The 2013 Burton Custom snowboard maintains its high ollie bar standards that have made it the go to board for many a pro, am and weekend shred. This year’s Custom is equipped with latest technology offered from Burton snowboards while maintaining its roots in snowboardings camber heritage.
While many snowboards are floating on the reverse camber wave, the Custom is still available in good old camber, the way Nicolas Müller likes it. What really makes this board amazing is that it will ride any where you want it too. The Infinite Channel System allows the bindings to have an endless range of stance set ups, and is very easy to adjust. Paired with an EST binding, these boards have the ultimate in board feel and control. And the graphics are simple, like a dark blank canvas just waiting for all of your sponsor me stickers.
There are lot of technical features that make this board an amazing ride as well. Squeezebox construction creates a balance in the core of thick and thin, which transfers power from the nose and tail easily while maintaining a strong flex. The Frostbite edges give a bit of extra bite when needed on the hard pack or ice. The Superfly II core mixes stronger and softer woods to just the right areas to make extra pop and flex where needed. The carbon “Lightning Bolts” shoot out from your feet to the edges of the board to increase response with out increasing stiffness. Triax fiberglass also helps balance versatile flex and response. The WFO sintered base is super fast and super durable. Finally, Infinite Ride is a Burton exclusive factory break in technology that ensures that your new board will feel the same on day 1 as it does on day 101.
The Burton Custom is not a beginner board, but is a good choice for the rider that has grown out of his starter package and is looking to get a setup that will take him to the next few levels. While really comfortable in the park, the Custom is not really designed for street sessions as it has a flex rating of 5, is set back 10mm and has a twin shape and flex. The Custom is an all-terrain free-style board that will rip in pipe, pow or park.
Let us know what you think of the Custom in the comments and if you have one tell us where and how you like to ride it.