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Old 01-28-2013, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How is the flying v on ice? I ride mostly in nc so it's not always the best conditions. I love the idea of a hybrid board (like the burton Sherlock) but I don't wanna loose my edge every turn. I'm a bit worried to get a camber board (like the capita nas) though cause I usually take the bottom portion of the hill as a chance to just relax and flat base so I don't wanna be catching an edge every time I loose concentration ya know? Just lookin for more insight I guess since I'm looking to buy my first board soon and I'm not up on all the tech since I have just ridden whatever they give me as a rental for the past couple years

I almost forgot to add. I'm not new to snowboarding at all. I've ridden for years and can handle just about any trails I take. Im just trying to get some insight so I don't end up with a board I hate

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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General concensus is that the Flying V isn't the best choice for ice coast riding.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How is the flying v on ice? I ride mostly in nc so it's not always the best conditions. I love the idea of a hybrid board (like the burton Sherlock) but I don't wanna loose my edge every turn. I'm a bit worried to get a camber board (like the capita nas) though cause I usually take the bottom portion of the hill as a chance to just relax and flat base so I don't wanna be catching an edge every time I loose concentration ya know? Just lookin for more insight I guess since I'm looking to buy my first board soon and I'm not up on all the tech since I have just ridden whatever they give me as a rental for the past couple years

I almost forgot to add. I'm not new to snowboarding at all. I've ridden for years and can handle just about any trails I take. Im just trying to get some insight so I don't end up with a board I hate
If you like the ride of your old board; try getting the edge beveled on your old cambered board. I've got an old stiff camber board that I still ride; it doesn't turn as quick as my new hybrid boards but it is very damp on choppy days when I get lazy and plow thru the chop.

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Like I said in the other thread you should look into a Capita DOA. It has a cambered profile but not as much as the NAS and the contact points are flat/lifted so it isn't going to be as catchy.
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i have a TFA and the rocker camber rocker deff reduces edge catch but you still have to pay attention
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General concensus is that the Flying V isn't the best choice for ice coast riding.
True. The combination of the Flying V and the (in my opinion useless) frostbite edges gives you very little edge hold on ice. Better options for edge hold with a similar camber profile are Never Summer with their Vario sidecut or Mervin with Magnetraction. Just two suggestions. There's more of those out there, of course
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True. The combination of the Flying V and the (in my opinion useless) frostbite edges gives you very little edge hold on ice. Better options for edge hold with a similar camber profile are Never Summer with their Vario sidecut or Mervin with Magnetraction. Just two suggestions. There's more of those out there, of course
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Flying V is a fair weather bird. It only comes out for Soft Snow and Powder. Ice and hard pack keeps it on the rack.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have two boards, Sherlock for soft snow and a cambered board for icy days. If you buy used you can get two boards for price of a dongle new one.

Ontario riding is icy, probably 1/3 to 1/2 Sherlock. Trips out west 80 per cent Sherlock. It's a very fun board. If you have a cambered board already keep that for icy days.
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Anything with magne traction will have the best edge hold period. I hated the quality of my LibTech skate bananna, but the edge hold that board has was amazing compared to my NeverSummer EVO with vario sidecut. Smokin Snowboards uses magne traction also and there boards actually have a better warranty then NeverSummer. If you are looking for a board that will last long as well as hold great on ice. Hope this helps.

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I have a Process Flying-V. It's definitely not great on ice, but it's not unrideable. However, I grew up riding in NC, so I know how bad the conditions can be. Personally I'd stick with camber in NC.
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