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.
161.5 -- effective edge 1245mm // waist width 260mm
157 -- effective edge 1210mm // waist width 258mm
Last edited by Quattro; 12-05-2010 at 03:22 AM.