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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-23-2012, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a "front and a "back" to a snowboard?

I realize this to be a question that one should already know the answer, but I don't... The reason I ask, is because I was told by a lift operator that my bindings are on the board backwards. Yet after a closer look, he couldn't tell wich way was the front... I found it odd and rallied on... I bought the board and bindings from a friend (a Lamar mission) and havnt realy changed anything as far as binding positions. Any thoughts?
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if a board is a twin than it doesnt matter. if it is directional then yes it matters. twin=symmetrical direction=longer nose than tail.
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Take a picture and post it, will be easier to explain.

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I'll try from the computer later. I'm using the forum from my iPhone.
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As a rule of thumb, if you hold the board up so that the graphics are "right side up", the tail is on the ground and the nose is in the air. For a directional board, the nose will be longer than the tail if you measure from the binding holes to the tips and the curve of the board will be optimized for carving 'forward'. For a directional twin, the holes will be centered, but the curve is optimized for one direction. For a true twin, it's just the graphics.


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most of the time the graphics will be a good indicator if it is a directional board or not.

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There are asymmetrical twins, like the park pickle, that the heel side edge has a deeper sidecut than the toeside.
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Is it black white and gold and have a weird design that you don't know what it is? Cuz if so ive got the same board that was my first one and if I remember correct the topsheet has a white strip that runs diagonal closer to the nose and also if your regular and are strapped in sitting in the snow the Lamar on the base should be right side up and readable. Or I've seen another that's black white and blue
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Also some twin boards may have a-symmetrical flex so even if they were a twin drilled and shape they may not have twin flex patterns, meaning the nose may be more flexible than the tail or vise versa.

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I forgot to add that the Lamar Mission is a directional cambered board unless it has recently changed.
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