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Old 10-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have finally settled on a board and am now reading that it is rather narrow. I am looking to get a Lib Tech TRS 154. The 157 and 159 are the same waist width so it would make no difference sizing up. I am a size 11.5 boot 23" 15/-15 stance. Is the board too narrow for me? If so is there a wide equivalent to the TRS in the Lib Tech line? The board has a 25.3 waist width. Thank you for your help.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe that the T Rice will probably be most similar out of the line up, BUT it has a similar waist width in the same lengths. My advice would be the skunk ape but it isnt a true twin it is a directional twin if you wanted to go wider.

You could also look into gnu if you were sticking with mervin, I know you said you like the TRS so maybe just stick with it, i know an 11.5 is pushing the "normal" but you might find its ok.

I screen shotted some stats from some boards that could be similar depending on what you do, that way you can get an idea on the different stats etc etc.

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The T Rice in a similar size is the same waist width. I'm not opposed to a GNU. I was hoping the TRS would fit, but if not what is the equivalent to it from GNU? I would really like to see if the TRS fits first though.

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The 157 T Rice Pro has a 25.8 waist width and I know that would fit. Would a 157 be too big at 160 lbs?
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It all depends what sort of riding you do really. Im 265lbs and ride a 165w so ill say no, but really it depends what you wanna do with it. My initial thoughts are no thats a good size, but it wil depend on where you ride, how you ride, how good you are and what you expect from the board.

I love the riders choice though, so i would say thats a good place to start.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I feel stupid for not checking my current board. I currently ride a 12 Burton Hero 155 mid-wide and it measured just a touch over 25 cm. I guess I'm all set and the TRS should work just fine.
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I feel stupid for not checking my current board. I currently ride a 12 Burton Hero 155 mid-wide and it measured just a touch over 25 cm. I guess I'm all set and the TRS should work just fine.
Not so fast.

First of all, it is width at the inserts (not at the waist) that matters.

The Hero and the TRS both have a waist width of 25.3 cm but the sidecut radius on the Hero is just 7.75m while the TRS is over 8m, suggesting that the Hero should be wider at the inserts.
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Not so fast.

First of all, it is width at the inserts (not at the waist) that matters.

The Hero and the TRS both have a waist width of 25.3 cm but the sidecut radius on the Hero is just 7.75m while the TRS is over 8m, suggesting that the Hero should be wider at the inserts.
So how much of a difference are we really talking here? I have a bit of overhang on my current board. I would say 1/2-3/4 in front and back. I don't have any issues with it currently.
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measure your boot and message wiredsnow, he'll figure it out for you. sound like you dont carve hard enough / ride steep enough terrain to have an issue with boot out. I have size ten boots and can get drag on boards smaller than 25.5.
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measure your boot and message wiredsnow, he'll figure it out for you. sound like you dont carve hard enough / ride steep enough terrain to have an issue with boot out. I have size ten boots and can get drag on boards smaller than 25.5.
I run a wide ducked stance. I sent Wiredsnow a message thanks.
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