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Old 02-01-2010, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Currently riding a Rome Agent 155 but thinking about getting a Lib Tech TRS BTX to help me handle the East Coast ice and hard pack. I'm trying to decide between a 154 or 157 TRS.

I'm 5'10", 170lbs, size 10.5 boot. I want the TRS to be my all-mountain board with some occasional jumping and i can always use my Agent if i decide to spend more time in the park.

Looking for advice on whether i should go with the 154 or 157 TRS.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am right about the same size as you with the same boot size and loved the 157 trs btx.

I would get the 157 because the contact length is already short at 117, the 154 is at 115. The 154 is also a little softer, and if you are using this for an all mountain board you could use the extra stiffness.
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thanks for the input. i want something that will stay solid at higher speeds. any other Lib/GNU recommendations besides the TRS? I was also looking at the Lib Dark Series or GNU Billy Goat or Altered Genetics. Seems like the Dark Series and Altered Genetics may be a park board that also rides all-mountain.
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lol im 6'4 and i love my 09 Dark Series MTX 158, i wanted something to be able to throw around, yet i still kill all my buddies down the mountain along with anyone else out there. My other board is a 161, im going to opt for something in between 158 and 161 next time.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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at your size and for all mountain applications id go the 157
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi Sir
I have ridden Lib tech pacifier 162 cm for 3 years now riding GNU Temmpel Cummings PRO.Mod 162
for the 4 year the GNU is bit stiff in the powder but hangs on inn the slopes
i am 180 cm tall 80 kg waight that my personal opinion i want a board that works all over the mountain
I have been looking a Lib Tech TRS series Gnu Alterd Genectis Series and the last
www.Prior snowboards.com that my friend told me about and it looks GREAT and i am looking into this
and the price is not bad
iam going down inn lenght myelf for my next bord
i hope this helps a bit
just been out riding fresh snow upp here in the north HEHE

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Old 02-03-2010, 06:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Go for the 157. I have a 154 TRS with just the MTX (normal camber) and I feel it is a little short for high speeds at my weight of 180.
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I would say go with the 154. You can size down 3cm with a reverse camber board because you're getting more effective edge. Plus magne-traction will hold an edge in even the hairyest of situations.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I would say go with the 154. You can size down 3cm with a reverse camber board because you're getting more effective edge. Plus magne-traction will hold an edge in even the hairyest of situations.
You're not getting more effective edge with rocker. Lib techs are measured with the curve of the tips and tend to have shorter effective edges compared to their length then other boards. Neversummer SL-R 155 is 121 effective edge and Ride Machete 155 is 119 edge for example. Rocker boards tend to be less stable at high speeds and the little bit of extra length will help with that.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You can ride a board with btx (rocker) a little shorter. You have more running length.

Thats from lib tech, not just my opinion.
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