The Burton Ripcord Snowboard is all about progression. It's the perfect tool for snowboarders on the rise, still working to master their craft. If this board was sentient, it would be giving TED Talks about edge control and standing on the street corner spinning a sign around that says "Try snowboarding! It's awesome and fun and easy to learn!" With its forgiving flex, Flat Top profile, and Easy Bevel edges, the Ripcord is so good at teaching snowboarding that even expert boarders could probably improve their riding just by putting it under their pillow at night and listening to it whisper sweet nothings about how to initiate the perfect toe side turn.