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Help! Lib tech, never summer, k2.

length: 6'4" (192 cm)
weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
Boots: Us size 10 - 10,5
pist: 60%
park: 30%
Powder: 5%
After ski: 5%
duck stance: 15/6

I Have been looking for board for a while now and it seem that there are
too many to choose from.
My old board was a too short sims salasnek 153, not very stable at my weight.

iíve been boarding for about 10 years going once or twice a year.
I spend the majority of the time cruising the mountain and doing some jumps
around the edges of the pist.

Iíve started to build a short list of boards that I think could be what Iím
after but any advice for board and lenght would be great!

Lib tech T rice c2 btx 157...Waist: 25,8 (too short?)
Lib tech T rice c2 btx 161,5.Waist: 26,0 (too hard, for advanced riders?)
k2 turbo dream 160W..........Waist: 26,3 (too wide?)
k2 Raygun 160w...............Waist: 26,5 (too wide?)
k2 Fastplant 159w............Waist: 26,4 (too wide?)

Hard to find in sweden
Never summer Heritage 160....Waist: 25,6 (donīt fit my 10,5 boots?)
Never summer Heritage 159w...Waist: 26,1
never summer Sl 161..........Waist: 25,5 (dontīt fit my 10,5 boots?)
never summer Legacy 159......Waist: 26,4 (too wide?)

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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what is piste?
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what is piste?
it's when you get really mad
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you def don't need a wide board though
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yah forgot the wide. the turbo is definitly a way fun board. and the raygun is suprisingly fun for a cheaper board. the fastplant is a high end park board but you can handle it. so your k2 options will all be Awesome. id pick the turbo.

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It's definitely between the K2 Turbo Dream or the Lib Tech T-Rice. TD in 159 or the T-Rice in 157.

No wide needed. You're pretty tall so you could actually go a size up on the T-Rice, but it's going to be a wider ride. The 157 will still work well for you though.

It's hard to say which to get between the two. The Turbo Dream is mid-stiff and the T-Rice is stiff. The T-Rice has more pop, but landing on the TD is more damp. It's pretty much a toss up. Pick the one that suits your budget/looks.


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Thank for the help.

Probably the t rice 161,5 would suit my 6'4" better.
but i am a bit worried that it is to stiff for me.

with my old snowboard (sims salasnek 153), I could barely ride at higher speed without the board began to wash out, usually when braking at higher speeds on the heel side. nothing that I would like to experience if I went with the shorter t rice 157.

which of the boards would keep the best grip when carving, turbo dream 159 or t rice 157 with my weight?
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Well, the only problem with the 161 T-Rice will be the width. It is going to be a pretty wide board for you. I wear a size 10 and weigh 180 and the 157 was perfect for me.

If your old board was washing out at high speeds, that wasn't because it was stiff. That means the board was too soft. The stiffer the board, the faster and more stable it will be.

For pure carving, I'm going to give the TD the win here. The flatline between the bindings make for some great edge engagement. The T-Rice has a rocker in between the bindings so it's not as lively as the flatline in the TD when engaging the sidecut. However, on ice, the TRice is much better.

You seriously can't go wrong with either. I was torn between these two boards too. I finally decided on the TD because it saved a good amount of dough.

Most stable: TRice

Better carver: TD

Just note that the differences aren't huge.


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