Summit Custom 110’s speed are incredible…

I have only skied in the North East US, which means lots of man-made snow and plenty of ice often with the occasional white-out conditions. After doing some research on skiboards, I went with the Summit Custom 110cm 2013 model. These came with Atomic release bindings.

The Summit Custom 110cm’s were a big surprise. The speed was incredible. There was no chatter and the edging grabbed at every turn. I especially like the 14cm width which helps it ride as if I had 2 snowboards under my feet. Turning was a breeze, spinning to backwards and even twirling around for multiple 360s also came with ease.

As the season progressed it seemed like the sky was the limit with these. I ventured through the glades with the ability to fit through the smallest of paths with instant response from my boards to make the tightest of turns. Downhills were tremendous and again, very surprises at the incredible speed and stability at max speed straight bomb running it. Turning at high speeds was probably my favorite aspect of these. A simple lean and they just grabbed and you carved at will. Not once over the entire season did they lose an edge or not go exactly where I wanted them to go.

Then comes the terrain parks. Being that skiboards are a lot lighter and shorter than my long skis, not having the extra length and weight really made for a fun time. I was able to get into those great grooves snowboards make entering the side of trail jumps that my long skis never seemed to fit right into due to the length. The flex in these was just enough to give me that extra spring into the air while still allowing landings to not be brutal and kept me balanced. I am not good at riding rails so I can’t tell you how they’d perform, but “Jib Boxes” were A LOT of fun and hit everyone I came across.

The graphics I thought were pretty cool on these featuring summit peaks. Probably the only thing I would have liked more about these is if they had cool graphic bottoms instead of the plain black. Transporting these was also very easy. They were small enough to fit in the trunk of a Honda Civic all season and were light to carry to and from the lodge. I was not easy at all on these, in fact I beat the heck out of them, and they just kept asking for more. These were phenomenal all-mountain skiboards and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a do-all go-everywhere type of boards and I look forward to the next season using them again.

Rider – Lyle S – Expert Skiboarder

6 thoughts on “Summit Custom 110’s speed are incredible…”

  1. Lyle,
    I was hoping you could push me in the right direction, since I’ve searched for a few months now and have been unable to turn up decent reviews or solid advice on the release/non-release bindings debate. I consider myself an advanced skiboard rider, looking with the right equipment, to make the jump to pro. I am convinced I want to go with the Summit Carbon Pro 110 cm boards, but would you recommend ski-bindings or non-release snowboard bindings, like the Bomber’s? Will non-release bindings truly make a dramatic enhancement in an experienced rider’s overall performance? I’ve skied my whole life, skateboarded, but never snowboarded…so boot n biding is unfamiliar. Would you recommend non-release over normal ski bindings if you’re at that level?
    any advice helps.
    Thanks,
    Kevin

    1. Hi Kevin, this is Andrew from Skiboardreview.com. I’ve ridden for quiet a few years but never took it seriously enough to make the leap you are speaking of. I typically only ride with release bindings, but that’s because I’m in my mid-30’s and don’t want to break anything. I’d suggest putting that same question up over at the forum at skiboardsonline.com and see what others have to say. Pro and amateur riders alike post on that forum and there is a lot of knowledge shared there. Thanks for checking out the site!

    2. Kevin,
      From my own experience I would get release bindings and here’s why: physics, torque = radial fractures. Back in 2002 my wife bought me Salomom 99.9cm boards. She borrowed them one time at Smuggler’s Notch, VT. Granted she’s only 5’1″ but she had a minor crash where she twisted and broke her leg in 3 places. It made Joe Theisman’s injury look mild. At the hospital in Stowe, the surgeon showed us the x-ray of another young women in the next room with almost the identical break and told us he gets at least 2 a week from skiboards/blades. Point is if you’re getting 110cm boards unless you’re at least 6’4″ you are taking a big chance. My wife still has the rod in her leg and is still skiing on skiboards but she made me sell those old Salomons. We both only use releasable bindings now. I have the Revel8 DLPs(similar to Summit Carbon Pro) and love them but if you read my review(http://www.skiboardreview.com/category/boards/rvl8/alp-dlp/) you can see some of their flaws. My wife is looking to upgrade to the MaryJanes. Whatever you decide, good luck!!

  2. I have been on skiboards since the early Dynastars attempt as well as pulling 540s on the old Sled Dogs snow skates back then. I opted for the Canon M7 once I learned more and rode them for all these years. I just got new gear after well…long after the M7s were released. I went with the 105cm RVL8 Revolts with the modified Snowjam 540 snowboard bindings and K2 Ryker snowboard boots. I rode them for the first time this past weekend on fast groomed slopes and this setup absolutely rocks! I have never ridden with this much comfort and control ever. The stance is so much better and more like skates now like I always thought it should be. The lightness and shock absorbing qualities of these type of boots is amazing. I am now 44, 6’4″ 225lbs and I still have no concern whatsoever on wearing these non release type of bindings. So much control and speed WITH pure comfort. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJNK12i4-aA Video is from Mount Snow last year while still on the old Lang boots and M7’s with standard not release stock bindings.

  3. Hi Kevin, I been riding blades since I was 16 now 48 and not stopping yet,
    I brought some summit pro 110 last year and smashed them in 2 weeks, save the trouble stay away from them if you want to turn up the volume.
    ps. if your serious the bomber elite non release is the only way to go.
    regards,
    Scott

  4. Hi Kevin, I been riding blades since I was 16 now 48 and not stopping yet,
    I brought some summit pro 110 last year and smashed them in 2 weeks, save the trouble stay away from them if you want to turn up the volume.
    ps. if your serious the bomber elite non release is the only way to go.
    regards,
    Scott

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