Originally Posted by timmytimmytimmy
I've installed my bindings without setback and I can't tell the difference between switch/regular. Even tried rotating my bindings 180 degrees (ie. into goofy) and couldn't tell the difference.
On the Jones Mountain Twin? If that's the case, then maybe there's very little difference in the flex pattern of the board (if any)...
Funny they call it a directional twin. If it's a true twin shape and flex, why not set it up with 0 setback and call it a true twin. If it's not a true twin flex, then I get why the setback...
Just as an FYI to anyone reading, here's my understanding of board descriptions:
True Twin - Symetrical shaped board, tip and tail are same width, internal construction of tip/tail are identical, base profile is identical tip/tail. the only thing that gives this board a tip is the orientation of the graphics. Should be the easiest board to ride switch on if you setup the bindings with no setback.
Directional Twin - True twin shaped board, but with different flex patterns between the tip and tail. May or may not be setup with setback from the factory. Should be slightly harder to ride switch if setup with no setback.
Directional board - A board with taper, taper moves the centre of the sidecut back, and results in a board with a wider tip than tail, usually combined with directional flex patterns. These are almost always setup with setback from the factory. Much harder to ride switch.
Non-twin tip boards - The tail is cut off at the contact point, and they can't be used switch. Think alpine boards, swallowtails, some BX boards...