I currently have the Burton Custom (2013-14 I think) 151cm. I really like this board. Only thing I am missing is the twin concept as I am progressing on switch riding. I would like to try the off-axis concept.
Two questions I have tried to find solutions on is:
- how is the flex custom vs twin?
- how is the edge hold custom vs twin?
Anyone with input on these two?
I have now rode and owned both. Rode/owned the 2015-2016 Custom Twin full camber (2017 model is now Purepop camber, pretty much Burton's version of camrock from my understanding).
I also owned the 2015-2016 regular Custom camber and now currently ride the 2017 model. Nothing really has changed between the 2.
Comparing the flex of the Custom and the Custom Twin, the Twin is a tad bit stiffer which as a result I feel is slightly more stable for jumps esp medium to larger ones. And slightly bit more stable for more aggressive carving, as well. But not by much. I love the regular Custom just as much, if not more and can still handle all kinds of jumps and super fun ripping around with. Perfect daily driver for what I love doing personally. Though with the Purepop camber profile now on the latest Custom Twin, it may not be as stable carving on compared to it's original traditional camber version, as it will have less effective edge.
As for edge hold, both have Burton's frostbite edges tech. But really, if you keep your edges clean/sharp regularly, both will hold pretty solid. And I ride in the east coast where we ride hard pack/icy conditions on a regular basis.
Both boards are awesome. Custom Twin is slightly more park oriented, esp those who love to go big on jumps, ride transitions often etc. Whereas the regular Custom is a little more all-around. Can't go wrong with either. Still my personal fave and my most relied on deck that I've owned & ridden on, to date. Good luck.