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Old 01-29-2013, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After talking to forum members and researching. I have decided to get a skate banana to compliment my 157 Blunted T.Rice.

I am 5'10, 170lbs size 10 boots.

I have ridden a 156 rocker before fora couple of years. So I am leaning towards a 154 or 156.

I'm looking for a Fun, Loose and Skate feel ride that butters and presses easily.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The main difference between the banana and the pickle is the side cut, I have owned both and I like the longer side cut on the banana, I found the pickled heel side cut just too tight.

I'm around 170 and had both boards in the 159 which is a fun size for the whole mountain. I've rode a 156 banana too and it felt quite a bit softer than the 159. I would be looking at the 156. Id only get the 54 if you ride a really small mountain.
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I'm the same size and weight as you with size 9 boots. I got rid of my 157 Trice for a 153 this season and love it. I also have a 156 banana and 152. The 152 is a blast to ride, but like walove said, smaller board for the smaller mtn. I can tolerate it at Big Bear to screw around on, but a bigger mountain would be overkill. Depends on what you're wanting to do with it. I also agree the '56 is softer than the '59. Have a buddy on a '59 and he's 185lbs and bombs on it. My '56 gets a bit chattery and sketchy at speed.....
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I'm the same size and weight as you with size 9 boots. I got rid of my 157 Trice for a 153 this season and love it. I also have a 156 banana and 152. The 152 is a blast to ride, but like walove said, smaller board for the smaller mtn. I can tolerate it at Big Bear to screw around on, but a bigger mountain would be overkill. Depends on what you're wanting to do with it. I also agree the '56 is softer than the '59. Have a buddy on a '59 and he's 185lbs and bombs on it. My '56 gets a bit chattery and sketchy at speed.....
I wanted to get rid of my 157 T.rice for 153 as well. I didn't do my research when buying the board, damn blunted tips. The 157 bombs hard but a little sluggish for my liking.

The 157 T.Rice I can keep for mountains out west. I am in the east coast. So only small mountains, occasionally I go to Vermont and Quebec but those mountains don't compare to the ones out wear.

I want a board for easy maneuverability for the trees as well.
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I'd go the '54 route. The '52 I have is a blast to ride, quick as hell edge to edge, but gets sketchy really fast. The '56 is fun as well, but when I ride it I'm missing how quick the '52 is. I think the '54 would give you the best of both worlds.
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