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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone move from a v-rocker to a flying-v?

I'm more than likely going to buy a new board for the 2012 season as I put some damage into my V-Rocker in Chile last month. Curious if anyone made the move and felt like it was the right one.
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what boards exactly are you talking about... and why must you stick with Burton tech?

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I don't know. Main reason would be that I have EST bindings and have no plans of buying new ones this year. And it's convenient I guess.

This is what I have now...

Burton Process V-Rocker Snowboard | Men's

What I'm thinking about getting...

Custom Flying V Snowboard | Burton Snowboards
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What's your riding style? It's kind of a jump between the Process and Custom

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I have very little interest in doing park. I like cruising / powder riding. I was thinking the flying v would be a good in between the camber and rocker so that...

I have better response when carving on groomers

Handle powder close to my v-rocker

maybe some minor jumping

My only real experience riding is on the rocker. I was on a LTR board about 2 times before I bought all my gear. I've gotten a lot of comments from people that I got a board that's more for the west coast (I live in NYC) because it doesn't handle so well on groomers. I don't really think it did a great job of holding edges. It is my first year of snowboarding so who knows if my own skills had anything to do with it. I've been thinking about holding off till I can demo gear so I can feel the difference

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Sounds like you'd love a Sherlock. It's made for popping rollers in deep snow and cruising the mtn.

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Ok cool. I'll read up on it. Out of curiosity, why did you go with Sherlock over the Custom Flying V?
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The Custom has just never been a fun board for me. The Sherlock has a little bit mellower version of FlyinV compared to the Custom, it just made it more fun.

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Thanks for the feedback Nivek. I looked into it a bit yesterday and I'm still torn between the Custom Flying V and the Sherlock. I think I'm going to do everything I can to be sure that I get to demo before making a decision.

The features on both boards seem great and hard to pick between the two. If anything, I wasn't looking to go up in size of board. Something I would have to do with the Sherlock. Wish the 154 wasn't purple! but oh well.
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Can't say about the v-rocker but I rode the Custom flying V last year and I'm getting rid of it for most likely the c2btx of the t.rice. It had very poor edge hold on hardpack, it was a bit unstable when bombing, and it was squirrelly when forced to do cat tracks. It wasn't all bad though. This board was surfy and fun in fresh and/or loose snow, easy on you when riding switch, and it was forgiving on squirrelly landings. I've also noticed that after a couple seasons the screws on my EST bindings have become almost unreliable.

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