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Burton Custom Twin 2016-2017 Snowboard Review

The Details:

The classic Burton Custom is just fine for freestyle, with a twin flex that’s met the approval of Mikkel Bang among many others. However, Burton don’t do things by halves, and have ensured that anyone who likes their flagship board but wants something more park-friendly gets exactly what they’re after.

The Burton Custom Twin bins all directional elements and adds some asymmetric ones. The core profile, which varies in thickness in order to save weight and improve flex, has been set at angles rather than straight across from edge to edge. By making it match up roughly with a freestyle rider’s duck-footed stance, it becomes more effective and easier to control. The bite points of the protruding ‘Frostbite’ edges are set differently on the heel and toe sides too.

The Custom Twin is better suited to bigger features, as it’s relatively rigid and responsive, so those looking for something mellower should perhaps consider the Burton Process, which has the same profile.

You’re not limited to the park on the Burton Custom Twin, and any asymmetric board should regularly be razzed around the piste in order to fully appreciate the tweaks. However, serious freestyle fiends looking for a fresh take on a park board should definitely cast an eye over this.

 

TESTER’S VERDICT:

Adam Hanmore – thesnowboardshop.co.uk

“This is definitely a board for the confident intermediate to advanced rider – it feels super responsive, with lightning edge-to-edge transition.

The stiff flex combined with the off-axis Squeezebox delivers a smooth and stable feel when charging at speed, with great edge hold in and out of short and long turns. The surprise for me is how the Purepop profile made it much easier to press and get plenty of pop out of the nose and tail .
I absolutely loved gunning down the piste and through the park on this. It’s got loads of pop and is super solid on big landings.

The Custom Twin is perfect if you’re looking for a park board that can also handle the whole resort.”

“The surprise for me is how the Purepop profile made it much easier to press and get plenty of pop out of the nose and tail”

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