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Old 09-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
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So will the 45 degree carbon highlights improve the edge hold and nose/tail chatter the reviews have complained about?

If so will the board become stiffer (I see they still rate it as a 5 for flex in the new catalogue), therefore less fun to play around on and defeating the object of having this alternative to the camber?!
I think that as an example, if the Flying V and camber versions are same stiffness the FV shape would still have a much higher 'fun factor'. FV turns easier, has a looser, skatey feel etc. the cambered version would be more precise, less forgiving, catchier, but have better edge hold.

On a related note I have always wondered generally about super high tech boards that are noncambered, to me high tech means lightweight and stiff, and I would think that the stiffness aspects are more desirable in cambered boards.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:05 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Last Year, This Year unrelated. How much does the Custom (Flying V and camber) flex. I always thought it was a stiff, kind of like a more aggressive process. Should I want to butter and jib, is the custom not really made for that kind of riding?
I think that the concept of the custom is an all round board, so you can ride it pretty much anywhere, it's a good one board quiver, or a good primary board that you could supplement with a specialized board or more.

Eg you have a custom for most days and a park board or pow board or both to complement it for days you know that's what you want.

I suspect it will compare well vs other generalist sticks but of course can't hold it's own against a specialist board in the specific application.
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SOOO, A solid meh?

Is it on the soft side of generalist or the stiffer side?
Also, I am like 180 lb and I heard Burton boards are made for lighter riders and thus the heavier you are, the softer it gets, is that true?
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I think that as an example, if the Flying V and camber versions are same stiffness the FV shape would still have a much higher 'fun factor'. FV turns easier, has a looser, skatey feel etc. the cambered version would be more precise, less forgiving, catchier, but have better edge hold.

On a related note I have always wondered generally about super high tech boards that are noncambered, to me high tech means lightweight and stiff, and I would think that the stiffness aspects are more desirable in cambered boards.
Sorry, but that is nonsense - especially the stiffness part. Most high-tech boards tend to be around mid-flex and some are even on the soft side - Burton Antler, NS Proto, etc.
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SOOO, A solid meh?

Is it on the soft side of generalist or the stiffer side?
Also, I am like 180 lb and I heard Burton boards are made for lighter riders and thus the heavier you are, the softer it gets, is that true?
I haven't ridden the 2014, 2013 was in my opinion medium or slightly on the stiff side, but still fine for butters etc., its an all around board.

I weight 185, own three different burton boards between 158 and 163, I think if I understand your question, does Burton's longer boards shortchange the top of the weight range, I would say not, stiffness matches my needs across the sizes above.
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