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Full-power freestyle for big-footed rippers.

The Burton Custom X Wide Snowboard is tailor-made for riders with big feet seeking out huge airs. You'll enjoy maximum control on exposed lines and massive jumps thanks to its stiff flex and powerful cambered shape. Factor in a hefty helping of Burton's best tech, and there's no wonder that the Custom X is the go-to for the Big B's team of big jump specialists.

Camber may not be the new hot thing, but nobody told the Custom X. The full-length camber profile translates into locked-in Euro-carves and stomped landings on the biggest jumps on the planet. That edge hold gets a boost from Frostbite edges, which places bumps in the sidecut underneath your feet, to give you even more grip. It has a minimal half-inch stance setback for plenty of directional stability, but the twin flex ensures solid switch landings and takeoffs.

The ultra-light Dragonfly core keeps the overall weight down to help with technical tricks. The weight is further reduced through Pro-Tip construction in the tip and tail, which knock the swing weight down for faster spins. The Squeezebox profile is thinner underneath the binding for unrestricted board feel and uninterrupted flex, and the Highlights High Voltage carbon stringers radiate out from the binding to give you more response without making the deck unnecessarily stiff. Round it out with a super-fast, wax absorbent WFO sintered base, and you're out of excuses for coming up short on the biggest jumps in your local park.

  • Traditional camber
  • Directional shape (25mm setback)
  • Setback twin sidecut
  • Frostbite edges
  • Dragonfly Core with Multizone EGD
  • WFO sintered base
  • The Channel mounting system

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5 5

Best board I've ever owned!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

25 years of riding, camber and reverse. Been riding the custom Flying V for the past few years and the Ride Yukon before that. So glad to be back with a hardcore camber board that charges harder than any other on the mountain.

5 5

Custom X 159 Wide

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Hands down my favorite board ever! This is my first Burton & I'm stoked! The overall feel of the board is great in every condition! The Custom x truly feels like an extension of my body...I think it and the board reacts! It also has great flex (slightly stiff) which is great for nuking it down the steepest runs, yet I experience zero chatter! Honestly....I've ridden a lot of brands and in my opinion the Burton Custom X is the best board ever! Don't be scared of the wide version! Being wide helps avoid catching your toes or heels when you're edging really hard and doesn't slow down your transfers at all....gonna buy three more of them to make sure I can keep riding this board for years & years to come!

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This board absolutely rips. I ride primarily in Vermont, so the conditions are all but perfect most of the time. Never before have I been able to trust an edge like I can on the Custom X. Carving is a blast. I can really lean against the turn, even on this hard, icy snow we've grown so fond of here in New England, and it feels like I'm locked onto a track.
When I loaded the tail for an ollie off of a roller, I was launched into the air and almost ate it because I wasn't ready for the pop. It's pretty amazing how much air you can get with moderate effort. The board also inspires confidence when stomping landings, it just feels so solid.
Did I mention how f****** fast this thing is? It's scary. It was real quick right out of the box, but I gave it a hot wax after about 5 times out, and holy s***. Burton isn't kidding about this WFO base being able to hold a lot of wax. The base, combined with this edge control, stability, and pop makes this the most fun board I've ever ridden. Just be prepared to ride alone all day, because no one can keep up. This board devours everything in its path and begs for more. It handles a bit sluggishly at low speeds, but you won't think about that when you're blowing by everyone with your cheeks flapping in the wind.
I ride it with Cartel EST bindings and Burton Imperial boots. You could go with a stiffer setup, but this is still comfortable while allowing me to ride very aggressively. It's taken my riding to a new level this year. Do yourself a favor and scoop one up while it's on sale.

hi i wear size 12 boots. do i need a wide...

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hi i wear size 12 boots. do i need a wide ?

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I would recommend a wide board in the Burton Custom X to anyone with a boot over 11US. I realize that some boards out there are wider in their regular version and can accommodate a big boot, but in the Custom X I would go wide in a 12 for sure so you can keep your turns clean with no toe drag.