directional/twin question - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SF, CA
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
directional/twin question

Can you make a board like the K2 Raygun(directional board) into a true twin with a centered stance? would it ride different if so? any help would be appreciated, thanks!
TheCity is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 11:05 PM
Jed
Veteran Member
 
Jed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Whistler, BC
Posts: 815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nope, you can't make it a true twin. Even if you were able to center the bindings in the middle of the snowboard, the tail and nose of directional boards are not shaped to be identical like a true twin would be.

That said, don't let that stop you from riding a directional snowboard switch, it still works great, just rides a tiny bit differently.

I teach snowboarding via step-by-step videos lessons at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jed is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SF, CA
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just read the specs of the Raygun and it seems the tail and nose are the same dimensions. The only difference is the the nose has a medium rise and the tail has a low rise. This shouldn't be much of a problem centering my stance, right? I assuming riding switch won't give me as much float on powder as oppose to riding regular(nose first). I'M on the assumption centering my stance will help a bit more with jibbing and switch riding. Correct me if IM wrong, thanks!
TheCity is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 12:20 AM
Jed
Veteran Member
 
Jed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Whistler, BC
Posts: 815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Honestly, I'd just keep it at the 3/4" setback that it has now. I don't think it's actually possible to get it perfectly centered anyway if your holes at 1 inch apart.

It shouldn't affect your performance much riding switch or jibbing with a small setback once you get used to it, I ride my directional board all the time for jibbing and switch stuff and there's not much difference from my twin board.

I teach snowboarding via step-by-step videos lessons at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jed is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 01:02 AM
Senior Member
 
HoboMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,316
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use a 3/4 inch setback on my Evo(true-twin). I find it rides and floats noticeably better with that little bit of setback. If all your going to be doing is park - then centered is better, but otherwise having some kind of setback typically makes the board more responsive to turning. Unless you just want to ride switch 24/7, you can still ride switch fine with a minor setback too.

PowderHound and TreeNinja
HoboMaster is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome