There have been many versions of the Burton Custom – indeed, this year there are no fewer than six in this year’s line– but the original camber version isn’t going anywhere. It’s been consistently popular across its 20-year history, but does it hold up in these modern times?
Part of the Custom’s appeal is that it’s designed to do anything. While it has a slight directional shape, the twin flex means that freestyle is well and truly on the table.
Thanks to that classic camber profile you’ll feel incredibly stable at speed, whether it’s piste-bashing or charging down the pro kicker line. And while it’s not an all-out pow charger, it’s definitely one for backcountry freestyle too; as Mikkel Bang has turned his focus from parks to pow, there’s been no need for him to change his stick.
It may be Burton’s old faithful, but it’s been given all of their most up-to-date tech including the pared-down ‘Squeezebox’ construction and carbon-augmented glass. The result is a classic-feeling board that’s in no danger of being consigned to the history books.
Also, thanks to the comprehensive range of sizes, there’s a Custom for everyone.
“Changes to the Burton Custom are incremental every year, but it’s evolved into a charging machine with quite an aggressive camber that is good for carving pistes, approaching jumps with confidence and really locking into landings.
It holds an edge really well, is responsive in the turns, and rewards the work that you put in. While it’s an all-mountain board, it’s not one for all riders – you have to know what you’re doing to control this thing.
If you want something more forgiving and playful, there’s always the flying V version"
"Changes to the Custom are incremental every year, but it’s evolved into a charging machine"