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Old 03-07-2011, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking at lib tech / maybe burton.

- I'm 6'3" ~205 pounds. size 11 boot
- Pretty much only do free riding in the north east, no park yet
- Rented a bunch of 160w boards and felt really good, also rented a 164w in some fresh pow and it was a bit harder to ride (I was still learning though)

Is the C2BTX 161wide a good fit for me? or do you think it would be too small? Would I be better off on a burton flying v 162?

Its 20% off and I'm thinking of picking it up

Lib Technologies Dark Series C2BTX Snowboard - Wide from Dogfunk.com






EDIT: aghhhh this is getting frustrating. I'm very picky about buying stuff especially when there are so many variables / when its this pricey.

I pretty much narrowed it down to :

TRice 161.5 C2BTX : 124.5 effective edge / 26 waist width / 20.25-26 stance
TRS 162 C2BTX : 122 effective edge / 25.6 waist width / 20.25-26 stance
1986 Snow Mullet 160 BTX : 122 effective edge / 25.3 waist width / 17-23.5 stance
GNU Riders Choice 161.5 : 122.5 effective edge / 25.4 waist width / 20.25-25 stance

They're all so similar lol, I know they have different flex and features but Im saying just overall.

I love all of these and the price isn't an issue, I just want whats best for me.

What worries me is I keep reading that these take a while to get used to and are recommended to intermediate-advanced riders. Ive only been out 5 times, but last the last time I was very good at carving blue trails at Okemo. I mean very comfortable, could switch edges effortlessly at any time, make all sorts of different size cuts, only fell a couple times due to ice, etc. I was finally having alot of fun riding after that learning process. I just felt really good on the board. But I still don't consider myself an "intermediate" rider yet, and don't know if I'll have a hard time adapting to the completely different feel of the boards listed above. I plan on getting a season pass (3 dif mountains) next season and plan on going ALOT so I want something that I'll really like.

sorry for the wall of text but can anyone give me their $.02?

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screw online purchases... buy from a local shop.
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the dark is a sweet board with most all the tech goodies from mervin. Its a twin which is nice for switch riding, but i prefer a directional board for freeriding, all preference though. lib tech vs burton is a argument i wont get into, other then saying all libs are made in the USA which is something i value.
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Can never go wrong with Mervin.

I ride the womens C2BTX. Love the way it rides. Good luck.

But like I said a purchase that big your better off supporting a shop plus you'll be treated better and if anything happens to your board it'll be a lot easier for you to send it in for repair/warranty. But whatevs.
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Can never go wrong with Mervin.

I ride the womens C2BTX. Love the way it rides. Good luck.

But like I said a purchase that big your better off supporting a shop plus you'll be treated better and if anything happens to your board it'll be a lot easier for you to send it in for repair/warranty. But whatevs.
Thanks, Ill look into local shops but all the ones in CT are quite a drive for me. Ill call around and see if they carry this board though.

Is the 161w a good choice for my stats?
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Thanks, Ill look into local shops but all the ones in CT are quite a drive for me. Ill call around and see if they carry this board though.

Is the 161w a good choice for my stats?
I think if you've felt comfortable on a 160 in the past a 161 would suit you just fine. If size is all your worried about between the flying V and the C2BTX.. a 1cm difference isnt really going to make any difference. I'd go with the Lib.
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I doubt you need a wide though. Maybe you can find the regular width one.
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I doubt you need a wide though. Maybe you can find the regular width one.
really? hmmm Ive been looking around and found this....

Lib Technologies T.Rice Pro C2BTX HP Point Tip Lib Technologies T.Rice Pro C2BTX HP Point Tip Snowboard from Dogfunk.com

seems to be more mid wide, and 161.5 seems perfect for me.

size 11 boot wont be a problem on it?
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11s are fine on a mid wide, and the trice is good over the whole mountain. A little less tech then the dark such as the base, no org plates.
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the dark is a sweet board with most all the tech goodies from mervin. Its a twin which is nice for switch riding, but i prefer a directional board for freeriding, all preference though. lib tech vs burton is a argument i wont get into, other then saying all libs are made in the USA which is something i value.
The last time i checked, the dark was a directional twin...
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