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01-10-2013 07:48 PM
Bleedblue666 I would but they are the est model...which sucks..oh well!
01-10-2013 07:42 PM
BigmountainVMD I've heard that the Vitas are pretty close to the '13 Cartels (a bit more flexible than past years) so I would just toss the Vitas on the TRS. I think that would be a very nice combo as well. When I spoke to Burton Rider Services twice early in the season, both people confirmed that the Vitas were more stiff, the Cartels were in the middle and the Genesis were the most flexy of those three options.
01-10-2013 07:35 PM
Bleedblue666 I'm deffinatly leaning towards the cartels.
I already have malavitas on my nug and I have no complaints.
Just had a few people say try the forces but I hear mixed feelings!
01-10-2013 06:56 PM
Brainwashed Glad to hear you made a decision.

As for binding, I love my Cartels on my Banana Magic.
01-10-2013 06:33 PM
BigmountainVMD I think the new Cartels would pair nicely.
01-10-2013 06:22 PM
Bleedblue666 So after all the feedback I went with the TRS series! Instead of the skate to find some bindings... Thanks for all the feed back !
01-08-2013 05:16 PM
Bleedblue666 What do you think about pairing that board with some unions force bindings or burton cartel reflex ?
01-08-2013 12:28 PM
NoOtherOptions +1 on the C2BTX, I love mine. Don't do any park riding, mostly freeriding. It's pretty money.
01-08-2013 11:48 AM
BigmountainVMD You can always order online... Snowboards | Skateboards | Snowboard Gear & Clothing | Burton, DC, Volcom & More Brands

I would go with a 157 TRS. I've seen some really nice carving done on a TRS, and the magnetraction is perfect for hardpack and ice. It has C2 hybrid camber profile which has rocker in-between the bindings and camber outside. I really enjoy riding this profile, and I will probably never go back to a full camber or full rocker deck. It is perfect for the hardpack rider that may see powder every once and awhile. That board is stiff enough for carving nice lines but has a nice bit of flex to make is an all mountain shred machine. Jumps especially, but boxes/rails as well.

Go for it if you want to support your local shop. If they are not worthy of support, then pick it up online.
01-08-2013 11:37 AM
Originally Posted by TorpedoVegas View Post
If you don't spend time in the park and you're more into freeride I'd look at the TRS series maybe in a 157. It's maybe a little aggressive for a beginner compared to the Skate Banana but the C2 is very forgiving and those boards are more of a mid flex, so not too stiff. I wouldn't want a full banana rocker board if you ride a lot of hardpack/ice. If you ride on hardpack and ice you'll love the Magnatraction on the Lib boards.
I second Torpedo's opinion. It's hard to go wrong with a TRS for what you plan on using it for. I think you will very happy as a board you go grow with. It might be more a question of your current skill level and how quickly you want to progress. If you get the Skate Banana now, you might feel like you want a different board next season for more 'all mountain' riding, but it's personal preference.

My son has the Skate Banana and he uses it as a freeride all mountain board. We do a fair amount of side country riding going into and out of lift and shuttle served back country areas in all conditions and I am very impressed with the Skate Banana. He is easily the fastest and most aggressive rider in his group and the board does very well on ice and hard pack - especially considering it's negative camber profile.

If you are more on the beginner side of the spectrum I think the Skate Banana will help you progress more quickly than going with the TRS will. the 'pure banana' rocker profile helps people progress very quickly.

However, if you are more in the intermediate skill range, I think you will be happier with a TRS (or perhaps an Attack Banana) long term. The TRS's flex and camber profile might be just a little less playful and beginner friendly than the Skate is which depending on your skill level and progression could be an positive or negative trait.

You may not know which you prefer until you get some more days behind you on the hill - but I think you will happy with either a TRS or a Skate Banana. It just depends on what you want to use it for and your preferences, skill level and how fast you want to progress vs. how soon you (might) feel like you want to replace the board.

Good luck!
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