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Old 09-30-2011, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Asymmetrical Twin Board - How Does that Work for a Goofy Rider?

I'm looking at getting the 2012 GNU Rider's Choice or the Rider's Choice Pickle.

The only difference is that the regular RC has a true twin shape and the Pickle is an asymmetrical twin.

I understand the concept of asymmetry (at least I think I do), but how does that work for me if the asymmetrical edge is on the wrong side of the board for a goofy rider?

Am I missing something here?

I guess I could just turn the board around to take advantage of the asymmetry (and not have it actually work against me) but are there any other options? Does the board come in Regular and Goofy flavors? I saw that older asymmetric boards used to come like that but the GNU webpage didn't show any indications that this was the case.

Now I know how lefties feel (except for the purported creativity)

Thanks in advance for any help.
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lol wut?

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Old 09-30-2011, 10:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Since it's twin, there's no difference between the nose and tail. The flex pattern, insert packs and everything else are all centered. The heel side cut will still go on your heel.

Now if it was a directional asymm board, then yes, it would have to be built for goofys and regs. But since it's a twin, the only difference is your graphics will be "backwards". Whereas a symmetrical twin (or symmetrical twinish/directional twin/directional for that matter) you would flip the bindings, the asym twin you just mount the bindings exactly the same as a regular rider then flip the board around.

Since it's twin, it doesn't change anything.
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nose is nose, tail is tail. your side cut is the same on both sides of the board. think of it that way. i dont know if any manufactures make true "ASYM" anymore.

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The Park Pickle (and Rider's Choice Pickle for this year) is an asymmetrical true twin. The heel edge sidecut is different than the toe edge. If you are goofy or regular, you have to mount your bindings with the highback on the heelside and then just ride it that way. Of course, you could choose to have the deeper sidecut on your toes, but it was designed to be ridden heels on the smaller (more agressive) radius side cut.
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nose is nose, tail is tail. your side cut is the same on both sides of the board. think of it that way
Not quite. The board has different side cuts on each side of the board. Gnu gave the board a specific heel side radius, and a toe side specific radius. So, even though it's twin, if your goofy- you want to ride it tail first.

Op- just "ride that shit backwards".
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The Park Pickle (and Rider's Choice Pickle for this year) is an asymmetrical true twin. The heel edge sidecut is different than the toe edge. If you are goofy or regular, you have to mount your bindings with the highback on the heelside and then just ride it that way. Of course, you could choose to have the deeper sidecut on your toes, but it was designed to be ridden heels on the smaller (more agressive) radius side cut.
ha, well im mistaken then. Neat that they brought back old tech. (unless theyve had it all along?) then way to stay with the 90s


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Not quite. The board has different side cuts on each side of the board. Gnu gave the board a specific heel side radius, and a toe side specific radius. So, even though it's twin, if your goofy- you want to ride it tail first.
im an idiot then. sorry (walk away, tail between the legs)

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To be honest, I rode a PP 147, 150 and 153 last year and the last thing on my mind was how awesome having tigher radius sidecut on my heels was. It lacked in pop; even my Horror 147 snapped better. Did it jib well? Sure, pretty well but there are other decks that jib better, are more versatile, don't cost almost 500 and won't split top sheets in the first season when they are ridden by pussies who won't hit any features besides ride on 2' boxes. /rant
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im an idiot then. sorry (walk away, tail between the legs)
Heh... I had to go check asymmetric in the dictionary to see if I had it right.
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well i feel that asym and directional should be switched around.

maybe not. i dunno

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