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Old 03-23-2011, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently riding a 157 T.Rice and there's an opportunity to get a longer version from this year. Will the 161.5 or 164 be better? I'm an intermediate rider, 5'8", 160 lbs. This would be a complement to the 157 and not a replacement.

161.5 Pros: weighs less
164 Pros: floats better

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Old 03-24-2011, 01:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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161 is plenty board for you. Perfect for Powder and all around the mountain.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Is this board going to be free? I really don't understand why you would want two of the same boards in different sizes... actually, I can see why. The 161.5 Rice is pretty much a different board without the blunted tips and wider waist.

I say go for 161.5. Do you find the 157 to be stiff? Keep that in mind before you consider the 164 because it's going to be even stiffer.
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You didn't mention what type of riding you do. Leo makes a good point: when you go from 157 to 161, you change from the "blunt" shape to the "pointy." I ride the pointy version (161 and i'm 5'10" 180 lbs.) and haven't ridden the blunt shape so can't directly compare. i can't imagine you need to go bigger than 161.

I doubt the difference is extreme, but the blunt reportedly will have more of freestyle/park feel (though still not real soft) while the pointy is intended to be the powder/freeride version of this all-mt. board.
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I'm currently riding a 157 T.Rice and there's an opportunity to get a longer version from this year. Will the 161.5 or 164 be better? I'm an intermediate rider, 5'8", 160 lbs. This would be a complement to the 157 and not a replacement.

161.5 Pros: weighs less
164 Pros: floats better

What's your take?


What's your boot size?
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the input guys. Normally I wouldn't buy the same board in a different length but my local shop had a special makeup for its 20th Anniversary and the only two left were 161.5 and 164.5.

I went with the 161.5 and will post pics later.
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Pics as promised

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Pics as promised

Yo Shoedog,

Email me a picture of that board please. I can't see it good enough on your link.

Add Yahoo.com to my name. That board is sick!!!
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Sick man. Never seen those before. You should post more and bigger pictures =)
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Pics as promised

wha, wha, whaaaaaat is that?!

Is that a 2011 TRice? I heard they made a special addition TRice with Seattle in the graphic, but I assumed it was similar to the other TRice with just a few seattle images worked in.

Send me a PM as well with more pics of that thing....including the base. I am so jealous right now, I love that thing. I just bought the 161.5 TRice for a great deal, but I really like that graphic!!

Nice work! Where did you buy that?
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