Burton Custom 158

By John

Board Model and Year: custom

Board Size: 158

Age: 38

Riding Style: freeride

I am 38 years old, and have been riding for 8 years. I started my illustrious career on a burton custom 158. After two years, I bought and rode a burton omen 163 (gr8 board for pow). After two years on that, I switched to, and have been getting my freak on with a custom X 160 (gr8 responsive board). I had mounted burton P1 HD bindings (they don’t call them that anymore, but they were p1’s with carbon fiber highbacks). I rode Salomon F24 boots. Altogether, this was a super stiff set up, which translated into vigorous carving at high speeds. Lots of fun. however, this year I got back into bumps and trees and wanted a much softer set up. I have returned to the custom 158 with burton triad bindings, and a more forgiving Salomon F22 boot. Let me tell ya… If bumps and trees are your thing, the custom 158 is the one. I never cease to be amazed by the sheer number of customs I see on the mountain, any mountain, year after year. After years off that board, I now have enough riding experience to understand why.

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