The product of legendary snowboarder Shannon Dunn’s efforts to make the finest women’s deck around, The Burton Feelgood first appeared way back in 2000. Fifteen years later and it’s still a best-seller, available in two different profiles. There’s the camber version – favoured by arguably the most dominant competitor of the millennium so far, Kelly Clark – and this ‘Flying V’ model.
There’s a slight directional shape to it so it’s not a true twin, but the difference is subtle enough hat you’ll still be able to launch switch tricks with ease. One advantage of that is it’ll be comfortable at high speeds – especially when you factor in the stiffness, mega-quick base and the camber sections under the feet that grip the piste firmly.
The Feelgood has been tricked out with a lot of Burton’s high-end tech, including a few carbon power-ups. The Squeezebox core (thinner at certain points to improve flex and reduce weight) has carbon fleece on the outside of the bindings, plus there’s a full layer of the stuff woven into the fiberglass construction.
Even with that it isn’t the lightest board in Burton’s range, but it’s sturdy enough to handle abuse – plus the sections nearest the edges are reinforced with polycarbonate and polyurethane to minimise blow-outs.
A toughie, then, but by no means a brute.