I've ridden all three.
1). Custom X - it's camber. If you've ridden camber, you know how camber rides powder. Lot of back leg drive. Rider is always greater than board, however if you want effortless float, this isn't it. Great groomer board, great board to pop off everything in sight. Very aggressive. If you aren't a pretty good rider already, this board can ride you.
2). Big City - forget what you read about freestyle. It's a twin shape, which is why they say that, but it's directional with a set back. Nobody would ever classify this board as freestyle focused board. It's a directional, fairly aggressive board, but much more forgiving that the Custom X. Camrock tech for some power and grip, rockered tip and tail for float in the powder. Very good groomer board, very stable at speed. And if you keep the size in control, a board that you could make the whole mountain your park, but definitely not a board I would take into a park unless you were hitting the big jump line.
3). Flying V - my opinion but this board sucks on Hard packed. Never Summer and Lib dialed it in (amongst others), Burton missed the board completely. Not much dampening at all. Chattery. Frost bite edges are in the stone age on this board. Not a fan at all. If you want steeps, there are much better boards. If you want a board that can get you through the late afternoon chop, there are better boards. If you want a board to bomb groomers, there are much better boards.
Thats all I got. You need to figure out your riding style from those three boards, and compare them to like boards.
Ie - like rocker under your feet like the flying V? Compare to an SL, TRS, Super Park, etc.
If you want an aggressive cambered stick like the Custom X, check similar options.
If you want a directional hybrid, that is aggressive like a Big City, take a look at Signal Nivek loves, Black Snowboard of Death, and K2 and Ride have some similar stuff in the Highlife, Berzerker, etc.
I wasn't trying to be a dick. Was just saying that all three boards ride differently and have different attributes. Like that Pick Your Line. Pretty much a pow board. Flying V, mountain to some park. Custom X, aggressive all mountain deck at home popping off some sick natural shit in the back country.
For what you originally asked for, a board that you can ride powder when it's there and excel, and excel on groomers when there is zero powder, the board I'd recommend is the Yes Big City. Aggressive, fairly stiff board, with rockered tips for excellent float (I use my Yes Optimistic on deep pow days), and then camber under foot for great edge hold, and controlled chatter when bombing the steeps. It's a directional twin, ie a setback. It's pretty stiff, so you would never jib or make a living on boxes or rails with this board, but would do well in the pipe or on the big boy jump line.
Last edited by Nolefan2011; 02-25-2012 at 06:10 PM.