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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 11:25 AM
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I have both the Flying V and the 2012 T. Rice Art of Flight edition. I have yet to ride the Flying V. So far, the Rice I feel is a lil bit sluggish during tree runs but maybe it was because of the bindings I had on . It charges hard, damp when landing jumps and stable at high speeds.

When the season starts here in Ontario I lend you my thoughts. I had a 2010 Custom V Rocker before I got the Flying V. The V Rocker was an all around board but unstable which I didn't mind.
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I rode the 2012 Custom Flying V all last season, and I will probably ride it again this season. I found it to be fantastic as a hybrid board. Initially it felt different for me but the more i got used to it the more fun I was having and I ended up really enjoying it, and progressing my riding quite a bit.

I'm not much of a review writer, so if you have any specific questions about the board just send me a message.
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nice, where u ride at?
mostly whitetail Pa. I try to get up North and Out West as much as I can.
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Does anyone know how the new 2012 and 13 Flying V's handle icey hardpack conditions? I keep reading that the old boards didn't handle ice well at all, but the new ones are better with it.

Can any one confirm?
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Does anyone know how the new 2012 and 13 Flying V's handle icey hardpack conditions? I keep reading that the old boards didn't handle ice well at all, but the new ones are better with it.

Can any one confirm?
I've heard the same from 2011-2013 they've gotten better in groomers and ice
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is the 2013 good on groomers? I'm so stoked about getting this board!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It's a great board as long as the snow is soft but on firm or icy days I leave it at home.
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It's a great board as long as the snow is soft but on firm or icy days I leave it at home.
Same with my sherlock, those days are for camber
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Someone in another post asked me what I thought about the flying V. I thought I would share my thoughts.

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I took it out for a day of riding in some east coast slush early this season. I also just finished a trip from Whistler and Cypress.

It is pretty good on groomers and powder. Going over bumps on ungroomed snow its not as stable compared to my T.Rice. its not as damp when hitting kickers.

I feel safer riding my T.Rice on hard pack and Ice. At the end of the day, I feel that there are better boards at that price point.
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Going over bumps on ungroomed snow its not as stable compared to my T.Rice. its not as damp when hitting kickers.
I had the same experience on a 2011 Custom FV, sold it and just rode my DH2 for the rest of the season. Then switched to a 2012 Custom restricted with camber humps. It feels more stable on steeps and bumps. I went back to a custom because I like the flex on it.
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