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Burton Feelgood Flying V

- published April 2016

87

2016

RATINGS

Handling
8
Pop + Energy
8
Float
8
Versatility
9
Edge Hold
7
Sustainability/Craftsmanship
7
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
87

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THE GOOD

  • Not too stiff, not too soft
  • Good handling on groomers
  • Great edge-to-edge control

THE BAD

  • More playful than speedster
  • Not the best in variable terrain

THE VERDICT

The Burton Feelgood Flying V is a great board to add to the quiver for cruisey days riding all over the mountain. It’s easy to turn, handles well, and will be a fun board for anyone who wants a playful ride. 

FULL REVIEW

Utilizing Burton’s Flying V technology the Feelgood Flying V is the most playful board in the test group. The medium-flex board is a highlight of the Burton Women’s line. The design has evolved over the years with input from team riders including four-time Olympian and gold medalist Kelly Clark. The board stands out carving turns on the groomers and riding all over the mountain. It’s the ideal one-board quiver for an intermediate rider, or anyone who wants to combine freestyle and all-mountain riding. 

Handling 
With rocker between your feet and at the tip and tail and camber underfoot, the Feelgood Flying V is one of the easiest boards to handle in the test group. It scores high in fun and handling, but does not handle speed as well as other boards in the test. 

Pop + Energy 
It’s a fun lively board with great pop and energy. It will be a great board to pop around on small natural features as well as on groomers. 

Float 
The Flying V rocker between the feet and at the tip and tail help keep this board riding well in softer snow. The testers rode it in wintery wind buff and spring-like snow and it was fun. 

Versatility 
This fun board handled groomers perfectly. It has plenty of pop and playfulness to take through the park if desired, and rode well in soft snow. Though it was fine in firm snow, ice and crud, it wasn’t quite as good as some of the other boards in the test. 

Edge Hold 
The playfulness of the board also makes it one of the most fun to turn. It holds an edge well on most terrain. “This board transfers edged to edge like a dream. It’s an ideal carving board,” one tester said. 

Sustainability/Craftsmanship 
The Vermont-based company manufactures snowboards overseas, and offers warranty repair with guaranteed 48-hour turnaround on defects of workmanship. Burton realizes it can improve environmentally. “The environment is in crisis, and it's in everyone's best interest to act. We are not where we want to be and we recognize that we have opportunities to improve across the board,” Burton says on its website.

How We Tested It

The boards in this test were used inbounds and off-piste over advanced terrain in variable snow conditions at Mammoth Mountain.

The products featured in this test have been loaned to the Gear Institute. For more on our policies regarding editorial objectivity and sample returns, see here.

About the Author

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle is an outdoors and adventure writer who lives at 8,000 feet in Mammoth Lakes, California.

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MSRP
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$579.95
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RATINGS

Handling
8
Pop + Energy
8
Float
8
Versatility
9
Edge Hold
7
Sustainability/Craftsmanship
7
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
87

Specs

  • Length(s): 140, 144, 149, 152, 155 cm
  • Gender: Women's

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