The camber version of the Burton Feelgood is a formidable beast, ideal for tearing up icy halfpipes. However, this one – the Burton Feelgood Flying V – is more of an all-mountain vehicle.
The combination of combo profile (rocker between the feet and camber on either side of it) is a fine choice for those who like to keep their options open, as it’s more forgiving than camber but can be ridden aggressively by the confident rider.
It features the highest-spec version of Burton’s ‘Squeezebox’ core design. The thickness of the board varies as you go from nose to tail; thicker parts for stability and dampening, thinner ones for improved flex and a significant weight saving. In the Feelgood they’ve also thrown some carbon in there (between each foot and the extremities) to improve the board’s response and strength. Like most high-end Burtons, the ends have also been thinned to improve turn initiation.
Wherever you take the Burton Feelgood Flying V, don’t be afraid to put the foot down. The base is super quick, and relatively durable too. It’s also relatively stiff, with a layer of carbon running through the whole thing, so stability at speed is a given.