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Old 01-05-2012, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Riding switch (Directional vs True Twin)

So last year I made it a point to start learning how to ride switch.

I was mostly riding my Never Summer SL which is a directional board. At first I had a ton of trouble with it, but I eventually got the hang of it and managed to somewhat link turns while going down easy runs. Even though I could link my turns my tail would often just whip out forcing me into skidded turns. Just all around kinda squirrely.

Well 2 days ago I got to strap in to my new Signal Flat Park which is a true twin... and hoooooolyyyyyy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

It's like someone turned on a light switch and I magically was able to ride switch CLEAN. Turning didn't feel touchy at all and the board reacted very smoothly like it would when I ride regular.

Am I crazy or is this the difference between the sidecuts of a directional twin and true twin board at work?
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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True twin for the win my man.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ah k, never quite understood what the difference in a directional twin is. Can just the setback make riding switch feel "off"?

I really felt much more comfortable, but who knows, maybe I just had a moment where everything clicked like when I first started snowboarding.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I see now, thanks for clearing that up.

Thinking back now the touchy handling made me really pay attention to my stance and toe/heel pressure while attempting to mimic how I turn when regular. Even though it was harder it sure forced me to refine my form.
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