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wilson10 05-03-2014 06:22 AM

Burton Custom or Rome Mod
 
Looking to buy my first board but can't decide between the normal Custom or Mod. I've had around 15 days of snowboarding experience.

I live in Australia which has pretty varied conditions, so I want a board that can handle them all. Want to do some park, pow and groomers all on one board.

Also, what bindings should I get out of the boss 390's or Burton Genesis'? Do the Genesis work on the mod?

Bertieman 05-03-2014 05:39 PM

Weight?
Height?
Boot size?

Are you basing these 2 board choices solely off your budget or do you want to look for quality?

wilson10 05-03-2014 05:47 PM

I have a size 11 boot, I'm 180 cm and weigh 67kg.
I'm not really on much of a budget. Am just looking for something I can progress well with. Do you have any experience with Rome products?

Bertieman 05-03-2014 05:55 PM

I've only ridden a burton clash, custom flying v and a never summer legacy. I strongly believe burtons look pretty, but arent what they used to be.

I think I could have started on my never summer- it's not very catchy and has great turn initiation. Maybe wait for a few others to chime in.

Simon Birch 05-04-2014 01:34 AM

I've ridden a few Burtons and would never buy one for myself again, plus I'm not a big fan of the channel system. As far as experience with Rome products goes I do own a Rome Garage Rocker which is a great board for the park and can handle groomers....well powder is another story. I have ridden my friends Rome Artifact a lot and it was a real fun board to ride on. I have 390's on my Never Summer SL and they're real good and don't cause any ankle pain or foot fatigue for me. If you plan on going with Rome bindings and want a stiffer set go with the targas.

Sounds like you want a cambered board with your two main choices, they wont float as well in powder as a board with some rocker in it. Prices are dropping in the States since the season is over in a lot of places and if your going to buy the Rome Mod you can get a better board for around the same price. That is if they will ship it to you down under and not charge you an arm and a leg.

And are you sure your measurements are correct? Unless google lead me astray you are 5'09'", size 12 boots, and weigh almost 148lbs. If so finding a wide board with your weight is going to be a lot more difficult.

F1EA 05-04-2014 12:21 PM

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From experience I can tell you I went through 2 burton boards my first season because I advanced quicker than the board could keep up.

This is rubbish. ^

One thing to the OP... you mean Burton Custom X right?
The Rome Mod is closer to the Custom X... ie both are stiff cambered boards; and are more likely to kick beginner riders' ass.

The Custom non-X is mid flex. BIG difference.

Singu1arity 05-04-2014 12:33 PM

I've rode the Mod Rocker and I really love that board. Probably will be buying that model within the next 6-8 months actually. Pretty much a take it anywhere, do anything board for me.

As far as the Mod, I do like camber more than rocker typically and riding the camber version will help you progress well as a rider, if you can handle the learning curve. I made most of my progression on a Rome Agent(pretty stiff cambered board) and I think it has made me a better rider. Rockers can allow you to develop bad habits. Camber seems to make me ride more technically "correct".

And I have reason to believe Rome boards are nearly indestructible. I've thrashed both of my Rome's and had nothing more than a few nicks and scratches on them.

I also rode the 390 Boss model this whole season, and I really enjoyed those bindings too. Plenty of adjustability that will allow you to ride any terrain and really tweak the bindings to your liking. Mid-flexy on the highbacks. Love the canting on the footbeds, my knees have never felt better after a season. The straps are super comfy and still very supportive. Can't really speak on the Genesis.

Bertieman 05-04-2014 01:26 PM

The quality of the 2013 flying v and 2014 clash are what is rubbish. Im just speaking from my experience of actually owning these 2 boards. All i can compare them to are a never summer, of which i can assure you the quality makeup is better with never summer.

If you look at any company out there, its common for one to get large and start mass producing cheaper products, which save them money. Why does burton sell a 1500 board?

F1EA 05-04-2014 02:09 PM

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The quality of the 2013 flying v and 2014 clash are what is rubbish. Im just speaking from my experience of actually owning these 2 boards. All i can compare them to are a never summer, of which i can assure you the quality makeup is better with never summer.

If you look at any company out there, its common for one to get large and start mass producing cheaper products, which save them money. Why does burton sell a 1500 board?

Nope. You said, and i quote ;) you advanced quicker than the Burton boards could keep up with.

And THAT is absolute bullshit.

Whether you find the quality of whatever better than whomever, mass production and quality etc etc... fine, you can talk about all that til you go blue. But you said something completely different. And the fact that Burton makes a $1,500 board is absolutely irrelevant. Also, the Clash costs like $350, any NS is like $muchmore, so not even close to warrant comparison. Any NS is probably better built and with better tech than a Clash.

As far as i can read, you just drank the Neversummer kool-aid and liked it...

That said, i do like the Proto's topsheet. Looks cool.

Bertieman 05-04-2014 02:39 PM

There i edited it out for ya.
Its my first season and I started on greens with the clash, which was horrible on steeper runs. Then I tried the flying v which worked fine on everything else, but is not comparable to the never summer on steeper runs. I keep upgrading because i was craving boards that could handle faster speeds. The custom chartered at higher speeds which the ns does not..


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