There's nothing like breaking in a new board on an epic day. It's been dumping for a month straight here in Utah and the conditions are about as good as it gets right now. The holiday crowds are gone and the snow just keeps on falling. On Saturday, I pulled a new board out of the wrapper and took it for a few test runs at Solitude. Because of the deep powder conditions lately I've been riding my 158 Burton Malolo this whole month. But finally the temptation was too great and I pulled out the new Burton Custom X 160. Also, I tried out the new Idiom Speed Zone bindings for the first time too. On the first run I knew I was in love with this new setup. The Speed Zone bindings take some getting used to, but, I think once I get used to them, they'll be super easy to get into. The board ripped in the powder, and the few times I did hit the groomer it would turn on a dime. I even landed a few spins and a couple of cliff drops on it. The Custom X really is a go anywhere do anything board.
Here's another video that was shot by Luke, our intrepid Ski Utah intern. (We're trying to come up with a new job title for him. Email suggestions.)