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Old 09-29-2012, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I'm 6'1'' 155lb!!
I would consider my self an advance rider, I put in an avg of 70+ days season for the past 5 years.
I have rode the skate banana 159 , TRS 159(before C2), Jones Mountain Twin159 and Jones Solution 161. In that order
I demoed my friends 161 T-Rice last year, and loved it, found it super solid on the landings (compared to the mountain twin) and more pop.
For a board I'm looking for an all mountain board, that can shred deep powder, more solid then the mountain twin but still is free style inspired.
I love to be able to play with a board butter and goof round but also I'm looking for board that is solid on big drops and has a decent amount of pop.
This year, I'm pretty set on the C2 and my decision lies now between getting a TRS 159. T-Rice 161 Horse Power or one of the Phoenix series in 160.

I was curious if anyone has been able to ride and compare these boards and has any advice in my decision.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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banana magic, attack banana or dirty pillow have more rocker = more playful. c2 is more locked in and the phoenix is almost flat, = less playful. I like the flex of the trs. If it was me, a lot of tech for the money in the gnu eco-genetics. La-nina if your feeling more directional. Mervin has a lot of boards in the "all mountain" category
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I really would like to ride the new phoenix shape. I miss the camber pop!
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm also curious to how the new C3 camber would feel, compared to the C2
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have the '12 Attack Banana. Does all the fore mentioned and won a Good Wood award and it has the EC2 BTX.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Altered genetics maybe worth looking at. It's pricey, but is a bit softer for an agressive board allowing easier butters over some of the other stiffer Mervyns while still maintaining the ability to charge.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the altered changed its name to the eco, price isnt too bad $599. hundo less than a last year and the trice hp, cool graphics this year too. Still get the lightweight core and vectran fibers.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Eco looks cool!!
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