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Gear Review

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A good all around deck

I liked my custom, actually, I loved my custom until I road the new Burton Hero. The custom rips, has a decent amount of pop for an all-mountain board, and is nice and responsive. The custom is definitely an all-mountain board and its flex patterns reflect this. The nose is a bit stiffer than the tail and overall, the board is responsive because it's fairly stiff. I'm not saying it's custom X or Vapor stiff, just that it definitely is not a true park board (and it's not trying to be). It's great on the jumps and I'm sure it would be good in the pipe (I don't ride pipe), but it's not the best for jibbing. So yeah, it's a great board, but demo a reverse camber or zero camber board prior to investing in the Custom. The Fix and The Hero are Burton's zero and reverse camber boards, respectively. The Hero definitely shreds the pow better than the Custom does, and it has a ton of pop and flex, yet holds a good edge even on hard pack.