The Custom has been around forever although evolved, continues remain Burtons flagship board. Now with Flying v, it continues to evolve and kill it .
We kind of see a paradigm shift with the Custom every few years as far as which pros are riding it, and based off who those guys are; aspects of the board will consequently change as well. Like, I remember when Dave Downing rode it; it was kind of setback and freeridey if I remember.
But, if it didnt adapt, it wouldnt still be here.
And now its like that dude Mads Jonsson from Norway, who does the biggest gaps ever.
So, its still very much all-mountain, quiver of one type of board it always was, but very at home in the park, even on hiking rails all day if thats what you want to do.
This board has been in Burtons line since 1995
Since then, Burton as well as other brands have used the basic platform of those board for other boards including pro-models.
Pro-model significance has waned, the Custom lived through it all, continues to survive as a board anybody can ride.
The technology the custom uses is:
Flying V, one of the best rocker/camber hybrids out there, using subtle camber its hook-free and loose but packs a punch with Lightening bolts which go from beneath your feet/middle of the board, all the way to the edge, both above and below the core, woven into the glass. This absolutely kills any dead rocker feeling.
Flying V is cambered underfoot and the edge in this section has Frostbite edges, which extend out for extra bite (arrggghh, fangs). It is rockered in-between the feet and rockered out on the tips.
I learned that Flying V was a Gibson Guitar in the 50sm which were CUSTOM made. Coincidence? I think not
Flex is 5/10, really even, twin flex, smooth when you need it smooth, snappy when you need it snappy.
The Custom comes in Wide. And they also have progressively wider waist width between 7 different sizes, so theyre really proportioned well for the rider in each weight range.