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11-10-2012 01:10 PM
I<3snowp0rn Reading through this thread, I'm a little confused...

It sounded like you're interested in a board for it graphics? Although I do understand your analogy of buying a car, unfortunately a T Rice doesn't come in different colors.

If you're interested in the T Rice HP, I'd think you'd be interested in the Capita BSOD for it's lightness similarity. The Capita Totally F'in Awesome is heavier than the BSOD, if you don't mind that.

There's a few wide versions of Never Summer boards if any of those tickle your fancy. I think the heritage X was already mentioned.

The Yes Pick your line is a pow directional board, not a twin by any means.

My last word of advice, there's no board that's better than another board. You're buying a board for your riding style...which was already mentioned.

EDIT:
Forgot to mention the hybrid camber profiles will ride completely different also.
Capita and Signal Omni Wavelength style rocker camber profiles look like this:


Lib Tech and Never Summer:


I noticed when riding a 156 BSOD, it actually felt like riding a shorter board because your contact points were around the end of the binding inserts. When riding a 157 T Rice C2 (back in 2010) it felt more like a traditional camber board because the contact points engage like a camber board. So, just another factor to consider.
11-10-2012 12:45 PM
NWBoarder The TFA is stiff. Very stiff. It's super fun, but the stiffness is something that should be noted. It's by far the stiffest hybrid I've ever ridden. The BSOD is a little softer than the TFA with a slight setback, but it is a pretty damp ride. Damper than the TFA anyway. The Omni I had was from a couple seasons ago, but it was a blast to ride. It's more middle of the road flex wise. I was about 185lbs when I rode all of these, and I have a size 13 foot. The Omni was the narrowest of the three, but it wasn't unmanageable by any means.
11-10-2012 11:15 AM
BWayne89
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Originally Posted by shralp View Post
You've got a good list going BWayne. I've ridden and enjoyed the Capita BSOD and TFA. The TFA would be great for you in my opinion. It's on the wider side, fast, stable, poppy, good float, etc. A great all around board. The hybrid camber gives the best of both camber/rocker worlds and the 3rd contact point grips really well on hard snow/ice.
Just when I thought I narrowed my options down to 2, you had to come along and tell me this lol
11-10-2012 09:43 AM
shralp You've got a good list going BWayne. I've ridden and enjoyed the Capita BSOD and TFA. The TFA would be great for you in my opinion. It's on the wider side, fast, stable, poppy, good float, etc. A great all around board. The hybrid camber gives the best of both camber/rocker worlds and the 3rd contact point grips really well on hard snow/ice.
11-10-2012 06:47 AM
jcam1981
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Originally Posted by Mackie View Post
I'm interested in the lib tech and jones as well. There is no wide version of the T rice pro though. I see you wear a 13, I wear a size 12 ~ 12.5 would we have any problems with over hang?
The T.rice Pro is a mid-wide already because Travis has a 10.5 size foot. This is from Lib Tech employee at an event!
11-10-2012 01:21 AM
BWayne89
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Originally Posted by david_z View Post
I loved the Omni. Full review here:

2013 Signal Omni Snowboard Review

Leo also reviewed the Machete GT:

2013 Ride Machete GT Snowboard Review
Thanks for the reviews
11-09-2012 01:45 PM
david_z
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Originally Posted by BWayne89 View Post
L

List of Sticks wanting to buy this season

Jones Mountain Twin
Burton Custom X
Capita Totaly F'n Awesome
Signal Omni Wavelength - cant find any significant product reviews on this company and its products
Yes Pick Your Line
Endeavor Live Reverse Camber - can't find any significant product reviews on this company and its products.
Ride Machete GT

ANY INPUT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
I loved the Omni. Full review here:

2013 Signal Omni Snowboard Review

Leo also reviewed the Machete GT:

2013 Ride Machete GT Snowboard Review
11-09-2012 01:38 PM
jchaison So I'm looking at Lib boards too...

Is the difference between all the various "models" with the C2-BTX (T.Rice, TRS, Skunk, etc) mainly variance in materials giving different flexes, pop, etc?

I am a similar rider to the OP in style (groomers, glades, occasional pow, NO park). I'm 5'9", 185 lbs, size 9.5 boot and am considering:

Lib TRS
Lib HotKnife (not sure if the C3 is better for me)
NS Cobra
NS Heritage
GNU Riders Choice
Jones Mountain Twin
Rossi One Magtek

Thoughts/input?
11-08-2012 09:58 PM
BWayne89
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Originally Posted by Cane700 View Post
For years I rode very stiff cambered boards and was really sceptical about this whole rocker board movement. The CamRock that Jones makes works. I ride a lot of hard pack and the I never had any control issues with that profile. The is board is much more agile than a full camber but doesn't feel out of control.
Thanks for the input
11-06-2012 12:05 PM
Cane700
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Originally Posted by ETM View Post
I dont get that camber profile at all.
The reason camber works is because when you stand on the board you load from the bindings to the tips which gives good edge hold but between the bindings actually has no downward force being applied to it. When you put rocker outside the bindings that effect is lost so the only place that is actually loaded is directly under your bindings.
For years I rode very stiff cambered boards and was really sceptical about this whole rocker board movement. The CamRock that Jones makes works. I ride a lot of hard pack and the I never had any control issues with that profile. The is board is much more agile than a full camber but doesn't feel out of control.
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