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05-27-2014 12:10 AM
ETM Yeah some boards are twin shape but setback stance.
"flex pattern" as its known is pretty much a product of core thickness x length.
Take a set of verniers and measure the core thickness every 2 inches along the board and see what you have. Lots of boards have a very basic taper in the core and really dont have directional flex at all, they may just throw a bit of carbon somewhere to stiffen up a certain area.

In short though half of what you read in tge tech specs of a board is just crap designed to confuse
05-26-2014 11:53 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by ETM View Post
What is going on here is another case of marketing bullshit confusing people.
If a board is twin shape but set back 3/4" all it means is the inserts are drilled 3/4" rearward. Nothing else.
If it has a 4x2 insert pattern you can set it one hole forward and ride it exactly like it would ride if it were "called" a true twin.
I may have missed that little detail. A 3/4" setback? That's nuthin'!! My Arbor's got almost 2 full inches of setback on it. That much setback, makes a difference. Not only in how it rides switch, it rode rotten when I "centered" my stance on it.

Not to mention that mine is a truly directional board. Nose is slightly wider than the tail. It has more flex in the nose too. The tail is much stiffer. It definitely rides different when turned around.

I know I'm not an "expert" or even a particularly experienced rider, but I hadn't heard of a "Twin Board" that was set back. I knew riders would deliberately set back their stance on a twin in order to ride POW. But I was unaware of true twin setback decks.
05-26-2014 11:42 PM
ETM
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
That's definitely not true of the C/R/C boards. Those boards suck to ride when you're not centered over that rocker in the middle. In my experience, it makes a much larger difference on that camber profile than any other. Traditional camber and R/C/R boards don't seem to be nearly as impacted.
Yeah that is true. But 3/4" is still nothing IMO
05-26-2014 11:39 PM
Steezus Christ
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
That's definitely not true of the C/R/C boards. Those boards suck to ride when you're not centered over that rocker in the middle. In my experience, it makes a much larger difference on that camber profile than any other. Traditional camber and R/C/R boards don't seem to be nearly as impacted.
i agree. i've ridden my t.rice in a number of different positions and played around with a wide range of stances and found that even little changes in stance will affect the way in which the camber and rocker engage with the snow. i find it rides best for my style in a twin, centered fashion.

that being said, i think what ETM is trying to say is that the difference is so minute that being a beginner rider, it will basically go unnoticed and wont be noticed until further progression has been made. as you advance as a rider you will find your preferences and develop a stance that suits you, but by no means should changing your stance make the board unrideable, just unusual.

to the OP, just stick with the reference stance. you will wreak the benefits of your natural stance and when riding switch it shouldn't make too much of an impact to affect your riding. who really feels natural when riding switch anyway??
05-26-2014 11:07 PM
linvillegorge
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Flex pattern, camber profile blah blah that much difference in stance will not make any difference to how it rides.
That's definitely not true of the C/R/C boards. Those boards suck to ride when you're not centered over that rocker in the middle. In my experience, it makes a much larger difference on that camber profile than any other. Traditional camber and R/C/R boards don't seem to be nearly as impacted.
05-26-2014 09:42 PM
ETM If the board has 4x4 inserts you will end up too far forward though so watch out for that.
I agree with just riding it with 3/4" setback though., it wont hurt you at all any anyone who cant ride switch on a twin with 3/4" setback needs practise not a new board.
05-26-2014 09:38 PM
ETM What is going on here is another case of marketing bullshit confusing people.
If a board is twin shape but set back 3/4" all it means is the inserts are drilled 3/4" rearward. Nothing else.
If it has a 4x2 insert pattern you can set it one hole forward and ride it exactly like it would ride if it were "called" a true twin.
Flex pattern, camber profile blah blah that much difference in stance will not make any difference to how it rides.
05-26-2014 08:47 PM
Manicmouse Edit: My bad, confused with other thread on NS 6x2 hole inserts >.<
05-26-2014 08:25 PM
Mizu Kuma Oh, and Reference Stance (sometimes marked, sometimes not) is just a suggested point to start with!!!!!
05-26-2014 08:21 PM
Mizu Kuma I agree that the board should be ridden as a setback stance!!!!!

That's how the board was designed to be ridden!!!!!

* Obviously though, you can bolt ya binders back to back onto the same insert pack if ya wanna!!!!! There's nothin stopping ya from doin whatever ya want to do!!!!! Just don't expect it to work as it was intended!!!!!
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