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Love the board! My size 13s sit comfortably atop this one. Highly recommend.
the Custom X devours everything in its path. It's beefy enough to charge through crud with no issues, has a super fast base so you can point and shoot and beat even the most aggro skiier down a straitline, and it's got a sidecut that can be both aggressive and cruizy. the binding system, once you get it dialed is sick. you can change it up at a moment's notice if you need to alter your stance during the day, and as long as you don't mind the Burton interface, you won't be disappointed. In retrospect i wish i had not gotten the wide because I wear an 11 size boot and would probably get more pop of the slightly narrower lighter board, but on the deepest days i don't hesitate to take out "Jaws". If you're a big dude, you want this stick for charging pretty much every kind of terrain. Mueller rides it a lot of the time, so it's probably good enough for you.
Good but fragile
Im going to continue with the fragile reviews. I ride a lot of Burton stuff and it is good but you do pay a premium for the name. The top clear coat flakes off really easily and the bottom scratches with not to much effort. That being said i love how the board rides and can handle a little bit of everything. I like to ride big mountains and powder and this board fits in well for those resort days when i dont need to use the split board. It is stable enough to handle groomers and some ice or mixed snow conditions. I would recommend this board but give it a 4 out of 5 because of the clear coat flaking off so easily.
High End Gaper Board
IMO Burton is one of the only manufacturers to have dialed a sidecut that works well with wider-waisted snowboards. For a wide deck, it's surprisingly fast edge to edge and flat out charges down the fall line - even when I neglect to keep her waxed.
This deck is a good time in the pipe and will solidly set down landings on the Breck Freeway triple line. Don't buy this board thinking it's a true all around that's going to press through rails and boxes - it was never built with that sort of flex in mind and won't respond as such no matter how hard you try.
If you're more of an all mountain rider who'd prefer to search out stashes, look for natural obstacles and throw some slashes that will get you into the white room, this is a worthwhile deck to pick up if not somewhat over priced. The board excels in the air when lapping the pipe or jump lines, but you should look elsewhere if jibbing is your thing.
You should have some margin of skill before shelling out for this high end deck. If you're a beginner, the Custom X is not forgiving and will most likely hinder your progress at honing your shred skills. If you're comfortable hauling ass around the mountain and like really standing on your edges when you're turning, she rarely washes out and will stand up to a fair bit of abuse. The shape is well adapted to riding deep snow and the added width gets you a little extra float. Again, the sidecut is worth noting. If you've spent too much time on wide boards that turn like 2x4's the Custom X will pleasantly change your outlook on having big feet.
Hi;I have the last year model, I'd like...
Hi;I have the last year model, I'd like to know if the bindings system is the same on this table or i should buy new bindings.Thanks a lot!Maxi.
i dont quite get ur question but...this years custom x has been uprgaded with the new ICS system, so it only works with burton bindings, and special burton EST bindings are reccomended (it comes with "retro plates" that let it work with regular 3d burton bindings)if you have last years custom x then you can use any bindings you please because it has burtons traditional 3d set up which is compatible with most bindings, it sounds to me like you are upgrading to this years custom x? if thats the case then you can keep your old bidings if they are burton, but if they arent then you have to get new burton bindingshope that helps
Light weight = more fragile
I rode the board 6 times and snapped it (snapped it in half right across my front binding). I don't place a lot of faith in the structural integrity of this board. Best part was that I was outside my warranty by 3 months and Burton did NOTHING for me. Bunch of BS.
BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS BOARD!!!
It is so fragile. I've been riding Burton for about 8 years after switching from Libtech. This board is super light and stiff BUT the edge is like a piece of spaghetti. Within 6 days and two slow speed small rock hits it was all over. Sent it back to Burton to have them shoot me down. BEst board I ever had for 5 days riding, also the most expensive 5 day board ever.
Awesome board but top sheet chips a lot
I rode this board in the back bowls of Vail, knee deep in powder, as well as Aspen Highlands bowl (the one you hike 45 minutes up to). The board floats with no leg burn and rides smooth and has a surfy feel in powder. Love the board - hate the top sheet. It chips at the drop of a dime. It's superficial chips, but it's annoying. I owned the board one week and I have 10-12 different chips and scrapes on the top sheet and I was being VERY careful not to get it chipped. So, you can imagine what it will look like in a month or two when I stop caring about the topsheet. I plan on using black magic marker to hide the scratches/chips.
i just rode this board for the first time yesturday for 5 hours strait and i love it. super smooth from beginning to end. its crazy fast and super responsive. it grips ice very well and will leave you with no doubt when your riding. it almost does the ridding for you!
Does anyone have experience with this board...
Does anyone have experience with this board versus the Arbor Roundhouse? Any advice which would help in deciding between the two would be greatly appreciated. I don't do park but I would use it for everything else. 6'4" and 255lbs.
This board is killer!
Great board. Can't say enough good things about it. Great pop, very agile for a wide board, edges tear through ice, and the graphics aren't obnoxious like some of the '09 boards and most of the '10 boards will be.
Don't worry about getting EST bindings if it isn't in your budget. The boards comes with some very solid converter discs that will attach your old bindings and still give you most of the EST benefits until you can upgrade to EST. The board is light, but not any lighter than the last few years, FWIW. The ICS probably adds a small amount of weight. My 164W weighed 7 lbs, FWIW.
Light, stiff, and fragile
Rides nice when there are no core-shots, broken sidewalls, or peeling-off-edges.
I've been riding burtons for 7 seasons, and have been using their wide higher-end boards for a while. I had a 168 Canyon, a Baron, a Baron ES, and now the Custom X wide. All of the other boards I rode were more durable than this one, and after a few east-coast run-ins with rocks, the Custom-X wide was damaged quicker than any of the previous boards. I'm thinking that burton changed their manufacturing process or used lighter, but more fragile material on this years boards. I didn't hit any of the rocks any harder than I had before, but the damage was a lot more extensive. The board is essentially ruined now.
If you live in a place where you are unlikely to hit obstacles... go for it. The board allows the rider to ride hard, fast, and big... If you are on the east coast, get 2.
I'm 6 foot i weigh 200 pounds. I'm new...
I'm 6 foot i weigh 200 pounds. I'm new to snowboarding, would this be a good board 4 me?
Yes, but if you're new to the sport you don't need the CustomX wide. Save some money and get a regular Custom wide. If you're new to shredding, you definitely don't want a board this stiff. Get something more forgiving (a regular Custom is a good suggestion) and you'll have a lot more fun.
Does Burton recommend a specific binding...
Does Burton recommend a specific binding series for this deck?
Well you can assume they want you to buy burton bindings along with it. But really just about anything would work.
yes any EST binding will truly complete this board and burton reccomends the CO2 EST specifically. BUT i reccomend the Cartels EST's (in black) becuase most of burtons really high end bindings are very very fragile, and the cartels are the stiffest EST bindings.
Super Smooth Ride
This board is amazing for charging big lines. It is super stable at speed and can hold an edge like no other. I have size 12 feet and have no toe/heel drag issues at all. If you have big feet and charge all over the mountain this is the board for you.
I'm 6'1 @ 210lbs. and my current deck is...
I'm 6'1 @ 210lbs. and my current deck is an old Salomon Prospect 165. I'm looking to replace it with this one, but can't decide on a 164 or 168. I usually ride blue/black all mountain, stay clear of the park, and love 2' of air every once in a while. Please help.
I responded to your other question on the K2 Zeppelin, and this one is an easier choice if you end up picking the Custom X. I would definitely go with the 164 here. Also, this board is a wide model, and the other isn't. If you have a size 12 or larger you probably would be better going with this one because the "waist width" is larger. It will accommodate you big kicks much better.