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Exclamation K2 Turbo Dream vs LIB TRS?

I'm an intermediate-advanced rider looking to buy my first board (have used rentals for many years). I ride all mountain, love to bomb hills, carve, and do some freestyle (no jib, love pipes and jumps). I will be primarily riding California slopes (Bear, June, Mammoth).

I'm trying to decide between the LIB TRS BTX and the K2 Turbo Dream. I'll be buying Union Force SL bindings.

I'm 5'8 and weigh 120lbs. For the LIB i'm thinking i would get a 154 and the Raygun a 150.

Does anybody have experience with these boards or just general input they can offer for me?

Which do you think would be better for me for my riding style and west coast snow?

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

(sorry for a bit of a repost, had the last title wrong)
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well the turbo dream and raygun have a slight set back which makes it easier to ride powder so if you ride alot of that maybe go that direction.

If you ride switch alot or icy conditions the trs maybe a better option. true twin with mag.
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150 Raygun. Magne is pretty useless for you in SoCal and the Raygun is just more fun to ride. If Raygun was a typo and you really meant Turbo, still that.

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Magne is pretty useless for you in SoCal
Actually Magne is pretty usefull up here in the Mammoth/June parts.

As far as which board is better for so-cal. We have carried them both in the past simply because they are BOTH fun boards for so-cal. My two cents would be that if you are looking for a board to "bomb hills, carve, and do some freestyle (no jib, love pipes and jumps)" then the TRS is better suited to what you are looking for. If you were throwing some jibs in there then I would lean more to the K2s.
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Sweet, thanks a bunch for the input guys! Sounds like the TRS would be better for me then since i'll mostly be riding June and Bear
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Actually Magne is pretty usefull up here in the Mammoth/June parts.
Debatable. Also I assume by mentioning Bear he's probably closer to there than mammoth. K2's hypreproggressive sidecut grips plenty.

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Sweet, thanks a bunch for the input guys! Sounds like the TRS would be better for me then since i'll mostly be riding June and Bear
Wait, we mentioned if you were riding Mammoth more Magne might help... If you're riding bear more it's just gonna drag and slow you down.

Oh June's reopening? Sick nasty.

Seriously for every single condition I would rather ride a Raygun or a Turbor than a TRS. Just my thoughts.

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Ah so it looks like my decision isnt final then hahah. The Turbo dream looks great all around, people just say it's slightly lacking for freestyle (pop and edge hold in pipes), and obviously the TRS is better for those things and ice.

So have you experienced the drag of the TRS in softer conditions? What is it like? Manageable and still fun or just annoying?

Yea i will probably be reading in Bear the most, it's closest to me
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The TRS does not have more pop than the Turbo. Carbon vs No Carbon. grip in the pipe? How much pipe are you really going to be riding and at what kind of level? Not to mention how long people rode pipe without magne.

Honestly if it were me I'd be shooting for a Raygun. It's a bit softer than the Turbo and will just be more fun at Bear.

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Another actual southern California rider here chiming in. I would pick the TRS personally. TRS is more stable at speed (bombing), has better edge hold (carving) and definitely holds it's own as a pipe and booter board. Like P3 said- if you were hitting rails a lot then the k2, but for slaying the hill and jumps (especially the pipe) you should go TRS.

Just my opinion.
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