I couldn't agree with you more, I'm not A Burton hater but unless you're going camber, their boards suck on ice and hardpack (both their V rocker, and flying V). I personally can't praise my CustomX enough. Its edge hold is absolutely insane on anything, it cuts right through the mid day chop (this is a very unforgiving board but the edges don't catch here, it just rips right through that shit and you barely feel it), it's super stable at high speeds with no vibration or chatter, and when you do go through the park, it's right at home in the air.
It all depends on your riding style but the CustomX is a ridiculously fast, killer deck. And even though it's regular Camber, it belongs on the big mountains in the west too (I've ridden it in Whistler, Mt. Baker, Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberly, the 3 in Banff, and the smaller mountains in Vancouver and Jasper). Look at the supermodel and the T7 as well, or of you want something that's still camber and a little more playful, you won't go wrong with the original Custom.
* FWIW I bought a Custom flying V and I'm getting rid of it for the same reason, squirrelly and shit traction. On my new years trip last year I took the bindings off it and went with the CustomX because of the poor edge hold. I've also encountered a couple really dicey moments with my EST bindings loosening on the board. It's crazy when flying down a hill, your bindings are strapped tight, and your rear foot is fucking sliding around all over the place. I'm keeping the CustomX, selling the Flying V, and buying a T.rice. Already got a pair of regular Cartels picked up to go on it
'12 Lib Tech T.rice / '12 Burton Cartels
'10 CustomX / '10 Co2 EST
Last edited by Dano; 09-06-2011 at 01:16 PM.