For riders not aware of the original Custom X's hard-charging personality, let's just say it's not for the faint of heart, threatening to toss you off balance with the unrelenting aggression of tip-to-tail camber. Broadening its appeal to a wider variety of riders, the Burton Custom X Flying V Wide Snowboard replaces the catchy feel of camber with the catch-free personality and added float of a Flying V profile. The reworked Custom X Flying V certainly isn't mellow or beginner-friendly, as it retains the snappy-stiff flex of the original Custom X. However, it does alleviate many of the pitfalls inherent to the original version, especially for us mere mortals not possessing the scalpel-like precision and beastly strength needed to pilot the fully cambered Custom X. The Flying V profile places a pronounced rocker between the bindings, allowing more float across deep, untracked powder. Rockered transitions at the tip and tail take the biting edge off the original Custom X, preventing you from unexpectedly catching an edge and tumbling down the mountain. It does retain camber underneath the bindings, allowing you to turn quickly between trees and snap off the lip of natural hits and cliff drops. Frostbite edges extend slightly underneath the bindings, digging into variable snow conditions where rocker-dominant boards usually struggle. State of the art is an understatement when it comes to the board's Dragonfly core. This core is incredibly lightweight without sacrificing one iota of strength, thanks to robust, yet feathery end-grain wood placed in high-impact zones. Squeezebox high core profiling lends instantaneous response and ferocious snap by placing carbon fleece into thicker zones just outside the bindings. Carbon Highlights High Voltage act like a snappy-stabilizing backbone, with a tip-to-tail carbon layer and integrated carbon strands within the fiberglass matrix. Add in a wax-infused sintered WFO base for hyper-fast glide across deep powder and wet spring...
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