Since its inception over two decades ago, the 2017 Burton Custom Twin snowboard still belongs to the top end of easy riding freestyle boards available today. Designed to satisfy riders who spend most of their time in the park. This board is actually a twinned-out, slightly tweaked version of the original iconic classic. With its Twin Flex and Twin Shape you can basically turn every mountain into your playground.
The main difference between this new board and the original, other than the Twin geometry, is the PurePop Camber profile that the team at Burton fitted. This means that, although this board still has camber running from insert to insert, there are subtle flat zones outside the feet that lead into the early-rise rocker. This particular setup gives the board a smooth, less catchy feel that especially park riders will like. Furthermore, this board is also fitted with Carbon Highlights. This is basically a layer of carbon that runs from tip-to-tail that reduces weight and adds an aggressive and responsive touch.
On snow, this board was lots of fun. It offers enough stability for a mountain ride while being lively enough to play in the park. Although this board grips nicely it is not a champion on the hard and icy snow. Similar to last season the edge hold is pretty good for the most common conditions. Thanks to the board’s early-rise-rocker it handles light powder well. But for those of us who want maximum floatation on thick powder, the Flying V version of this board might me a better option. Because of this board’s amount of pop, jumping becomes quite easy. It also provides great edge control when initiating a trick and ample stability when riding away on landing. A solid platform instead of some boards that tend to slip.
Overall the 2017 Burton Custom Twin still offers that lively, hard-charging ride of the original. But with a slightly more playful and forgiving feel. Check out our review of the Flying V version. This board combines the camber’s power with the relaxed float of rocker for the best of both worlds.