1. Burton Air 5.1 (1993)

    “All-mountain, freestyle/freeriding designs built to function for the widest range of riders – call it how you see it – freeriding addict, back country purist, master log slider, or world halfpipe champion.”

    This board claimed to be able to do it all. Perhaps a little more freeride in shape than some of the twin tips that had started to appear from other brands this year, but it still got a workout on the jibs and in the pipe.

    The graphics incorporated some iconic Burton logos including the ‘B 13’ and the Air ‘disc’ now stretched.

    The biggest development from this year was the ‘3D Interface System’ which Burton patented. The five hole pattern was basically the industry standard up till this point (and many brands released models that didn’t even come with inserts, you had to drill your own!)  

    The 3D system was a three hole, equilateral triangle pattern that allowed riders to adjust their stance width, angles (in 3 degree increments), and positioning by just loosening the screws. This also meant all Burton bindings came with a 3 hole disc in the centre and were not compatible with other patterns. This increased the stance options from a few to over 2 million!

    Terje Haakonsen

    Terje Haakonsen

    Terje Haakonsen

    Terje Haakonsen

    Joe Curtes

    Jake Burton

    Bryan Iguchi

    Bryan Iguchi

    Bryan Iguchi

    Terje Haakonsen

    Terje Haakonsen

    Matt Linell