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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 10:13 PM
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As for bindings in my opinion they matter the least out of any piece of equipment. I used to ride step in and baseless bindings, now I have some old bent metals with metal highbacks, wtf I know. They work and the don't ware out and they are stiff as hell with out being restrictive. Id rather spend my money on good boots or a new board.

I'm riding mostly backcountry so ill be on spark r&d binders most this year.

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Originally Posted by jchaison View Post
Matty....I looked long and hard at the Riders Choice/TRS, but as someone who doesn't ride switch, I've been leaning towards a directional/directional twin board (NS Cobra/Heritage, Lib Phoenix/Gnu Billy Goat).
I have a billy goat 162 from a few years ago - 2010 I think

It's directional twin.

I briefly had a lando Phoenix with the Cobra on it and sold it.

Off the top of my head without looking at specs:
- BG is stiffer than the lando but not stiff torsionally.
- BG is much damper
- BG is quicker edge to edge due to waist width.
- Lando is best at straight lining
- MTX is pretty mellow on both.
- I rode the BG in a huge storm at Wolf creek and the float is excellent, it also excels in trees as it turns well in tight spots/
- BG shines off piste in variable terrain.
- Lando had more pop
- with any c2 board, you get to a speed point on groomed runs where they start to chatter.

I also have a jones mt twin 159 from LY
- MTX is a little more aggressive than the libs
- Its MUCH softer than the libs
- turns very fast short radius.
- not as damp as the libs.
- It's a fun, more mellow board that in my mind is a little more freestyle focused.
- It's also a directional twin.
- Libs are faster
- Camrock
- I only ride it on groomer/mellow /early season so I can't speak for off piste
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Originally Posted by lonerider View Post
Replace "twin" with "actually knowing how to ride switch properly." I agree with walove and hktrdr... unless it has a ton of taper or a flat/swallowtail... you can ride pretty much anything switch. I too learned my 540s on a directional board with setback. This guy is riding switch a 177 cm board, with ridiculuous forward angles (like +60, +55).

I would never recommend this... but people get too hung up on true twin for riding switch (btw, I believe that video was also taken during that guy's second or third season of snowboarding. I don't know about you, but I was a little jealous). I do 180s and ride switch on my powder board, which has 2 inches of setback, and a 20 mm taper in the tail ... it's not ideal, but I can do it. People... if you are having trouble riding switch... it's not the board... it's because you are bad at riding switch.
totally agree...i cant ride switch to save my life! it aint the board!
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