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Old 10-14-2011, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the differences between having mellow sidecut and agressive sidecut?

What are their advantages and disadvantages?

say for an all-mountain freestyle stick
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The more aggressive the sidecut, the quicker it's going to dive in and out of turns. However, the board will be a little catchier.

Like most things in snowboarding, a lot of it just boils down to personal preference. Most of the time, you'll catch me on the mountain an NS Evo and Flux Titans. That's a typical park rat setup. But other than a lap here and there you'll rarely find me in the park. It's just a fun setup for me. If I was doing research based on my riding style, I would've never considered either. Go find some demo days and just ride some different shit. Research is good, but ultimately you just have to try stuff. You may think you'll prefer one thing based on your research but then find that you actually prefer something completely different after trying out a bunch of stuff.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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All else being equal, a tighter sidecut will provide a tighter turning radius at a given edge angle. A larger sidecut will be more stable at speed.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Does a smaller sidecut make the board more narrow?
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Unless the sidecut is really extreme one way or the other - really aggressive, really shallow, or magnetraction - then I find that it doesn't make much of a difference for me.

Flex and camber profile make a much bigger difference IMO. Your mileage may vary.
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