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Burton Custom

Burton Custom 2017

The Burton Custom is one of the most famous and longest running snowboard models. It is a freestyle board, that has a traditional camber profile, a directional shape and a medium flex rating.

Features of the Burton Custom 2017

  • Camber
    The traditional camber is the profile that gives you the most pop, stability and edge hold. It isn’t necessarily the easier profile to ride, but it gives you a really good ride if you are going to put the work in. Ollies will snap back nicely, and it has a very stable feel.
    burton camber bend
  • Directional Shape
    There board has a directional shape, so it will ride slightly nicer in the regular direction, but there still won’t be any problems if you want to ride it switch.
  • Twin Flex
    Although it has a directional shape, the flex on the board is the exact same no matter which way you ride it. So that means that pressing or ollieing will feel the same in both regular and switch directions.
  • Super Fly II 700G Core
    The core is made up of a combination of strong and light woods, to keep the weight down but still keep it strong. The Super Fly II core is in the middle of the range of cores that Burton offer, with the lightest they have being only 500g and the heaviest being 900g.
    burton super fly II 700g core
  • Dualzone EGD
    The grain of the core along the toe and heel edge is perpendicular to the rest of the core, to give a little more strength (and they say add edge hold).
  • Squeezebox
    The core has a profile that changes from thick to thin, which gives it more flexible sections, as well as much stronger sections.
  • 45 Degree Carbon Highlights
    The 45 degree fiber give the board a more aggressive ride.
  • Sintered WFO Base
    It’s a hard a fast base material, that is infused with wax to keep it moving fast in all conditions.
    snowboarder hiking with burton custom flying v
  • The Channel
    They work best with Burton EST bindings, but you can pretty much put any brand of bindings on a Channel board without a problem now. You get much more options for stance width, and angles with a Channel board.
  • Frostbite Edges
    The edges extend out a little bit under your bindings, which help to give you extra edge hold on icy days.
  • Pro-Tip
    Fancy name for tapered tip and tails, which keep the weight down and make it a bit easier to spin around.
  • Infinite Ride
    The boards are built stronger than they need to be, and then put in a machine that “breaks in” the board. It is made so that you end up with a board that is already broken in from new, so that it will have the same flex, pop and feel from new that it does at the end of the season.

Sizes Available:

  • 148cm
  • 151cm
  • 154cm
  • 156cm
  • 158cm
  • 158cm Wide
  • 160cm
  • 162cm Wide
  • 163cm
  • 165cm Wide
  • 169cm Wide

If you have bigger feet, you might want to have a look at getting one of the wide models, so you won’t get so much toe or heel drag.

How it Rides

This review is from the 2008 model I owned – so although lots of things are the same, there are plenty of new features in the current model.

Board size: 156cm

Boots: Burton Hail

Bindings: Burton Mission set with a 22.5″ stance width, at +15 and -15.

 

Flex and Pop

It has a medium ish flex, which you can get a ton of pop out of. Loading up the tail for an ollie will make the board snap back nicely, which works very well on bigger jumps. Even if you are landing tail heavy on jumps, it won’t want to wash out.

Edge Hold

It holds a very solid edge, even on hardpacked snow. It is what you would expect from a camber board.

Speed

The Custom is a fast board, being a camber board, stiffish flex and a fast sintered base give you a good solid feeling while riding fast.

Overall

The Burton Custom was a great board for me at the time. The stiffer flex and regular camber profile really helped me push my riding, it was how I learned to properly use my edges and get the most power out of turns.

It isn’t going to be for everyone though, I can definitely understand why the Flying V version is much more popular. Compared to the Flying V, this version takes more work to ride, and will punish (catching an edge) you if you slack off. But, if you ride it properly, it is a great board that will power through turns, smash through chopped up snow and hold itself well on big jumps.

BOARD SIZE 148 151 154 156 158 160 163 158W 162W 165W 169W
Weight Range 110-150 lbs. / 50-68 kg 125-165 lbs. / 57-75 kg 130-170 lbs. / 59-77 kg 135-175 lbs. / 61-79 kg 145-185 lbs. / 66-84 kg 155-195 lbs. / 70-88 kg 165-205 lbs. / 75-93 kg 145-185 lbs. / 66-84 kg 165-205 lbs. / 75-93 kg 170-210 lbs.+ / 77-95 kg+ 175-215 lbs.+ / 79-98 kg+
Running Length 1080mm 1110mm 1140mm 1160mm 1180mm 1200mm 1225mm 1180mm 1215mm 1240mm 1275mm
Waist Width 245mm 248mm 252mm 253mm 254mm 255mm 257mm 258mm 260mm 262mm 264mm
Sidecut Depth 20.0mm 20.5mm 21.0mm 21.4mm 21.8mm 22.2mm 22.6mm 21.8mm 22.4mm 22.8mm 23.5mm
Sidecut Radius 7.3m 7.5m 7.7m 7.9m 8.0m 8.1m 8.3m 8.0m 8.2m 8.4m 8.7m
Stance Width 505mm 530mm 530mm 530mm 560mm 560mm 560mm 560mm 560mm 560mm 560mm
Nose Width 284.9mm 289.0mm 294.1mm 295.8mm 297.5mm 299.3mm 302.2mm 301.5mm 304.8mm 307.7mm 311.0mm
Tail Width 284.9mm 289.0mm 294.1mm 295.8mm 297.5mm 299.3mm 302.2mm 301.5mm 304.8mm 307.7mm 311.0mm
Effective Edge 1122mm 1152mm 1182mm 1202mm 1222mm 1242mm 1267mm 1220mm 1255mm 1280mm 1315mm
Stance Location -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10
Binding Sizes S/M M M/L M/L M/L L L L L L L
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From evo.com

This board is amazing wfo base lets you rage down the mountain like a pro, no doubt its truly the fastest base, holds a edge pretty much anywhere I’ve carved on staight ice at times, no chedder it just butters around no matter what terrain.Great on boxes and rails but it really shines in the half-pipe and on kickers, pops hard so watch yourself.This Board WILL make you better, it really allows you to step your game up knowing that the board can step up even further.SICK!

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