I had last year's Nug 150 and Flying V 156, while my brother had the 158, all Flying V.
I got the Antler 157.5 this year with Malavita bindings, and just playing around on the carpet, you can tell the Antler is a bit lighter more playful and more manipulable than the Custom.
It isn't easy to compare the two, because the Custom is Burton's flagship board; it has their signature stability and is all-around reliable from park to steep.
You can tell that the Antler is a bit more flexible torsionally (edge-to-edge), which is to be expected in a playful board, and it is softer throughout the length. The result seems to be a board which is lighter and more manipulable than the Custom, while still having a reliable flex and pop. I will feel more comfortable hopping on all sorts of crap with this board under my feet, than I did with the Custom, although the soft lengthwise flex has me worried about taking this down some real serious stuff..
That's the words of advice from a guy who rode probably 10 days on the 11/12 Custom (w/ Cartels) and rode another 40 or so days on the 11/12 Nug (w/ Cartels), just because that board is the most playful board I've ever stepped foot on, and unless you're heading to the peak to hit some real mean lines, the Nug has been the answer.
All that being said, I still bought both the Antler 157.5 and the Custom 158 this year, hoping to get some Diode bindings for the Antler, and if I had to choose between the two, the Antler is going to be more-interesting and playful. It's gonna be a game-changer.
I'm really stoked for the Antler, it looks feels like it will be an amped-up version of some cross between the Nug and the Custom.
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