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Old 10-07-2011, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have a 2011 banana magic, but really want to size down to a 2012 154.

After talking to some people I could sell my current board and buy a new 154 and only have a net loss of $150. But if I were to buy a 154 TRS instead of the Banana Magic I wouldn't lose any money at all.

I am wondering if I am really going to notice much difference between a TRS and Banana Magic. I am an intermediate-advanced rider that really only free rides. On the lib site the flex is the same, and the only real difference seems to be sinistered vs extruded base, and the contact length is 2 shorter on the trs.
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I currently have a 2011 banana magic, but really want to size down to a 2012 154.

After talking to some people I could sell my current board and buy a new 154 and only have a net loss of $150. But if I were to buy a 154 TRS instead of the Banana Magic I wouldn't lose any money at all.

I am wondering if I am really going to notice much difference between a TRS and Banana Magic. I am an intermediate-advanced rider that really only free rides. On the lib site the flex is the same, and the only real difference seems to be sinistered vs extruded base, and the contact length is 2 shorter on the trs.
What is the length of your current magic? How much of a size down are we talking about here..
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current size is 157, it worked well but felt just a little big last season. I lost 10 pounds though from last season to now, so I am thinking down sizing makes sense.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Both are great boards imo.
I am a huge advocate of sintered bases. Extruded are easy to fix as they take on the repair better but I prefer the toughness and the wax absorbtion of sintered. Personally I like slightly stiffer snowboards so between the two for myself, I would spend the extra on the magic due to the basalt construction.

personal pref. though! If thats worth the extra $150 then do it.
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Actually looking at the specs again, I am rethinking my decision of wanting a 154 trs. The flex actually drops down a notch to 5 compared to 6. and the 115 contact length on the 154 trs worries me as well.

It seems like the 154 magic compares better to the 157 trs. same flex(6), same contact length(117).
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157 is too big and you only freeride? How tall and how much do you weigh?
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the Biggest difference is the side cut radius of the TRS and the Magic 3cm is not much if you feel the board is too big go down at least 5cm.
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157 is too big and you only freeride? How tall and how much do you weigh?
Unless you are a twig, the 157 sounds right for a freeride board for you. do you think the banana magic is too stiff perhaps?
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