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Old 04-13-2013, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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5'8" 195-210 lbs min/max. I always float between those numbers.


I have a 12 billy goat and its a great board.

I have two issues

1) I'm feeling I might benefit from a board that is stiffer torsionally

2) I like to buy shit

Want to stick with mervin or Never Summer

I find myself wanting the t rice over the raptor for its true twin shape. Also the raptor is pinning me to a smaller size @ 159, I'm not gonna go 164.

Also going to grab a noodle board for those day 4s with no new snow. Something to practice switch on, presses, butters etc. ride easy and have fun while learning new skills I can transfer over to my new aggressive board.

I've realized that switch is an important skill to acquire. Just one more reason the rice is in the running more so than the raptor.

I don't do park, but want to focus on learning natural jumps, drops, etc.

Am I waisting my time going from a goat to a rice?
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There's the dark from lib, you're not going to get anything stiffer from them. Not sure of your foot size but the rice is a midwide, so you'll give up some of the agility/nimbleness of the goat.

You should just get a KTR.
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There's the dark from lib, you're not going to get anything stiffer from them. Not sure of your foot size but the rice is a midwide, so you'll give up some of the agility/nimbleness of the goat.

You should just get a KTR.
What's a KTR?

I will look at dark series now.

I'm a 9 foot, but size down 1/2 size on boot. Dc staus , oddly enough.

In my compulsive research I've done over the last 12 hours I did look at the dark series. It has the risers for easy turning, and is similar to the riders choice I think. Minus the risers. It doesn't seem to be rated stiffer than the rice though.

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Old 04-14-2013, 12:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Dark(er) series is slightly stiffer than the T. Rice. However, like your BG it is a directional twin. It is not like the Riders Choice at all - much stiffer, directional (RC is true twin), much shallower side-cute, etc.

For stiff true twins from Mervin, your only option is basically the T. Rice. However, it is not much stiffer than the BG, if at all - but will feel much torsionally because it is so wide.

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Old 04-14-2013, 12:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think that's what I'm after is more torsional stiffness. The BG takes the littlest input form the back foot on hard pack days.

I'm to the point where I want/need to have more effort inserted to turn a board. The BG turns too easy.


Plus the entire idea of having a twin is appealing.

I really have nothing but time to lose since I'd be ordering from dogfunk. It's always nice to get feedback though.

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Old 04-14-2013, 02:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You ever demo a Never Summer SL? I have an older, cambered model, but the newer ones might be up your alley?
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No, I have not. But... I did take a couple spins on variable terrain and conditions on a premier , which was too soft me as it was setup.

Pretty sure SL is not as stiff/free ride/style as the premiere. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.
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KTR=Kessler the Ride
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Since you don't seem to be worried about price, I'd go with the TRice Pro Horse Power (HP) over the TRice Pro.

The HP is lighter and stronger (though I can't vouch for the second). Even though they have the same flex rating, I believe the HPs are a bit stiffer feeling too.

I can't comment on Never Summer.
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