Hello and welcome to my Burton Feelgood snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Feelgood (camber) as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Feelgood a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
For this season, I found someone to test women's gear, so this review is based on my tester's (Ash's) experience with the board, as well as my own experience with the closest men's equivalent (Burton Custom) of this board.
Board: Burton Feelgood 2020
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Rating Score: 87.2/100
Compared to other Women’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 18 women’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Feelgood's Specs
Check out the tables for the Feelgood’s specs and available sizes.
Setback 20mm (0.75")
Setback 12.5mm (0.5")
Lighter side of normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Feelgood Most Suited To?
The Feelgood is great for anyone who likes to bomb the mountain and carve up the groomers. And for those who like their jumps big.
I don't have an aggressive all-mountain category for women, but if I did this would be in there. A more aggressive ride that favors speed and carving over everything else.
Certainly not for a beginner, and even a lower-end intermediate rider may struggle a little. For high-end intermediate to expert riders.
Not great for powder, buttering, jibbing - that kind of thing, more for those who like to really bomb.
The Feelgood in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Twin is capable of.
Board: Burton Feelgood 2020, 149cm (242mm waist width)
Date: April 14, 2019
Conditions: Great vis first thing but started closing in and then snowing 10:30. Then on and off throughout the day. But vis was never terrible – in patches good and in patches OK.
Groomers were quite smooth and fast, especially compared to the day before, which was nice.
Nothing crazy in terms of fresh snow, but 1cm (0.5") overnight and few more than that in the days leading up - some fresh patches still to be found.
Relatively cold with a little wind, but not much - wind not as strong and not quite as cold as the day before. -4 with wind. Still pretty cold for April 14th!
Bindings angles: +15/-12
Stance width: 530mm (20.9″)
Stance Setback: Setback 12.5mm (0.5")
Rider Height: 5"6" (168cm)
Rider Weight: 130lbs (59kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US8.5 Ride Hera
Bindings Used: NOW Vetta, Small
Both in hand and whilst riding Ashly felt that the Feelgood was one of the stiffer boards she's ridden.
Not waist deep or anything on the day but there was some shallow fresh powder. The Feelgood handled that fine, and in shallow powder is all good.
But if it got quite deep, it would likely be a different story. It does have a little more nose than tail, and a small setback, which help a little. But with that traditional camber shape, it's going to be an effort to keep that nose afloat in deep pow.
Carving & Turning
Ashly said that the Feelgood felt smooth and controlled for S turns and was great on a carve.
Carving: The Feelgood is a beast to carve on. You can get really low into your carves and hold them endlessly.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Difficult to ride slow and not very nimble when riding slow.
Overall edge-to-edge speeds: When riding faster the Feelgood became much more responsive - and felt much more at home.
Smooth or snappy: Definitely more smooth than snappy.
Ashly said that the Feelgood felt smooth and stable at speed - more so than anything else she's ridden. It has good acceleration and has good glide on flats too. But mostly the way that this board remained stable and smooth at speed is what was most impressive.
The Feelgood is the type of board that smashes through crud, rather than trying to hug it. And it absorbs chatter well - still feeling smooth even on rough snow.
Not ideal for weaving through bumpy terrain, giving it's not very nimble at slow speeds. Better in crud than with undulating terrain.
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Overall a great jumper with a ton of pop - it's pop that you've got to load up to extract, but when you do it's there in spades.
Pop: Heaps - but not that easy to extract - if you're a stronger rider and willing to really load it up, it will reward you, but just don't expect an effortless pop.
Approach: Really stable and smooth on the approach. Not as nimble for trickier side-hits but otherwise great on approach.
Landing: Super solid. Maybe not forgiving enough for a beginner on jumps - but for anyone with a bit of experience you can really stomp your landings with this thing.
Side-hits: Would be better for side-hits if it was more nimble and had pop that was more easily extracted. But for easy approach side-hits, and popping off rollers/lips it's great.
Small jumps: Good for small jumps, but even better for large jumps.
Big jumps: This is a large jump board for sure. If you like your jumps large or extra large, this is the board you want under your feet. Super solid for approach and landings and great pop.
It's not perfect riding switch but definitely doable - and above average for sure.
Taking off and landing switch is fine, if not perfect. Good pop (even if you have to extract it). Quite a bit of effort to get the spin around. No problem if you're going big, but if you're looking to get a spin going from minimal air - then it's more tricky - quite stiff torsionally as well as longitudinally.
Doable, but not easy. If you're an experienced jibber, you'll be fine, but otherwise not ideal for jibbing.
Not easy to press this board. There's not much flex in the tip and tail for buttering.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Feelgood is a bomber and a carving machine, which is awesome for larger jumps and has great pop when you load it up.
It's definitely more aggressive than playful and excels when you ride it hard.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to check out some other women's all-mountain snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Feelgood compares to other all-mountain snowboards, then check out the next link.