Splitboards feature relatively new technology, allowing backcountry riders to break down their snowboard into two separate halves for touring and using uphill. Once you’ve reached your destination you can reconnect the two halves, and with special bindings, ride downhill normally.
As we briefly touched upon earlier, different types of snowboards often feature specific shapes of board such as directional, twin shape, and more, to give you the most fun on your terrain.
Directional boards are, as the name suggests, intended to be ridden in one direction. They’ll usually be stiffer in the tail and softer towards the nose to ensure stability at high speed. Directional boards are common in freeride and all mountain categories.
Twin shape, or true twin, boards are symmetrical with identical tip and tail measurements and flex patterns. Bindings are usually mounted in the centre for stability whether you’re riding regular or switch. True twin boards are usually found in the freestyle category.
DIRECTIONAL TWIN SHAPE
Direction twin shapes are a mix of both directional and twin with symmetrical nose and tail but with a directional core or vice versa. Directional twins are suitable for all mountain and freestyle.