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Old 04-17-2013, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey folks

just snagged the T.Rice Pro 157 on sale, (great prices now), but now that I'm looking at it in the living room it feels a bit small:.

My stats: 6"3 and 175lbs.

This is attempt at buying gear (rented for years). Gonna run it with Union Atlas Binding (M/L) and Saloman Focus (10.5 US) boots. I don't do a lot of park..

soooooooo. just wondering if I should keep it or return it for the 161? bit stressed.

appreciate any help
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what kind of riding do you do? what conditions?

this past season i was up to 175-180lbs and i was riding my 151 all mountain cause my park board was just that much fun... i have a 158 that i also love, but i really only use it for hauling ass and carving harder snow... the t rice board is pretty stiff from what i hear, so i really don't think you'll have a problem with it... but if you're on big mountain style stuff and lots of pow you might size up?
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I would say that you should be ok with the 157 for almost all riding. Only if you are seriously bombing serious steeps or extreme carving most of the time would you wish that you were on the bigger board.
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what kind of riding do you do? what conditions?

this past season i was up to 175-180lbs and i was riding my 151 all mountain cause my park board was just that much fun... i have a 158 that i also love, but i really only use it for hauling ass and carving harder snow... the t rice board is pretty stiff from what i hear, so i really don't think you'll have a problem with it... but if you're on big mountain style stuff and lots of pow you might size up?
How tall are you?

i mostly bomb and carve, but i was thinking it would be nice to try some park stuff too.

thanks for the help chaps
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How tall are you?
Height is not really relevant for board size (assuming you can get a comfortable stance). What matters is weight.

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How tall are you?
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Height is not really relevant for board size (assuming you can get a comfortable stance). What matters is weight.
Ok.. yeah that's what I thought.. except I'm tall so I felt I might look kinda funny on a 157.

Thanks for the help.. I'm going to stop worrying now
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Im 6'3 and 220 pounds and im on the T Rice Pro HP 157, i've bombed some steep runs on it and it's never had a problem with my size, in fact I usually chicken out before my board does.

I know the HP version uses basalt instead of fiberglass so not sure what difference this would practically make.
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Im 6'3 and 220 pounds and im on the T Rice Pro HP 157, i've bombed some steep runs on it and it's never had a problem with my size, in fact I usually chicken out before my board does.

I know the HP version uses basalt instead of fiberglass so not sure what difference this would practically make.
hehe. Yeah I dunno what you guys consider "fast".. I normally chicken out at around 30mph
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I'm 185 and don't ride a board longer than 158. I've had 152's over 50mph with no problems. The T.Rice is a pretty agressive board. I coulnd't imagine a scenario which you'd absolutely need a 161 at your weight.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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At 30mph you could board a toaster and be fine lol. 157 will be more than enough for you even as you progress and get more confident at speeds!

AWSM board bro enjoy!
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