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Old 02-23-2014, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My daily rider is a parkitec, and I like it. Camber provides pretty solid edge hold, decently stable at speed for a park board. Not a bad board for an ice coast rider.

Yesterday, I demoed a custom x.

All I have to say is incredible.

The stability, the edge hold, everything about it is honestly incredible.

Its definitely not a board to take lightly, you have to be on your game when riding that thing. I got carried away for one second, hit a pretty large bump, and went flying - No harm done, it was sorta fun, and I honestly havent had a good wipeout involving some "oh shit what the fuck is going on, am I upright, hit the ground, realize your fine and sliding down the hill, get back up" so, that was sorta nice.


All I have to say is if you like charging, or carving, demo that board.

Unfortunately, due to massive lines and timing restraints I didnt get to take it on anything very steep, and far too many runs it was very crowded, but there were one or two were it was just me and my friend cruising fast. Damn that thing is fun, and going to be my next board.
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sounds like you were here at blue mountain Ontario yesterday - ideal day to see the benefits of that board - icy icy icy
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My daily rider is a parkitec, and I like it. Camber provides pretty solid edge hold, decently stable at speed for a park board. Not a bad board for an ice coast rider.

Yesterday, I demoed a custom x.

All I have to say is incredible.

The stability, the edge hold, everything about it is honestly incredible.

Its definitely not a board to take lightly, you have to be on your game when riding that thing. I got carried away for one second, hit a pretty large bump, and went flying - No harm done, it was sorta fun, and I honestly havent had a good wipeout involving some "oh shit what the fuck is going on, am I upright, hit the ground, realize your fine and sliding down the hill, get back up" so, that was sorta nice.


All I have to say is if you like charging, or carving, demo that board.

Unfortunately, due to massive lines and timing restraints I didnt get to take it on anything very steep, and far too many runs it was very crowded, but there were one or two were it was just me and my friend cruising fast. Damn that thing is fun, and going to be my next board.
What year was the custom x you demoed?
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What year was the custom x you demoed?
When you demo at a hill, it's current season stuff.
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sounds like you were here at blue mountain Ontario yesterday - ideal day to see the benefits of that board - icy icy icy
Yep. Very Very busy too.

It was quite icy in some parts, didnt phase the board at all.

It was the latest custom x.
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what size custom x? and what weight/boot size are you? I'm 160 with 10.5 Salomon boots (9.5 footprint) and went with a 161, mainly for boot size reasons. Haven't had great luck with it so far, probably just need to put in some more work on it!

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I ride a 158 Custom X. I know exactly what you are talking about. I've been on the mountain plenty of times where I was a bit nervous to really "push it" because it was so ridiculously icy but if I did a bit the board was there for it all. Keep those edges sharp and it will hold on pretty much anything.

Seeing as how I love it so much plus most of my riding is ice coast I don't know if I will ever use anything else
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i ride one as well, pretty sure it's the 2008 version with the x's under the bindings and the elements on the under graphic (trees, water, fire, etc). keep wanting to get a new board but i can't imagine anything being better on the ice in the ADKs and VT. thing is a beast.
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i ride one as well, pretty sure it's the 2008 version with the x's under the bindings and the elements on the under graphic (trees, water, fire, etc). keep wanting to get a new board but i can't imagine anything being better on the ice in the ADKs and VT. thing is a beast.
You might actually like the newer Customs X's though. Try one if you get a chance. The newer aded tech does make it even better ride.....slightly. Its hard to get better than it already is but they have improved it.
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I ride a 2013 X and I love it too. Lately I've been playing with some other Burton boards like the Super Hero and Nug, and the contrast between them has become more apparent. You can bomb HARD on a Custom X, it's very stable at speed and I am able to go 10mph+ faster on it confidently. It's got a ton of pop too, I love nollieing around and pressing hard. I do lose edges on it sometimes, and catch them when I am not careful, so you really need to be decent before you pick one up. I got one when I was beginning and it's been a bit of a rough ride.
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