A Conversation for Snowboarding Basics
artphysicist Started conversation Sep 6, 2000
Actually, you got it backwards. Freeride boards are semi-symmetrical, with the rider generally placed towards the back. This allows for better "all-terrain" riding and is the design used for most big-mountain riding.
Freestyle boards tend to be symmetrical or "twin", with the rider placed at the middle, allowing for riding regular and fakie. This is the style of board normally used in halfpipe and freestyle riding and tends to be shorter. In other words, the typical rider with two boards, a freeride and a freestyle, will have a shorter freestyle board, making it easier to whip around during tricks.
alvise Posted Aug 19, 2004
agree with this, I was looking if it was possible to edit this entry but I don't know how, because as is it is simply wrong...
Tom Edwards Posted Mar 1, 2010
The BBC are so lame at the moment! Ive spotted so many mistakes on the website besides a completely wrong guide to snowboards they have suggested that Leicester City are the 'Tigers', that we played Barnsley in the 1997 League Cup Final (actually Middlesborough) and that Mark Morrison scored for us (actually Michael Morrison, not the Return of the Mac).
Sort it out BBC!
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