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02-28-2014 08:06 PM
ek9max
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Originally Posted by Nolefan2011 View Post
I think his point is that you're going to continue to evolve as a rider and you most likely haven't found your style or what you like yet.

That will change. But I agree. First season probably isn't enough to tell someone which Lib is best for them.
I wasn't being sarcastic. I was agreeing. Lol
02-28-2014 07:52 PM
Nolefan2011 I think his point is that you're going to continue to evolve as a rider and you most likely haven't found your style or what you like yet.

That will change. But I agree. First season probably isn't enough to tell someone which Lib is best for them.
02-28-2014 07:05 PM
ek9max
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Originally Posted by jtg View Post
Don't do that...

Also, $4000+ worth of boards now and you haven't even been riding for a full season?

And you just said in the other thread a few weeks ago that you really liked the T Rice more than the TRS. Next week you'll hate the TRS and like the Cygnus

BTW, if you're a new rider from Alberta, and he's been riding 10 years in the PNW, safe to say you aren't going to be able to give him helpful advice on powder boards
Ya I actually ended up going back to the TRS after the hot knife. I am somewhat new, you're right. My input means nothing.
02-28-2014 05:45 PM
Unowned
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Originally Posted by Redline View Post
Out of curiosity, why not?
same reason no one brushes their teeth or shaves every hour?
02-28-2014 01:45 PM
Redline
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Originally Posted by jtg View Post
Don't do that...
Out of curiosity, why not?
02-28-2014 01:24 AM
mattsnowboard Thanks for all the input!

I think I'm dropping the Never Summer RipSaw from my list just because it's too damn hard to find. I can only find it on eBay.

BTW, I'm actually new to the PNW, been shredding the icy garbage dumps in the southern parts of Michigan for about 8 years so this has been a great change

I will see if I can get out to Baker this season to demo more boards, but I'm tempted to just flip a coin on the TRS vs. Danny Kass and call it a day for now.

I'll probably get a freeride/powder board in a year or so anyway, so I'll try to demo some more boards in the mean time.
02-28-2014 12:53 AM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by mattsnowboard View Post
Yeah I think I want an "all-mountain freestyle" board. Not a park/jib board, but I like hitting jumps/spinning (hence the twin) and I will hit the occasional box.

BG won't pop off jumps like a cambered park board....but it will run and fly off anything...any drop, knob, pillow, windlip and land anything...and you don't have to the park precision....you can be sketch and cockeyed on takeoff and landing...the goat fuckin eats up terrain...its an amazing surefooted beast.
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Originally Posted by Nolefan2011 View Post
He listed 3 true twins, and you suggested a board that isn't a great jump board for the park when he rides 40% park? That's the wrong board....Billy Goat is a steep, deep, and bombing board.

Yes BG is a board for steeps...but not deep....it will do fine on groomed, packed, chunder and in 10-14" of maritime pow...but not deeper...there is no shovel nose nor taper tail...and is not a great bomber because of the c2/b3 btx...a full cambered board would be a great bombing board. BG is agile and turns quick....BTW its a directional twin...a true twin with a setback....check the specs
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Originally Posted by NZRide View Post
The Billygoat is an aggressive directional Freeride board!, can't get much further from a twin board used a lot for park duty.

Wrong!...BG is a twin with a .75" setback...which you can adjust to a no setback true twin stance.
Been riding a 159 BG c2btx at Baker for 2 years...it is beastly...it does not do deep pow and it does not have cambered pop nor true bombing speed 50mph+ stability like a cambered board (it can do it, but its not locked on)...and I have a stiff freeride cambered board and stiff twin cambered board that has been ridden for years....and not about to give up camber.

Mr. Billy riding his goat....
02-28-2014 12:48 AM
jtg
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Originally Posted by ek9max View Post
But I wax my board every time out anyways.
Don't do that...

Also, $4000+ worth of boards now and you haven't even been riding for a full season?

And you just said in the other thread a few weeks ago that you really liked the T Rice more than the TRS. Next week you'll hate the TRS and like the Cygnus

BTW, if you're a new rider from Alberta, and he's been riding 10 years in the PNW, safe to say you aren't going to be able to give him helpful advice on powder boards
02-28-2014 12:02 AM
ek9max This year I have purchased Gnu impossible, TRS HP, Trice HP, Hot knife.

Got rid of all of them except the TRS HP.

Bad ass do it all type snowboard. LOVE IT!

I'm not crazy on the fact it was an extruded base. But I wax my board every time out anyways.

My first time out with it this year, my buddy was out his first time out with a brand new Yes asym. I glided past his on every flat. Actually another friend of ours with a 2012 TRS that hasn't been waxed in a year was gliding past him too.

So the TNT base is pretty damn good if you ask me.


Stability wise. The TRS is much more stable than the Trice and I really couldn't tell the difference compared to the hot knife in stability or flat basing. The TRS is MUCH better than the hot knife in powder though.
02-27-2014 09:36 PM
24WERD
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Originally Posted by mattsnowboard View Post
...I ride like 40% park (jumps with an occasional box) and 60% all-mountain....want true twin....150 lbs. ... like the feel of camber over rocker.... pros/cons so far.

Lib Tech TRS 157
+ I've demo'd the 154, like this board and XC2BTX
- But ...extruded base,...don't know if I want full magnetraction (vs. .5 which may be nice but not overly "catchy")

GNU Danny Kass 155
+ XC2BTX like TRS, Sintered base, .5 magnetraction

Lib Tech Hot Knife 156
+ C3BTX profile sounds nice, but I've only ridden the XC2BTX and regular camber. Sintered Base. .5 Magnetraction
- Haven't ridden this camber profile (but not necessarily a con, just an uknown)

....
jump and occ. box sintered base, less edge grip then mage , like trs , but not base,

conclun: get the NS ripsaw 153 if you want to do boxes if not then 156.

actually at your weight try the NS proto 154
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