Burton Custom Flying V 2015-2016 Snowboard Review

Customised flying machine

UPDATE: Check out our review of the 2017/2018 Burton Custom Flying V here

The traditional cambered Burton Custom has a 20-year pedigree, and while the Burton Custom Flying V has only been around since the beginning of the last decade, it’s made quite an impact in it own right.

While it boasts a twin shape and twin flex, it has an asymmetrical element too. Like many Burtons the core is thinner at certain points to reduce weight and improve flex, but on the Custom Twin the sections are angled to line up with the stance of a duck-footed park rider. The edges, too, vary slightly – not in the shape of the depth of sidecut as with other asym boards, but in where on each side the ‘Frostbite’ edge protrudes out to grip the slope. It’ll still ride like a twin, then, but the subtle differences to the edges add up to better response without any distractions.


It’ll handle the rest of the hill , thanks to the camber profile and sintered base, but if you’re more likely to spend your days in the park then the Burton Custom Twin is the version you want.


“There are the others of course, but for me the Flying V version of the Custom is the most fun to ride. It’s fast and holds an edge well at speed, but when going a little slower it’s super fun on side hits and for general jibbing.

It’s still very much a ‘one-board-does-it-all’ kinda deal, and is equally happy shredding groomers as it is lapping the park or playing in the pow.

Plus it’s come down in price from last year so it’s more affordable than ever!”

“There are the others of course, but for me the Flying V version of the Custom is the most fun to ride”

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