I re-read, and still you are saying that a board with normal shape vs those with a different shaped nose/tail, that the normal shape has a longer effective edge, which is the area between the contact points. THat is not correct, most boards that are for example blunted on the tips have a longer effective edge. It also depends on the shape as well, a cambered deck is going to be have a longer effective edge than one that is rocker.
But then again you have 2k posts vs my 7, so you must know more
Actually take a look at the pics before my post. They show no boards with blunted tips, all the odd tipped boards seem to actually extend the tip will past a traditional boards tips. So what I'm saying is something like this board from earlier in this thread will have less effective edge than a traditional shaped board of the same length, which will have less effective edge than a blunted tip board of the same length.
We're agreeing I think you just read my post funny... oh and I don't give a fuck how many posts you have I talk to guys here with 100 posts like I've known them for years and guys with 7,000 posts I tell them to fuck off lol
Which is fine for a powder specific board but for anything remotely suggested as a freeride board or all-mountain, you're just adding length to move around in the trees, or shortening your effective edge which is a negative for carving.
I meant pin as in shape, I got my Raptor a few days ago and the tail is DEFINITELY shorter and 'pointed' compared to the nose... Of course you're right that the contact points are the same width between nose and tail though!
That's what we call a pintail. It doesn't actually have to look exactly like a Sector 9 pin to be able to call it a pin.
Man, the Internet sounds like a tuff place to ride.