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