Burton offers several youth models designed for progressive riders of different abilities and sizes. In terms of boys boards, Burton's entry-level snowboard is the Chopper, which features a soft flex and mellow camber. The Dom Grom is a kid's freestyle board that features Burton's V-Rocker for extra pop and float. The Custom Smalls is a versatile, all-mountain board, which is available with V-Rocker construction. Kids looking to pay a little homage to gold-medal Olympian Shaun White should check out the Shaun White Smalls.
Burton offers three girls models--the Chicklet, Feelgood Smalls and Feelgood V-Rocker Smalls. The Chicklet is the girls version of the Chopper, an entry-level model designed for beginners. The Feelgood Smalls is a board for all-mountain riding, and the Feelgood V-Rocker smalls adds V-Rocker construction for extra pop and float.
Burton's kid's boards come in sizes 90 to 145. The company suggests boys and girls equipment for kids 12 and younger.
Boys have the choice of two binding models--the Custom Smalls and Freestyle Grom. The Custom Smalls provides kid sizing and flexible, all-mountain performance. There is plenty of cushioning on the base, and the binding is easily adjusted. The Freestyle Grom is a choice for beginners and features oversized buckles for easy strap-ins even with mitts on. The binding is lightweight and soft.
Girls can choose between the Stiletto Smalls and the Freestyle Grom. The Stiletto Smalls features Burton's Canted Living Hinge high-back designed to better conform to the back of the leg.
Boys boots come in four varieties. The Grom is Burton's inexpensive, entry-level boot. It comes in both Lace and Velcro and includes footbeds with room for growth. The Ruler Smalls features the one-pull Speed Zone Express lacing system. The boots also feature a heat-moldable Imprint liner and plenty of EVA cushioning. The Shaun White Smalls is positioned as the high-performance youth boot that offers both support and forgiveness.
The Grom Lace and Grom are available for girls, as is the Emrald Smalls, a smaller, softer version of Burton's Emrald women's boot with Speed Zone Express lacing.
Article Written By Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.