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Old 11-26-2013, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need a board suggestion between T.Rice vs Skunk Ape (6'0 175lbs Boot Size 11)

I've been using a Ride Agenda 157 ever since I started boarding (over 5 seasons), definitely time for an upgrade. I do park on occasion, I'm more into free riding/charging. I weigh 175 lbs, 6'0 Tall, Boot Size 11 (Nike Zoom 1 & Union Force Bindings).

What would be a better option for me between the T.Rice Pro or the Skunk Ape? 157 or 161?

Thanks for your help!

UPDATE******well I picked up a ns raptor 159, but would the union forces suffice? or should i get something more stiffer/responsive?

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Old 11-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Between those two: t-rice for sure. The skunk ape is too wide. If you want a directional board the Darker series, Landvik Phoenix, would be much better options than the skunk ape. 160ish size.

Other cool boards from other companies- Salomon Mans board, Capita totally FK'N awesome, YES PYL, K2 Slayblade, Slash Straight, NeverSummer Heritage or raptor.
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thanks bro, I really appreciate the recommendations.
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no problem. your feet aren't that big; especially if you get a board in the 160 range.
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The Skunk Ape is a wide TRS. Give that a look.
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thanks bro, I'll look into that one.
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well I picked up a ns raptor 159, but would the union forces suffice? or should i get something more stiffer/responsive?
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The forces are still good, they are a pretty responsive binding, if you like them there is no reason to get new ones.
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Thanks again Riley, I took your advice on the different boards that you recommended and did a lot of research. It was a strenuous decision, but I think I made the right choice for the riding that I do.

So the forces should suffice on a board this stiff, I believe they're rated at a medium stiff. I believe I have the 2013 models with the stage 2 base plates. The zoom boots are pretty stiff as well.
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as long as your bindings let you apply enough force to the board you are good to go. this is pretty easy to tell just flexing the board on some carpet; if they just mush out and the board doesn't do what you want then they are too soft. Beyond that i think it is personal preference, ride what ya got, if it doesn't do it for you, try something else.
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