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Old 07-25-2011, 08:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Would this board be too short for me? (153cm T. Rice)

So ive got the chance to pick up a used lib tech T. Rice Pro C2BTX board for cheap, but its 153 cm

Im about 5'9''-5'10'' and 170 pounds. I normally ride a 159 so I was worried this might be way to short.

Also, I would be using it pretty much for freeriding on icy/hard pack runs on the east coast



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I would say it's a little short. However, it just depends on how cheap we are talking and if you really want another board just for the hell of it.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So ive got the chance to pick up a used lib tech T. Rice Pro C2BTX board for cheap, but its 153 cm

Im about 5'9''-5'10'' and 170 pounds. I normally ride a 159 so I was worried this might be way to short.

Also, I would be using it pretty much for freeriding on icy/hard pack runs on the east coast



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Depends on your riding. I've ridden both 2010 153 and 2011 157 and there's definitely a big difference in stiffness. the 153 t.rice was actually lot like my 2011 danny kass 153
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was in the same situation as you last season - I'm 5'9" and 160 lbs, and I ended up riding a 151 cm Bataleon Airobic near the end of the season last year. Usually I ride between a 153 and 158, depending on what I'm in the mood for, but I honestly didn't feel like it was all that much worse. I probably also do a lot more freestyle than you, though, so it's hard to say, but I ended up going pretty fast through groomed snow and didn't have any problems (but again, very different boards).

My buddy last year also ended up getting a Skate Banana for super cheap, but it was way too short for him (149cm?), and he's only a bit lighter than I am, and about the same height. And he said it was fine.

I think the C2 153 cm is also a blunt-tipped board, right? I heard you can get blunt boards a little shorter than you usually would.

And yeah. How cheap?
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I can get it for about 150


Yea its blunt tip and pretty stiff so I figured those two would counter the shortness of it.


I know that length would be good for freestyle though, so my next question is, is this boad any good for park stuff or is it way too stiff?
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Depends on what you're trying to do in the park.
I feel like it's kind of weird, because it's short... It's meant to be pretty sick on the big kickers, but maybe the shortness/blunt tips will help on the rails/butters.

As long as you're not just buttering around, or hitting fat jumps you'll probably be fine.
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Depends on what you're trying to do in the park.
I feel like it's kind of weird, because it's short... It's meant to be pretty sick on the big kickers, but maybe the shortness/blunt tips will help on the rails/butters.

As long as you're not just buttering around, or hitting fat jumps you'll probably be fine.
Im pretty new to the park, so id just be hitting some small jumps mostly
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I can get it for about 150


Yea its blunt tip and pretty stiff so I figured those two would counter the shortness of it.


I know that length would be good for freestyle though, so my next question is, is this boad any good for park stuff or is it way too stiff?
Yeah, I really don't know how that board will work for freestyle given that it is on the small size for you weight. The TRice is not really a freestyle board, but the smaller size should reduce the stiffness a little. It's good for big jumps, but then 153 might be a little small for big kickers.

Is it new or used? If it's new at $150 that's a steal. Even used, if in good condition, it's still a pretty good deal.
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Yeah, I really don't know how that board will work for freestyle given that it is on the small size for you weight. The TRice is not really a freestyle board, but the smaller size should reduce the stiffness a little. It's good for big jumps, but then 153 might be a little small for big kickers.

Is it new or used? If it's new at $150 that's a steal. Even used, if in good condition, it's still a pretty good deal.
Its used, its in decent shape. Some minor scratches and it took a decent shot to one of the edges thats made a little bulge

Im still kind of new to snowboarding so I wont be hitting any 30 foot kickers anytime soon, so maybe ill just stick with using the board ive got now for freestyle and use the T Rice for freeriding occasionally
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Its used, its in decent shape. Some minor scratches and it took a decent shot to one of the edges thats made a little bulge

Im still kind of new to snowboarding so I wont be hitting any 30 foot kickers anytime soon, so maybe ill just stick with using the board ive got now for freestyle and use the T Rice for freeriding occasionally
what year t.rice? 2010 or 2011? $150 is a steal for pretty much any decent ride-able condition
however, a freestyle board this is not. but if just for small jumps u'll be just fine
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