Board: Burton Custom X
Camber Option: Traditional Camber. Everyone should know what this is at this point.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Perfect hero snow with fresh soft corduroy and a bit of chunder on the sides. Blue skies, a bit of wind, and warm temps.
Flex: This is a stiffer board with a flex that’s somewhere past middle of the road but not near total death plank. There’s a bit of torsional give which helps with driving the board edge to edge.
Stability: This board is designed to be stable at speeds and to bust through any kind of terrain in front of it. I never felt a time where it wasn’t absorbing chatter or pushing itself through the snow.
Ollies/Pop: It’s got traditional camber so once you load it up this board will snap. While not the poppiest deck out there don’t ever think of this board as a slouch when hitting a roller, side hit, or even a jump.
Butterability: Put all your weight into the nose or tail and you’ll butter just fine. Don’t do that, well you just might hook an edge and die.
Carving: The sidecut is designed to rip hard aggressive turns. When setting the edge the initiation is very easy and takes just a little effort to get it to transition from toe to heel. You can really drive this board hard and know that it won’t falter.
Rider in Mind: Someone that likes to carve and push their board to the limit when they push their riding.
Personal Thoughts: It’s been a while since I rode the Custom X, but this thing did what I needed it to do. It’s aggressive, it’s stiff, and it’s probably not for everyone. But what it is, is a great ride that lets you handle your shit and ride how you want!
Comparable Boards: Ride Timeless, Jones Project X, Rossignol The One
Check out the 2017 review of the Burton Custom X.
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This board was loaned to us for review from Burton Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over.*