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snowboardr77 03-07-2011 12:01 PM

Burton T7 or Custom X
 
Has anyone had a chance to ride or own any of these 2 boards? I never owned a burton and am now looking at these 2 boards. I am 5'8 and 200lbs and I love going fast.:D Is the T7 worth the extra $$$$$$?

MI_canuck 03-07-2011 12:59 PM

i own a T6 (for 3 yrs) and love it, but it's a very "demanding" board... ie. you have to be on it and charging at all times... it can get tiring, and it's not a very forgiving board at all...

i recently picked up a Rossi Experience because I got tired of the T6 (still keep it for groomer days), and the fact that it sinks like an anchor in pow... really have to work to keep the nose up, since the nose is so stiff... great through crud though - just blasts through

if you want something "do it all" but still stiff, i'd suggest looking at the Custom X instead

snowboardr77 03-07-2011 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by MI_canuck (Post 385602)
i own a T6 (for 3 yrs) and love it, but it's a very "demanding" board... ie. you have to be on it and charging at all times... it can get tiring, and it's not a very forgiving board at all...

i recently picked up a Rossi Experience because I got tired of the T6 (still keep it for groomer days), and the fact that it sinks like an anchor in pow... really have to work to keep the nose up, since the nose is so stiff... great through crud though - just blasts through

if you want something "do it all" but still stiff, i'd suggest looking at the Custom X instead

I live on the east coast so always in crude and ice...lol
I have a arbor wasteland,lib tech skunk ape,and a Rome artifact rocker so it would be just for flying on groomers:rolleyes:

thetraveler 03-07-2011 01:55 PM

pretty big difference in the stiffness between custom V and the T7, and a different camber shape. T7 is traditional camber, custom V is a V rocker.

if you are looking for a really stiff board for flying on groomers Custom X and T7 both fit the bill. mind you, if you have big feet (10/11+) you will have difficulty fitting onto a T7, which has no wide version. custom X on the other hand does have a wide version.

since you haven't owned a Burton before i assume you have no EST bindings. this is binding technology specific to Burton boards - both the T7 and Custom X come only with EST technology so you will need new bindings as well. something stiff and responsive like the C60 or CO2 (both top end and both expensive) at a push maybe the Cartels. either way, it wont be cheap buying into Burton :)

as an alternative, i would suggest Ride Society or, slightly more expensive, Nitro Blacklight or Nitro Prolight. all stiff, all directional, all traditional camber. good luck!

snowboardr77 03-07-2011 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by thetraveler (Post 385621)
pretty big difference in the stiffness between custom V and the T7, and a different camber shape. T7 is traditional camber, custom V is a V rocker.

if you are looking for a really stiff board for flying on groomers Custom X and T7 both fit the bill. mind you, if you have big feet (10/11+) you will have difficulty fitting onto a T7, which has no wide version. custom X on the other hand does have a wide version.

since you haven't owned a Burton before i assume you have no EST bindings. this is binding technology specific to Burton boards - both the T7 and Custom X come only with EST technology so you will need new bindings as well. something stiff and responsive like the C60 or CO2 (both top end and both expensive) at a push maybe the Cartels. either way, it wont be cheap buying into Burton :)

as an alternative, i would suggest Ride Society or, slightly more expensive, Nitro Blacklight or Nitro Prolight. all stiff, all directional, all traditional camber. good luck!

I meant to put custom X not V:laugh: I just ordered some c60's from the house board shop.

snowboardr77 03-07-2011 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thetraveler (Post 385621)
pretty big difference in the stiffness between custom V and the T7, and a different camber shape. T7 is traditional camber, custom V is a V rocker.

if you are looking for a really stiff board for flying on groomers Custom X and T7 both fit the bill. mind you, if you have big feet (10/11+) you will have difficulty fitting onto a T7, which has no wide version. custom X on the other hand does have a wide version.

since you haven't owned a Burton before i assume you have no EST bindings. this is binding technology specific to Burton boards - both the T7 and Custom X come only with EST technology so you will need new bindings as well. something stiff and responsive like the C60 or CO2 (both top end and both expensive) at a push maybe the Cartels. either way, it wont be cheap buying into Burton :)

as an alternative, i would suggest Ride Society or, slightly more expensive, Nitro Blacklight or Nitro Prolight. all stiff, all directional, all traditional camber. good luck!

Now you can put any bindings on a channel board.

Weapons 03-07-2011 02:43 PM

I have the new Custom with Cartel est bindings. It's a nice board who allows you to ride aggressively if you want to. For me it was the perfect board right now, but I wish it was just a bit softer. But thats all. I ride it all, and this is a real "all mountain" board, that will give you plaesure for sure. But I don't know if its the right pick for any beginner.. I havent tried it properly in the powder snow just yet, but I'm sure it behaves good there too.

snowboardr77 03-07-2011 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Weapons (Post 385643)
I have the new Custom with Cartel est bindings. It's a nice board who allows you to ride aggressively if you want to. For me it was the perfect board right now, but I wish it was just a bit softer. But thats all. I ride it all, and this is a real "all mountain" board, that will give you plaesure for sure. But I don't know if its the right pick for any beginner.. I havent tried it properly in the powder snow just yet, but I'm sure it behaves good there too.

Is it a custom X or a custom?

Weapons 03-07-2011 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by snowboardr77 (Post 385671)
Is it a custom X or a custom?

I don't know. It's this one: Custom Snowboard | Burton Snowboards

As I said, it's a little stiff, but you cant have it all. 8/10 With the Ruler boot and Cartel est binding

http://www.burton.com/mens-boots-rul...gid=mens-boots
http://www.burton.com/mens-bindings-...=mens-bindings

snowboardr77 03-07-2011 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Weapons (Post 385692)
I don't know. It's this one: Custom Snowboard | Burton Snowboards

As I said, it's a little stiff, but you cant have it all. 8/10 With the Ruler boot and Cartel est binding

Ruler Boot | Burton Snowboards
Cartel EST Binding | Burton Snowboards

Can you tell the difference in the est binding? I am wondering because when I get one of these boards I can get some c60's for cheaper then the c60 est's. Now they make a conversion disc so you can use any bindings on the channel boards.


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