- Sizes: 150, 154, 154W, 156, 158, 158W, 162, 162W, 166W, 170W
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Price: £510 / €600
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The reason this board has been around for more than two decades is because it pleases a lot – A LOT – of people. Whether you were aiming to be the next carving king, backcountry baron, park prince or slope Caesar, the Burton Custom has got you covered. This is a board that can truly be ridden by anyone, anywhere.
Burton likes to claim that the Custom is backed by its own cult. This statement might be debatable but the Custom’s luminous performance as a board is not. Burton knows all about the “do not change a winning formula” idea, something that’s illustrated by the fact that the Custom’s tech for this season remains the same.
A traditional camber profile will make you pop until you drop, whilst still giving you loads of power and stability; all while the sintered base takes care of your speed and has you flashing by like the roadrunner. Despite the Custom taking the shape of a Directional board, you won’t find riding switch too much trouble.
“Whether you were aiming to be the next carving king, backcountry baron, park prince or slope Caesar, the Burton Custom has got you covered”
The benefits of a directional shape are there though, and once you set off for your backcountry conquest you’ll find that the surface area of the nose is a bit bigger – meaning you can float your way through the white powder fields feeling lighter than air itself.
When you’re about to dive into a turn, the frostbite edges keep you firmly gripped to the snow and the long effective edge keeps you stable through all phases of the carve.
The Burton Custom is a ripper gripper, and one hell of an all-mountain board. In order to appreciate all the tech that’s gone into developing this love child you’ll need to be a good enough rider to acknowledge the finer aspects of the art of snowboarding. If you’re just about to begin your journey down the path to snowboarding greatness, you might want to give the Burton Custom Flying V a go – it’s a much more forgiving, beginner friendly, board.