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06-06-2014 08:39 AM
spacemanspiff thanks guys.... stoked!
06-06-2014 08:34 AM
GreyDragon Totally agree with hardasacatshead.

I'm 175-180 lbs., 5'11", but size 8.5/9 boot.
I owned both the 161.5 and 157.
157 is more maneuverable for my weight while 161.5 was more stable, a little better for charging.

Ultimately I got rid of both because of my smaller boot size, but I really liked the boards!
06-06-2014 06:53 AM
hardasacatshead I think you're perfectly fine. The 157 would probably give you a little more manoeuvrability but the 161.5 will give you more stability when bombing and a little more float in the pow.

I know they're very different boards but I'm about the same size as you (10.5 boots though) and I ride a 157 Proto HD most of the time and it's on the verge of being too small for me (I think you'd be in the same boat with the 157 TRice). Heaps of fun all over the hill but I'd enjoy a little more board for deeper snow. On the groomers it's fine because it's got almost the same effective edge as your 161.5 Lib so holds an edge well enough for me.

So yep, you've made a good choice. Enjoy shredding the fuck outta that thing.
06-06-2014 04:08 AM
spacemanspiff I just ordered a 161.5 T Rice Pro. I was wondering if I ordered the right size...
I am ~180-185 pounds... 6'1"... 11-11.5 boots.

I have ridden 159s my entire snowboarding life (GNU Carbon Credit 159 Wide , Never Summer Heritage 159W)... I normally get a wide board because I assume I need it for my bigger than normal feel... thoughts?

did I order the right size... I figured the 157 would be too small.

Cheers!
03-28-2014 08:52 AM
SnowDogWax Awsome choice LibTech best base….
03-27-2014 10:30 PM
Ravaging Rami Went with the T.Rice Pro HP. Awesome board, thanks for the help!
03-20-2014 11:36 AM
Luvmustycarpet1 Yes before comming to the Lib tech u was riding a ride kink and a Burton air both are camber boards and IMO they were like riding bricks n logs down the mountain compared to btx n c2btx I also have a gnu carbon credit which is btx and they both handle exceptionally well in w.e condition your going to be riding ...I much prefer rocker or hybrid over Reg camber boards with the way I ride
03-20-2014 11:32 AM
Ravaging Rami
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Originally Posted by Luvmustycarpet1 View Post
I ride on the east. Coast and being that its a stiffer board I felt that it handled choppy snow very well even bombing down the mountain going fast on a diamond it handled jus fine ....it floated unreal In 28in of fresh powder .....IMO it all depends on how you ride if your an agressive rider and like bombing down the mtn n u don't rly hit the park I would go with the stiffer board it handles high speed with no chatter the magne traction gives unreal edge hold on w.e the conditons r ...being that its lighter then the Reg version it makes up on stiffness ......I also have union charger bindings on it and it makes it a very very responsive board that you can do anything with its the best all mountain board I have rode
And have you ridden camber boards before using the T.Rice? Since it is a hybrid, does it feel loose or unstable? I'ver never ridden a hybrid before, only camber, so I'm wondering if the transition will be major?
03-19-2014 09:12 PM
Luvmustycarpet1
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Originally Posted by Ravaging Rami View Post
Okay, so besides the uber awesome art, would the lighter board be worse on chopped up snow or with speed since it flexes more? Or is it the opposite? I'm assuming HP would float better in POW, but is that true? I ride mostly in the midwest, so groomers, hardpack, and occasional powder. Would the HP handle that better than the regular?
I ride on the east. Coast and being that its a stiffer board I felt that it handled choppy snow very well even bombing down the mountain going fast on a diamond it handled jus fine ....it floated unreal In 28in of fresh powder .....IMO it all depends on how you ride if your an agressive rider and like bombing down the mtn n u don't rly hit the park I would go with the stiffer board it handles high speed with no chatter the magne traction gives unreal edge hold on w.e the conditons r ...being that its lighter then the Reg version it makes up on stiffness ......I also have union charger bindings on it and it makes it a very very responsive board that you can do anything with its the best all mountain board I have rode
03-19-2014 08:13 PM
Ravaging Rami
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Originally Posted by Luvmustycarpet1 View Post
when i bought this board i emailed lib tech about what is a "co sintered base" and his reply was :

"The T-rice comes with the co-sintered base which means there is a layer similar to an extruded base and then another layer is laid on top of it that is a sintered material. Combined that make the co-sintered base which is kinda of a medium hard density and personally my favorite of all bases. It requires minimal maintenance and maximum performance. I really like that it is hard like a sintered base but acts for like a extruded."
also wrote this as well:

" The Co-sintered will act like a sintered when it comes to hot waxing. This is because it has deeper pores just like a regular sintered base.
Happy to help you whenever you need, feel free to ask me anytime."
Okay, so besides the uber awesome art, would the lighter board be worse on chopped up snow or with speed since it flexes more? Or is it the opposite? I'm assuming HP would float better in POW, but is that true? I ride mostly in the midwest, so groomers, hardpack, and occasional powder. Would the HP handle that better than the regular?
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