- Sizes: 150, 154, 156, 158, 158W, 162, 162W, 166W
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Camber OR Combo
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Price: £615 / €719
The spec’d up bigger brother of the Burton Custom features much of the same great tech as the original, but if you feel the need for speed then the Burton Custom X snowboard is worth the extra cash.
Both the core and the fibreglass are lighter than what you’ll find in the Custom, but with no loss of strength. The additional carbon found in the latter further increases the response of the Custom X too.
“While there have been no great innovations for 2018/19, that’s fine by us”
Of course, that’s only a good thing if it suits your style of riding – but advanced riders who like to push their riding at all times will love it. The rapid sintered base will carry you as fast as you dare, while the protruding sections of edge near the contact points ensure you’ll never wash out of a carve.
You don’t have to be a speed demon to enjoy this; just watch the Laax Open to see how many pipe riders use the Custom X. It’s also what Red Gerard rode to his surprise slopestyle victory at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Basically, freestyle is very much on the cards, but you need to be confident.
While there have been no great innovations for 2018/19, that’s fine by us. For certain snowboarders, there’s no need to roll the dice on something new and untested when you know that the Burton Custom X will deliver.