Hello and welcome to my Burton Custom X review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Custom X as an aggressive all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Custom X a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Burton Custom X 2023
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain
Flex Rating: Stiff
Flex Feel on Snow: Stiff (8/10)
Rating Score: 89.3/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 19 men’s aggressive all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Custom X’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Custom X’s specs and available sizes.
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Custom X Most Suited To?
The Burton Custom X is best suited to anyone looking for a board that can do a bit of everything but in a much more aggressive way. It excels best being ridden fast and laying out deep carves, as opposed to cruising around and slashing.
While it does some things incredibly well, it has its weaknesses like riding deeper powder or jibbing. If you don't plan on doing these things very often, then this could certainly be a one-board-quiver style board.
This board is certainly not for beginners or intermediates as it is just way to aggressive and demanding to ride. But if your an advanced-expert rider who prefers an aggressive riding style, then I would definitely recommend it as it's loads of fun, once tamed.
The Custom X in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Custom X is capable of.
Board: Burton Custom X 2022, 158cm (254mm waist width)
Date: March 22, 2022
Raining. Visibility wasn't unlimited, but wasn't terrible either.
Temperature: Warm. 36°F (2°C) in the morning. Up to 39°F (4°C). No wind chill.
24hr snow: 0.8" (2cm)
48hr snow: 18" (45cm)
7 day snow: 29" (74cm)
On groomer: Soft pack to slushy. Well groomed to start but even at start could feel it a little slushy. Progressively slushier over day.
Off groomer: Plenty of fresh snow around, but it was heavy and sticky and lumpy, so not great.
Bindings angles: +12/-9
Stance width: 560mm (22″)
Stance Setback: 12.5mm (0.5")
Width at Inserts: 265mm (10.43") at front insert and 267mm (10.51") at back insert.
Rider Height: 6'1"
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita: M
Weight: 3000grams (6lbs 10oz)
Weight per cm: 18.99 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.59 grams/cm*
*based on a sample size of around 200 models that I’ve weighed in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 models. So the Custom X we tested was a little heavier than normal on the scales, but not by much. And on snow it felt normal.
Unfortunately we had no powder to test in on this day but looking at the specs we get a good idea on how it would perform.
The Custom X has a full camber profile which isn't ideal for powder as it doesn't float as well as a board with rocker but the directional shape and setback stance help sink the tail, making it somewhat capable in powder.
While the Custom X does require effort when carving, it's worth it because it's fully capable of laying out any size carve and always held an edge really well at any speed.
Ease of Turning/Slashes: It's a more locked in feel, so slashing turns at slower speeds isn't super intuitive on this board, but it's not incapable of it.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Fairly quick edge-to-edge at slower speeds, with effort, allowing good maneuverability. Could feel a bit catchy if weren't always on edge.
Skidded turns: Prefers to be on edge - and can feel catchy if you get too lazy.
The Burton Custom X is fast and perfect for bombing hills. I never noticed any chatter or wobble from it. Overall felt really damp and stable.
Crud: Handled Crud/chunder nicely smashing through it without getting bucked around whatsoever.
Bumps: The Custom X was fairly quick quick edge-to-edge, even if it wasn't effortless when riding slower, allowing you to maneuver between bumps/moguls nicely. It was also quite capable of going over bumps/through ditches when required.
Let’s Break up this text with a Video
The Custom X comes in at around 6:28 in the video
Overall solid and capable on any size jump
Pop: More pop than I was anticipating but with that being said you have to put in some effort to access it.
Approach: Preferred it on approaches that required some speed but overall felt good- just really have to stay on edge.
Landing: The overall stiffness made absorbing landings forgiving and stable. When landing tail heavy as you could still ride away.
Side-hits: Enjoyable on almost any side hit thanks to its maneuverability, speed, and pop. But preferred faster approaches, so bigger side hits were better.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Without a doubt capable on any size jump but because it prefers a faster approach, it's best on larger jumps.
While the Custom X is directional in shape, the setback stance is very minor allowing it to feel pretty similar in both directions. With that being said, transitions could be a bit catchy if you get sloppy.
Felt solid for landing/setting up switch and the good amount of pop allowed you to really get some extra air for spins. Once in the air the Custom X felt pretty light allowing you to whip it around when desired.
The Custom X is on the stiffer side which made butters doable but a good amount of effort was required as you will really have to transfer your weight and lean into them to get a good press out of it. But once in place, they were pretty easy to hold.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
The Burton Custom X is a board that won't let you have any breaks, due to its aggressiveness. You will always need to be on top of your edges, otherwise it can pretty unforgiving. But when ridden to its strengths, like carving with speed, it's really enjoyable and rewarding.
While it may not excel in every category, the Custom X is capable of being a do-it-all kind of board for the right rider.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you’re keen to check out more options or see how the Custom X rated compared to other aggressive-all-mountain snowboards, check out the next link.