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Snowboarding's classic just keeps getting better.
The Burton Custom Flying V Snowboard puts a modern twist on the original Custom board. Flying V gives you the best of both rocker and camber for freedom and fun everywhere on the hill. There's a smattering of tech, like Frostbite edges, Squeezebox, and The Channel mounting system to squeeze out every last bit of performance. And with its team-tested heritage, you already know the Custom is up to whatever you throw at it.
The V Rocker profile puts rocker between your feet for deep snow float, and mates it to camber under the bindings for stomped landings and locked in carves. The edge hold gets a boost from Frostbite edges, which places bumps in the sidecut underneath your feet, to give you even more grip. It has a mild 10mm of stance setback, for directional stability, but the twin flex means that your switch stance won't stuffer a bit.
The lightweight Super Fly II core keeps the overall weight down to help with technical tricks. The weight is further reduced through Pro-Tip construction in the tip and tail, which knock the swing weight down for faster spins. The Squeezebox profile is thinner underneath the binding for unrestricted board feel and uninterrupted flex, and the Highlights High Voltage carbon stringers radiate out from the binding to give you more response without making the deck unnecessarily stiff. The Channel mounting system works in conjunction with EST bindings to give you unlimited setup options and a natural flex, instead of dead spots under the bindings. Round it out with a super-fast, wax absorbent WFO sintered base, and you'll be hauling all over the hill.
- Flying V profile
- Directional shape (10mm setback)
- Frostbite edges
- Super Fly II Core with Dualzone EGD
- WFO sintered base
- The Channel mounting system
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On The Flying-V
Took this sucker out for some Chowduh!
Photo: Ian Matteson
MORE THAN DECENT!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I actually rode these for two seasons straight, the one in the picture is one from a season before, but I've also rode the current years model as well.
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Definitely a fan of Burton and their products, I personally am a fan of the regular custom, but the flying v definitely performs super well in the powder. I rarely ragdolled with this while riding powder, and I'm pretty sure due to to the rocker shape of the flying v.
If you've tried out customs before, and wanted that extra help in the powder, these help so much. I don't get to ride powder often, but when I do they are smooth.
This is not a stiff board at all, but if you're looking for some super-stiff board with hybrid construction, these would work as well, it's got the Frostbite edges which will hold your grip on those fast turns. I couldn't really tell they were there, most likely cause I got used to them so fast, but if you were an ice-coaster (east coat or midwest) snowboarder, I'm more than sure you can tell the difference.
I don't really like to switch boards on and off, so taking these out when I want a mixture of powder and park, this is the perfect board for it.
On jumps they are ok, they're not great. Rotating they do just a fine job, however, when I land, it was fairly easy to wash out, and this could be due to the fact that its a v-construction so it isn't a jump-specific board. On rails they are great, helped me press easy as it wasn't a stiff deck.
Overall, I really liked this board and if I had some extra doh, I would definitely give these a go again. Very fun board!
Photo: Ian Matteson
hi i want to know that aconcejan me!...
hi i want to know that aconcejan me! Currently I have a table 1.56 cm and boots 10. I high I measure 1.74 cm and my weight is 160 lbs. I am from Argentina, Buenos Aires!
I'm assuming you're about 5ft and 8ish inches in height judging by the 1.74 m(?) profile that you gave me. If you're wondering about the length of the board I would recommend you stick with a 154cm deck for this board. It would be the perfect height for your groomer, and because of the hybrid design and the reverse structure of the Flying-V, you should be able to float just fine even in powder. I hope this helps!
I'm 5'10" 175 lbs size 11 boots. Debating...
I'm 5'10" 175 lbs size 11 boots. Debating between the 158 and 160. I've always had camber boards in the past and have had my bindings set back. I've also always had "wide" boards. Looking to get a regular width board, but am not sure if the158 is too small. I mostly ride groomers fast, unless of course there is powder.
Judging by the size 11 boots, I would personally stick with a wider board. However, you technically can get away with a regular-width board as well, if you aren't somebody who is super aggresive on their turns. With that said, since you about 5'10 I would go with the 158 over the 160.
I only say this because with a smaller board, you get more control. And this is an easy board to control in my opinion. Along with the reverse design on the tip and tail, it's super easy to ride powder with this board. So all in all, you'll have more fun on groomers and the powder will be easy to ride because of the construction of it. I hope this helps with your question!
This board says directional and it also...
This board says directional and it also says twin, I'm little confused as to which one it is; is it directional twin?
This will be the first board I buy and was kind of looking for a twin, will I notice that much, even when changing directions.
So a twin is a reference to the shape, in this case the shape is the same on nose and tail. In this case the "directional" is a reference to the set back of the binding inserts. a set back stance will allow you to move your bindings back for riding powder. you can most likely still mount your bindings dead centered depending on your stance width.
With this board feel different when your going backwards? no, it will feel like you're going backwards though.
For a great Twin rockered board, thats easy to ride, check out the Lib Tech Skate banana. super fun!
This board is directional, which means it's a tad bit longer on the nose to keep you afloat on those mean powder days.
The board has a "TWIN FLEX" this may be a little confusing, but what it is, is that the flex is evenly symmetrical from the tip to the tail. So whether you're popping regular or switch, or just riding switch or regular, the "FEEL" of the board will be like a twin board. I hope that made some sense!
Hello, I currently ride a burton x8 155cm...
Hello, I currently ride a burton x8 155cm was looking for something a bit softer. I'm 5'8" and 152lbs and I went to the burton site and it suggested I get a 148cm. That seems a bit short and I'm worried I'll get a lot of chatter at higher speeds. I did want to get a shorter board to jib around more but worried it's too short. Would you also recommend a 148? I would say I'm an advanced rider.
You can typically go shorter on a board that is rockered underfoot because it will still float really well and provide stability, but will be easier to progress freestyle and park at a shorter length. I would probably to down to the 150cm if you're currently comfortable on a 155cm.
Hello- My name is David. I am 5' 11" 193...
Hello- My name is David. I am 5' 11" 193 lbs. My boot size is 11. I am an experienced rider that has taken a few years off Interested in the "Flying V". Currently riding the old "Canyon". I am told boards have advanced a ton and am looking for an easy riding fast all around board. I ride everything from The Poconos to Vermont to Utah. Main question I have is do I need a WIDE? 160CM OK? Any information is helpful.
You should be fine without a wide. Just make sure you get some boots with shrinkage tech. They fit like an 11 but are the size of a 10. At any rate I wear a size 11.5 and have no problems on a 25.4cm board. I wear Burton Imperial boots. You may also want to check out Rome boards, they tend to be more like mid-wides in the longer sizes and they make good stuff.