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Old 01-19-2009, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking at a Burton Lux board. I only board regular now but want to learn goofy just for fun. Will I be able to go both directions with a "directional" board??

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Old 01-19-2009, 11:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, of course, riding switch will be slightly more difficult. Most "directional boards" are just setback, meaning, the nose is a little longer than the tail when measuring from the mounting inserts. Some boards have a slightly different shape on the nose than the tail or a sidecut that is more effective in one direction than the other. regardless, these boards can ride switch, but will not perform as well.
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True Twin: Nose and tail are the same height, length, and width. Stance is centered.
Almost Twin: Nose may be slightly longer and/or higher. Stance is centered.
Directional Twin: Nose may be slightly longer and/or higher. Stance is sometimes set back.
Directional: Nose can be longer, higher, wider. Stance is set back.
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Directional Is Best For All Mountain, While Twin Is Best For Freestyle, Right?
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Directional Is Best For All Mountain, While Twin Is Best For Freestyle, Right?
very generally speaking yes.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I went from a directional to a true twin and find riding switch easier. When i tried switch on my old board it kinda seemed like i was fighting it little but on my new one i'm progressing a lot faster it seems. If you plan on riding switch a lot then the better choice would be a true twin.
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True Twin: Nose and tail are the same height, length, and width. Stance is centered.
Almost Twin: Nose may be slightly longer and/or higher. Stance is centered.
Directional Twin: Nose may be slightly longer and/or higher. Stance is sometimes set back.
Directional: Nose can be longer, higher, wider. Stance is set back.
I have always thought directional twin was a twin shape with directional flex (stiffer tail).

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Flex doesn't come into play when talking about shapes.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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is it neccesary for a directional board to have a stiffer tail and a softer nose? and how does that affect riding switch ?and y is shaun white riding a directional board OPERATOR when doing pipe and big airs and park?
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