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Old 09-07-2011, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! New to the forums and need some advice on a new board.

I'm 5'10" and 178 lbs and like to freeride (trees, pow and groomers) mainly in Japan once a year for around 10 days and am leaning towards a Never Summer Heritage or Premier at around 156+

Can anyone give me advice on these models and size? Much appreciated!!!!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Fark, now my old Canadian friend who is a ex-pro pipe rider and big mountain gun says to get a Lib Tech Travis Rice C2 BTX. Any thoughts anyone? I'm not feeling much love
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Fark, now my old Canadian friend who is a ex-pro pipe rider and big mountain gun says to get a Lib Tech Travis Rice C2 BTX. Any thoughts anyone? I'm not feeling much love
Have you seen Snowolf's review of the NS Heritage?

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...-heritage.html
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thanks davidj, yeah I read that exhausting review. I'm amazed at this forum. I do like the look of the Heritage. Unfortunately, living in Australia and only riding once a year in Japan, it's a hard decision without being able to demo.

Is the vario sidecut similar to the Magnatraction on the Libs?
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...Is the vario sidecut similar to the Magnatraction on the Libs?
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-vs-vario.html
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks davidj, yeah I read that exhausting review. I'm amazed at this forum. I do like the look of the Heritage. Unfortunately, living in Australia and only riding once a year in Japan, it's a hard decision without being able to demo.

Is the vario sidecut similar to the Magnatraction on the Libs?
Just a question how come you don't board in Australia? I understand Australia is a huge continent so it's not like going from Southern California to Northern California, but still.

Not a ton of Lib fans in here, but they are here.

Here is a thread, by a guy right in Australia, asking about the T Rice.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...snowboard.html

Seems to be a very stable aggressive board, not too soft.

Only someone who has ridden both will tell you which is more playful (is a stiff board that desirable in between trees? I don't think so unless the trees are really far apart or you're super good)

Other Mervin boards but more mellow are the Lib TRS or the GNU Riders Choice
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi! New to the forums and need some advice on a new board.

I'm 5'10" and 178 lbs and like to freeride (trees, pow and groomers) mainly in Japan once a year for around 10 days and am leaning towards a Never Summer Heritage or Premier at around 156+

Can anyone give me advice on these models and size? Much appreciated!!!!!
T.Rice would be a great board to take to Japan. It has a bit more playful and manevuer-ability than a Premier F1 or even Heritage. I do like the quality of topsheet on the Heritage much better thou. Even if you upgrade to a horsepower, the NS construction will last longer.
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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@jdang307 To answer your question why I don't ride in Australia? Waaaay too expensive and the snow is basically... well.... pretty crap. (waiting for some angry responses now) HAHAH

Just looking at some of the US sites, it looks like they won't ship Lib Tech to Australia. Strange.
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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cheers Hawkfan79
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hmm. That sucks. There's this for NS...
{ International Dealers } Never Summer Industries

And these guys seem to have Lib Tech & Gnu boards.
Melbourne SnowBoards - 2011 Home

But yeah... it's gonna be harder finding a good deal.
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