- Sizes: 150, 154, 154W, 156, 158, 158W, 162, 162W, 166W, 170W
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Price: £509 / €599
The Custom has a “cult following” according to Burton. We’re not sure we’d go that far, but it’s certainly a popular board – perhaps the most popular ever, making it more U2 than the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.
The reason for its continuing uniquitousness is that the Burton Custom ticks the right boxes for a lot of people. Past the basics and looking to buy your first stick? Competent at riding the whole mountain? A park fan that likes to razz a groomer from time to time too? The Custom is the answer to all of these – and there’s even the choice of camber or ‘Flying V’ combo profile versions.
“The Burton Custom ticks the right boxes for a lot of people”
Tech-wise, there’s been no change this year. It still boasts an almost-twin shape that’s perfect for all-mountain riding, with a twin flex that makes it a popular park board. There’s also most of Burton’s best tech (unless you count the stuff found in ‘concept’ models like the Mystery Fish).
With a high-quality sintered base, carbon-enhanced fibreglass and lightweight core, the Burton Custom delivers that premium, high-performance feel in an accessible package. Props to the design department too – once again, they’ve come up with a fresh topsheet and base that still manage to say ‘classic Custom’.