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Old 01-13-2008, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Review:2008 Burton CUSTOM X & Burton CO2 Bindings

Part 1: Burton Custom X

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The peak-to-park weapon of choice for DCP, Frederik K., Marko Grilc, and Kazu, the Custom*X™, now also available in wide sizes, is the ultimate upgrade for those ready to ride at higher levels. Heli-accessed pillow lines, shit-your-pants Alaskan gnar, stadium kickers, or World Cup superpipes—dissect all elements with surgical precision, warp speed, and second-nature agility. With the X, next-level freestyle is yours for the slaying. Not satisfied with standard issue? You can custom build this board with your own art or photos for graphics at Series 13 - Series13.com.
Size Tested: 156 CM
Price Paid: $500 Canadian
Retails For: $799.99
Ordered From: Burton
Date Tested: January 12, 2008
Climate/Snow: -4, powder, some heavy & packed snow

Initial Impressions: When I first unpacked the board, all I could say was "Wow!". The graphics on the board are extremely cool. The metallic "X" on the front, and the awesome wave designs. The board looks extremely well built, and although it feels slightly stiffer than an average board, it still felt like it had some good flex to it.

Performance: Strapping in, and all ready to go, I began my first test. Going down the hill, combined with my CO2 bindings, it is really responsive, and rides nice and smooth. It has a good amount of speed to it, after getting it waxed for the first time, and cuts into the packed snow nicely. Taking it out into the powder, it just floats! It was beautiful! It had no problem gliding over the powder. Much better than my old board. The board seemed to have a decent amount of pop in it, and on the powdery hills, I was able to get some good air.

Conclusion: After digging a little deep in the wallet for my new board, I have to say it was worth it. What surprised me the most, was how it rode on the powder. Although it might not be the best powder board (I have never ridden a strictly powder board to compare) I have to say this one is more than enough for my powder needs. It took a little used to, but after a few runs, I was in love with it. One other good thing about this board is the stainless steel edges, so they wont rust like some other edges.

Pros:
-Good for all around riding
-Stainless steel edges
-Awesome graphics and design

Cons:
-Price tag(but its to be expecting for their higher end products)
-A little on the stiff side, but not enough to warrant not buying it. It just takes a little getting used to

RATING 9/10
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check out my Burton Ion review for some great boots to go with this setup.

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Old 01-13-2008, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How did you get it at that discounted price from Burton?
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How did you get it at that discounted price from Burton?
I work for a distributor.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I work for a distributor.
Touche, nice job perk for sure.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i shoulda picked up the co2s rather than the p1s.. i will be satisfied either way =]
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i shoulda picked up the co2s rather than the p1s.. i will be satisfied either way =]
I have never ridden with the P1's, but I hear they are pretty good too. I was considering the Triads, but they were sold out, and also, I got these for the same price as the Triads, but these are worth more.

*CO2 Review soon to come*
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I have never ridden with the P1's, but I hear they are pretty good too. I was considering the Triads, but they were sold out, and also, I got these for the same price as the Triads, but these are worth more.

*CO2 Review soon to come*
yep co2s were sold out..so i got the p1s.. they are sweet a friend lent me an extra pair before i purchased'em
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See I'm torn between the Co2's and the Flow NXT-AT's... I've heard great things about both even more so about the Flows but I'm still not sure I want to go that route yet
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See I'm torn between the Co2's and the Flow NXT-AT's... I've heard great things about both even more so about the Flows but I'm still not sure I want to go that route yet
I just came back from Mammoth with 3 of my buddies and one of them has the NXT AT's and besides being strapped in first, he still had to wait for us strap binders before taking off.

Also, I emailed KingKeyser about the Rome Targa bindings vs FLow and this is what he said!

Rome Targa Snowboard Bindings FREE SHIPPING! Rome Snowboard Bindings at Kingkeyser.com - King Keyser Sporting Goods

Q: Hey Chris, I've got DC Judge boots in a sz 12 and caught between the Targa's or the Flow NXT FX bindings. I mostly ride 60% freeride and 40% park but can't decide, Rome's or Flows... need your help!

A: Arnold,
Please, for the love of god, buy the Rome Targa bindings. Friends don't let friends ride flow.
Thanks for the question!
Chris
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