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Old 02-02-2009, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How much does centre offset affect you when riding switch?

I want to learn to ride switch as naturally as regular, but finding a true twin in my size isn't too easy without spending 400. So looking at a few directional twins I've found a few close options.

Really, the closest I can get is a twin tip with a 2-2.5cm offset, probably progressive sidecut as well.

My question is this. For someone still in the early stages, will a 2cm offset make long cruises in switch a constant pain, or will hanging 2cm over the front of the board still feel relatively easy to settle into?

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Old 02-02-2009, 06:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2 cm = 3/4 inch = not a damn difference

you'll have more [trouble] with the flex of the board rather than the stance
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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curious: what's your size that you're trying to find a symmetrical twin in?
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Won't go below 165 wide. I'm 190cm and 94kg. Not looking for a freestyle board, just something I can become natural on riding goofy as well as regular.

It sucks.. plus I'm in Austria. The US prices are fantastic compare to Europe.
I'm strongly considering a Burton Mayhem 165W. 340€ with some nasty but obligatory bindings thrown in. That is not a nice price, I know.

Do you have a response to the topic though?
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not really sure how little/noticeable 2cm would be on the mountain. is the sidecut radius also set back 2cm? if so, it's going to be noticeable when riding switch, imo.

i do know it'd definitely be noticeable in a snowkiting situation and i would opt for a shorter board w/ a symmetrical stance setup.

w/ a board with a 2cm offset, are you able to move one binding one setting left or right, effectively eliminating the offset?
(i think that makes sense... no?)

165w is going to be toooough to find a symmetrical twin. the largest we go is 159w twin, and i don't even think there are any of those left in europe & we only have one left here in canada. otherwise 158 & regular width is the largest.
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k2 darkstar wide goes to 163
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