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Old 02-02-2009, 08:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hello,I am new to the forum and a novice and I want to buy a snowboard and I have found one from Salomon,called Driver.But it says it is Directional,so I am wondering if I should buy another one or if it is going to be OK with this one
2.Will I able to ride down the hill from both front and back,or because of the "directional" I will be able to ride only from the front???thanks and sorry for my bad english!
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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You can ride a directional board fakie but if you plan on riding fakie a lot I would buy a twin.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hello,I am new to the forum and a novice and I want to buy a snowboard and I have found one from Salomon,called Driver.But it says it is Directional,so I am wondering if I should buy another one or if it is going to be OK with this one
2.Will I able to ride down the hill from both front and back,or because of the "directional" I will be able to ride only from the front???thanks and sorry for my bad english!
it truely is much easier to ride switch with a twin tip. is it possible on a directional, yes..


and to the OP, your board is a directional twin tip. the length and width of the are identical but the flex and offset can be different..
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Shapes:
true twin = board is symmetrical in every way
directional twin = the nose might be longer (sometimes higher too), the sidecut might be set back
directional = nose is longer, higher, sometimes wider, sidecut is set back, inserts are set back

Flex:
true twin = nose flexes the same as the tail (in theory, sometimes a directional flex is built in on purpose)
directional twin = nose flexes the same as the tail, although sometimes different
directional = nose flexes different from the tail (most of the time the tail is stiffer; the Rossi Jones has a softer tail)
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