Kiteboards - Twintips
Twintips are the classic kiteboard that everyone learns on. They are derived from wakeboard shapes originally, but these days are very different. The snowboard style construction makes them durable and lightweight.
How a board rides is a mix of flex pattern, outline shape, rocker line and bottom shape. Understanding how these elements work together will give you an idea of what a board will be like. There is a lot of nuance though.
Freestyle boards typically feature square outlines, with stiffer flex, more rocker and more complex bottom shapes with deeper channels. Freeride boards are typically flatter rocker lines, more rounded outlines and a softer flex to provide a more forgiving ride.