Burton Custom X: Best Men’s All-Mountain Snowboards

I have been riding the Custom X since it was the called the Burton Dragon. I love this snowboard. It is a fairly stiff board with old school camber. This makes for a board that rips turns at every speed and has a lot of pop for jumps and rollers. The Custom X is an advanced level board, so make sure you are at least an intermediate rider before stepping up the the Custom X. Beginners would have a lot of unnecessary falls on the Custom X and should consider the Burton Custom for a smoother ride.

If your main pleasures in snowboarding are going fast and ripping big carves, the Custom X has to be a top contender.

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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 X 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.

11 Responses to Men’s Burton Custom X
  1. James Alder
    February 5, 2013 | 3:55 pm

    Hi, I was just wandering, how does the stiffness of the board effect its feel entire feel. is a
    stiff board like the custom x hard to turn and very unforgiving and catchy,? do you think that most snowboarding levels besides beginners will enjoy and able to ride stiff aggressive boards like this one. does this sort of board? tend to be very wild and uncontrolable and very jumpy unlike soft floaty boards.
    thanks man

  2. mike
    March 12, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    Hi Rick,

    After riding with the custom x for this season, I really like it, especially in carving. But I am afraid my boots and binding are too soft (and they are very beat up). Do you have recommendations for boots and binding for custom x for carving and all mountain ride? Many thanks.
    My current boots are k2 raider boa
    binding is the cheapest burton. I guess it is burton custom.
    Best regards,

    • Rick
      March 12, 2012 | 5:00 pm

      Hi Mike,

      For boots, you really need to go to a good shop and try lots on. Everything fits different and you need the right boot for your foot and riding style. BOOTS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.

      as for bindings, I haveBurton CO2 est bindings. They don’t make them anymore though. The Diode and Cartel are both on the stiff side. Get the boots first and then the bindings, so they will fit right.

      Also, if you buy anything online, click through one of our links on the shopping pages to help us out a little bit.

      • mike
        March 12, 2012 | 5:28 pm

        Thank you so very much Rick. Will follow your instructions~
        Have a nice day and happy riding!

      • mike
        March 30, 2012 | 4:18 pm

        Hi Rick,

        Thanks much for the suggestions. Bought the DC Judge boots and Burton Cartel binding recently for my Custom X board. Also follow your advice and set the angle to be 24 degrees and -15 degrees. Tried it and they feels amazing!! Much better than my previous setup. Thanks a lot for everything!

        You guys have a wonderful spring and summer!

  3. Jack
    February 12, 2012 | 7:18 pm

    Hi, Thanks for the great videos

    From reading your site, I decided to buy a Burton Custom X, I was wondering if size of the board makes a huge difference?

    My weight is about 140-145 lbs and am 172 cm tall (5ft 8ish) and I see that my weight is in the recommended region for the 152 156 and 158 size of Burton Custom X.

    The boards are on sale right now for cheap so I can’t get the 152 or 156, only the 158.

    I currently ride a 155cm Endeavor High5. So I was wondering if I buy the 158 will it be a waste?

    Also, there is a 2011 Burton Custom X in a 156 size. Is there a difference between the 2011 and 2012 Burton Custom X?


    • Rick
      February 12, 2012 | 9:46 pm

      Hi Jack,

      Not much difference between 2011 and 2012 Custom Xs. I wouldn’t get the 158 at your weight unless you are a very strong and aggressive rider (and then you wouldn’t need to ask).

    • mike
      March 12, 2012 | 4:51 pm

      just for a reference, Jack.
      I am 5’11” 155lb. And am using a 156 custom x. it is fine for me.

  4. mike
    February 2, 2012 | 9:13 pm

    Thanks a lot Rick for the reply. I followed REI recommendation to set up at 15 degree front and -3 back. Then I followed the suggestions from the book “Snowboarding Skills: The Back-To-Basics Essentials for All Levels” and set up at 18 front, 3 back. Maybe I will try yours next time:)

    Thanks again for your amazing tutorial videos; they are very informative and a lot of fun to watch! Look forward more awesome stuff from you guys. Happy riding~~


  5. mike
    February 2, 2012 | 1:23 pm

    Many thanks for your amazing videos and stuff. They are extremely helpful. Just a quick question: I recently got a used Burton Custom X board and want to learn carving and dynamic skid turns. Could you tell me how you set up your binding in the board, angles, position, etc? Thanks a bunch and happy riding.

    • Rick
      February 2, 2012 | 1:30 pm

      Mike, binding setup is very personal. I run 24″ wide, centered of the sidecut, 24 degrees front and -20 in the back. My angles are pretty high for most people.

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