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01-23-2015 06:03 AM
Lewis Thanks for your thoughts Soul06,

That was my concern as well which I why I was thinking of going down the Custom Camber route.

Hopefully getting to a snowdome a few hours away from home to have a go of both and see which feels better.

Problem is its never the same as actually being on piste but it will help me decide one way or another.

I'll report back in a few weeks.

Thanks guys,

Lewis
01-23-2015 05:58 AM
Soul06
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Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
I am looking to get a board this year and have considered the Custom X.

I am a low intermediate but love speed and carving groomers and would like something that feels a bit more responsive and stable compared to the rental boards I have been given in the past.

The thing holding me back is it is very stiff and I wondered given my limited experience whether it would just be too unforgiving for me currently.

On that basis I wondered if going down to a Burton Custom would be better given it has a bit more flex?

Any thoughts guys?

Thanks,

Lewis
If you are really a low intermediate rider as you say I don't think I would recommend the Custom X for you just yet. This years Custom X is even stiffer than previous years. I'd recommend you check out the camber version Custom first. Roughly the same as the Custom X but not as stiff. Probably perfectly suited for your ability and desires.
01-19-2015 05:16 AM
Lewis
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Originally Posted by Lamps View Post
I think that anything will be more stable than rental boards.

If you could do a demo that would help you pick, although if you've decided your riding style will be about charging and carving then you might just jump on a custom X and learn with it. It will impose some discipline on your riding as it's a stiff board that you can hook and edge with if you're lazy, but it will make you a better rider.

Many of us here learned on stiff cambered boards b/c there wasn't anything else out there; you'll be fine on it with a little practice.

Thanks for the advice Lamps.

Think you are right that I need to go and try them out. Its a shame that try before you buy events seem to be few and far between in the UK!

Lewis
01-18-2015 08:24 PM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
I am looking to get a board this year and have considered the Custom X.

I am a low intermediate but love speed and carving groomers and would like something that feels a bit more responsive and stable compared to the rental boards I have been given in the past.

The thing holding me back is it is very stiff and I wondered given my limited experience whether it would just be too unforgiving for me currently.

On that basis I wondered if going down to a Burton Custom would be better given it has a bit more flex?

Any thoughts guys?

Thanks,

Lewis
I think that anything will be more stable than rental boards.

If you could do a demo that would help you pick, although if you've decided your riding style will be about charging and carving then you might just jump on a custom X and learn with it. It will impose some discipline on your riding as it's a stiff board that you can hook and edge with if you're lazy, but it will make you a better rider.

Many of us here learned on stiff cambered boards b/c there wasn't anything else out there; you'll be fine on it with a little practice.
01-18-2015 11:59 AM
Lewis I am looking to get a board this year and have considered the Custom X.

I am a low intermediate but love speed and carving groomers and would like something that feels a bit more responsive and stable compared to the rental boards I have been given in the past.

The thing holding me back is it is very stiff and I wondered given my limited experience whether it would just be too unforgiving for me currently.

On that basis I wondered if going down to a Burton Custom would be better given it has a bit more flex?

Any thoughts guys?

Thanks,

Lewis
11-28-2014 09:43 AM
gakbar22
love that board

That's the same 156 C-X I ride. It's a 2012 that I bought 2 summers ago. I've taken it to Vail twice, vermont and used it to hit ~62mph in NJ.

I learned to ride (and prefer) a stiff, cambered deck and I love it. When I researched it here, I read reviews going all the way back to 2010 and thought the same thing... "What does everyone meant about having to be on your game with that board?" Someone else around here said it best, either you (actively) ride that board or it will ride you.

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Outside of it being a stiff, cambered, board what makes the custom x so unforgiving?
IMO, its because the c-x is a fast board and the stiffness also makes it -very- responsive. Mistakes or lazy riding mean I have to fight the board for control. The board moves so fast that I have to react (rather than anticipate) if I spot my turn / carve and miss because I didn't dig hard enough. Sometimes, at the tail end of the day when I'm tired, I might lose that fight and get tossed. I hope I dont sound like I rag-doll my way down the hill on every run
10-28-2014 09:01 PM
2hellnbak
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thank you, and can you advice me where should I bought stickers for this board?
If you frequent the snowboard shops and slopes enough stickers will become free before you know it

I find a lot of stickers in 12 packs of good beer
10-28-2014 04:35 AM
GunsN thank you, and can you advice me where should I bought stickers for this board?
10-28-2014 12:43 AM
Steezus Christ yep, thats a 2012
10-28-2014 12:31 AM
SkullAndXbones going by the graphics i think it's a 2012 or 2013.
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