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Old 12-05-2010, 03:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2011 T. Rice C2 BTX 157 or 161.5

Was hoping to hear some opinions as to what size 2011 T.Rice would best fit my riding style and build. Going to be riding in Colorado-- Dropping into the back country of Berthoud for some pow lines but will spend the majority of time at riding the resort. Looking for the size to do it all.

I've had 4 days on the 161.5 in variable conditions. I really liked the stability speeding down groomers and the float in open areas of powder. The draw backs of the 161.5 appeared to me during mogul and tree riding. It seemed like a lot for me to be throwing around in tight space.

Would i be disappointed with the 157's powder performance? hard charging groomers? carving? stomping cliff landings? Over hang( size 10.5 boot) ?


The 157 appeals to me because i'd be able snap it around easier in the steeps, moguls, and trees. Be more nimble, ya know? flex it a little more when doing ollies off the rollers and side hits. jumping the kickers in the park. I'd just hate to loose the powder and groomer hauling by getting the smaller 157.

What size fits my build and riding style best?



RIDER STATS: 6'0 with size 10.5 boots weighing in at 140 pounds. 23" stance.

BOARD STATS:
161.5 -- effective edge 1245mm // waist width 260mm

157 -- effective edge 1210mm // waist width 258mm

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At 140lbs u can even be fine on 153 for resort board. 157 will be perfect for allmountain/freestyle/little backcountry ,161.5 @ 140lbs is pretty much pow board only. Keep in mind that 153,157 and 161.5,164.5 are different. Smaller sizes are with blunted tips(good for presses, butters and so) and bigger have pointy nose(pow float).
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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idk how much ur looking to spend but i think that you might want to take a look at the 161.5 horsepower version. i think it might be the all in one package ur looking for. big enough to be stable at speed but light and flexable enough to help you get better preformance in tighter situations. $700 is alot for any board but it's a thought. and as far as 157 or 161.5 i would prob get a 157 in the reg. version
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I would definitely get the 157. You are tall but at your weight a 161.5 is a pretty big board, more suited for off piste stuff.
Also, at size 10.5 you definitely won't experience overhang on the 157 (assuming a reasonable stance width and angles)
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idk how much ur looking to spend but i think that you might want to take a look at the 161.5 horsepower version. i think it might be the all in one package ur looking for. big enough to be stable at speed but light and flexable enough to help you get better preformance in tighter situations. $700 is alot for any board but it's a thought. and as far as 157 or 161.5 i would prob get a 157 in the reg. version
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The shop I'm buying from does not carry the horse power models. Do you think that the the 157 will prove stable enough for charging at high speeds?

my other stick is a 2006 154 TRS reg camber // no mag traction.

Thanks for the responses.

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The shop I'm buying from does not carry the horse power models. Do you think that the the 157 will prove stable enough for charging at high speeds?

my other stick is a 2006 154 TRS reg camber // no mag traction.

Thanks for the responses.
Dude, if your serious... @ 140 lbs, the 157 might even be too much for you...
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah dude go 157... even that would be pretty much reserved for all mountain / freeride / pow for your weight
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