If you are a beginner snowboarder or someone who likes to just get out on weekends for no pressure fun, consider the Burton Custom Flying V. We found this board to be soft, forgiving, and delightfully playful - perfect if you don't plan to push the limits too far. This does not mean that the Flying V can't handle more technical use, it was just the friendliest of all the boards we tested. The combination of reverse camber, directional shape, softer flex, and middle of the road sidecut make for a very pleasing ride. It is, however, the only board our tester slipped out on during a turn, due to having the narrowest waist width of any board tested. The downside: it didn't feel stable enough at speed or hold its edge quite as well as other competitors tested while mashing through turns.
For the current season Burton updated a lot of things about this board. New graphics (pictured above), new sizes, tweaked dimensions - read on to get the details.