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05-07-2014 06:28 PM
AntipodeanSam
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Originally Posted by ZHFlandrs View Post
Regarding the size. A shorter board will be easier to control at slower speeds but a longer board will be easier to control at higher speeds and through choppy uneven snow. Longer boards will give you less of that "oh shit im going fast" feeling. Your legs will appreciate the longer length in powder also. If your starting to ride alot harder, more agressive, doing small drops, jumps/rollers at high speed, starting to straight line or plan to progress that far get the 159 for sure.
I have a two boards for similar reasons as above. If you don't have that luxury I would think hard; Am I an aggressive rider or a playful rider most of the time. From your description its sounds like you like to go fast, so I think having a bigger board for your weight would be best option
05-07-2014 02:10 PM
ZHFlandrs Regarding the size. A shorter board will be easier to control at slower speeds but a longer board will be easier to control at higher speeds and through choppy uneven snow. Longer boards will give you less of that "oh shit im going fast" feeling. Your legs will appreciate the longer length in powder also. If your starting to ride alot harder, more agressive, doing small drops, jumps/rollers at high speed, starting to straight line or plan to progress that far get the 159 for sure. If your a low intermediate, still having trouble with black diamonds/steeps, still getting comfortable with speed, learning to carve, then the 157 should last you for a couple years until you hit that high intermediate level. For bindings i would recommend the union forces or atlas which ever you can find cheaper.
05-06-2014 12:32 PM
d2cycles I have a 2012 TRS 157. I am 5'10" tall and 215 lbs. I love the TRS. It is super fun and playful with excellent edge hold. You will love this snowboard and will not progress beyond it.

About bindings, I have used mine with Union Contact Pro, Union Atlas, Flux DS30 and Salomon Chiefs. All worked well but I like the Atlas/TRS combo the best.
05-06-2014 06:34 AM
ecila
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Originally Posted by AntipodeanSam View Post
Sorry I wasn't putting your ability down at all, and I do take the point that if its a good board why not learn on it.

However; from my experience jumping on a real stiff, catchy board aimed at "advanced- expert riders" can be a little soul destroying, you learn best and improve most when you are enjoying yourself. So that would be why some guys are crossing some off your list, that and the unnecessary expense. Beginner/intermediate etc. is all very subjective and has been debated on here plenty, I'd say you were intermediate and might be happiest on a board with a less catchy shape and flex. The SL and Proto would be good shouts for sure, as would the custom cambered or flying v.
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The TRS is an awesome board. The new xc2 btx profile for 2014 is stable,carves great, and is great for ollies. It does all these things while still being forgiving because of the slight rocker in the middle, easy to turn in trees easy to ride switch. I wouldnt worry about the board being too advanced for you at all. Ive ridden the board all season and havent had one bad thing to say about it. If you ever plan on getting into freestyle riding I would get the 157. If you want more float in powder and a more comfortable ride i would get the 159. Personally i think the board handles like a smaller board so i would size up to the 159 as your one board. Im 6'1 190 and i ride the 162. As for the HP version, it is a slightly better but to me its not worth the extra money. The proto is a good competitor to th trs but it has more rocker and isnt as stable flat basing but slightly easier to turn. Its also a great board. Youll be able to find the trs for cheaper if money is an issue. Hope that helps
Thanks guys really helpful!

I think I will go for the TRS, The NS Proto looks good just not as sold on the graphics being a female and all dragons really aren't my thing lol..

On that matter you say the 159 i tend to agree based on my weight this is true but im currently on a 157 I think maybe going bigger might be more difficult to control a bigger board?.. excuse the noob questions.

Also how much impact do bindings have on riding I don't really have an issue with my current Technine ones on my soon to be old board but again they are as old and as entry level as my old board so im wondering will I find a difference in getting newer bindings? and if so any recommendations?

Thanks!
05-06-2014 02:16 AM
ZHFlandrs The TRS is an awesome board. The new xc2 btx profile for 2014 is stable,carves great, and is great for ollies. It does all these things while still being forgiving because of the slight rocker in the middle, easy to turn in trees easy to ride switch. I wouldnt worry about the board being too advanced for you at all. Ive ridden the board all season and havent had one bad thing to say about it. If you ever plan on getting into freestyle riding I would get the 157. If you want more float in powder and a more comfortable ride i would get the 159. Personally i think the board handles like a smaller board so i would size up to the 159 as your one board. Im 6'1 190 and i ride the 162. As for the HP version, it is a slightly better but to me its not worth the extra money. The proto is a good competitor to th trs but it has more rocker and isnt as stable flat basing but slightly easier to turn. Its also a great board. Youll be able to find the trs for cheaper if money is an issue. Hope that helps
05-05-2014 05:54 PM
AntipodeanSam
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Originally Posted by ecila View Post
Thanks for all the suggestions so far!

Well I wouldn't class myself as a beginner, over the years I have had a few lessons and the last two were not at beginner level I can turn confidently at average speed and link the next turn... i suppose im just not as confident picking the places where i want to turn yet, that might make me still at beginner level still in not sure?

Never Summer SL (camber/rocker/camber)
Never Summer Proto (camber/rocker/camber)
Sorry I wasn't putting your ability down at all, and I do take the point that if its a good board why not learn on it.

However; from my experience jumping on a real stiff, catchy board aimed at "advanced- expert riders" can be a little soul destroying, you learn best and improve most when you are enjoying yourself. So that would be why some guys are crossing some off your list, that and the unnecessary expense. Beginner/intermediate etc. is all very subjective and has been debated on here plenty, I'd say you were intermediate and might be happiest on a board with a less catchy shape and flex. The SL and Proto would be good shouts for sure, as would the custom cambered or flying v.
05-05-2014 05:53 PM
Simon Birch I've never ridden a lib tech HP just a friends T. Rice (which I enjoyed on groomers and held great on ice) but the HP has C2 banana rocker tech mixed in with camber, its a C/R/C board. I can't comment on what people think of boards with some banana rocker in it, just from what I've seen on the forums not too many people cared for it. Hopefully someone with some real experience with Lib Tech boards gives their thoughts and advice on it.

I can comment on the NS SL though (and for the record I am not a NS fan boy, next board I'm going to get will either be a Yes, Lib, Jones, or another Rome board) I have the 158cm one and love it. Sadly I got it late in the season but got to enjoy it in Vermont and VA. It did everything I wanted, its stiffness rating is a 5, was damp which eliminated a ton of chatter at high speeds and held a great edge. I almost got a lib hot knife but went with the NS instead cause NS has a 3 year warranty vs. Lib Tech's 1 year.
05-05-2014 05:28 PM
ecila Thanks for all the suggestions so far!

Well I wouldn't class myself as a beginner, over the years I have had a few lessons and the last two were not at beginner level I can turn confidently at average speed and link the next turn... i suppose im just not as confident picking the places where i want to turn yet, that might make me still at beginner level still in not sure?

As far as the type of board goes I really dont want a noodle i know the GNU Carbon Credit has been labelled as that in a few reviews and its more of a park and freestyle board rather than an all mountain. The board i currently have is old pretty stiff and i don't think it is something that is going to help me progress as a snowboarder. At the same time I dont want to get the TRS if its going to be even worse than my current board as far as being able to progress.

I just don't see any other all mountain boards that have good reviews and have good tech that are more suited to my riding level.

On that note does anyone know if the TRS Horsepower would be better? They say its lighter and has more flex 'saying' its more playful?... I might be wrong but wouldn't that make it easier for a lower end Intermediate rider or am i completely wrong?

From Simons post the other two which I have also considered are (but i still keep coming back to the TRS):

Never Summer SL (camber/rocker/camber)
Never Summer Proto (camber/rocker/camber)
05-05-2014 04:33 PM
Manicmouse Boards that are difficult to ride can hinder a beginner's development.

That said I would think an intermediate rider with a few seasons under their belt can get whatever they want
05-05-2014 03:45 PM
ItchEtrigR if its a great board why wouldnt one want to learn on it?
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