LEARN TO RIDE - Just getting into snowboarding? This is the deck for you. Burton teamed with the American Association of Snowboard Instructors and developed specialized Learn-To-Ride (LTR) snowboards that are easier for beginners to use. These LTR snowboards have been designed to specifically address the problems that beginner snowboarders have, like catching edges. Through a combination of edge beveling, aggressive sidecut and super soft flex, the LTR board helps eliminate unwanted butt crushing edge bites. The LTR line is designed to help a rider progress from beginner to intermediate rider with the least amount of pain and most fun possible. And you get all this from Burton, the leader in snowboard design. Burton snowboards have a trademarked 3D mounting pattern that is NOT COMPATIBLE with all snowboard bindings. Make sure the bindings you intend to mount on a Burton board have the discs that are compatible with the 3D hole pattern.