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Old 11-09-2011, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a regular camber Rossi Contrast that I'm hoping to switch out of this season.

I rented a Burton Custom Flying V and it blew me away, most of all I loved the fact that it initiated turns so quickly and didn't catch an edge, but I'm reluctant to go towards Burton because of the bindings. I already own Drake bindings so would rather not go for new ones. I heard great things about the K2 Turbo Dream so I was considering that.

I plan on being on the groomed runs all over the mountain, not much park at all and riding in Lake Louise area in Alberta, Canada. So a mix of pow and hardpack. I consider myself to be an intermediate rider.

My question is, do you think the things I love about the Burton Custom Flying V are also the same with the K2 Turbo Dream or even the Slayblade? Once again I loved how easy it was to turn the Flying V, it had a cool swivel feel to it when turning and never caught an edge.

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Old 11-10-2011, 06:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The rocker of Flying V is not the same as the Turbo Dream so they do feel different. The flying V is (from tip to tail) rocker-camber-rocker-camber-rocker and the all-terrain rocker of the Turbo Dream is rocker-flat-rocker. The little camber sections under foot give more pressure to the edges compared to the a long flat section under foot. If you liked the FV and don't want to with the channel, look at the Forum Bully (same rocker as Flying V) for a similar ride style to the Custom FV. You could also look at NS SL, Mervin's hybrid rocker boards (anything with C2 BTX is camber-flat-rocker-flat-camber), or Ride Berzerker or Highlife (all-mountain hybrid rocker).
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you loved the flying V you could probably get disks to use your current bindings with one.
I would ride a few boards first if I were you. The Turbo dream is different but because it has rockered tips it should also be easy to initiate a turn and not catchy at all. Anything with rocker will not be catchy.
I think the TD will be quite a bit cheaper too.
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If your gonna be riding allot of Deep Powder the TurboDream will hands down be the best board of the 3 but for all mountain\freestyle I'd take the slayblade IMO one of the best all mountain boards available anywhere, when it was launched in 2009-1010 it won the triple crown of snowboard awards. If you don't already have ICS bindings stay away from Burton boards
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Don't buy the K2, it is made by a ski company. Accessories, boots, bindings, fine, but there are plenty of choices in boards not made by a ski company.

As for your Drake bindings and the Custom FV, Burton sends a disk that will work on your bindings and the channel, NO problems. I love the Custom FV, rides like a camber board and super playful. JGsqueak said it best too.
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Ski companies actually tend to make really good boards. Not saying this single board is good.
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Ski companies actually tend to make really good boards.
You are right, but why buy from them when you can get a snowboard from a snowboard company. Lets not argue that one in this thread, k?
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You are right, but why buy from them when you can get a snowboard from a snowboard company. Lets not argue that one in this thread, k?
I'd rather buy from K2 than Burton any day , be a cold day in hell before I ever buy another piece of Burton hardware K2\Ride has already had top notch warranty service and no questions asked fix it atleast on their high end stuff.

If I want a board or piece of gear with specific features(like the TurboDream for powder riding) that isn't easily available on other boards I could care aless who makes it or sells it.
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I was gonna say the same thing. Everyone just argues now. It's so fucking annoying. We should all be rallying together to concentrate our hate somewhere useful. Like Justin Beiber or skiers.
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We should all be rallying together to concentrate our hate somewhere useful. Like Justin Beiber or skiers.
I there is a pretty unified hate for skibladers/snowbladers/miniskiers/whatever you want to call them, on this forum.

Let me know when the ski company vs American company vs core brands vs my "brand x" board broke so I will never by their stuff again thread starts...oh wait, that is about 90% of the threads on here. Why peeps gots to be so angry?

Back to the OP...the Turbo is great in soft snow and you can take it pretty deep too, but if you want that extra performance on the groomers, a hybrid (rocker and camber) rocker will be better. I like the Turbo Dream but there are a lot of boards that I would put before it.
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