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Burtom Custom X- Elite Dinosaur

This board isn't for me. Maybe it's "too much" board for me as I like a more playful board. Fully realizing this, I cannot slander/libel anything that's good even though it's not for me.

I've spent the last few seasons on rockered boards and don't see myself going back to camber. But if rocker has got you frowning and you demand a board that's lively, stiff and pissed- the Custom X is for you.

It has all of Burton's high end features worth mentioning before the price gets too orbital (save the T7) for no real reason (Method, vapor).

But this thing will eat the mountain alive like an angry triceratops if you let it.

I gave it 3 stars because I do not consider it to be an all 'rounder as it can't really butter or press or be playful like some of Burton's other boards. Thus, not being a 'quiver' board. And these days, I'm shying away from boards that are only good for a specific purpose.

But if you're going out on hikes, building jumps and hitting huge features with no mellow days or mini-shred inbetween, then go ahead and buy one ONLY if feel confident in such an aggressive board 100% of the time.

In choppy snow, tight trees and racing to the powder, you leave everyone else in the dust.

Also, this isn't a board that needs to be replaced year after year, it is built to last.

Glad I could clear that up. Commence your hating...

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I have owned and ridden the 164Custom X-wide for two years now. Love it so much! I came from hardboots and this is my first all mounain twin-tip board. With burton's stiff boots this gea can carve hard - if you setup the bindings on the tracks that way. Find yourself staring down a long narrow chute thru the trees (like I did by mistake one day!)?, just rearch into ur pocket and grab the DaKine ratchet screwdriver - loosen and slide the bindings wide and angle them duck and drop in. I stay out of parks and pipes - too icy for my liking! For my one board do-all travel fun insurance at 190lbs., Burton 164 Custom x-wide was my choice and no buyers remorse here! Even has my wife thinking of putting on the soft boots now...

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I have owned and ridden the 164 Custom X-wide since it came out with the est track - for two years now? Love it so much! I came from hardboots and this is my first all mountain twin-tip board. With Burton's stiff boots and the right bindings, this gear can carve hard - if you setup the non-est bindings on the tracks that way. Est bindings limit angles to 20 degrees or so. One morning found myself staring down a long narrow chute thru the trees (by mistake one day, jumped on wrong lift!)?, just reach into ur pocket and grab the DaKine ratchet screwdriver - loosen and slide the bindings wide and angle them duck and drop in. I stay out of parks and pipes - too icy for my liking! For my one board do-all travel fun insurance for me at 190lbs., Burton 164 Custom x-wide was my choice and no buyers remorse here! Even has my wife thinking of putting on the soft boots now...

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which version do you like best - haha