Does it handle the chop a lot better than your T. Rice? I've got the T. Rice 161.5 and it leaves a little to be desired in the chop.
I saw a hot knife for the first time today. The catalog pics don't do it justice. The yellow is a neon shade and the art's really cool.
Put a pair of the Now IPOs on your TRice... I did and it made that board 10x better, especially in the chop. I went from really liking that board to absolutely loving it because of those bindings. They add tons of dampness to the ride. I'm interested in the C3 profile as well, i was hoping for a 2014 C3 TRice model, but It doesn't seem in the cards from what I've heard so far.