Originally Posted by danm
So Leo, you've ridden the Lib T.Rice and the NS Cobra... I'm looking to replace my 157 Rice for next season (have to ride out this one) for my all mountain ride. I love the Rice except for two things... 1, I have size nine feet which is seriously on the verge of being too small to properly weight the edges, it's doable but I just have more fun transitioning edges on a narrower waisted board. 2, I don't ride a whole bunch of switch, like literally only do it landing 180's and if I absolutely have too to get out of a dicey situation... I have my Pow board covered with a 160 BTX Mullet and for goofing off a 154 TRS BTX (before C2). Next season I was looking at either the Cobra 155 or 158 or the Billy Goat 156 or 159. My stats are 5' 5" 160-165 size 9 aggresive rider, and I always ride with an Osprey Karve 16 pack.
What say you?
From what you are describing, the Cobra actually does sound like a great option for you. It's not nearly as stiff as the T.Rice. Since you don't ride switch a ton, a Twin isn't important to you so that's another plus.
I found a few pow stashes and the Cobra just planed right over it so you might actually have another pow board in this. I just like the way this board carves. Handles very nicely.