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The number of passengers on this bandwagon seems to be growing by the day. With Lib Tech’s introduction of the skate banana two years ago, the snowboard industry seems to have “reversed” its’ thinking so to speak. Now rocker is everywhere. Never Summer, K2, Ride, 5150, and even the mighty Burton, to name just a handful, have also stepped into the realm of reverse-camber construction. This season will showcase more rocker boards than ever before and the technology has reached even the most tried-and-true snowboards of years past.

Modifying what some would call the board of all boards, Burton has added their new V-Rocker design to the legendary Custom. After more than a decade of strong sales and rider appreciation, the Custom has sprung forth with a new look and feel. How can you improve upon something that has already reached the pinnacle of all-mountain performance as well as ease of use? Well the call of the day seems to be, “Add rocker to that thing!”

Burton has also added a few less noticeable, but equally effective, upgrades to the Custom V-Rocker lineup. New for the Custom this year is the Sintered N2O WFO base utilizing both high and low temperature waxes impregnated into a high-density sintered material offering even more speed, regardless of conditions. Burton is also throwing Lightning Bolts into the mix. These are energy transfer lines woven into the fiberglass that run from the ICS channel to the edges providing quicker response and better edge precision. Also new to the Custom, and only available on the V-Rocker, are Burton’s Pressure Distribution Edges, again offering better edge hold in icy, hard conditions. The V-Rocker is offered in five sizes, some of which have been unavailable in the standard Custom line, and all come in mid-wide waist widths as well as slightly softer flexes.

These new V-Rocker Customs have been received with much fanfare and big smiles from those of us lucky enough to have already ridden them. Rocker boards offer a new and different feel providing better float in powder, quicker release when spinning off jumps, more buttery flex, and plain old fun. Speaking from my own experience, the Custom has always been one of the most versatile, exciting, and easy-to-ride boards ever built. Now, it’s even better. Rock on Burton . . .


  1. Mervin still has THE BEST rocker available!

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  4. WOW…. Cant wait to try one out!

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