The Superfly II core uses lightweight woods that specifically target strategic areas to drop weight and increase pop, and the wood is FSC-certified, so you know you're not destroying the rainforest for a snowboard. Dualzone EGD adds edge control by placing perpendicular strips of wood along the edges, and Squeezebox profiling creates thicker and thinner sections in the core to improve energy transfer and stability.
45-degree Carbon Highlights Hi-Voltage glass weaves carbon fibers into the fiberglass and adds a tip-to-tail layer of carbon fiber for lightweight response and strength. With Infinite Ride construction, Burton over builds the board then pre-breaks it in for you so the board feels the same from day 1 to 100. Finally, Burton added its fastest base, the Sintered WFO base (now made with recycled materials), so you can leave clouds of cold smoke all over the backcountry.
- A nimble pow surfer that rips in tight spaces
- Channel mounting system for infinite stance options
- Camber with nose rocker offers float in pow
- Directional, tapered shape for quick and precise turns
- Carbon-infused fiberglass increases response
- EcoZen topsheet and Super Sap epoxy are eco-friendly
- Ultra-fast Sintered WFO base made from recycled materials
- Burton boards are built by snowboarders, for snowboarders
- Item #BUR01OA
- Q & A
Burton Raising the Standards!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you've got any Burton, Family Tree Branch Manager, snowboard set up or any other gear questions, hit me up. Best way to contact me would be to email (please include the best phone number to call you at).
I rode this board on probably one of the best riding days I've had of my life. A mega fun day last winter at Brighton with a few guys from Burton trying out all the new 2017 Burton Family Tree boards (Gate Keeper, Branch Manager, Skipjack Surf). It was a storm day and the refills kept coming. I personally like the Family Tree Gate Keeper better for cliff drops and more technical terrain but on the lower angle runs that were filled with tons of powder, the Branch Manager was an absolute blast.
I rode both the 155cm and the 159cm but strongly preferred the 159cm for my weight. The sidecut radius on this is tight and makes for a pretty agile deck that you can maneuver through some tight trees. This felt the closest to surfing as it had the right amount of stiffness for tight turns and enough flex and float for being a blast in the powder.
Shoot me an email or call me and we can size up a board for you!
Shoot me an email anytime you have questions about this board or if you'd like to compare decks or work on a full snowboard set up! Best way to contact me would be to email (please include the best phone number to call you at).
This Thing Rips!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Tight turns, tips up, with a surffy style
It is a directional board with a good amount of tapper and a super tight turn radius. Lay down tighter turns then the tightest turn making, ski purest, doing cute little wiggles down the hillside.
If you are looking for a powder board to lap the chair or two up on the machine behind the cabin then look hard and long at the branch manager. It does not have a crazy shape like others but it rides like it does.
6'2", 180lbs and was on the 155cm in 3' of fresh storm snow.