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Old 11-21-2012, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lib Tech TRS...Which size for me?

No trades or refunds, I got to get this from the first time.

I basicly want to know whether I could ride this particular board in a slightly shorter lenght, or if I'll be happier if I got the longer version

I'll go into the details as to WHY I came up with the TRS as my next board if you guys want me to, but in short: The raving reviews, the weird hybrid profile, and the fancy technology convinced me it'd make a good all mountain board for an intermediate rider like myself.

I'm having a bit of a first world problem deciding which lenght would work best for my style though. I try not to let the graphics or price influence me too much, cause imo the 154 Stealth looks a lot nicer, but I could get a really good deal on a 2012 151 with the meh graphics.

ANYWAY, here's my stats:

5.6, 150lbs, intermediate. Not at all an expert in the park, but I'm still improving pretty fast as far as jumps/jibbing goes. I ride all the pow I can find, anywhere I can find it, but the sad truth is that I mainly ride groomers and (icy) hard pack. So I'd say jibbing/buttering takes up 20prcnt of my time, pow as well, and groomers about 80prcnt.

151 seems like a bad idea, both for deep pow and groomers, but I was hoping the medium stiffness and fancy technology of the TRS C2 BTX could maybe make up for the lack of weight/lenght/stability.

I'm used to 152 boards, and though they always kinda fell short in pow and on speedy hard pack, maybe 154 might be overkill for my limited size/weight. I'm worried it'll feel a bit stiff/heavy and slow in short fast turns. I don't want it to affect my already mediocre jibbing skills:s

I basicly want to know whether I could ride this particular board in a slightly shorter lenght, or if I'll be happier if I got the longer version

What do you guys think? Cheers.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey I just picked up a 2012 154 for this season's board. I'm 5 9 160 pounds so I don't think you would have a problem with the 151
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My mate is a short arse but about 175lbs and hes decided to go for the 154 (he thinks height matters ffs). He knows it'll be short but we don't get much powder here in NZ and he likes the park.

Im not sure if I should talk him into the 157, its his money after all and he seems happy with 154!
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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At 175 there's no way I would go under a 157 especially on a soft to mid flexing board like the trs. The 154 is just right for me and I fluctuate between 155~160
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I demo'd a bunch of LibTech/Gnu boards last winter and one thing I got out of it is that the hybrid camber boards have a greater useable range per a given length. I'm 5'10" and weigh around 170 and prefer a slightly longer board, I have a 160 Jamie Lynn. But I mainly just cruise groomers or hit the steeps on powder days.

Most of the guys who were at the demo booth were about my size and much better riders but had generally downsized their main boards to 157 just because the versatility of the new designs, they could get a shorter board that was more playful but could still set a carve and float in moderate powder.

I think it would come down to where you will spend the majority of your time. If it is carving and powder then go long. If you like to play around in the park, run through trees and generally like a more maneuverable board go short.

The TRS is, or at least was, a more centered board so isn't the greatest for powder but the hybrid cambers float a lot better than standard camber boards.

Also check the board width and see how that relates to you shoe size. You don't want it too wide or narrow.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure the trs only comes in mid wide ranges
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks.

Still on the fence. Is the TRS light and flex enough to get away with an extra inch longer than what I usually ride? Or can I get it an inch shorter and not get in trouble in pow and on fast/icy groomers thanks to the supposedly grippy edges?

Why don't they just make one in 152 or 153
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You'd be happy to hear that you can go shorter than you normally do with all libtech boards.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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You'd be happy to hear that you can go shorter than you normally do with all libtech boards.
That's a relief actually.

But after last season I kinda decided to go bigger than 152, cause I always got in trouble at high speeds and in pow:s

I guess I'll just have to pull the trigger, either way there's gonna be a draw back I'll just have to deal with


Thanks for the input, ppreciate it
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i'd say go for 151-2 if you park a lot, if not i'd say 154 for the tiny bit of extra bit of stability at high speeds.

i'm actually 154 lbs with 156, even though i park a lot. and i've had no feelings of clumsiness from my board. in the end i don't think you can go wrong with either 151-2 or 154.
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