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Twin vs. Almost twin/twinish or not twin. Whats it mean for the rider?
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Twin=if you were to cut the board in half in the middle of the board, you'd get identical ends. Twin-ish means that the core is "directional" or set-back, but the insert pattern is centered.
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It also means that the tail, usually, will be slightlly stiffer than the nose.

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Twin=if you were to cut the board in half in the middle of the board, you'd get identical ends. Twin-ish means that the core is "directional" or set-back, but the insert pattern is centered.
Yeah, I get the shape. But in what ways does that affect how it rides/feels?
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Yeah, I get the shape. But in what ways does that affect how it rides/feels?
A board that is twin-like will feel a bit more stable when going forward, than when riding switch. Also, you may feel a bit more pop off the tail with a 'twin-like' board than with a true-twin. The true difference is pretty subtle, however.

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A board that is twin-like will feel a bit more stable when going forward, than when riding switch. Also, you may feel a bit more pop off the tail with a 'twin-like' board than with a true-twin. The true difference is pretty subtle, however.
So would a directional would feel less stable than a twin-ish when riding switch?
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So would a directional would feel less stable than a twin-ish when riding switch?
At high speeds, yes. However, I hardly notice a difference when I am riding switch on my directional all-mountain board...but that is prolly becuase I can't bomb like a bat-out-hell switch the same way I can when riding "normal."

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Also some directional boards have a progressive sidecut (not all) to enable you to really hold an edge and to power out of turns, and that sidecut can actually screw you up if you are riding switch.
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Also some directional boards have a progressive sidecut (not all) to enable you to really hold an edge and to power out of turns, and that sidecut can actually screw you up if you are riding switch.
Yeah, what he said.

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