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02-20-2013 02:50 PM
powdaTime The 2012 restricted custom seems like it would fit my style well. Right now I am looking into these.
  • 2012 Custom
  • 2012 Restricted Custom
  • 2012 Custom Flying V

Anyone have experience or preference with these 3 boards?
02-19-2013 06:16 PM
New Gear - It's been a while

No the 2012 restricted custom is a much more mellow version of Flying V. It is more camber oriented.. ( think -along the lines of mervin c3btx)
02-19-2013 06:04 PM
powdaTime So let me see if this sounds about right for the 2013 Burton custom boards:

1. Custom - The original camber Burton all mountain board, great for groomers and it is what the following boards are based on
2. Custom X - Stiffer, more expensive Custom, better for charging
3. Custom Flying V - Camber and rocker Custom, enhanced float through pow?
4. Custom Flying V Twin - Custom flying V with twin ends - for someone who rides switch often
5. Restricted Custom - Custom Flying V with different graphics

Does that summarize these well? I'm thinking either the Custom or the Custom Flying V (or Restricted Custom) matches my style best. The Flying V might be better for if I ride powder fairly often or is it better to stick with pure camber with my type of riding?

As far as for the 2012 Customs, the only difference is the Restricted Custom is a Burton Custom instead of Flying V?
02-19-2013 05:29 PM
New Gear - It's been a while

Keep in mind last years restricted custom with the drinks graphic is a camber hump not Flying V.
02-19-2013 05:19 PM
poutanen The Restricted Custom is a flying V, essentially the same board as the Custom flying V but with different graphics.

The regular Custom will be fine on piste and off. When I said it won't be a race board, I meant there are better boards in the Burton lineup (Custom X) and elsewhere for full on charging. The Custom is all the board that 95% of riders need...
02-19-2013 05:15 PM
powdaTime Anyone know what the Burton "restricted" line is?

I've been looking for a brand new Burton Custom 2012. Brand new, save some money on the 2012 and it looks like a pretty solid camber board that would fit my style. Anyone know a good site to get 2012 boards at besides eBay?

I see a lot of the "Burton Custom Restricted" boards online. Are the Burton Custom Restricted boards the same as the Burton Custom boards? If not, what is the difference? Why are they called "restricted"?

Also, when you say it will never be a race board, it will still be solid enough to cruise down groomers and most everything else, right? I'm not going to be racing this thing but I still want a good amount of speed. Also, being in Utah, we do get a fair amount of powder days here, but it's mostly groomers. Very little ice here compared to other states.

Also, yes, I am more of an all-mountain rider now I guess with some freeride and a small amount of park here and there.
02-19-2013 04:57 PM
poutanen One thing to mention from your initial post is, based on the type of riding you do you're more of an all-mountain rider. Freeride is different, means that you spend the majority of your time off piste, in powder, trees, chutes, drops, etc. etc. etc.

So a mid flex all mountain board would likely be a good board for you. I second the Burton Custom camber in the Burton line. It's been around forever because it's just a good camber board with relatively no frills. I just picked one up for horsing around on and it feels fun. It'll never be a race board but for groomer cruising it's great.
02-19-2013 04:43 PM
ksup3erb The 2012 Taipan 156 is available at for $125.

I only mention it because you list it earlier.
02-19-2013 04:40 PM
powdaTime Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I'll try and demo some of these at my local shop if possible.

Anyone know where I can get any 2012 boards online? I'm thinking maybe I'll get last years model and save some money, especially since I'm only going 4-5 times a year nowadays.
02-19-2013 04:22 PM
BigmountainVMD You have to get to a demo day so you can try out all the new hybrid camber profiles and new bindings.

You are asking a very open ended question with hundreds of possible answers. I think it would be better if you got some ideas in your head from a demo day and we could help narrow it down for you.

I can tell you that is seems you would prefer a middle of the road directional-twin board, unless you never ride switch, so in that case a directional board. I know more about Neversummer and Lib Tech so I'll throw out a few from there but there are tons of options and you really need to explore a bit. From NS I would say the SL ( but Cobra if you want a stiffer directional ride that does better in pow) and from Lib I would say Jamie Lynn Phoenix Classic, which has just a tiny bit of rocker inbetween the bindings and will ride more like a camber board... or the regular Jamie Lynn if you want a bit more float, it just has some more rocker than the classic.

Since you are in Utah I really think you should be looking at hybrid shapes if you are looking at a single board for all conditions, since they can still charge but are better in powder than similar shaped camber boards.
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