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Old 01-18-2013, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How does everyone feel about Flying V tech from Burton? I've heard a mixed bag, pros being contact and pop/flex, cons being edge hold on hard pack and speed.

I love the idea of the rocker-camber-rocker profile, just curious what everyone else thinks about its real life application
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How does everyone feel about Flying V tech from Burton? I've heard a mixed bag, pros being contact and pop/flex, cons being edge hold on hard pack and speed.

I love the idea of the rocker-camber-rocker profile, just curious what everyone else thinks about its real life application
How is holding an edge a con?
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How is holding an edge a con?
He meant problems with holding an edge being a con.
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Can confirm that it's really smooth for powder & normal conditions. Speed also pretty good in my eyes. The big disappointment is indeed the really bad edge hold on ice. Frostbite edges don't work !!
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Oops, my bad
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Can confirm that it's really smooth for powder & normal conditions. Speed also pretty good in my eyes. The big disappointment is indeed the really bad edge hold on ice. Frostbite edges don't work !!
Yeah I also want to hear about Burton's frost bite advantage from more people other than from Burton. Burton's frost bite to me is a real mystery. Does anyone know how it works?
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Yeah I also want to hear about Burton's frost bite advantage from more people other than from Burton. Burton's frost bite to me is a real mystery. Does anyone know how it works?
It's around 0.5mm extra boardwide @ the bindings edge


In my eyes it's to little to make a change, I don't notice the difference between normal Burton Rocker without, then Flying V with it...
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I have a capita TFA, a GNU DK, and a Burton Custom Restricted with frostbite and under general/average snow conditions I feel like the Burton washes out the most, the other two I rarely if ever wash out on. On ice though I feel like they are all about equal. To be honest, I'm not a Burton Hater, but I probably won't buy another Burton board again. If I didn't already own it and could sell it I would (you practically have to give a custom restricted away to get rid of it). Here's a video some of you may appreciate from the House Board Shop testing a bunch of different manufacturers' edge hold on ice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRIt2rna2Pk
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I'm demoing a Custom Flying V today. Dust on crust conditions. I'll post an update later on about edge hold. Super curious how the profile and frostbite will work.
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After a couple years of riding my Flying V i found that I ride it differently from camber when on ice. This mostly compensates. If you ride your Flying V same as camber it's not as good on ice.
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