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Hi, Im looking for a new all mountain board.

I currently ride a K2 raygun 159 and i like it but i feel it dosent take high speed too well and dosent feel too stable. I am 5'11" 155LBS

I am looking for a new all mountain board to mostly bomb down groomers but i also want it to float pretty well in the pow and to be able to do some occasional natural jumps.

i bomb groomers most of time id say like 70% and whenever there is pow or a chance to go out of bounds i go so id say 20% i ride pow and then the other 10% is going off natural features on the sides of trails.

I want to stay under $600.
So i am looking at a couple of boards.
1. LIB T rice pro
2. LIB TRS
3. suggestions?

I have to choose which board soon so any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Honestly if you're feeling unstable at higher speeds moving from a board that's flat to rocker to a board that's rocker/camber, even if it's stiffer, you aren't going to gain as much stability as you're hoping for. And secondly, why are you looking at twins if you didn't even mention park in your description?

My recommendations are the K2 UltraDream or Slayblade, Jones Flagship, YES PYL, Flow Blackout or Maverick, Salomon Mans Board, Burton Juice Wagon, or a Slash Straight.

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Honestly if you're feeling unstable at higher speeds moving from a board that's flat to rocker to a board that's rocker/camber, even if it's stiffer, you aren't going to gain as much stability as you're hoping for. And secondly, why are you looking at twins if you didn't even mention park in your description?

My recommendations are the K2 UltraDream or Slayblade, Jones Flagship, YES PYL, Flow Blackout or Maverick, Salomon Mans Board, Burton Juice Wagon, or a Slash Straight.
I feel like those boards are a little bit of overkill for what i am doing though. I feel like those are almost dedicated pow boards. i will mostly be riding groomers most of the time but i will be riding occasional pow. Can a board like the flagship handle groomers and occasional kickers ok?
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I preferred the T. Rice to the TRS, but that's just me.
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anyone ride the jones aviator yet?
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go to buysnow.com and use 50green code. you can get a trice pro for $330 today
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anyone ride the jones aviator yet?
I haven't. But knowing the profile if you weary of the Flagship look into the Mtn Twin instead of the Aviator.

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Demo, Demo, Demo. Don't put down your cash until you know what you are getting.

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Will boards like the ultra dream or the flagship not be good in groomers because they are a little bit more backcountry oriented? I want something that can carve on hardpack or groomers at high speed with no stability problems are those boards ok for that?
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Not at all. The Ultra is basically a Turbo without the ollie bar between the feet and BC shaping. Its still super fun for blasting groomers. The Flagship is not a poe board. Its a freeride board. So its still stiff and very responsive. With camrock and magne you can lay trenches in the corduroy.

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