Hello and welcome to my Burton Custom Camber review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Custom Camber as an aggressive all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Custom Camber a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Burton Custom Camber
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain
Flex Rating: Medium
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (6.5/10)
Rating Score: 82.0/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 20 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Custom Camber’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Custom Camber’s specs and available sizes.
Setback 12.5mm (0.5")
Lighter side of normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Custom Camber Most Suited To?
The Custom is a great option for someone looking for that traditional camber feel, a board that is an awesome carver, has great pop and one that can bomb, but who isn't often in either deep powder or really icy conditions.
Definitely not for the beginner and even low intermediate riders might find it a little technical ride - but fine for a high-end intermediate rider with solid technique.
The Custom in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Custom is capable of.
Board: Burton Custom 2020, 154cm (250mm waist width)
Date: March 9, 2019
Conditions: Sunny with some clouds and perfect visibility.
Snow was well groomed and soft on top on groomers and soft but quite tracked off groomer (but there had been quite recent snowfall and still some untouched pockets).
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 530mm (20.9″)
Stance Setback: 12.5mm (0.5")
Width at Inserts: 259mm (10.2")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 185lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
To keep in mind for this review, I rode the 154 which is smaller than I would normally ride for this type of board. The 158 would have been the ideal size for me, with the 156 the next best alternative.
Not great in powder. I could feel the nose wanting to sink at times. I didn't get anything super deep - but I suspect that feeling would get worse the deeper the snow got.
It's got a small setback stance and a slightly longer nose than tail - but that's about all it has going for it powder-wise.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Really fun to rail a carve on. And a regular turn. Good spring out of a turn and really let's you carve it up. Not to the extent of it's older brother the Custom X - but there aren't many that carve like that thing.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Really quite maneuverable when riding slower which surprised me a little. It was a 154 and that's short for me, so that was certainly part of it - but even given the size was rather nimble.
Overall edge-to-edge speeds: Overall quite quick edge-to-edge when riding fast or slow.
Skids: Not very forgiving of skidded turns. A little catchy but not quite as catchy as I thought it would be for a trad camber.
Even in the 154, this thing felt good at speed. Nice and stable. In a longer size would feel even better.
Nimble enough to go around bumps and forgiving enough to go over them. Was decent in crud too - though I didn't have much at the time I rode it.
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Overall a really fun board to jump and ollie with.
Pop: Heaps of pop. To access some of it you have to wind it up a bit, but you can still access some of that pop without too much effort.
Approach: Really stable on approach for bigger jumps but also nimble for those trickier access side-hits.
Landing: Solid landing platform. I felt like I could have had a bit more, but my weight on the 154 was a bit much - a more appropriate size and I think this would be a stomper.
Side-hits: Nice and nimble and good pop. If the pop was a little more easily accessed it could improve a little, and perhaps a longer size wouldn't have been quite as nimble. Good to get around for spins too, though again, a longer board would have been more tricky and it is quite torsionally stiff.
Small jumps: Really good for small jumps.
Big jumps: Excellent for larger jumps - just a little better for large vs small overall, I would say.
There's a bit of a setback stance and the nose is slightly longer than the tail (though that's outside the contact points), but overall it still fine for riding, landing and taking off switch.
As above, good for landing and taking off switch, great pop to give you plenty of air-time (so long as you load it up a bit) and a good landing platform. Was easy to get the spin around, but it was a 154. Probably not the easiest in the world to get around for a longer size - it's relatively stiff torsionally.
Was better than I was expecting. I would say mid-level for buttering - not super easy to butter but not super hard either. Might have been a little easier to butter the 154, given that I'm on the big side for that size.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
The Custom Camber is a really fun deck. It's nice and aggressive, stable at speed, carves well and has a really fun carvy feel on any turn type. It's got plenty of pop and really nice to jump and ollie with.
If you see a lot of powder (or really icy conditions a lot), especially deeper powder, there are better one-board quivers - but if that's something you can and are willing to sacrifice on, then it does everything else really well.
Price-wise it's not the most affordable going around, but for this category it's pretty much the average price.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Custom Camber, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other aggressive all-mountain snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Custom compares to other aggressive all-mountain snowboards, then check out the next link.