I stand corrected. So, "butterable" does actually refer to a snowboard technique and isn't some reviewer being cute.
|Buttering is when you rotate off of a nosepress or tail manual
OK, I can guess a bit at what a nosepress is, but a tail manual? Assuming that this is the opposite of a nosepress?
|Personally I don't think someone who only rides a few days a year will really care that much whether your board is directional, or not
Interesting. The instructor for my lesson last time out indicated that one of the reasons I found riding so much easier today than my one day 15 years ago, was that the board was directional, whereas, most likely, the board I used 15 years ago was a twin tip and twin tips require more skill to ride and therefore are not a good choice for a newbie like me. I was under the impression from the little I've read so far and the couple of sales people I've spoken with that I should stay away from a twin tip design since I have absolutely no plans to ever get into the pipe/park area. Which again gets into my frustrations with the reviews because so many will talk about what a great all-mountain board it is and how you can ride it everywhere from the park to the pow, but never mention if it's a twin or a directional board.
|If you look at tip and tail width and whether the inserts have any setback you can generally tell whether it is, though
Yes, if the picture on the web page is a good one that shows it. Too many of them are not clear enough to tell, mostly due to the weird graphics on so many snowboards (sorry, just my .02 and my age showing