OP, I don't want to kill your stoke, but if you have yet to ride the T. Rice and it is still in new condition, I highly recommend you try a different deck. The T. Rice is stiff and wide compared to other most other models. Even the TRS would be considered a stiffer board, and the T. Rice is still more stiff than that.
I'm only saying this because I've seen a lot of people new to riding pick up this deck thinking it is what they need, but you really really don't. I own one and have been riding for a decade and I can assure you there are better options out there for an intermediate-advanced rider in their first season or two of shredding. If you really like Libs, go with the TRS or a GNU Riders Choice. I can pretty much guarantee you will have a board that you enjoy more than that T. Rice. Lib Tech and Gnu are made by the same company, Mervin Mfg.
Last edited by BigmountainVMD; 02-15-2013 at 06:32 PM.