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limeoasis 01-29-2012 12:03 PM

lib tech t rice pro HP 2012 153 vs 157
 
Hi everyone looking for some opinion on the sizes for travis rice hp board

Height:5"8
Weight:160lbs
Style: freeride /cruising/bombing/big jumps (no jibbing at all, so dont care for softer flexing boards)

I hear the t rice 153 and 157 are blunted tips, so they ride a size bigger. I ride 157cm usually but many people told me the t rice rides a size bigger. Keep in mind again i like to bomb and carve down hills at high speed and not using this for a jib deck but for bug landings and etc. thanks!

tomek142 01-29-2012 06:04 PM

Go with 157.

danm 01-29-2012 06:58 PM

What's your foot size? I'm 5'5" 160 size 9 boot and ride a T.Rice 157 for all mountain... love it for charging and jumps but I'm looking at something different for next season with a narrower waist.

limeoasis 01-29-2012 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by danm (Post 475311)
What's your foot size? I'm 5'5" 160 size 9 boot and ride a T.Rice 157 for all mountain... love it for charging and jumps but I'm looking at something different for next season with a narrower waist.

im a size 8.5 man, im assuming its much harder for you to turn on this mid wide board?

danm 01-29-2012 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by limeoasis (Post 475312)
im a size 8.5 man, im assuming its much harder for you to turn on this mid wide board?

With 8.5 feet I would look at the Dark if you want to stay with Mervin. Personally I'm looking at the Gnu Billy Goat, NS Cobra and Raptor for next season...
All have a narrower waist than the T.Rice. Don't get me wrong, I love the board but it's a bit of work to turn if you're not maching...

limeoasis 01-29-2012 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by danm (Post 475320)
With 8.5 feet I would look at the Dark if you want to stay with Mervin. Personally I'm looking at the Gnu Billy Goat, NS Cobra and Raptor for next season...
All have a narrower waist than the T.Rice. Don't get me wrong, I love the board but it's a bit of work to turn if you're not maching...

for dark series and billy goat, im assuming you'd suggest a 156cm for my stats?

danm 01-29-2012 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by limeoasis (Post 475324)
for dark series and billy goat, im assuming you'd suggest a 156cm for my stats?

YEP! If it's your only board and you get some pow days you might want to go one size up. Fortunately I have a 160 Mullet for pow days so I'm looking at 155-156 for my next all mountain board...

limeoasis 01-29-2012 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by danm (Post 475325)
YEP! If it's your only board and you get some pow days you might want to go one size up. Fortunately I have a 160 Mullet for pow days so I'm looking at 155-156 for my next all mountain board...

would the t rice 157 work as a pow board though? or its still on the short side, despite the blunted tips

danm 01-29-2012 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by limeoasis (Post 475326)
would the t rice 157 work as a pow board though? or its still on the short side, despite the blunted tips

Only if you do a bunch of switch riding in pow...

limeoasis 01-29-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by danm (Post 475327)
Only if you do a bunch of switch riding in pow...

i see, hv you tried the t rice in 153 ? Im just wondering cuz the width is smaller on it


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