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Old 10-24-2012, 08:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm just wondering if Burton do a stiff and damp board with the flying V profile? I went from a cambered Custom to a NS SL. If there is a difference in carving ability and edge hold then I'm not good enough to notice. The float in pow I noticed straight away - much easier on the back leg.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm 6'0" and ~205lbs. and wear a US size 12 boot. My first Custom X was an '09 164W. My current is an '11 162W. Both are paired with same year Cartel EST bindings. I really couldn't tell the difference the 2cm made between the two, but the CX is a badass carver / bomber. It's my go-to board. I've ripped it everywhere from NE ice, Summit County resorts in CO, Pacific NW mashed potato snow, to B.C. groomers.

If you dial in all the setback possible (~2.5" maybe?) it's "ok" in dense or shallow pow conditions. The stiffness and camber profile mean you'll still have to weight your back leg significantly to get through the deep stuff without the nose diving under. I used it for everything until I got a powder deck. Now I only use it 80% of the time...
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Forgot i have a 163 Flow infinite 2009-2010 not sure. That for sure is softer than CX and may suit pow a little better?.. Still camber though . .

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm just wondering if Burton do a stiff and damp board with the flying V profile? I went from a cambered Custom to a NS SL. If there is a difference in carving ability and edge hold then I'm not good enough to notice. The float in pow I noticed straight away - much easier on the back leg.
Maybe the Mystery?


Antler has lots of tech but they say its softer than the Custom X
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I hope your'e sitting down. .the burton mystery cost in Denmark 12000 DKK thats just over 2000 US dollars :-P..

The X is around 850 US dollars over here. .


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Old 10-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I hope your'e sitting down. .the burton mystery cost in Denmark 12000 DKK thats just over 2000 US dollars :-P..

The X is around 850 US dollars over here. .


/Cheers Snoopy

Yah, although there are often discounts. Personally I've always been a bit confused about the Mystery/Method - all the high tech (which to me means light weight and stiff) seems to be a much better fit with a cambered board rather than a hybrid shape.

Snowhound wanted to know the stiffest burton flying V board - I think it would be the Mystery, which would still not be as stiff as the custom X
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yah, although there are often discounts. Personally I've always been a bit confused about the Mystery/Method - all the high tech (which to me means light weight and stiff) seems to be a much better fit with a cambered board rather than a hybrid shape.
+1, they got rid of the T6/T7 series which was light, stiff and cambered (with plenty of advanced materials tech)...

Makes my EST bindings kinda useless as now I'm looking at alternates for a stiff advanced freeride board.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Custom x is still a pretty good alternative.

Vapor (which I have) is very light, just a little softer.
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Custom x is still a pretty good alternative.

Vapor (which I have) is very light, just a little softer.
I'm looking at one of these instead...

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Old 10-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #20 (permalink)
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It sounds like most of you agree..

160 for more freestyle

164 for pow but i still have the 163 flow

Both with cartel's

/Cheers

Are there any one obvious im missing if its still have to be awesome freeride/carving on groomers and perform good in pow ?
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