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2011 custom or custom flying v?

Hi I'm really keen to get either a burton custom or the custom flying v.

I'm 6th tall weighing about 188lbs with a Uk size 11 boot. I am torn between a 160 or a 162wide. What are the advantages of each type of board? Any advice would be good
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Custom X? Man, two totally different boards. One is a cambered, stiff rocket, the other is a rockered board. You just sold on Burton in general, because I'd say figure out what you want to do on the board first, and then find other boards that compete with that Burton board that fits your needs more, and weigh the positives and negatives with like boards.
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I'm about the same size as you and I ride the Custom Flying V 158, it's a fun board. I tried the Flying V 160 and the regular Custom 160 but liked the 158 a little better, the mix of rocker and camber on the Flying V makes it stable and fun.

For going fast I do like the Custom X 160, but the Flying V is a better all around board for me.
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Cheers for the replies. My next question then, say I went for a flying v, with my boot size would I definitely need a wide board or would I get away with a standard board like a 158 or 160? I ride a couple of times a year on the mountain and the rest indoors. Thanks again
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It depends on your boots and your stance. I wear size 11 Burton Grails and have no problem with the regular width 158 Flying V.
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I'm goofy stance. Now the only problem is finding a 2011 board, I know I'm between seasons but are there any places worth trying? I'm in the Uk. Although I suppose it wouldn't cost too much to ship from the states if they are more readily available
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Get the flying v squeezebox that should bridge the gap
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Ok think I'm going to go for a 160 flying v. Would go squeezebox but don't think I will find one. Anyone recommend any binding and boots to compliment the board? Size 11. Looking to spend about 100 ish on each
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Cartels are always the happy medium, obviously the EST version.
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I have CO2 EST bindings on my Flying V and love my setup with Burton Grail boots. I demoed Mission bindings and liked them a lot and like w0318 said, Cartels are also good.
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