A reissue of the line developed by late snowboarding icon Craig Kelly (Burton's R&D lab in Burlington, Vermont, also bears his name), this is the most lightweight board on the market anywhere. The company isn't too keen to describe its composition – it is called the Mystery, after all – but we do know that the precision-milled carbon-fiber matrix drops precious ounces from the deck in the form of a tapered tip and a tail thicknesses that reduce the board's swing weight. The result is far easier mobility in parks and deep in powder. But the Mystery is still sturdy, with a rigid camber under the bindings to allow for powerful turns, stainless-steel Frostbite edges (guaranteed to stay rust free), and an Ultrafly core that is the pinnacle of wood core construction. Sure, you'll probably never know everything that's inside, but does it really matter? [$1,499; burton.com]
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