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Old 01-06-2009, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how can you tell if a snowboard has twin tip ? is there any easy way to tell when u go buy a snowboard ? cause i know sometime the snowboard have some small difference between the head and the tail but i cant seem to tell the difference

also what shape would an all mountain freestyle board take ? would it be twin tip or directional ?

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Old 01-06-2009, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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measure the distance between the nose and the closest binding insert compared to the tail and its closest bindign insert. If the two distances are equal, it's a twin.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There are true twins and directional twins.

With a true twin, your distance from the nose to the first insert set will be the same as the distance from the tail to the last insert set. The stance is not setback from the sidecut.

With a directional twin, again, the stance is not setback from the sidecut, however, the distance from the nose to the first insert set may be bit longer than the distance from the last insert set to the tail.

With a freeride board, the stance is set back from the sidecut, and the nose is usually a touch longer.

Unless a company puts their inserts in an odd way, this should all be true I think.
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so is the directional twin not really a twin at all since it has a "direction" a head and a tail ?
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what i meant to say was am i still able to ride switch if its a directional twin ? cause i like to set my bindings to +15/-15
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I have a Rider's Choice, which is a directional twin, it is very easy to ride switch.
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what i meant to say was am i still able to ride switch if its a directional twin ? cause i like to set my bindings to +15/-15
you should be fine, two of my buddies ride directional twins and they ride switch all the time, i ride a directional and im still fine with riding switch, its just a little bit more awkward
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