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01-26-2015 01:11 AM
fastaction Jones Mountain Twin is a good example
01-25-2015 08:20 PM
ridinbend Well right or wrong, I have fun on my camber, tapered, set back twin.
01-25-2015 02:10 PM
Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
If it has setback, it ain't a true twin. It's a directional twin. Simple as that.
Yeah,.. after spending 5-6 pages or more arguing that very same point in this thread,..

…getting all agro 'n' shit? I still can't understand why anyone would put a true twin label on a setback directional board anywhere in the description or specs. OK,.. it is a twin. No argument there! It has a twin shape! But arguing that the manf is only calleing it a "True Twin Shape" is bullshit.

It's a twin shaped board. Meaning it is Shaped the same tip & tail! It's NOT a TRUE TWIN SHAPE! Regardless of what hairs the manf. or website wants to split in justifying it's description!!

If it was a TRUE twin anything,..? It would be identical AND symmetrical!!! Front to back, top to bottom, tip to tail, side to side, stance, sidecut, and camber profile!! PERIOD! From the very first day I came here and started to learn something about snowboarding and snowboard gear,..? True twin has always meant it rides EXACTLY THE SAME REG OR SWITCH! No difference! As soon as you add directionality to the board in ANY way,.. It stops being a true twin shape! IT'S STILL A TWIN,.. Yes! But not a true twin!

If the board description in question in that linked thread had read that the snowtrooper was a "Twin" shape? I would have read further to see if it had any setback or directionality built into its design, because I understood that any twin board, while identical in tip & tail shape? Can still be a directional ride. Once I saw "True Twin" anywhere in the description? I stopped looking for additional details because (…until this stoopid argument) True Twin has always meant an identical, symmetrical, Bi-directionally shaped board!

And I definitely don't feel I'm being unreasonable in insisting that they be consistent and fully accurate in their descriptions of these God Damned Decks!! I mean FUCK!!! It's bad enough that the camber profile descriptions alone are enough to give you apoplexy!!
01-25-2015 01:00 PM
WRXChris To correct ridinbend, if it has taper, it is not a twin. The Flight Attendant and Landlord are not twins. They are both tapered boards (the nose is wider than the tail), and S-Rocker is a directional shape as well.
01-25-2015 12:19 PM
linvillegorge If it has setback, it ain't a true twin. It's a directional twin. Simple as that.
01-25-2015 12:01 PM
Originally Posted by scottb7 View Post
Learning to ride switch is one of the few challenges one can take on in snowboarding that doesn't require getting hurt. In other words get a true twin and take your time and learn to ride switch. You will be so happy you did because, one, you will be better then most people out there. And two, it will make you a all around more versatile rider. Then you can do surface 180's and 360's...

Just go slow and carve big wide turns getting used to it, then over time speed up, and bring it in making less wide.

Believe me, after this other things start to hurt i.e. boxes and rails are great but learning curve means getting some bruises.
I've been looking for a second board and am thinking a last year true twin might be the way to go, for exactly the purposes you stated.

That being said, can some of the posters recommend some quality true twins out there to look at?

I currently have a NS heritage which I think is a set back twin, please correct me if I'm wrong.
01-25-2015 11:56 AM
taco tuesday I don't know that I can exactly answer your question but I have been riding a Gnu Billy Goat mostly this year. It is a directional twin with a 3/4" setback. I personally think it is a great board for the east coast and my particular style of riding. It is fast, the mag .5(mellow mag) grips on hardpack and even ice, it floats in powder, I can do flat land spins and if I was more comfortable switch I think it would be fine for that. So in my opinion, again based on my riding, I think a directional twin is great for most conditions you would encounter on the eastcost. outside of that there are still lots of variables that will affect how a board rides and whether a rider likes it. camber profile, flex, sidecut, edge tech, width, etc.
01-23-2015 09:59 PM
Originally Posted by deltout View Post
in general,i'm tired of these word nazi politicians and sales gimmicks
and I've been in worse places than this. pretty sure i can take care of myself.
man with all your posts you should be able to tell me if its a true twin with setback how can it be a twin ? where's the side cut centered off of ?
the board is a true twin, including the sidecut. the mounting holes are slightly set back but usually you can just mount the bindings on the forward set of holes so that you're centered on the board. true twin, with setback. pretty simple. and this is exactly what i'd recommend to the poster in this case. twin board with a setback is quite versatile.
01-23-2015 09:09 PM
deltout in general,i'm tired of these word nazi politicians and sales gimmicks
and I've been in worse places than this. pretty sure i can take care of myself.
man with all your posts you should be able to tell me if its a true twin with setback how can it be a twin ? where's the side cut centered off of ?
01-23-2015 08:59 PM
Originally Posted by deltout View Post
can it be called a true twin but have a set back stance ? NO
this calling things what there not is wearing me the F out !
What they are (they're) not. You have a couple posts and your already worn out? Not sure you have what it takes to make it here. Might want to settle down because everybody here knows more than you.
The landlord and flight attendant ate also defined as true twin, set back and directional. I know it's confusing but it'll be ok in the end.

"Designed to be a terrain-slaying alternative to more traditional twin shapes, the NEW Burton Flight Attendant is a freethinker that dissects both pow and hardpack. Balanced Freeride Geometry is the secret with setback camber and sidecut that are centered on your stance to create a twin freestyle feel when riding flat base."
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