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Old 04-15-2009, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm a first season boarder and have used this site and others for guidance on buying a snowboard.
I bought and have received a Lib Tech TRS BTX/MTX 154 and mounted my bindings. It feels really, really,
REALLY soft. I'm coming off a 158 Custom X which I did justice to but was way too much board for me.

I am an intermediate level rider that is comfortable on most Blue runs (depending on the
mountain) and will venture into some Black Diamonds knowing I will crash hard at some point.
I will hit the half pipe eventually for a quick run or two; no backcountry but maybe tree
runs when I'm confident. Mostly I like carving and a bit of speed.

Did I buy the wrong board for my riding style? I'm 5'9" and 140 pounds. Thanks for
any advice.
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Maybe. You can freeride the TRS, but the TRS is more of a park board whereas the X is a freeride board.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you'll be fine..seems softer and might be softer cause you went from a 158 to a 154. I myself ride a 155 GNU vertighoul with mtx for groomers and freeriding and im 5'8 195. I also ride a 155 Kink which is a noddle, no worries.
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Hey, I'm a first season boarder and have used this site and others for guidance on buying a snowboard.
I bought and have received a Lib Tech TRS BTX/MTX 154 and mounted my bindings. It feels really, really,
REALLY soft. I'm coming off a 158 Custom X which I did justice to but was way too much board for me.

I am an intermediate level rider that is comfortable on most Blue runs (depending on the
mountain) and will venture into some Black Diamonds knowing I will crash hard at some point.
I will hit the half pipe eventually for a quick run or two; no backcountry but maybe tree
runs when I'm confident. Mostly I like carving and a bit of speed.

Did I buy the wrong board for my riding style? I'm 5'9" and 140 pounds. Thanks for
any advice.
A T.Rice seems more your thing.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I spoke with Lib Tech and they claim this is an all mountain/freestyle board, not a park specific board.
Also, I spoke with the shop I bought the board from and they say that even though the board is soft
when your carpet riding it will be stiffer when actually on the mountain. Is this true?

My concern is chatter and washing out at speed or inclines. I appreciate the feedback.
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The board will stiffen up in the cold. However, the flex difference between your custom and TRS when inside will be the same when you get outside.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you'll be fine bro, that sounds like precisely the board you want
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Maybe. You can freeride the TRS, but the TRS is more of a park board whereas the X is a freeride board.
It's the Total Ripper Series for a reason it does it all.

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I spoke with Lib Tech and they claim this is an all mountain/freestyle board, not a park specific board.
Also, I spoke with the shop I bought the board from and they say that even though the board is soft
when your carpet riding it will be stiffer when actually on the mountain. Is this true?

My concern is chatter and washing out at speed or inclines. I appreciate the feedback.
Go ride the damn thing and you'll see what it can and can't do. I could spend all day buttering my 167 swallow tail summit R in my house doesn't mean I'd know how it rides on snow, it's like hand flexing a board.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i bet you'll love the ride
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks to everyone for sharing their opinion. I feel mostly reassured that I didn't waste my money; especially since the
board was on sale and is not returnable. I would just go out and ride the thing but if I didn't like it obviously I would lose money
trying to re-sell it since it would be used.

There's only one or two more times that I can go this season and I didn't want to ride the board if it wasn't close to what
I feel I needed. Case closed; now time to watch That's it, That's all and get inspired.
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