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03-08-2012 08:22 PM
Nivek It wont make a ton of difference from the TRS to the Omni, but going form full camber to either hybrid will. Rocker makes it easier to get on edge, so even in the SAME waist width but then with rocker you'll notice a good improvement.
03-08-2012 08:19 PM
blayze
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Originally Posted by david_z View Post
TRS flex rating is 5/10 on Lib's scale definitely felt more of a freestyle influence than either the Agent or Omni and I would be worried about that board folding under pressure because I folded it, just not firm enough to really ride super fast/aggressive IMO.

I don't see a flex rating on Signal's site but to me it felt much firmer than that TRS. I said ~6.5, but probably be more like a 7+ for someone who is lighter since I am bigger than average.

the waist spec on the TRS 148n is 237 compared to 240 for the Omni 150 so there's a difference there.
Thanks for the valuable feedback, especially since you've ridden two of these decks.

I'm only 125-130 pounds so no matter how hard I ride it, I doubt it'll fold under pressure.

Interesting comments on the Signal vs. TRS... from reading their descriptions I would've figured the TRS would be stiffer.

Do you think the 3mm difference on the waist will feel noticeable with my size 7 boot? My custom X152 has a 244mm width and sometimes I feel that contributes to my struggles with tight turns given my boot size.

Thanks!
03-08-2012 08:14 PM
david_z TRS flex rating is 5/10 on Lib's scale definitely felt more of a freestyle influence than either the Agent or Omni and I would be worried about that board folding under pressure because I folded it, just not firm enough to really ride super fast/aggressive IMO.

I don't see a flex rating on Signal's site but to me it felt much firmer than that TRS. I said ~6.5, but probably be more like a 7+ for someone who is lighter since I am bigger than average.

the waist spec on the TRS 148n is 237 compared to 240 for the Omni 150 so there's a difference there.
03-08-2012 08:12 PM
srdeo What you have picked are all good boards. SL is little more freeride than freestyle but can be used for either. I think its more freeride board than what neversummer describes. I think it is little damper than trs but other than that very close to TRS. If you want a board you can nail a quick tight turn you want something that is softer torsionally (compared to your custom x). its not just not matter of length. having said that both trs and sl has softer torsional flex than custom x. Have you tried MTX? Some likes them some dont. I like them on ice but dont like them in softer packed condtion. It digs in too much for me on softer snow and spring condition snow. I would go with TRS if you are planning on keeping custom x and if you like the graphics.
03-08-2012 08:10 PM
blayze
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The TRS isn't any more mountain oriented than the Omni or SL.
Thanks for debunking that perception Nivek. Guess I'm a sucker for marketing

So which would you go with if you were in my boots?
03-08-2012 08:06 PM
Nivek The TRS isn't any more mountain oriented than the Omni or SL.
03-08-2012 07:52 PM
blayze Thanks for all the fabulous feedback. You guys have given me a lot to chew on.

I've narrowed it down to:

1) Lib-Tech TRS 148 Narrow
2) Signal Omni 150 (never heard of this company, but the reviews are great)
3) Never Summer SL 151 (everyone on most forums I read seem to love this company)

I think I'm leaning towards the TRS only because the description sounds like's specifically made for my kind of riding style, and because it's the shortest board + narrow design which is good for my size 7 boot - although I'm a tad concerned about the heaviness factor mentioned above.

The Signal Omni and NS SL sound like very capable boards (especially the NS), but from reading the description these sound like they are designed more to be all-mountain/park hybrids as opposed to something designed more specifically for my purposes like the TRS.

The NS SL specifically seems like its gears more for freestyle than freeride (SL | Never Summer Industries - Snowboards, Longboards, Clothing and Accessories - Powered by CLVR TV), which concerns me because I spend zero time in the park. Additionally, 151 is only 1cm shorter than my current 152 Custom X... I really wanted something less than 150 that would enable me to nail sharp turns and swing the board around quicker in the glades and moguls.

Would you guys agree with my assessment? Let me know if you have any other suggestions for decks!
03-08-2012 07:34 PM
david_z
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
There's the Signal Omni 150.
I'll second this.
03-08-2012 07:34 PM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by blayze View Post
Thanks man, didn't know that Libs were generally on the heavier side.

Any experience with the Rome Agent?
You don't want an Agent. That's a mid stiff park deck capable all over the mountain.

Possibly a K2 Lifelike 149.

I have no idea if it rides well or what board its based on, but the Yes TDF exists in the sizes you're looking for. If it's based on the G_oH or Basic then I'd probably ignore, but hey if you can't find anything else you like, maybe you'll like it.
03-08-2012 07:21 PM
srdeo Libs are little heavier but i don't think its to a point where people really notice it after run or two.
Either way TRS is not going to be as stiff as custom x. TRS compares more to regular custom not custom x.
Boards you've mentioned are good all mountain boards. I don't know if they are a good charging board.
Are you looking for something more of a freestyle board? Look for something damp like never summer.
from my past experience damp boards are best for charging. None of the board you mentioned is going to be better than custom x for charging especially if you size down. Try never summer SL or Premier f1, I dont think they are as stable as custom x but dampness may make up for it
And because it's little softer and becasue of the rocker it will be easier to right thru tight spot
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