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Exclamation Custom X *thoughts*

so ive been riding my park board ( Burton X8 ) all season long and totally neglected by Custom X, due to the playfulness and softness of my X8.

I learned A LOOTT on the X8, never really messed with it at the park, but just dialed in my carves, dynamic turns and also landing jumps better and flat basing it.

So yday i decided to take out my custom X so that i could get used to it again after a yr of not riding it, and to also prepare me for when i take it to UTAH in 3 weeks.

The first run was scary, because i rememebr how fast this board was from last yr of riding.
After my first run, i got accustommed to its stiffness and how much feel u have for the ICS/EST sys.
Oh baby what a joy ride...I never slayed the double blacks as fast as yday.

the first thing i noticed is how much wider my sidecut turns were due to the carving nature of this board...i never knew abt this last yr cuz i didnt know what **Carving** was.

This board is truly a piece of Snowboarding Engineering.

Moral of the story

Guys, if ur planning on getting a custom x as ur first board, then dont, first learn how to master the basics on a soft board and then set ur sights on the custom X...Trust me, you will appreciate your progression in this sport more, as well as this boards capability

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But I always like to see beginners bombing down the slopes on runs they shouldn't be on with a Custom X. No turns, no carves, just pure flat basing it. Gotta love that.

I agree with everything you said. Custom X is not for beginners and will actually put a hurdle in the path of your progression. Too stiff, too fast, and just plain too much board for a beginner.


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Hey Leo did u see pics of next yrs custom x design??
Some guy posted a thread about Burton's '10/'11 line up. it looks pretty gnarly.

in case u havent:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...s-catalog.html

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Hey Leo did u see pics of next yrs custom x design??
Some guy posted a thread about Burton's '10/'11 line up. it looks pretty gnarly.

in case u havent:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...s-catalog.html
I actually touched it lol. I didn't get a chance to ride it though since it wasn't on the priority list for test fest. We might set up another demo with them though so maybe I'll get to ride it then.

I loved the Custom Flying-V though. Easily the most outstanding board of the 2011 test fest. That board is simply sir TitsaLot. The Easy Livin Flying-V is steeze too.

You should check out the Burton Infidel bindings. I tried their missions, cartels, and C02s. I still hate all of them as usual, but the Infidels were comfy. I want a pair now


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Sweet...let us know how it feels...i believe burton included their new frostbite edges on that board...its probably something equivalent to Lib techs magantraction

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Sweet...let us know how it feels...i believe burton included their new frostbite edges on that board...its probably something equivalent to Lib techs magantraction
I forgot which ones had the frostbite, but it does work. I still like the Magnatraction though. Overall, I'd say Burton had some really great boards in their lineup.

They weren't without their bad seeds though. They are introducing a new Shaun White board now. It is a standard version and the other one is now called the Pro model. Lame gimmick in my opinion. The standard sucked almost as bad as the Clash. I guess beginners would like it because it is softer.


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They are introducing a new Shaun White board now. It is a standard version and the other one is now called the Pro model. Lame gimmick in my opinion.
yea i did notice that...i can see a new hate thread being posted in the near future abt that

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I love my X now that I can ride it. It is definitely not a beginner board but it is a lot of fun. I had it out last weekend for a powder day and had a blast on it. The new one looks very good. I don't really want to get Burton bindings again so I wouldn't be able to take advantage of the ICS system so I may not go that route.

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I love my X now that I can ride it. It is definitely not a beginner board but it is a lot of fun. I had it out last weekend for a powder day and had a blast on it. The new one looks very good. I don't really want to get Burton bindings again so I wouldn't be able to take advantage of the ICS system so I may not go that route.
I posted a thread about Series 13 and i would looove to get a new X customized with my own graphics

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I love the graphics on mine. It is from 2 years ago. Black top with that satin black design and a yellow bottom. I think it looks great. Some of the newer ones weren't all that great in my opinion.

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