The supercar of wide snowboards.
- Dragonfly Core with Multizone EGD and Positive Profile gives you ultimate control and pop thanks to specially directed wood grains and a thicker core profile between the bindings
- The Channel is a central energy transfer spine with Lightning Bolts completing the connection to the edges for unbelievable control.
- Sintered N2O WFO Vision base is impregnated with high and low temperature waxes for blinding speed in any condition
- Stainless steel Pressure Distribution edges with Grip and Rip tune are sharp, durable, yet playful edges for ripping up the entire mountain
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I have a 2008 Burton Custom X (164 wide)...
I have a 2008 Burton Custom X (164 wide) - will the 2009 or 2010 bindings from Burton fit ??
any est binding or regular burton binding with an adaptor plate will fit
Great Board - Get it on Sale :)
First, I am pretty particular about my snowboard setup - (boots, board, bindings). I did a good amount of research (rocker vs camber, length, width, stiffness, etc), and decided upon this board. To start, it is *very* fast from edge to edge, and the base is super fast as well. I have the shortest wide board (159 W) and have no problem going mach 1 down the groomers. The edges and sidecut allow you to turn and stop on a dime as well. As far as powder goes, I was lucky enough to get a few days and the board excelled.
Now, this board will kick you around a little bit in the choppy stuff. I have a theory that my short stance combined with "pressure distribution edge" is part of the reason why. The "pressure distribution edge" means that the edge bumps out slightly where your feet mount to the board. This leads to awesome carving power, (see above), but is a lot of work to maneuver in the bumpy stuff. Again, this is just a theory, and I am going to try widening my stance to the "reference" position and see if that helps.
Given my options with an 11.5 boot, I am very happy with my purchase. Burton has new boots with "shrinkage" technology that wear like boots that are 1 size smaller. Had new boots been in the budget, I may have considered the Supermodel X. But I was right on the edge width-wise, and the "twin" nature of this board was the winning feature for me. I waited until the end of season and got a *great* deal from backcountry.
Also, if you get some EST bindings go with the CO2s. (Again, get them on sale). My new setup is pounds lighter than my old board :)
If you know how to ride and carve.... this board is the closest you can get to having actual sex with a mountain. Parents need to cover their kids eyes.
So f-ing sweet. Blew my mind when I first got on it. Whatever the tech is, it is working. Kicks ass on the whole mountain, all sized kickers, the pipe, whatever you want to ride. If I was sponsored I might crack it against trees and rails like my other boards, but I ain't and I like it too much to do that to it.
If you know how to carve well; it puts you on rails. If you are not there yet, it might be sketchy. It is aggressively fast. I wouldn't recommend this kind of flex for a beginner.
Thanks dogfunk for 1st class service and a price I'll keep secret. You guys rule.
This board is so responsive i actually over compensated a lot the first day I rode it down the mountain. I turns on a dime and responds well in the park, although I mostly ride on the blacks and double black runs with no park obstacles.
Oh how I love you
I'm finally ready to make my big review for the Custom X. I bought this board a while ago and wanted to give it a good long use before reviewing it. As you can see from the stars my initial impressions were good.
This board is the shit. I absolutely love it, I've been boarding for 12 years now and this is hands down the best board I've ever owned or been on. It's much stiffer than I was expecting. This makes it the perfect board for me, I'm by nature a Freeride oriented rider. Steep and deep is where I hang. I wanted something that was stiff but not Never Summer Titan TX stiff as a board for me. This Custom X fits the bill. It's stiff and responsive but not so stiff that it's completely unforgiving. Great edge to edge hold and control. The N20 WFO Vision base is one of the fastest on the market and this board proves it. I've yet to be caught when I open it up. Doesn't chatter at high speeds and keeps on trucking when you're throwing some serious g's into a turn.
I am also a cliff/natural jump rider which is the extent of my freestyle use. It works wonders for that in my opinion. Enough forgiveness to let you pull out of some sketch landings but not so much that it will just slop out from underneath you. Lightweight for easy spin initiation.
I would say on a 10 scale, I give this board an 11. I've been looking at it for years and finally pulled the trigger on it. Happy I did.