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jeff 02-13-2014 08:36 PM

Advise on a second board
I have a last years Lib T Rice Pro and am looking for a new board that's more playful, but I don't go in the park very much... I want it to be different than the T Rice Pro.. I was looking at a NS Proto HDX or NS Ripsaw.. Any Advise or suggestions would be great.


Naturesabre 02-13-2014 09:02 PM

Those boards aren't all that different. They are the same general idea of a camber profile but with varying amounts of camber or rocker(with the ripsaw's camber actually being closer to the c3 camber profile because of increased positive camber zones), they are all true twins, the proto should even be about the same flex while the ripsaw claims to be pretty stiff. With the TRice you get added edge hold with magnetraction, with NS you get vario power grip.

jeff 02-13-2014 09:08 PM

Thanks Naturesabre... Any suggestions? I want something with a little more flex, I find the TR is awesome for just bombing down.. not as fun on anything else... The board I bought and am returning is the Proto HDX because it's way too short, but the guy who sold it to me said it was a good size 155 and I'm 200lbs 6ft.. and you guessed it.. it was the only size left in the Proto lol

Naturesabre 02-13-2014 09:29 PM

Sorry man I'm not a suggestion guru. I haven't been around long enough to know every board inside and out(I just read A LOT of the stuff going on in the snowboarding world so I've get tech covered, but which boards rock what tech I need to use the interwebs for :P) but I know at least a few that a lot of people like are the K2 turbo dream(it is rated more on the stiff side though), even though the proto is not thaaat much different it's an awesome one, and the arbor coda is gonna be different with regards to flex and on snow feel(pure rocker, still boasts good edge hold because of their System rocker) but is still considered a mountain twin(has slight setback I'm almost positive). If you're looking for a more freeride oriented board that is still called an all mountain, you're gonna start venturing into stiffer boards and bigger setback(for the most part). More freestyle oriented boards are gonna be basically what you are riding but with softer flex unless you choose to go with a flat camber profile which I've never ridden so I can't comment on it.
EDIT: yup coda is a directional twin

ridinbend 02-13-2014 10:12 PM

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How about the Burton Trick Pony or the Salomon Villain or Assassin. Maybe try some playful bindings, get a pair of Now IPO to soften up the ride.

ryguy15 02-13-2014 10:49 PM

Maybe something with camrock like the yes basic or a jones mountain twin.

I know you said softer flex wise but maybe change shape try something that is a little directional like a captia Black Snowboard of Death

Fergatron2000 02-13-2014 11:05 PM


Originally Posted by ryguy15 (Post 1536921)
Maybe something with camrock like the yes basic or a jones mountain twin.

I know you said softer flex wise but maybe change shape try something that is a little directional like a captia Black Snowboard of Death


Camrock is a great change up from the mervin c2.

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jeff 02-14-2014 05:08 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely look into these boards... Isn't the RipSaw a CamRock?

wind gypsy 04-07-2014 11:56 AM

Jeff - I'm 5'10" 185 and bought a 157 T Rice mid season. I'd classify myself early intermediate rider and I spent one day on the hill with a T Rice and it beat my ass! I found it unforgiving and you had to be on your game at all times. I like to relax and ride lazy from time to time so it wasn't for me.

I picked up a 2013 Arbor Coda 159 on the cheap and have been in love with it. Extremely forgiving yet I feel in complete control still at 40 MPH+. It feels less squirrely between the feet than the t rice did even though its full rocker (might just feel that way because I know if it twitches a little i'm not going to catch an edge).

I have no reason to be but I'm still a bit intrigued by the Rossi one and jibsaw and yes asym. Think the camrock profile would be nice on hard icy days.

Oldman 04-07-2014 02:03 PM

So many people think they want a hard charging board until they get one and it beats them up.

If you would like a deck that is "forgiving" to ride, not "squirrel y" per a true rocker, but still can hold an edge and give you a solid, confident ride, you should seriously consider a deck with a RCR profile. Get a twin or near twin version and you will find your "happy" place and it will become your go to deck 9 days out of ten.

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