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Asymmetric Sidecut Question

Anyone ridden the same make and model with and without an asymmetric sidecut? What handling differences do you see? For an apples to apples comparison I looked at the Gnu Riders Choice's specs. Say the regular board has a sidecut radius of 7.8 meters. The same board with pickle tech has a toe side sidecut of 8.2 with a heel side of 7.8. Essentially they've relaxed the toe side sidecut which, in theory, should make it slightly more effort to turn toe side perhaps?

I ride equally well regular and switch but have a tendency to wash out heel side (regular or switch) a little more than toe side. Would it make sense to get an asym sidecut board or should I just keep working on my heel side technique with my current board?

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i've been on a park pickle, and reg riders choice too. I found the heel side cut much too tight on the pickle. It s 7.5m heel / 8.3 toe. I prefer longer side cuts, and 7.5 was just too tight. the riders choice seems like a better combo being 7.9/8.3. still noticeable but not overkill.
Funny what snowwolf said about traversing, i found that the tight sidecut made it hard to carry speed across the fall line as the board wanted to turn up hill. Compared to a lando phoenix with 8.75m side cut made it easy to cut hard across a slope. I find that stiff highbacks and some extra forward lean on the front foot helps with heelside turns.

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Thanks for the input y'all.

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