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Old 03-11-2014, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to this forum so hopefully I'm posting in the right place. I've been snowboarding for 4 years now on an old 163 K2 JuJu from the 1990's that belonged to my father. It has served me well, but it's time for an upgrade. I've been looking at either the Lib-Tech T.Rice Pro 2014 or the Capita Defenders of Awesome 2014. I ride in the midwest, so mostly groomers, steeps, hardpack, occasional powder days, and once in a while some smaller jumps. I don't ride rails or jib, but I don't want to ride a brick down the mountain either. I am 5'11, 154 pounds, and a 10.5 - 11 size boot. I'm still growing, so I don't want to get too small of a board, but I don't want too big of a board either. What would be a better size to fit my criteria, 157 or 161.5?
Also, is there going to be a learning curve coming from a cambered board (JuJu) to a hybrid (T.Rice Pro)? Does anyone have any experience with either of these boards? I am open to other boards too, so please comment up!
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you will be fine with the 157 T.Rice
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Agree 157 & the TRS is a great all mountain do everything board.
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Agree 157 & the TRS is a great all mountain do everything board.
I've thought about it. I have big feet and I believe the T.Rice is wider. How does the TRS float in POW?
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does not have too many experience with POW on my TRS, but if like to try XC2 profile, you can take a look at GNU Danny Kass, or next year TRS is going to have a mid-wide version next year
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I found the TRS to be better in pow than the trice.

I had both this season.
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I found the TRS to be better in pow than the trice.

I had both this season.
But for general riding, like groomers, which carved/handled better? Also how is the edge hold/carving capability on the T.Rice since it is a hybrid?
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
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TRS destroys groomers... and is still a hybrid like the Trice but with more rocker and camber because of XC2. Just a softer flex at slower speeds and flats making it playful, but on edge it'sa beast.
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Don't people say the Trice rides "longer than it is"?
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Question?

Is the SkunkApe the big brother of the TRS or is that just hogwash?

Also does either the TRS or TRS-HP have a sintered base?
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