Most of events that use roadbooks for navigation, use regular roadbooks.
This means that the roadbook start at the top and goes down until the bottom of the paper roll.
Regular roadbooks are mounted on the lower axel of the roadbook holder and the upper axle will pull it up until the end.
Rally Dakar, for example, use regular roadbooks.
However, some events like
Touareg Rallye [EDITED: Touareg Rallye does not use reverse roadbook anymore] and Raid de l'Amiié, for example, use reverse roadbooks.
Reverse roadbooks start at the end and proceed until the top of the paper roll.
They are mounted on the upper axle of the roadbook holder and the lower axle will pull it down.
At the end of this page you can find examples of both types of roadbooks.
Reverse roadbooks create some problems to roadbook holders :
However, some modifications can be made to eliminate these constraints.
The following document describes those modifications : About Reverse Roadbooks
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Paris Dakar roadbook example
Raid de L'Amitié roadbook example