Burton Custom 2017 Award

Burton Custom 2017

“The most trusted answer to all riding styles and terrains!”

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Review

The 2017 Burton Custom snowboard set an unprecedented standard upon its arrival and still remains one of the most popular and trustworthy all-mountain snowboards. With a 20 year long legacy it’s also the most mimicked board in snowboarding history. Often imitated, but never outdone. This snowboard features all of Burton’s best technologies wrapped into a classic design with Traditional Camber and a Directional Twin shape.

Other than a few adjustments not much has changed for this new season. On snow, this board feels stable and offers a nice ride to the more experienced snowboarders. It’s a great board for groomers and it holds an impressive edge that’s capable of launching you out of a turn. When on powder this board floats nicely. But you will need to put in some extra effort to avoid the nose from digging in. Although it’s not a power board like the Custom X, this one does handle high speeds quite well. Chatter does occur on harder surfaces. But the shock absorption proved to be really good in a variety of conditions.

The 2017 Burton Custom snowboard compliments well for those who already have the Barracuda in their quiver. If you want a great all mountain board built on a proven formula then this one could make you happy. Time-honored design and envelope-pushing ingredients combined in one package. A favorite board by many riders anywhere from intermediates to the professionals.

Ratings

Summary

Pros
  • Perfect choice for experienced riders.
  • A 20-year-old legacy and going strong.
  • Blends speed with a forgiving nature.
  • Great for riding groomers and carving.
Cons
  • Not the best snowboard for jibbing.
  • Misses some float in deep powder.

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Specifications

ManufacturerBurton Snowboards
Available sizes148 | 151 | 154 | 156 | 158 | 160 | 163 | 158W | 162W | 165W | 169W
Riding styleAll-Mountain
Ability levelIntermediate – Expert
Board shapeDirectional Twin
Board camberTraditional Camber
Board widthRegular, Wide
Board stanceSetback -10mm
Board flexMedium
Board weightNormal
Mounting systemBurton The Channel
Warranty3 years