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Old 02-25-2010, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm kinda new to snowboarding and I have a few questions about directional shaped boards.

How hard is it to ride switch on directional board?
Are the nose and tail of the board differently shaped or is it just your stance that is set back?
Can you adjust your bindings so your stance isn't set back?

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Old 02-25-2010, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm kinda new to snowboarding and I have a few questions about directional shaped boards.

How hard is it to ride switch on directional board?
Are the nose and tail of the board differently shaped or is it just your stance that is set back?
Can you adjust your bindings so your stance isn't set back?

Thanks
not hard, just easier on a true twin.
not sure
yes
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok, so you can set your stance to a centered stance and if both tips are the same it would be just like a twin board...right?
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there are directional twins that have a twin shap with set back on the inserts, which you can center. if the board is not twin shaped than switch riding will be more difficult.
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Can you tell if the board is twin shaped or not by just looking at it (like you can tell that the Burton fish is not twin shaped), or is it more subtle than that?

Is the Burton custom x twin shaped? Because that's the board I'm looking at right now
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imagine the board as a figure 8. the directional board is like 8, while a normal board is more like an infinity sign(even on both sides).
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Ok, so what you're saying is, even directional boards like the Burton custom x and t-6 where there is no visible difference between the two tips, there is.
right?
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Ok, so what you're saying is, even directional boards like the Burton custom x and t-6 where there is no visible difference between the two tips, there is.
right?
no difference between the tips, but the sidecut is closer to one side? It was kind of hard to tell for me, until I saw my new NS Premier.
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I believe directional twins have a twin shape, but the flex on the nose and tail is different.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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So if the directional board has twin flex then it would probably ride switch the same when you set your stance to center?
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