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Old 08-23-2010, 05:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to give magnetraction and reverse camber a try. The sale prices on last year models are what i can give for a board (plus i want to bring it overseas, i think it will end up costing as a new one). I waited for too long and now its really hard to find the banana in all sizes. I found it 159w, and the color i like, but im also checking out the TRS.

220lbs, 6'2", boot size 11/12.

Will a banana be too soft for an allmountain board? The 159 banana is mid-wide, so is the TRS 167 (meaning i cant go for a smaller one?).

I only know that my nitro fuser 159w feels somewhat small, but i've read that people size down when going for a rocker. Then again, the TRS is also sort of a freestyle board, so would the 167 be too big?

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Old 08-23-2010, 06:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What's a banana? A Skate Banana? A Banana Magic? It's actually more appropriate to call the Banana Magic a Banana since that's the first word in its name.
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sorry slip of the tongue, i first wrote banana vs rocker

so skate banana vs TRS
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167 is a pure powder surfing size for you. 161-164 is a good size for you. The T-Rice is a mid-wide board so the 161.5 should be perfect for your needs. Also, the T-Rice is an all-mountain deck through and through. The Skate Banana is more freestyle.
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Thats the one that came out this year? It's a bit out of my price range. I generally wanted something of a freestyle board but not something that can't be ridden outside of the park, or off a rail at all. Im just concerned by reading, and reading and reading here about all the different decks, especially park ones, how it is not advisable to take them on bumpy black runs to follow your friends.

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Found one

The 2cm setback, the 2.5cm extra length, and i guess flex will make that much of a difference?

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Actually, all of them. It is all-mountain freestyle with the main focus being all-mountain. It is also used for jibbing (hence blunt tips), but it's not soft like other jibsticks.

The 2010 ones come in either blunt or normal tips. I believe all of them this year have the blunt tip. Travis Rice does jib so he had the board designed to handle boxes and rails. Like I said, this board is on the stiffer side so it's not your normal jibstick.

If you are more park than all-mountain, get the skate. If you are more all-mountain, get the T-Rice.
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just gonna say i think he was talking about the TRS in is original post and not the T rice
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just gonna say i think he was talking about the TRS in is original post and not the T rice
Oh Snapplez!!! Good catch lol! Yea, we're talking about two very different boards haha. Someone else will have to help you with the TRS.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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This thing:

Lib-tech TRS

Although on backcountry its only available in 159 and 167. 167 being mid-wide if i understand.


I dare not say that my local mountain has no snow parks, it does not excel in really steep blacks either. The place in italy where im likely to spend the winter is mostly about free-riding and black runs, it has a park though (but its shit, you have to take an adjanced 4 seater mostly used by kids). The places around have tons of parks. My idea was to focus on switch, and tricks on the groomers.

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i had the TRS from 2 season ago and it was a pretty good board. i rode the skate banana a couple of times and the trs was stiffer but it didnt sacrifice much if at all in the park. though if i had to pick anything id go with the NS evo.
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