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Old 08-10-2007, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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on my board i have a 1 inch setback...how will this effect the way the board rides? and my cousin just got the new burton twin and he says the stance feels wide for him...should it feel a little wide and how will this effect his riding?
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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on my board i have a 1 inch setback...how will this effect the way the board rides? and my cousin just got the new burton twin and he says the stance feels wide for him...should it feel a little wide and how will this effect his riding?
A 1 inch set-back is typical for all mountain boards and all around performance. The twin has (i believe) a centered stance. This is best for park/pipe/freestyle because it makes you nose and tail the exact same distance while riding regular or switch. A too wide stance may limit you power form edge to edge, your ability to hit jumps, and overall control of the board. Let him mess with it and just find what feels right.
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Old 08-11-2007, 03:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There are two types of twin- Directional twin and true twin. A directional twin is a twin board with a set back. A true twin has a centered stance.

Most all-mountain freestyle boards have a set back. Most park boards are true twins.

The wider the stance, generally, the easier the board is to control, the easier it is to land, andthe harder it is to kick off of kickers (beyond a certain point).
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what about the set back? how would that affect me vs a true twin?
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what about the set back? how would that affect me vs a true twin?
You can still ride switch pretty easily. The set back is for better stability and the like. The set back might take a little getting used to, but you should be able to ride switch with a little practice.
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I was the person he was talking about with the feel for being to wide on the Burton Twin, turns out it's totaly fine.
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Stance is all personal preference. Find whats comfortable for you. I ride centered on my one park board at 22.5 inches on my directional park board I ride 23 inches and on my freeride boards I stick to a 22 inch stance. Wider stance will give you a bit better balance on rails but it sucks trying to carve and flex the board.

A set back won't effect you, its more mental than anything when it comes to riding switch. Look at it like this you'd have 1 inch more tail than nose. I've ridden boards with my stance set back so I had a foot and a half of nose and like 8 inches of tail and rode switch fine. Its the rider not the equipment.
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1 Inch setback means your nose is longer then your tail.
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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1 Inch setback means your nose is longer then your tail.
We've long since established that...
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