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Old 05-24-2011, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 161 jones flagship vs 161.5 T. Rice

Stuck between the 161 flagship and the 161.5 T. Rice board for powder I know the jones was designed for powder but I am also looking for a board that will still be good when the hill is tracked out. I love my 59 skate banana and the Magnetraction so that's why i am considering the T Rice board. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great

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Old 05-24-2011, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Stuck between the 161 flagship and the 161.5 T. Rice board for powder I know the jones was designed for powder but I am also looking for a board that will still be good when the hill is tracked out. I love my 59 skate banana and the Magnetraction so that's why i am considering the T Rice board. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great

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Given these two options solely, I would go the Libtech. You like the tech, and it'll be a little more diverse.
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Stuck between the 161 flagship and the 161.5 T. Rice board for powder I know the jones was designed for powder but I am also looking for a board that will still be good when the hill is tracked out. I love my 59 skate banana and the Magnetraction so that's why i am considering the T Rice board. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great

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How big are you? I don't know anything about the Flagship, but I own the 161.5 TRice. I wouldn't call it a powder board, but it definitely performs well in the powder despite my size (6'4'' 200).

If 161 is a big board for you, then it could be a pretty good powder specific board. If that's not on the big side for you, it could still be a nice board, but not the best powder specific option (just depending on how specific you want to be). Great alternative to a 59 Banana though.
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If you're looking for a powder board, get the powder specialized board. I love my T. Rice to death, but it's nothing particularly special in deep powder.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Jones is directional hybrid rocker and the Lib is not directional rocker (Banana with camber points).

If you ride switch a lot in pow, go with the Lib. If not, the Jones kicks ass.

Neither are pow specific but do awesome in the pow. The Jones is a "big mtn" board and the T.rice is an all mountain slayer.

Jones makes the Hovercraft as a pow specific and LibTech makes the mullet and Banana Hammock as their pow specific
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I as going to make the same comment, the jones is very directional, the lib is a twin. The jones mountain twin is closer to. A trice, a gnu billygoat is closer to a flagship.
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