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Old 02-04-2009, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking at getting a new board. I ride all moutain. Not much time in the park. I hit the jumps on the slopes and go in the glades. I have a Burton Custom 154 Direction shape. I was thinking a twinish board would be the way to go. I spend 50% reg and 50% switch. What is meant by the flex here?

Key Features of the Burton Custom Snowboard 154:
Feel: 5
Shape: Directional
Flex: Twin
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Key Features of the Burton Deuce Snowboard 155:
Feel: 3
Shape: Twin
Flex: Directional
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the custom is a directional twin, meaning the nose is a little higher or wider or longer than the tail, but the twin flex will make it ride switch the same as regular

directional flex means that one end is stiffer than the other
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the custom is a directional twin, meaning the nose is a little higher or wider or longer than the tail, but the twin flex will make it ride switch the same as regular

directional flex means that one end is stiffer than the other
Wouldn't you think a Twin would have the same flex in both directions rather a directional flex? Seems to me you’d want the same flex in either direction on a twin.

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Old 02-09-2009, 08:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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not really , some people like to have a directional flex but shaped in a twin.

twin shape = both sides (nose tail) are equal
twin flex = the board has the same flex on nose and tail.

kind of boards:
directional flex but twin shape
twin flex but directional shape
perfect twin (flex and shape are twin).
directional flex and directional shape

it's all preference , what you like most...
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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the custom is a directional twin, meaning the nose is a little higher or wider or longer than the tail, but the twin flex will make it ride switch the same as regular

directional flex means that one end is stiffer than the other
Yes AND the sidecut is setback as well..

FYI: for all mountain one quiver stic performance, I would recommend a slightly setback directional twin which will be versatile all mtn. w/o hindering your freestyle progression. IMO.

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Old 02-09-2009, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I need to hit a demo day and see what I like. My Custom is a great board. No real reason to get a new one other than I feel like getting a new board. I did look at the Burton Duece in shop this wkend. Has a lot more flex than my custom. I don't think that would be a good board for me. The flex would probably cause too much chatter.

Thanks all for the input.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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chatter is not necessarily completly related to a boards flex. Chatter happens when we apply pressure to the board to quickly. Try applying pressure in a progressive (gradual) manner and I think you will find that YOU have a greater control over chatter than the longitudinal flex characteristics of your board.

I ride several boards with radically different flex profiles. My softer boards require me to apply pressure more gradually than my stiffer boards to avoid chattering and an eventual edge wash out.. try it you'll like it.

The B Custom is a GREAT one board quiver... I used to ride one years ago, and I still think very highly of its all around attributes.. good wood indeed.

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Old 12-05-2009, 12:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I just bought the B deuce after riding my custom for a whole year. Friends recommended it. For the exact same reasons too (I want a new board, never had one b4). I bought my custom used. Has done me well. Time to try something new.
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