Burton Custom: Best Men’s Snowboards

Rick bought a Burton Custom on proform as his all-purpose snowboard. It’s a versatile and forgiving all-mountain snowboard suitable for most ability levels. This is a great snowboard if you want one board that can do everything on the mountain–carving, park, powder.

The Custom has a directional shape, making the turn shape smooth when riding regular; naturally giving turns a nice “c” shape. Switch is not quite a smooth as a true twin, but still fun. It is soft enough for butters and rails, but still turns quickly and holds an edge, even on firm snow. It’s easy to turn, making it fun on groomers and good for beginners.

The Burton Custom is a good choice if you want a dependable and versatile snowboard. Really aggressive carvers and free-riders could step up to something beefier, like the Burton Custom X or Never Summer Heritage.

The Burton Custom comes in both camber and flying V (rocker/camber mix). For a better carving snowboard, get the cambered version. For a fun, playful snowboard, get the Flying V version. See the video review below for more info.

Buy the Burton Custom now! We’ve compiled all the current prices to help you find the best deal.

What size snowboard to buy?
Select the snowboard size based on your weight according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. If you are between sizes, going with the smaller size can be easier to learn on. Snowboarders can often ride more than one size of the same snowboard.

The Burton Custom comes with the Channel for mounting bindings. The Channel allows the rider to slide the bindings along a center groove for more stance options. You need to have Burton Channel compatible binding, EST, or special Channel binding discs to work with the Channel.

2 Responses to Men’s Burton Custom
  1. twisty
    December 28, 2011 | 10:28 pm

    Hi guys,

    First, great website and tutorials. Really helpful stuff!

    I want to get a Burton custom but the 2011 or 2012 models are quite expensive. I’m wondering how are the older 2008 or 2009 customs. I found a 2008 custom which is in pretty good shape. Still thinking how much difference will it make for an intermediate boarder like myself.


    • Rick
      December 28, 2011 | 10:55 pm

      No real difference (other than the rocker on the new models). If the old board is in good shape, it should be a good price.

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