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11-15-2012 03:42 PM
wernersl
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Originally Posted by lonerider View Post
Replace "twin" with "actually knowing how to ride switch properly." I agree with walove and hktrdr... unless it has a ton of taper or a flat/swallowtail... you can ride pretty much anything switch. I too learned my 540s on a directional board with setback. This guy is riding switch a 177 cm board, with ridiculuous forward angles (like +60, +55).

I would never recommend this... but people get too hung up on true twin for riding switch (btw, I believe that video was also taken during that guy's second or third season of snowboarding. I don't know about you, but I was a little jealous). I do 180s and ride switch on my powder board, which has 2 inches of setback, and a 20 mm taper in the tail ... it's not ideal, but I can do it. People... if you are having trouble riding switch... it's not the board... it's because you are bad at riding switch.
totally agree...i cant ride switch to save my life! it aint the board!
11-14-2012 11:24 PM
BFBF
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Originally Posted by jchaison View Post
Matty....I looked long and hard at the Riders Choice/TRS, but as someone who doesn't ride switch, I've been leaning towards a directional/directional twin board (NS Cobra/Heritage, Lib Phoenix/Gnu Billy Goat).
I have a billy goat 162 from a few years ago - 2010 I think

It's directional twin.

I briefly had a lando Phoenix with the Cobra on it and sold it.

Off the top of my head without looking at specs:
- BG is stiffer than the lando but not stiff torsionally.
- BG is much damper
- BG is quicker edge to edge due to waist width.
- Lando is best at straight lining
- MTX is pretty mellow on both.
- I rode the BG in a huge storm at Wolf creek and the float is excellent, it also excels in trees as it turns well in tight spots/
- BG shines off piste in variable terrain.
- Lando had more pop
- with any c2 board, you get to a speed point on groomed runs where they start to chatter.

I also have a jones mt twin 159 from LY
- MTX is a little more aggressive than the libs
- Its MUCH softer than the libs
- turns very fast short radius.
- not as damp as the libs.
- It's a fun, more mellow board that in my mind is a little more freestyle focused.
- It's also a directional twin.
- Libs are faster
- Camrock
- I only ride it on groomer/mellow /early season so I can't speak for off piste
11-14-2012 10:13 PM
walove As for bindings in my opinion they matter the least out of any piece of equipment. I used to ride step in and baseless bindings, now I have some old bent metals with metal highbacks, wtf I know. They work and the don't ware out and they are stiff as hell with out being restrictive. Id rather spend my money on good boots or a new board.

I'm riding mostly backcountry so ill be on spark r&d binders most this year.
11-14-2012 04:07 PM
lonerider
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
fwiw...i don't ride much switch...but there are times, in the tight spots at Baker that a twin is useful.
Replace "twin" with "actually knowing how to ride switch properly." I agree with walove and hktrdr... unless it has a ton of taper or a flat/swallowtail... you can ride pretty much anything switch. I too learned my 540s on a directional board with setback. This guy is riding switch a 177 cm board, with ridiculuous forward angles (like +60, +55).

I would never recommend this... but people get too hung up on true twin for riding switch (btw, I believe that video was also taken during that guy's second or third season of snowboarding. I don't know about you, but I was a little jealous). I do 180s and ride switch on my powder board, which has 2 inches of setback, and a 20 mm taper in the tail ... it's not ideal, but I can do it. People... if you are having trouble riding switch... it's not the board... it's because you are bad at riding switch.
11-14-2012 03:41 PM
walove The whole "you need a twin to ride switch" is bs. I can switch carve the shit out of a directional boards. I had never rode a twin untill a few years ago. I learned cab fives on my snowmullet, 1.5" setback and taper. Unless its something like the hovercraft with a flat tail, and even then I'm sure you can make it.

Trs and riderchoice are softer than the lynn and lando.
11-14-2012 12:24 PM
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
fwiw...i don't ride much switch...but there are times, in the tight spots at Baker that a twin is useful. Haven't ridden it yet, but got a billy goat split and iirc snowolf just picked up a splitty.
All the directional twin boards listed here are perfectly fine for riding switch (with a slight caveat for the Cobra in pow).
11-14-2012 11:06 AM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by jchaison View Post
Matty....I looked long and hard at the Riders Choice/TRS, but as someone who doesn't ride switch, I've been leaning towards a directional/directional twin board (NS Cobra/Heritage, Lib Phoenix/Gnu Billy Goat).
fwiw...i don't ride much switch...but there are times, in the tight spots at Baker that a twin is useful. Haven't ridden it yet, but got a billy goat split and iirc snowolf just picked up a splitty.
11-14-2012 10:14 AM
jchaison Matty....I looked long and hard at the Riders Choice/TRS, but as someone who doesn't ride switch, I've been leaning towards a directional/directional twin board (NS Cobra/Heritage, Lib Phoenix/Gnu Billy Goat).
11-13-2012 03:48 AM
matty19
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
-2. Not that stable and twitchy grip.
I also ride in the WA Cascades. I've been on a BSOD for the last two seasons. It's a great board for the conditions out here. I don't find the grip twitchy, nor do I find the board unstable. It's definitely got a fair amount of snap to it, though, and it's not particularly damp board. I like those qualities, though. It rewards you when you push it a little bit harder.

I would look at the RIDE Berserker, RIDE Highlife UL, and Burton Barracuda. You can't go wrong with a Riders Choice or TRS (I have a Riders Choice, too)...
11-13-2012 01:18 AM
walove The chariteristic that sets both the lynn and the lando apart is from the other lib and gnu boards is that they have a longer than normal side cut, 8.75m in longer versions, where most boards are close to 8. this works well with a high speed aggressive riding style hitting natural features. It also seems to help in steep sketchy sections as it grips great even though it has mellow mag.

the lando has the org throttles from the darkseries, a little torsionaly stiffer than the lynn and more setback. I would call both the lando and lynn, directional twins, with all mountain freestyle in mind. The billy goat has a little less sidecut, and is built as a directional freeride board, with the shape, sidecut, core all directional. Its also damper than other lib/gnu's. I've never rode a billy goat, but if you search snowolf has a review of one.
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