From the Libtech website:
"For psychoLOGICAL shredding advantages, Travis continues to have two shapes: a pow specific pointy 161.5 and a park/jib specific blunt 153 &157."
The 157 is an awesome park board and a very fun jib board. I spent a few days on the 157 up on Hood this Summer and it rips. This board was specifically designed by Lib as a Park and Jibber in 157.
PS: I do appreciate your opinion. I asked for the OP's weight and foot size above, because it is impossible to generically suggest models without having that info. What might feel stiff to a 150 lb jibber, will be a noodle to a 200 lb guy.
I was making a generic statement. I was also talking about a beginning park rider like the OP made himself seem to be. Stiff boards (speaking in terms of normal weight to board size, not sizing down for a bigger guy) for rails just aren't ideal for someone who is learning.
Good riders can do it which I'm sure you are (Insert your name here person behind the WiredSports forum account
). So can beginners, but I'm simply saying they will be much better served learning on a soft board for rails.
Anyway, the main point of my comment is that the T-Rice is a stiff board. Even if you size down for your weight, it will still be fairly stiff unless you are like a 220lb on that 157.
If the OP weighs 150, the 157 will be stiff. If the OP weighs 200lbs, the 157 will be mid-stiff. Either way, there are much better jib boards for him out there.
But what we are talking about is pointless since he didn't mention that he is doing rails. The T-Rice will rock for jumps, powder, ice, and bombing runs.
If he wants an all-around board that will also do well on rails if he gets into them, the Custom FlyV is the better choice in my opinion.
Of course this is all a general statement based on appropriate sizing.