The 2013 Burton Custom Flying V has all the great features of the cambered Custom, but with a hybrid rocker. The rocker provides a slightly looser, more playful feel and allows for extra easy float in powder. The hybrid camber adds stability and spring loaded pop. Overall, the V-rocker allows for a fun-and-easy-cruiser or a hike-it-till-you-get-the-shot kind of day. Mikkel Bang’s ride of choice, the Burton Custom Flying V is a great snowboard for the all mountain ripper.
What really makes this board amazing is that it will ride any where you want it too. Burton snowboards feature the Infinite Channel System that allows the bindings to have an endless range of stance set ups, and is very easy to adjust. Paired with an Burton EST binding, these boards have the ultimate in board feel and control. Although the Custom is directional with the stance set back 10mm, the flex and shape are both twin, which allows this board to be ridden switch easily.
The brighter graphics of the Burton Custom Flying V allow you to actually see some of the tech that is put inside the board, something I always like. On the yellow 156, you can actually see the entire Super Fly II wood core and the different woods that are used to give the board just the right amount of flex, response and pop. The Frostbite edges give a bit of extra bite when needed on the hard pack or ice and you can see the slight bump where they stick out. Short black lines near the edges are the carbon “Lightning Bolts” that shoot out from your feet to the edges of the board to increase toe and heel response without increasing stiffness.
The Burton Custom Flying V also has a few features a little harder to see. Squeezebox construction creates a balance in the core by varying the thick ness of the board, which transfers power from the nose and tail easily while maintaining a strong flex. Triax fiberglass also helps balance versatile flex and response. The WFO sintered base is super fast and super durable. Finally, Infinite Ride is an exclusive Burton Snowboards factory break in technology that ensures that your new board will feel the same on day 1 as it does on day 101.
The Burton Custom Flying V is not a beginner board, but is a good choice for the rider that has grown out of his starter package and is looking to get a setup that will take him to the next few levels. While really comfortable in the park, the Custom is not really designed for street sessions as it has a flex rating of 5. The Custom is an all-terrain free-style board that will rip in pipe, pow or park.
Let us know what you think of the Custom Flying V in the comments. If you have one tell us where and how you like to ride it.