REVIEW: 2012 Burton Custom X (162W)
Thought I'd say a few words about this board in case anyone is debating picking one up.
This deck has such an aggressive camber that you need to be on point from start to finish or it will work you. Great edge hold and power transfer + turn initiation on steeper terrain, great pop, and a really good feeling with a pair of EST cartel bindings. You can't get away with being sloppy or you are going to get bucked all over the place on the deck. Stiff, but not impossible to ride. Has been great on steep terrain in deeper pow but kind of sluggish and unimpressive on more gradual terrain.
The wide version works well with my size 13 nike Kaiju boots and I don't experience any major overhang. Also a plus for the bigger guys.
Butters are easier than on my old Bataleon Undisputed deck (167) but it doesn't feel as solid at speed since it is 5cm shorter. I'm pretty sure it should be solid for you if you are under 6'3 and ~220 lbs. I've had two really scary "almost caught an edge" moments on it that I never had with the Bataleon.
If you are a larger dude looking for a board that you can ride hard and aggressive all day, I'd say this board is for you. More playful than I thought it was going to be, so thumbs up for that.
If you are smaller, you might have trouble maximizing the board unless your riding technique is flawless.
This board isn't made for someone who is learning...It's made for someone who knows how to ride and charge the mountain.
I'd give it a 9/10 for a pure fun and enjoyable experience so far with 4 days on the hill. The price is steep but I am not regretting the purchase at all.