Board: Custom Twin
Camber Option: Traditional Camber. If you’re asking what this is, you’ve come to the wrong review.
Bindings: Stay Calm EST
Stance: 21 Wide 12 Negative 9
Boots: DC Lynx 8.5
My Weight: 155
Conditions: Early morning spring conditions with really firm snow.
Flex: Solid mid all mountain flex softening up just a little bit outside the feet.
Stability: Full camber, fancy asym core profiling, and a solid flex. It was stable. Super speeds felt great and comfortable. Definitely something you can send it on.
Ollies: They are incorporating the carbon straight into the glass in a 45 deg pattern the whole length of the deck. So the snap kinda comes from wherever you want it to. It’s still camber so you do still have to pre-load or you might get bucked, but you can get the snap out of the tail, the center, or load the middle and snap the tail. Any way you do it, it’s got boost.
Pop On Jumps: Camber. Lots of carbon coupled with the traditional camber make it really poppy. So, yes it can jump. It jumps very very well.
Butterability: It’s surprisingly good. They made the tips just soft enough to make this fun. I actually had a blast snapping around flat ground 3 to back 1’s and the like. Fun fun flat ground for those with a little bit of muscle and control.
Jibbing: Like buttering I was pleasantly surprised. The camber Customs before this one were kind of a slope deck where you can do jib things but mostly just basic stuff and enough to get from the rail, to that jump ahead of you. This one will actually let you get techy on them rails. They aren’t just there on your way to the bonus ramps any longer. The press has a good lock right outside the foot where it should be.
Carving: So the Twin has the fancy Asym Squeezebox that gives you better edge purchase on your heels. That and the Twins have narrower waists and a little deeper sidecuts than the standards. All that and it being camber was great. Long turns, short ones, trenches, and nipple draggers you can have them all.
Rider in Mind: All around park kid focused a little more on jumps than jibs or the all mountain freestyle specialist who still prefers a true twin.
Personal Thoughts: One of the highlights of the deck is the Asym Squeezebox and I’ve always really like Burton’s take on Asym. I think it works really well to help you get into the sidecut better on your heels so that they can keep the toes and heels the same thereby avoiding the two different boards syndrome some people feel when they get on an asym deck. Overall this is the best the Custom has been in probably a decade. I feel like this one is up there with the best do everything twins on the market.
Comparable Boards: Yes Great Dudes, Arbor Relapse, Interior Plain Project Honalee
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This snowboard was loaned to us for product review from Burton Snowboards marketing department.