Never Summer SL vs Lib Tech TRS vs Rome Agent Rocker - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2011, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 103
Default Never Summer SL vs Lib Tech TRS vs Rome Agent Rocker

I'm looking at purchasing my first board, and want an all mountain board as I don't get to hit the mountain much and want something I can enjoy everywhere. I'm still a newb in my eyes, basically just doing freeride right now but wanting to change over to freestyle with a good board under me. The sucky part, I live in Louisiana so I only get to board for 2 weeks or so a year, and there isn't much in the way of nearby snow sport shops to get hands on with equipment. I have boarded for 4 or 5 years, so about 6-10 weeks of actual time on the snow. I will do "blues" all day long with some diamonds here and there. I started skiing at the age of 3, but prefer to board and want to catch up to the skill level I have on skiis with a board. Basically I'm looking for a board that (skill allowing) I can ride the bowls and chutes, backcountry etc, or go play on the half pipe and natural jumps. I don't see myself getting into sliding rails or pressing boxes, but I guess you never know.

So all in all I did some research and these boards looked up to the task, and I'm just looking to get some more seasoned riders' opinions. I don't mind dropping 500-600 on the board. About my build, I'm scraping 5'9 and about 190 (planning on dropping that about 10-15 lbs... but yea haha) boot size was 8.5 last time I rented a month ago. I'm just not into getting my feet crushed by oversized bindings and crappy fitting boots with a board from the rental shop that needs a tune like no other anymore, I want my own ride. I'm thinking something around the 157cm length on the board would be about right?

Sorry for the long ass post, just wanted to get any questions answered for people willing to help me out with choosing.

TLDR; Need an all mountain board for an intermediate rider standing at 5'9" 190 with an 8.5 boot.
Chance42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-28-2011, 05:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
tekniq33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 745
Default

-All three have similar camber profiles
the TRS will be the stiffest, then the SL, and finally the Agent Rocker
-The SL will be the dampest.
-All three have some form of "grip enhancement". Magnetraction will offer the best grip but some find it too catchy. I have plenty of experience on NS holding a great edge.
-All three of these will meet your needs but if you are not going to do much that requires a softer flex ditch the Agent Rocker. Between the other two you are choosing between a slightly stiffer, less damp, firmer ride (TRS) and nice mid-flexing, damp, more forgiving ride. I personally like damp boards so I am a never summer guy myself.

also If I remember correctly the TRS is a true twin vs. the directional SL
tekniq33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 05:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 782
Default

shit you cant go wrong with these 3 boards. Ive owned the 09 trs super nice in powder but the magnetraction to me is alot more severe then on the landvik models, thats my only con on this board. I just bought an SL and everything i hear is great things. I looked at the rome too, pretty board too cute for me.
snowjab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 06:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 146
Default

Everyone is going to have a different opinion, you can't go wrong either way.

From my experience I liked the feel of the trs more than the slr.
ylnad123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 04:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 103
Default

Alright thanks guys, I guess I'll snatch the SL or TRS before I go if I make it out again this season, if not I'll try to snatch one up when the discounts hit if I can get lucky or buy next seasons board.

So does 157-159 seem about the right length I should be shooting for? I know it's somewhat preference in about the plus or minus 3 cm range, but I just want to make sure I'm looking at the right area.

Now to figure out the bindings, I've been looking at the ride nitrane contrabands, flow nxt atse, flow fse, and gnu mutants. I like the quicker entry setups, and really like the comfort ratings that the flows get. I guess I'll make a post over in the bindings section later and get some opinions.

The boots, well there is a store about an hour away that I think stocks some boots I can try on, if not I'll drive over to Houston before the next trip and try some on. Thanks again guys.
Chance42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 06:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 103
Default

Also would the Lib Tech Dark Series be way too much board for me? I ask because I can get a steal on one right now, like 410 bucks for one ridden 2 days that has no defects/scratches.
Chance42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 04:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Clarkston, WA
Posts: 237
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chance42 View Post
Also would the Lib Tech Dark Series be way too much board for me? I ask because I can get a steal on one right now, like 410 bucks for one ridden 2 days that has no defects/scratches.
I'm gonna say yes, although that is a smokin price... is it a 158?
danm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 05:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by danm View Post
I'm gonna say yes, although that is a smokin price... is it a 158?
Yep it's a 158. Wish it was a deal like that on a trs or sl, it'd be on the way to me already.
Chance42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 06:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Hodgepodge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NYC/CT
Posts: 367
Default

hey man the dark series kills it, and thats a great deal. in my opinion, i would take that over the trs because it has more response
__________________
-HodgePodge
Hodgepodge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 06:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodgepodge View Post
hey man the dark series kills it, and thats a great deal. in my opinion, i would take that over the trs because it has more response
I'm just thinking that it's the type of board that will ride me, instead of how it's supposed to be. I have no doubt its the better big mountain board.
Chance42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums