Yeah i have to agree i think it is hard to tell whats what, i do know i have ridden the 2012 t rice and i have the 2012 gnu riders choice, i loved them both, they are both very similar boards and i found that the t rice HP has more pop than my Gnu. Not that it helps you as you are looking at the magic. I dont know enough about the magic to compare it but i think you would be excited with the T Rice. I love blunt tipped boards which is one of the main reasons i stuck with the riders choice and sold my t rice.
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