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Just picked up my first hybrid board....Custom Flying V.
Been riding for 4 yrs now on nothing except for the traditional cambered planks, and i cant wait til Sat to see what this board has in store for me. I also took the risk of getting it 3cm shorter than what i usually ride on, for the playfulness factor.

if not saturday nite, then def on sunday ill write a review about this board

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You should really enjoy it, and going down a few cm on a rocker is ok, as they float oh so much better through powder then traditional camber, good luck!

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I'll be interested to hear what you think. I'm currently looking at a custom, custom x, or the flying v...I can't make up my mind...

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I'll be interested to hear what you think. I'm currently looking at a custom, custom x, or the flying v...I can't make up my mind...
Well a Custom and Custom X are traditional camber, whereas Flying V is rocker. The X is insanely stiff, and a very unforgiving board, so unless you plan on doing some serious bombing most of the time, I would say steer towards the Custom. But FWIW the Flying V has some amazing reviews, if you're going to spend the dough, I would say do the V for it's new technology. Or go Never Summer

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Well a Custom and Custom X are traditional camber, whereas Flying V is rocker. The X is insanely stiff, and a very unforgiving board, so unless you plan on doing some serious bombing most of the time, I would say steer towards the Custom. But FWIW the Flying V has some amazing reviews, if you're going to spend the dough, I would say do the V for it's new technology. Or go Never Summer
So far I've just been bombing the slopes(or tying to). I would like to try some slalom events later in the season or next year. The board i am currently using gives me a crap load of chatter. So i was thinking the stiffness of the x would correct that problem. The thing I'm afraid of is that I'm going to want to do more than just carve in the future.

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I'll be interested to hear what you think. I'm currently looking at a custom, custom x, or the flying v...I can't make up my mind...

yea those are 3 completely dif decks with dif purposes. since u said that ur looking into doing slaloms then def get the custom x.

but if ur looking to do a trick here or there, or play around a little and then going bombing down, then i would suggest to get a regular cambered custom.

and lastly, the flying V is pretty much a play stick

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Polonia is dead on. The X is super sweet, but if you aren't 100% sure that you will be charging all of the time, it would be a poor choice. I own a standard cambered custom and I do a lot of what you are describing, and would highly recommend the board.
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