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Old 09-10-2012, 06:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there!

i'm 5 foot 6' and weighing in at 203 pounds.

i'm looking at the burton custom 2012 162 wide board (my boot size is 12).

How do you recommmend this board for an intermediate snowboarder with good physics and the ability and will to improve.

i also have the option of a custom X 159 wide.

my riding stile is primarily riding the slope. I like to jump, but i don't jib that much. My dream slope is covered in powder snow and has never been ridden before.

do you have recommendations for other boards for this kind of rider?

pardon my english BTW, i'm a Dane but this seems to be the best forum out there!

thanks for your help

edit: I will primarily ride in europe/norway and i am 17 years old. I am not growing anymore, but i am putting on weight, mostly muscle i hope!

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For your weight the 162 is the better choice I think. the custom is an all round board, good for everything, and would be a great board for an intermediate rider

custom x is stiffer than the custom, its more for riding fast and aggressive turning than for playing around, it will be stable at high speeds but won't be as easy to do tricks like buttering

note these are both cambered boards, both would be very good for riding the resort, if you are lucky and you can often get out on your dream slope of untouched golden powder then consider a pure powder board like burton fish (still cambered), or barracuda (has some rocker in it, rocker is generally better in powder)

Others on this board can suggest many good non-burton alternatives
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The reason i want to go for the custom is primarily that i have a pretty good deal on hand, and that i will also go for the park a bit, when i'm with my friends (not so much with family)

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With that said, i would really like to hear some non-burton suggestions. I don't know much about snowboards and i've got a sneaking suspecion that other brands are at least just as good, and especially the value may be higher.

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Old 09-11-2012, 06:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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pretty much in the same boat, been riding a jib stick and want something to mainly all mountain with some pop but don't want a shaky ride at high speeds....

So far its between the lib tech skate banana and the custom
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pretty much in the same boat, been riding a jib stick and want something to mainly all mountain with some pop but don't want a shaky ride at high speeds....

So far its between the lib tech skate banana and the custom
I would say stay away from Skate Banana...not stable at high speed. I used to own one, sold it and transition to Custom flying V. However, will be selling the Custom as I just picked up this season's NS Proto CT.
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How does the flying v differ from the custom?
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You can get the custom in traditional camber or in hybrid camber, branded flying V in Burton's case.

Camber is more precise, holds better on ice. Flying v has a looser, easier turning feel.

There are articles on this board about the two different styles.

Consider doing some demos to feel the difference.
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the thing is, i'm gonna be buying in denmark (we don't have snow, nor mountains)

so it will be a bit hard. maybe they have a board shop i snowdome, though. If so, i will try it out.
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the thing is, i'm gonna be buying in denmark (we don't have snow, nor mountains)

so it will be a bit hard. maybe they have a board shop i snowdome, though. If so, i will try it out.
Why don't you just buy it online?
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What i intend to do. But i can't do trial rides, then.

sad for me, guess i'm gonna like the board i get anyways. Rental boards are not very good
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