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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-20-2015, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Would you consider a Lib-Tech TRS (non-hp) a stiff board?

I picked up a 162 TRS last season and overall the board is pretty awesome. I'm still progressing my riding, I'd say I'm a solid intermediate groomer rider. However I'd like to start trying to do some butter tricks as well as still bombing around the mountain and keeping up with my friends who ski.

Trying to do a simple tail press on my TRS is really tough as the board feels really stiff. On lib-tech's scale they say the flex is 7/10 (its all relative of course) However this review from the-house.com says its a flex of a 5 (granted this is the HP version and I'm assuming its not a 162 they were reviewing)

If overall I really dig my board, do you guys think it would make sense to size down from the 162 to the 159MW.

That one has a flex of a 6/10 and 4mm wider than the 162. I'm 6'5" 220 lbs with a Size 13 burton boot (so more like a 12ish).

Definitely curious to hear what you guys think.
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I have a TRS 157 and would give it a 5-6 on stiffness, its easy for me to butter, and is decently playful while still being a hard charger. Like you said size makes a big diff in stiffness. Im 6" 180lbs, 157cm is perfect for me, I normally ride 159 but wanted this to be my playful board.

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With your weight and size you should be able to manipulate the board to butter. Practice at home on the carpet.

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I have a 162. It's on the stiff side of medium
I have almost zero freestyles skills/interest and can easily press it
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