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Old 02-04-2012, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lib Tech TRS / GNU Riders Choice / NS Proto

Ok so i am trying to decide between these 3 boards, and i would like some opinions on them. Also, i am definately open to other suggestions. But heres a little about my riding.

I have always ridden a Burton or Rome board and im looking to get into some of this newer stuff. I am an instructor at a mountain in NY and im taking my AASI level 1 exam sometime this season, i would consider myself an intermediate/advanced freerider/freestyle. Im usually on groomers but love to go off trail and into the trees when possible. I go in the park maybe once or twice a day doing some basic jumps and other stuff, but i love hitting natural features throughout the mountain. I want a board that will be able to handle itself in the park if needed, but more importantly rip the natural stuff and groomers. Also i do like boards with some flex, so i feel like the flex on these boards would be ideal.

Im 5'8 and weigh around 157-162 pounds and ive been riding for 5 years now. I can get some great deals on any of these boards cuz i have my sources and i can get NS boards for about half off being part of AASI and a local shop has great deals for instructors.

Like i said before, im open to any suggestions But i am on the ice coast so i feel like Magnetraction is major plus and the NS boards seemed to hold pretty well when i demoed one
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll assume you have a 9-10 boot. I've ridden all of the boards you are looking to buy. The GNU RC is a little softer and has a bit more sidecut than the TRS. If you want a playful, quick turning yet smooth ride go with the Proto. If you are aggressive and ride fast all of the time then TRS.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply.
Yea my boot size is 10.5 right now but my next pair of boots will probably be 10, i feel like i have to much room in my boots.

ive got some guys i work with that ride these, so maybe ill be able to test one or two of them out.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Check out the Rossignol One Magtek. Has Magnetraction, hybrid rock/camber, and a medium flex. Has gotten great reviews as an all-mountain do everything board. I might be biased as I am pretty sure I will be picking this board up. Unless you want to share your NS hookup for a little fee? lol





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Haha i was just about to add that board to the list..i forgot about it. I can test ride anytime i want so ill def check it out. Ive definately decided that i want magnetraction so i think ive narrowed it down to: The TRS, the riders choice and the one magtek. Just gotta decide on which one and what length lol

Ill pick up an NS board end of next season lol
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Nice I'm hoping my new credit card gets here in a couple days so I can pick up the magtek. I'll get cashback so it essentially makes the board $100. Can't beat that.
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hell yea thats a sweet deal. The shop im going to, to look at these boards is currently selling mervin boards and most other things in the shop for 25% off. ill be stoked with any of these boards
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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anyone else have any opinions on any of these boards?

TRS, Riders Choice, One Magtek
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