Burton Custom Flying V Snowboard Review – Board Insiders 2011 snowboard reviews

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Is this the best Burton Custom ever made?
Call it Mustache, M, or Double Camber, it doesn’t matter as long as you know it’s the new BIG THING. Burton calls it Flying V and for the 2011 boards they brought the technology to a tons of models. The Burton Custom is similar in stiffness to it’s predecessors, mid-stiff/stiff, and it got one of our best reviews of the year.

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Comments

neverknewbest says:

Yeah Lars! Great! Can’t wait to see the rest. =)

-Aly

WormEffect X says:

Yea the Flying V is okey, to bad only Burton binding fits the channel system.
All Burton bindings suck because the angle between feet and leg is to tight at the maximum setting.
Feels like an alpine binding, made for for people with non existing or lame calf muscles,  no room left for playing

KdjSoccer says:

@BoardInsiders Hey guys! Love your reviews and have been really keeping an eye on this board. I got to demo this board and I loved it, but there was no ice on the mountain that day. I like the idea of the ICS system and the “flying V”. Would it be worth looking at other boards that carve ice better? In California, it can go from powder to ice to slush all in one day. I mostly like to find powder stashes, tree glades and black diamonds but would also try bringing it into the park. Thank you!

10babiscar says:

@IGotsTheDank
ride berserker

JUNGLE10J says:

yeah man just got my kid a custom v rocker smalls 140 2011

mert gorates says:

I bought it today and i will try it 2 days later from now ^^ i hope i like it.Flying v Reviews are always positive ^^ 

Tyler Bry says:

Why do they not show a single rail in this review

theleftofnowhere says:

@JUNGLE10J BEST PARENT EVER! haha…just saying

KdjSoccer says:

@BoardInsiders Hey guys! Love your reviews and have been really keeping an eye on this board. I got to demo this board and I loved it, but there was no ice on the mountain that day. I like the idea of the ICS system and the “flying V”. Would it be worth looking at other boards that carve ice better? In California, it can go from powder to ice to slush all in one day. I mostly like to find powder stashes, tree glades and black diamonds but would also try brining it into the park. Thank you!

MrFullMetalMan says:

@6to8john no? its just in a V shape. that dont meen you shud down size?

Tonyjambajuice says:

finally more reviews

BoardInsiders says:

@IGotsTheDank Gotta say that we never rode the Restricted version. It looks like that “Camber Humps” is a response to the V having a distinct pivot point if you’re to light.

But we did ride the Attack Banana and the Proto CT in all conditions. SEE OUR REVIEWS. Both fall in the All-Mtn/Freestyle category. Despite the Vario side-cut vs. Magne-traction, different internal constructions, and bunch of other things, the real difference is going to be the handling. Message us and we’ll explain.

Ivan Prosvirnin says:

@BoardInsiders Any thoughts on the 2011 Lib Tech Dark Series C2BTX?? I was torn between that and the Custom V. Ended up getting the Dark Series.

SkateAndSnow22 says:

Hi, Im looking to but a Burton Custom Flying V, i love powder and trees and freeriding, but yet i also love big jumps. Would this be the best board for me?

dan cox says:

what is the best new kill it all deck would you say?

Is this a quiver killer do it all? Im looking at getting a quiver killer do it all, dont mind spending a bit of extra for it. What board would you recommend if not this board? I like park, but also like bombing down steep chutes, icy sometimes, and trees and powder.

I was pretty set on this deck..its all teched out and sound great. Should i just get it or is there a better burton/rome/ride board?

BoardInsiders says:

@KdjSoccer If this board sounds like your style (new school all-mtn/freestyle) then it should be towards the top of your list. Looks like Burton has finally settled on the M6 version of The Channel (ICS) so your good for bit.

Most early rise and reverse camber ride a little “looser” when compared to regular camber. Even with FlyingV standing on it raises traditional contact points, that’s why it got the bad marks for ice. If you tend to totally detune your board then it should work for you.

Chris F. says:

i agree with waht you said on ice, but this board still holds a good edge on hardpack

Matthew Class says:

Hey! I appreciate the review because i am in the market for my first snowboard…I looked online and still am unsure about all of the lingo. Could you please suggest any kind of board for an intermediate to advanced rider who is 5’7” and 132Ibs? Also are snowboarding boots like everyday shoes where one would usually go a size up or get a snug fit? Also could you please suggest some bindings and boots? Thanks! I really appreciate your time!

JUNGLE10J says:

ha ha yeah mate but we live in scotland so now we are just waiting for the snow

AlexBoccia says:

just boguht a flying V custom (154) i will see if what u guys telling is the truth :)….just kidding i think too this is a great board. 🙂

BoardInsiders says:

@kelkeljai We never rode the camber version of the Custom, and I personally haven’t ridden it in over 5 years so I would assume it’s changed since then.
The Rome Headline on the other hand is a solid board. It’s in a different price range so it’s a little hard to compare. I will say the Headline is so predictable that one of our cameramen made it his goto ride. It just turns exactly when and where you expect it, and it holds an edge riding switch on an icy face while trying to get the shot.

marty maness says:

I have both camber and the flying v burton custom. For harder pack firm ice days I ride the camber. For soft snow I ride the flying v. I like the burton custom because they are very light and seem to feel low to the ground. And they twist in the right spots.

6to8john says:

can you downsize with flying technology?

chaoechidna says:

@boardluva108 Judging by your height and weight, I’d buy nothing longer than a 155. Being your first, this Custom would prob do the trick well, as the Flying V shape is very forgiving, making it easier to learn on than a traditional board. For boots, you should go snug, but keep in mind that you will be wearing heavy socks. I usually wear 3 pairs of socks (crazy, i know) and my boots fit snug. Bindings and boots i know nothing about. Go with like a 150-153 so you can do everything on the mt!

BoardInsiders says:

@attiria It has an All Mtn flex, so if you’re a park rider it’ll be stiff when it comes to presses but will be good for jumps. It seems that these days people want softer and softer, this is not that board. If you want a soft Burton look at the Hero or the Whammy Bar.

gjbsaxman94 says:

@DanJVintage the rossignol jdub is amazing for entire mountain riding and is great for icy days/nights

Christopher Tran says:

Nice, I recognized that place. It’s Stevens Pass, where I learned to first snowboard and get my Season Pass to for the past couple years and this year.

MtnDru says:

Hey what’s your thoughts about the Burton Custom Restricted? I hear it’s a lot like the flying V but it has “camber humps” which i’m told gives more control at higher speeds while still keeping the playfulness like the flying V.

I’m in the market for a hybrid board quiver killer. The LibTech Attack Banana sounds too good to be true and I’ve heard great things about NeverSummer’s ProtoCT as well.

Any suggestions on the three? I am so stoked to +1up a new board this year.

kelkeljai says:

was this one better(camber version) or the rome headline? l have some icy condition but mainly groomers

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