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Old 11-30-2013, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

I currently have a signal park rocker (sooo much fun!) and a burton custom flying v. I wanna replace the burton, 'cause I don't love it so much. It has a lousy edge hold on ice, is getting unstable at 60+ km/h, and for that reason is not fast enough.

As a replacement I was thinking of the lib-tech t.rice pro or the burton custom x. I'm open for suggestions. But what I really like is a really fast board, with a normal waist (I have boot size 42).

So, what do you think? What board should I take to let my friends see my back?
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, if you want a board with a normal waist, forget the TRice. It is a mid-wide board.

I recommend a Salomon XLT.
Salomon is known for exceptionally fast bases - I've had a Burner and a Special II and they were FAST!
The XLT is supposedly also their lightest board.
I suggest wearing a parachute. For braking.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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But if you can stand the mid wide then TRice all the way.
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But if you can stand the mid wide then TRice all the way.
Agreed that the TRice is a terrific board (I've owned one in the current design), but if the OP is all about speed, the Salomon is definitely the way to go.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I rock the TRice Pro HP from this past season... If you want fast and can stand the midwide, I would say get the HP version. If you let it this thing fliesssss. Goodluck brotha
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But if you can stand the mid wide then TRice all the way.
Yeah all that drag from 7 contact points is gonna be soo fast!!!!



What's that? Drag actually SLOWS you down? Oh my bad.


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Don't spend a fuck ton: Ride Highlife, Burton Custom X, Salomon Burner, K 2 Slayblade, Flow Maverick, Nitro Pantera, or a Bataleon Undisputed.
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The Dark Series is the best "go fast" boards from lib.

other go fast boards- never summer raptor, nitro pantera, rossignol xv, yes pyl, ride berzerker, capita totally fk'n awesome, gnu billy goat, k2 slayblade
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Custom X will be great for bombing groomers with its traditional full camber profile. T Rice will also be great and has more float in soft stuff with its hybrid rocker-cam profile. Both excellent on ice.

Add Jones Flagship to your list which will be more powder oriented and has a camrock profile. Self dubbed "the ultimate big-mountain weapon"
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow, thanx for all the advice! Sounds that the T.Rice is one of the best boards around? What does "can stand the mid wide" means? I mean, how wide could the mid be, with a shoe size 42? Any thoughts?
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Volkl Coal, Ride Highlife, Jones Flagship, Burton Custom X are all fast and stable at way higher speed than you mention, all with slight differences, advantages and disadventages. The first three rather tooth-rattlingly stiff (I'd say the Highlife a tad less than Coal and FS) and best ridden in good conditions, the Custom X more on the all-day side.
NS Raptor is also chatter free and fast but due to it's shape not with the loked in rail feel of the others. Depends on if you like to bomb with a rocker. I don't

I haven't ridden the Rossi XV myself; it's surely stable... but ever looked at the magtrak of it? I wouldn't want to carve that thing on non-ice groomer.
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