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08-28-2014 10:06 PM
ek9max
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Originally Posted by SnowDogWax View Post
TRS is a fast base, the LibTech Hot Knife is just has a faster base period.
I'm not so sure about this.

Last season I owned a TRS HP -> TRICE hp - > hot knife - > TRS HP again

got my top speed with the TRS and 100% would glide further on the cat tracks with the TRS.

My first board I buy this year will be the 156cm ripsaw though.
04-10-2014 01:12 PM
The Chairman When have you ever seen a versatile twin on top of a podium at a National BX event? The Never Summer Ripsaw with enhanced camber directly underfoot gives you the edge hold and carving power to do so, while having a slight rocker profile to ride the whole mountain.

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Mark Hogan USASA Nationals Copper Mountain 2014
04-09-2014 11:41 PM
emc19 Update....

Fell in love with the Ripsaw. This board is no joke. Take the raptor, add a little agility and more edge hold and you get the Ripsaw. This board gripped whatever terrain I threw at it. Killington was completely iced over last Saturday and it even gripped like a fresh groomer on that. All the skiers were complaining about the icy conditions and I really didn't even notice. On Sunday it was a little softer and it felt like I was on rails. Hit the "moguls" on Skye Peak and had no problems throwing this board around like it was nothing. Really wish I coulda hit the glades but everything was closed. Took it in the park (jumps only) and it had decent pop (completely subjective though). I'd consider my self a beginner in the park so I wouldn't be the best to comment on the pop.

I usually ride a forward stance but I ended up going with duck stance since we were gonna spend some time in the park. I can only imagine how this board would carve with a forward stance. Can't wait till next season.
04-01-2014 10:22 AM
SnowDogWax Playing around on the mountain has its place. I've found in most sports pick 1 or 2 things you hate or is hard and make them easy &/or your best. The focus the past year for me was switch, & highspeed carving. Would love to have the skills to make the whole mountain my park…. Just takes time
04-01-2014 09:13 AM
d2cycles
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Originally Posted by SnowDogWax View Post
Great you must like more rocker between your bindings, TRS is better in powder but my comment was based on speed, carving, jumping. Enjoy your TRS it's all good… with your TNT extruded base.
I was just busting your chops...all in good fun. My favorite board is my Proto and I was able to ride it and the TRS back to back recently. I still give the edge to the Proto because it is noticeably faster but it was very close.

I love true twins and I've always wished the Proto had just a little better edge hold (I'm 215 lbs riding a 157 Proto). I should just get a longer board, but I wanted to stay at this length because it is so much more fun in the moguls and park. This is why I was excited for the RipSaw. Not at all what I thought it would be though...not really that playful. It struck me as a board that is awesome for going fast...everything else was secondary. I prefer to play around on the mountain and occasionally go fast.
04-01-2014 09:02 AM
SnowDogWax
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Originally Posted by d2cycles View Post
Hogwash. I've never ridden a Hot Knife but I would take the TRS every day of the week and twice on Sunday over the RipSaw. I was excited to demo the RipSaw thinking that I would most likely be trying out the next board that I purchased. Nope...not for me. TRS hands down.
Great you must like more rocker between your bindings, TRS is better in powder but my comment was based on speed, carving, jumping. Enjoy your TRS it's all good… with your TNT extruded base.
04-01-2014 08:39 AM
d2cycles
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Originally Posted by SnowDogWax View Post
If you ever Demo the RipSaw or Hot Knife you'll never get on the TRS again.
Hogwash. I've never ridden a Hot Knife but I would take the TRS every day of the week and twice on Sunday over the RipSaw. I was excited to demo the RipSaw thinking that I would most likely be trying out the next board that I purchased. Nope...not for me. TRS hands down.
04-01-2014 08:22 AM
emc19
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Originally Posted by t21 View Post
that's cool though, it looks good going through the stuff and seems fun. to emc19, could you please post a vid of you and your Ripsaw in action on deep stuff soon
Id love to but I doubt I'll be seeing any powder this season. Killington this week will probably be my last trip and the forecast is low 40's and no snow on the radar.

On another note I actually opted to go with some medium flex bindings to try out on the Ripsaw. Maybe I'm just used to the crazy stiffness of the Raptor but the Ripsaw feels quite a bit softer. The initial flex between the bindings feels very soft to me, then once you hit the camber it gets quite stiff. I'll most likely try the medium bindings (Drake Reloads) and my stiffer bindings this weekend (Flux SF45)
03-31-2014 11:08 PM
t21
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Originally Posted by glaucon View Post
Thanks. Well the talk in this thread was that the hot knife is lacking in powder as compared to the ripsaw and the TRS. I just put the vid up as a data point. I don't have enough personal experience with other boards to compare, so people can take from the vid what they wish, good or bad.
that's cool though, it looks good going through the stuff and seems fun. to emc19, could you please post a vid of you and your Ripsaw in action on deep stuff soon
03-31-2014 08:56 PM
SnowDogWax About 11 hours, wil get 6 days this trip. Then home for three days & back to Jay for another 10 days.
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