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Burton Feelgood 2019-2020 Women’s Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 142, 146, 149, 152
  • Flex: 7
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Price: £480 / €550
  • BUY DIRECT FROM BURTON

Kelly Clark’s signature deck, the Burton Feelgood. This thing has been around for more than 20 years and the shape has more or less remained the same throughout that time, despite some minor tweaks here and there. As gracefully as it has aged, the Burton Feelgood was in need of a facelift and is back this season with a new dashing design.

This is a performance board through and through. Miss Clark has won more medals on this thing than we’ve got fingers to count on, so safe to say this is a fierce piece of kit. A stiff flex and a traditional camber profile will definitely help you on your mission whether it is to demolish the pipe or master the fine art of carving.

“Miss Clark has won more medals on this thing than we’ve got fingers to count on, so safe to say this is a fierce piece of kit”

Thanks to the stiff flex and camber profile, you’ll get plenty of pop with this board. In addition to the profile and flex, we’ve also got the triaxial fiberglass and ultralight carbon backbone to thank for the increased snap. This specific fiberglass-backbone combination provides pop, power, a versatile flex and consistent response. No wonder this is Miss Clark’s weapon of choice.

Adding speed to this fast charging deck is the sintered base, so you can be sure to pick up enough speed before hitting the kickers. Burton’s solved the problem with ice as well by adding the frostbite edges – edges that bring extra grip when facing hard and icy conditions.

The Burton Feelgood is a powerful beast, with both pop and flex. If you’re one to send it, you’ll definitely find that you can boost through anything on this stick. For the less sendy, there’s a more bendy version out there – The Burton Feelgood Flying V (essentially a more beginner friendly version of this snowboard).

Tester’s Verdict

Joy DutchWhitelines

“I rode the cambered version of the Feelgood first thing in the morning on fresh corduroy and was super impressed at how smoothly it was carving. I loved the feeling of being able to really lay into turns and felt really locked in on the edges. It was powerful and responsive on piste, and I liked the speed and stability.

“It was powerful and responsive on piste, and I liked the speed and stability”

Despite the camber profile, I felt like I really had to load up to get any pop. You can get height from it, but I felt like I had to work for it. Through the park it was nice on the kickers, it spun well and landed solidly but was a bit too stiff for my liking to really play around on.

I didn’t get to try it with any really deep snow, but I got a few forays off the sides and it seemed to want to plane its nose under.

If you’re a piste charger who likes hitting the larger features then this is a very solid choice, but if you prefer a mellow cruise or a softer more playful board then maybe stick to the Flying V profile.”

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