Snowboard Base Shape

TWIN TIP: The nose and tail have exactly the same shape and the board rides both forward and backwards in exactly the same way. The same applies to the sidecut and flex. Well suited for park, kickers and rails. No matter in which direction you mount the bindings the riding feeling won’t change.

DIRECTIONAL TWIN: Visually, there's hardly any difference between true and directional twin. The construction of the board is, the flex in nose and tail is often different. The board has a centred shape with inserts set back. Besides stylish park runs you’ll also have fun with this board in other terrains. This is the ideal ride for freestylers who also want to prove themselves off-piste.

DIRECTIONAL 'THE CLASSIC': The nose in this shape is a bit longer than the tail. The sidecut and flex are moved to the back as well as the inserts. This gives the board more manoeuvrability, stability and flotation. You can ride any terrain with this shape. However, the real strength of the directional shape become obvious during carves and turns. This shape is perfect for those who don’t want to limit themselves to freestyle or freeride. However, it is much harder to ride switch with this board.

TAPERED: A tapered board narrows towards the tail. This shape is particularly suitable for freeriding because it gives the board more buoyancy due to the greater surface area in the nose area. If you don’t care for riding switch this is your ultimate powder weapon.

Snowboard Shapes New Zealand


For years there was only a camber with two contact points near the nose and tail and a positive preload between them. This profile offers high stability, aggressiveness and a good edge hold. However, it's not very forgiving and may even catch an edge more easily.
When the rocker was launched it was considered revolutionary. A completely new riding feeling was born. The contact area between board and snow moved from the nose and tail to the centre of the board. The result was a board for easy turns and spins. The longer the rocker the easier you can turn the board. A rocker confined to the nose and tail (hybrid) offers more stability. Typical for a rocker board is that, no matter how distinct the rocker profile is, the board will have a higher buoyancy in the powder.
A powder rocker has a more pronounced bend in the nose than in the tail and the rocker part is usually pronounced up to the inserts for the front binding. The profile often has a kind of S-shape with a camber or flat areas before or under the back binding. This will give you extra buoyancy in the nose area for deep powder conditions. This profile normally goes hand in hand with a tapered shape. The tapering towards the back means the tail sinks down a little bit, making the nose stick out of the snow more easily and with less effort. Making turns in deep snow becomes way easier this way.
As the name of this profile implies this type of board lies flat on the snow. Some manufacturers might claim that a flat profile combines the advantages of rocker and camber, but that statement isn’t entirely true. It’s rather that they avoid the disadvantages of other profiles. You won’t catch an edge as easily as with camber boards and it is more stable than a rocker