Need help deciding on a board - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2014, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1
Default Need help deciding on a board

Hey Everyone,

New to the forums! Been riding for about 7 years now. I stopped riding for a few years, but have recently relit that flame after getting on the slopes recently. I'm currently using the same '04 M3 Cap 154 I picked up back when I was an intermediate rider. I would say I'm more of an advanced rider at this point. I'm an all-mountain type that typically likes to speed and carve down runs, but also slowing down and playing around as well. I like playing around in fresh pow as well when I get the chance to. I've dabbled in freestyle and am interested in getting more into that. I'm 5'8, 170 lbs, and wear a 10.5 size boot, so I think my current 154 is a bit too small for me anyway. Somewhere around 156-157 for my style of riding sounds like it would probably work better.

I've been looking at the Lib-Tech TRS 157, NS Proto HD 157, or possibly even the Jones Mountain Twin 157. I know the Jones board is directional and suited more for freeriding, but I think it might still suit my needs for freestyle as I don't currently spend a ton of time in the park. At this point I'm leaning towards the TRS as I live in Chicago, so icy conditions are pretty common and the magna-traction would come in handy, while it would allow some more free-style / park fun if I decide I want to get more into that. But I'm worried that it won't be as playful as the others and it feels a bit heavier than other boards.

Just looking for some suggestions one way or another. I'm also not dead set on these boards, so all ears when it comes to other suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by tehcolbysean; 01-14-2014 at 02:18 PM.
tehcolbysean is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-14-2014, 02:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Redline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: CNY
Posts: 109
Default

I have a 67 TRS and it's really solid all around the hill, but it isn't all that playful. You have to stay on top of it or it will put you in your place.
Redline is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:40 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums