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02-03-2009 07:51 AM
legallyillegal Shapes:
true twin = board is symmetrical in every way
directional twin = the nose might be longer (sometimes higher too), the sidecut might be set back
directional = nose is longer, higher, sometimes wider, sidecut is set back, inserts are set back

Flex:
true twin = nose flexes the same as the tail (in theory, sometimes a directional flex is built in on purpose)
directional twin = nose flexes the same as the tail, although sometimes different
directional = nose flexes different from the tail (most of the time the tail is stiffer; the Rossi Jones has a softer tail)
02-03-2009 01:33 AM
jmacphee9
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Originally Posted by s2117 View Post
Hello,I am new to the forum and a novice and I want to buy a snowboard and I have found one from Salomon,called Driver.But it says it is Directional,so I am wondering if I should buy another one or if it is going to be OK with this one
2.Will I able to ride down the hill from both front and back,or because of the "directional" I will be able to ride only from the front???thanks and sorry for my bad english!
it truely is much easier to ride switch with a twin tip. is it possible on a directional, yes..


and to the OP, your board is a directional twin tip. the length and width of the are identical but the flex and offset can be different..
02-03-2009 01:21 AM
Grimdog You can ride a directional board fakie but if you plan on riding fakie a lot I would buy a twin.
02-02-2009 09:29 PM
s2117 Hello,I am new to the forum and a novice and I want to buy a snowboard and I have found one from Salomon,called Driver.But it says it is Directional,so I am wondering if I should buy another one or if it is going to be OK with this one
2.Will I able to ride down the hill from both front and back,or because of the "directional" I will be able to ride only from the front???thanks and sorry for my bad english!
02-16-2008 11:17 PM
SUPERGILDO true twin has the same flex patterns back and front and centered stance.
02-16-2008 09:58 PM
FrankDaTank089
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A directional twin would have a centered stance but the tail would be stiffer than the nose.
that would explain why I can ride the nose easier.
02-16-2008 09:28 PM
Grimdog A directional twin would have a centered stance but the tail would be stiffer than the nose.
02-16-2008 08:30 PM
gdthomas I think they call the recon directional twin tip. The length from the bindings to the end is longer at the tip than the tail but both are the same shape.
02-16-2008 07:35 PM
FrankDaTank089
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on a directional board the tip will be longer than the tail(measured from the inserts). there is usually a slight setback on the inserts and the sidecut. they can be ridden switch and if you aren't having issues with it then i wouldn't worry about it.
well i was wondering if it would make a difference manualing, because i can much easier ride the nose in a mannual then the tail. and also, i usually do nollies, because of the same concept and get more air.
02-16-2008 07:11 PM
yso on a directional board the tip will be longer than the tail(measured from the inserts). there is usually a slight setback on the inserts and the sidecut. they can be ridden switch and if you aren't having issues with it then i wouldn't worry about it.
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