Burton Feelgood ES Snowboard Review.

The Burton FeelGood ES is a stiffer all mountain snowboard that’s great for advanced female riders. I bought my 145 ES on Proform last season and it’s become my board of choice. In this episode I share my opinion, feedback and recommendations.


Buy the Burton Feelgood ES Snowboard.

Pros: Overall I really like the Feelgood ES. Since it’s an all mountain board, this snowboard is very versatile. It’s stiffer than a regular all-mountain or freestyle snowboard, so it’s very stable carving at high speeds. You can trust your edges to hold, even on ice, and it’s got a springy-ness that lets you bounce between turns, which is fun. Nice, big carves work well—quick snappy turns are easy too since it’s quick edge-to-edge. The FeelGood ES does well in the terrain park and half-pipe. I didn’t have trouble with boxes, rails or jumps—but there were times I wished it was softer and more forgiving. It can hold its own in powder, but you do need to sit back a little to stay on top of the snow.

Cons: The stiffness makes it more prone to catching an edge, so this is a bad choice for beginners. Riders who aren’t as aggressive should try the Burton FeelGood (no ES), because it has the versatility of the ES with a softer flex that’s more generous for beginners.

Who should buy this board: Intermediate or expert female riders looking for one board to handle everything the mountain can throw your way. I really like this snowboard, but the stiffness works best for aggressive riders.

2 Responses to Burton FeelGood ES Review
  1. muffintoppp
    January 20, 2011 | 5:29 am

    Hi! I only started snowboarding this season and been out 5 times. I just got carving down on my last session but the short ones, not like how you were doing on the video. Someone is selling me this board for $250, should I just wait it out and get a beginner board until I get better?

    • Jill
      January 21, 2011 | 7:48 pm

      Hi there! Thanks for your comment. The FeelGood ES is a pretty intense snowboard. It’s very stiff and unforgiving — may be hard to manage if you are not an aggressive rider. In fact, after taking last year off and being a bit more timid, I am actually finding it somewhat challenging. I would like to upgrade to a softer board!

      Also, $250 isn’t the best price for a used one. You would probably be better off buying a new or used softer snowboard…a twin/park board may be fun and you’d be able to use it now and as you improved your skills down the road.

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