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Burton Feelgood Flying V 2016-2017 Snowboard Review

The Details:

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.

Tester’s Verdict

Sarah Fish – subvertboardstore.com

“So you’ve done a winter season, and now you want to crank the amp up to 11 – well, let me introduce the Burton Feelgood.

It’s the big nasty sister of the Deja Vu: more aggressive, and more responsive. However, thanks to the Flying V profile you can still wriggle yourself out of tricky situations when needed. If that’s not a concern for you, just buy the camber version instead.

If you do go for the Flying V one then it means you can own a responsive, snappy board that feels stiff when carving, but also presses and butters like a softer board should.

If your dream of getting powder turns in the morning, cruising groomers by lunchtime and hitting the park to wrap up the day then, this is definitely a board you should consider – awesome edge-to-edge response, supportive and floaty in pow, and playful enough for some park laps.”

“If your dream of getting powder turns in the morning, cruising groomers by lunchtime and hitting the park to wrap up the day then, this is definitely a board you should consider.”

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