Two kinds of camber + a wider shape = a recipe for satisfaction.
Burton's wide version of the Custom ICS Flying V Snowboard represents a hybrid snowboard in more ways than one. Not only does this pow-floating machine blend rocker and camber into one ultra-responsive profile, it also features a girthy platform to give you guys with big dawgs (and ninja-grade freestyle skills) the ability to kill inanimate objects with precision and style.
- Flying V profile features camber underfoot spliced with rockered center, tip and tail to provide serious float in powder, a playful feel, and plenty of edge hold
- Squeezebox technology features varied thickness waves in the upper core to transfer energy from underfoot to the board ends; The result? More pop for your ollies and turns
- Directional Flex means the board is packed with pop at the tail and resilience at the nose to help maintain stability and control all over the hill
- Ultra-light Carbon I-Beam backbone increases pop and longitudinal snap
- Lightning Bolts tech employs carbon strands that run form just outside the channel to the edges for quick energy transfer
- Triax fiberglass crates moderate torsional and lateral rigidity for a forgiving yet responsive flex
- Super Fly II core strategically places stronger, lighter wood in specific areas of the core to provide strength and pop
- EGD perpendicular wood grain positioned at the toe and heel edges adds edge power
- Frostbite Edges extend slightly underfoot for better hold in icy conditions
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'12 Custom Flying V
I'm a pretty general, all-mountain rider. I've ridden boards from 156 to 162. This is the best board I've ridden, period.
In powder, the board is soft and supple, floating easily with snappy reflex.
Man-made, groomed conditions and general packed seemed to be what this board was made for. Shifting front to back toward the toe-side is slingshot-like. Where the Flying V really comes to life is the toe-side turn back to heel-side. The movement is effortless, care-free, and fast. There's no comparison between this board and an old-school camber board.
This board is beautiful because you can either let the board drive you down the hill, like you've got your own chauffeur, or you can step it up and manipulate the crap out of the board in the park. It's what you want it to be.
The only negative I have is that ice is not the place you want to ride this board. I'm not saying it won't get you by, but you're not going to win any awards riding ice with the Custom Flying V.
My stats: 180 lbs, 5' 10", regular (foot), 11.5 boot, Burton Cartel EST, Burton Custom Flying V 158 Wide. Hills: Heavenly, Sierra at Tahoe, China Peak, Mammoth, Badger Pass.
Just took this board up to bright for the first day of the year. It has great pop and will get you off the ground over any roller. Have yet to get some pow to take her in yet but so far an excellent board.