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Is this board forgiving? Burton Custom X 2009

Hey guys,
Just wondering if the 2009 Burton Custom X board is forgiving...
(Last year's model)
I am always afraid to catch an edge and would like to know if this board will take it easy on me
Thanks for the advise!
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Hahaha FUCK NO dude. Very unforgiving camber board. That being said, after the steep learning curve you're money. Very stiff board which is awesome for fast bombing, carves deep and holds an edge perfectly (even on ice), and great for bigger jumps. Not great for jibbing and ground butters but who cares, that's not the reason you buy this beast.

I have last year's CX and had an issue going off a drop in Whistler last year. Landed on a rock, cracked the edge and bent it up into the side wall in a few places on my heel edge. I epoxied it where I could and it still goes

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when I think of the opposite of forgiving, I think of the custom X
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Custom X is not forgiving. Very decent board for a Burton. GREAT for carving.

It's not about how many runs you get, it's the quality of the turns you made.
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better to have a non-forgiving board so you won;t create any bad riding habits.
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Not a forgiving board at all, but will force you to use proper technique,thus improving your riding(if you don't break your a$$)
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Hahaha FUCK NO dude.
that sums it up... I ride a 64W. I think the CX is the epitome of a precision camber board. You better take control of it or it will grab the steering wheel all on its own. MistahTaki has good point, too. About the only time you can get away with snoozing at the wheel is when there's a couple inches of loose pow underfoot. That said, when you light a fire under its ass, it is one of the most rewarding boards I've ever ridden. And the base holds wax really, really well.
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Thanks for all the replies!
I guess I'm an intermediate rider...
Took this board to Park City last year and had a blast. You are completely right, it responds great when riding fast, carves deep and holds an edge perfectly (even on ice)!

However, I find it took control over me on the catwalks!!! Damn those F****** icy catwalks!!!
I found myself catching the edges and ate it hard a couple of times!
Check it out:

OOOOUUUUCHCHCHCCCC!!!!!
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OMG! how did you do it?????? i had some serious beatings, but never there! plz tell me more, I am scared now. I am going to sell my board!
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snip...I am going to sell my board!
You're right, it's probably much too dangerous for you. Tell you what, I'll take it off your hands for $5, sight unseen AND cover shipping.
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