Burton Custom Snowboard X
Burton has long been pushing the limits of what a snowboard can be. Their latest snowboard is the lightest snowboard Burton has ever made. In celebration of the legendary Custom snowboard’s 20th anniversary Burton’s research team developed new technology and fused it with the Custom’s iconic shape. The result is an aggressive all-mountain platform that feels like it hovers over whatever terrain the rider takes it on. Innovative details like full length Guard Rails increase durability and shock absorption, while something called Flying V™ combines gives both float and the power for an edgy surf across the snow.
Stronger, faster, easier, and more adjustable – these are the promises made by Burton’s “The Channel”. Ultimate control of a rider’s stance while on board is the result of a design that maintains compatibility with all major binding brands. Backed up by a sturdy 3-year warranty, its tapered tip and clever tail thickness reduces swing weight for easier mobility.
Burton’s exclusive testing technology maximizes pop and strength by overbuilding the board and then putting through a machine that breaks in the board before it is sold.
SHAPE, BEND & FLEX
A blend of camber and rocker, Flying V offers the best of both worlds. Rocker overall, including between and outside your feet that enhances the snowboard’s float. Camber zones underfoot focus edge-control for crisp and powerful turning on slopes.
The classic snowboard shape is designed to be ridden with a slightly longer nose than tail to concentrate pop in the tail while still giving satisfactory float, flow, and control. Twin Flex is perfectly symmetrical from tip to tail for a balanced ride.
THE GUTS OF THE CUSTOM X SNOWBOARD
SC™ Certified Ultrafly 500G Core is marketed as Burton’s lightest core ever. Ultrafly’s precision-milling stretches the boundaries of the strength-to-weight and performance achievable with a wood core construction – Burton calls this Multizone EGD™. This technology works in four separate zones of the snowboard. The wood grain sits perpendicular to the core and adjacent to the channel area where a rider’s power emanates. The result is a snowboard that simultaneously provides strength and edge control.
Beneath the board Burton applies a durable and low-maintenance Methlon Base. This is Burton’s highest grade sintered base creates that adds speed that should last the entire boarding season.
MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION
Custom X utilizies an exciting new Burton ingredient called Mystery Glass that is the result of a robot-built carbon layer. This special ingredient allows the rider to manipulate the snowboard with more flex, providing a better feel without reducing important strength-to-weight ratios. Stainless Frostbite Edges protect against rust and corrosion for edges that hold their sharpness longer.
New Dual Guard Rails are an upgrade on durability – they also happen to look better than past models. Dual Guard Rails are constructed of a combination of high-grade TPU that provides cushioning with extremely durable polycarbonate for increased strength.
IS IT WORTH IT?
Put simply the Custom Mystery is the top-of-the-line Burton board. It is an exceptionally light board that somehow packs in lots of new technology. It will float across powder snow, slice down steep slopes and absorb spind-tingling back-country terrain as well as any snowboard currently available. If you want the lightest platform possible this is the board for you. Another strength of the Custom Mystery is the Dual Guard Rails sidewalls with TPU for cushioning and polycarbonate for rigid strength. Overall, this exciting Burton custom snowboard will handle equal to other Custom boards yet raises the experienced rider’s performance by providing a little more nimbleness.