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Tip or Tail? *please help*

Hey everyone. I started snowboarding last season, and i didn't know the difference between the tip or the tail of my board (and still don't). i have a Barfoot snowboard from my cousin. The "tip" i am riding now is a little bit lower and wider than the tail. The "tail" i have looks a little sharper and higher. I'm afraid that i'm riding my board backwards. Could anyone help me on this? Thanks

P.S. I ride regular so when you look at the photo, you will know the tip and tail im riding.
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if its a true twin it doesn't matter, if its directional then the nose is the longer side of it.
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Horrible sticker job and it's really difficult to see with that picture, you could definitely be riding it backwards, why don't you switch your bindings around and see if it feels better
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when you stand up a board against a wall whatever way the writing from the board manufacturer is correct would be the technical tip of the board.


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If you let us know what model it is, it would be easier to tell wether it's a true twin or not. Measure the length from one side of the board (nose or tail, you're not sure at this point) to where it is tapped for bindings. Measure from the holes closest to the end of the board. Measure both ends, and whichever side has the larger distance will be your tip, or nose, of the board.
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Horrible sticker job and it's really difficult to see with that picture, you could definitely be riding it backwards, why don't you switch your bindings around and see if it feels better
Um alright i think its pretty sweet.. and here is a kind of clearer picture.

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if its a true twin it doesn't matter, if its directional then the nose is the longer side of it.
Yeah the problem is that i have no idea if its a true twin or not. but the nose is shaped slightly different than the tail on mine.
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Measure from last two insert holes on one end, then measure the same on the other end. The same = true twin. One is longer = directional (longer end being nose as previously mentioned)

Measuring from the inserts is better, just in case bindings are centered on board rather than inserts.
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Measure from last two insert holes on one end, then measure the same on the other end. The same = true twin. One is longer = directional (longer end being nose as previously mentioned)

Measuring from the inserts is better, just in case bindings are centered on board rather than inserts.
Simply because the binding inserts are centered does not mean the board is a true twin. It could also be a directional twin with either a directional side cut, directional flex, or both.


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As Henry06x said earlier, stand the board against a wall so that the manufacturers markings are right side up, and the tip (nose) will be pointing up. I noticed that your board said "Barfoot" in both directions, but is there any smaller lettering, such as model, date, or size?
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Too me, just based on looks the right side in the picture looks like the tip or nose to me.
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