Burton Custom 2018-2019 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 150, 154, 154W, 156, 158, 158W, 162, 162W, 166W, 170W
  • Flex: 6
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Price: £509 / €599

UPDATE: Check out our review of the 2019/2020 Burton Custom here

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”

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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’.

Tester’s Verdict


“I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve reviewed the latest Burton Custom snowboard, but it’s never a chore. Granted, it’s never the highlight of any board test either, but you know what you’re getting with the Custom and sometimes that’s a good thing.

“You know what you’re getting with the Custom”

For those spending a ton of time in the mountains, but only want to use the one board (seasonaires, for example), this is a winner. It’s no trouble in powder – especially if you slide your bindings back on the Channel – and has plenty of park prowess too.

More experienced riders may find it a bit underwhelming, especially as it hasn’t been refreshed for 2018/19, but it doesn’t change the fact that this has a lot to offer. With the Custom you can truly be prepared for anything.”

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