Excerpted from my review originally here
157cm (2014) 160cm (2013)
Twin shape with the Flying-V profile, overall rocker with camber zones underfoot
6′ 210 lbs stance at ~24″ regs, 15/-15
Vail, CO bluebird skies, mid-20′s with plenty of leftover snow from the previous day’s dump
Overall this felt on the more playful side of all-mountain flex but it’s stiff where it matters for a board designed to slay powder. Directional flex stiffens up through the tail as you’d expect. THere’s some torsional give to it which is nice.
The shape and sidecut of this board really allow it to ride longer than it is, while 157 would not have been my first choice for powder it was plenty capable in the side pow, leftovers, and corduroy. Pretty deep sidecut on the Sherlock lets the board lay in to a carve and even quick, short-radius turns are pretty easy, but it’s an aggressive sidecut at first might take some getting used to it. There’s enough dampening to smooth out the chatter and the tips aren’t going to be flapping in the breeze but it’s lively but stable.
On a side note: I much preferred the ride with my Now IPOs
than with the Cartels they gave me.
The Sherlock is no exception to the rule that Burton snowboards usually deliver in the “pop” department. This one has great pop no matter which side of the plate you’re swinging from. Slightly stiffer tail as expected but the nose is plenty responsive for nollies, too. Even though the Sherlock is a little softer the stiffer tail means you shouldn’t have to worry about folding on jumps.
Wouldn’t be my first choice for a park/jib board but it’s not like you can’t. The Sherlock has a pretty mellow flex and even the slightly stiffer tail isn’t going to prevent you from presses, butters and other flat-land shenanigans.
Well I went home and bought one so I think it’s pretty good. Really if you’re looking for a powder-oriented A/M board that doesn’t feel like a powder board when you’re cruising corduroy, this would be a great choice. It’s fast & stable, consistent pop and just a fun board to ride anywhere, and while it’s at home on the groomers it really excels in the deeper stuff.