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Old 11-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Both count. The basepate is responsible for allowing the board to flex without restriction and to translate rider applied energy into the board for controlling torsional twist, etc. Stiffer baseplates transfer power better but depending on the design can restrict board flex more. Stiffer highbacks do the same in helping with heelside, leg applied pressure but they can limit really tweaked out moves.
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