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Question 2012 T Rice Pro. Which size? HP?

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Just getting ready to pull the trigger on the T-Rice 2012, but I'm not sure which size I should get. I am 5'8", about 170-175 and wear size 9 boots. I am not worried about it being too wide in either the 153 or 157. I am an intermediate/advanced rider and try to stay well rounded in where I ride. That said I love to hit the park and equally love charging and big kickers. I live on the east coast now, but I am from the west and will still travel there at least twice a year to ride. I know conventional wisdom says get the 157, but I have never had a board longer than 154. I have always had stability issues I believe because of too small a board perhaps? Anyways, what do you think? 153 or 157? Regular or Horsepower?
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157 for the big kickers....work more in the park...easy payoff.
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You mean it will work more in the park? or I'll have to work harder?
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You mean it will work more in the park? or I'll have to work harder?
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when you say park, are you doing a lot of butters and rails, or mostly hitting jumps?

The TRice is pretty stiff, so my only concern about you getting the 157 is it could be a little stiff for that type of park riding. But it really depends on how buttery you want your board to feel.
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I don't do a lot of rails, but I do have a shorter board for that, I just want to know if I will be able to handle the 157 all mountain freestyle and park jumps...I want to be able to charge and go big but still be able to spin a bit too. Rails aren't really my cup of tea.
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I have basically pushed all of the other boards I have had past their limit which is why I am looking into a stiffer freestyle/charging oriented board.
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I just purchased the 2012 T-rice HP and it's extremely stiff. I ride Mt Hood and probably won't be busting it out unless it's steep and deep Not ideal for jibbing or overall playfulness, that thing is serious. I'll keep on my 152 Banana Magic for those park laps.


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Oh, I just saw the rest of your post. I do suggest a 157 for deep snow kickers, a 57 really isn't a huge board, do you know of any Lib tech demos coming to your area? I'd suggest giving it a few laps before committing to it, only because it's not necessarily an all mountain kind of board.


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Thanks man,
I already have a park board just wanting to know which length I should get.
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I am fro Utah but just moved to Nova Scotia, so I don't know any of the resorts here yet...Do you happen to know where I could find the listings for the demos for lib tech?
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