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Old 01-03-2012, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am currently in the process of buying my first snowboard. I have been snowboarding for about 4 or 5 years, but I have always rented. I live in New England, so I need something that will hold on to ice well, but I also get to go to Switzerland once or twice a year so I need something that will work for powder too. I have heard the Travis Rice board is a great all mountain board, and I am planning to buy it in the next few days. I guess I am just wondering if there is any reason why it isn't a good board for me. Are there any negative aspects of that board that I may have missed?

The second question is about sizing. I am 6'3 and around 180 pounds. I wear a size 11 boot. I was planning to go with the 161.5. Is that the right sizing for me?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I ride the T.Rice and think its a great all around board. Magne-traction should help hold on those icy NE slopes and it's great in the powder when you get it.

In terms of size, i think you're in the right range... you're a little bigger bigger than me and i ride the 161. You definitely don't need to go any shorter, imo.
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I'm 6'3"/180/size 11 and I ride the 161.5 T. Rice. I love it. It's good for everything except for jibbing. It's stable, quick turning, grippy and can handle big jumps no problem. I like it a lot more than my NS Proto...
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm 6'3"/180/size 11 and I ride the 161.5 T. Rice. I love it. It's good for everything except for jibbing. It's stable, quick turning, grippy and can handle big jumps no problem. I like it a lot more than my NS Proto...
why ? is the proto too soft ?

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I got the wide version, and I feel that due to it being wide, and having a different sidecut from the T. RIce, it is less quick edge to edge and can not make the same tight carves.
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