The Burton Ripcord has a smooth flex and is forgiving in any terrain. The Ripcord gives security and is easy to drive at a slower pace and punish small mistakes not instant. The Ripcord is a perfect board to confidently take your first steps on the slopes and in the powder. Because of the directional shape, the Ripcord good float in the powder..
Burton says about the Ripcord
Blast past the learning curve with the easiest, most progression-friendly board we make.
The men's Burton Ripcord Snowboard is designed to accelerate beginners and intermediates into more advanced riding situations. A directional shape makes easy work of any terrain or snow condition, while the added stability and catch-free feel of Flat Top with Easy Bevel puts you in the pilot's seat. A softer, more playful flex make this an easier-going alternative to other twins, with a performance-oriented ride that gives you more room to grow than you'll get with most entry level boards. The upgrade to The Channel® gives you the easiest stance setup and adjustments possible with compatibility that works with bindings from all major brands (not just Burton's).