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05-09-2013 12:03 PM
SinkHole
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Originally Posted by jbernste03 View Post
I agree with you...my 153 trice pro rides about the same as my old camber burton custom 156. Feels very simliar in length despite being smaller. Actually putting them side by side...they are almost the exact same length. Not sure how that makes sense but they are.
I think it has something to do with the blunted nose and tail because I noticed that as well.
05-09-2013 11:59 AM
jbernste03
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Originally Posted by Willy View Post
I used to have a skate banana 156 which was awesome in Niseko pow. On everything else, it was a bit sketchy. Made me realize that a stiffer board is more suitable for my style of riding, sold the banana and got the highlife.

Anyway, this might be a gross simplification but I was comparing in my mind how much of a powder bonus each side profile gives. According to my weight, a camber 161 should be a decent powder board ...
1. Full rocker = +5 cm (skate banana 156 = camber 161)
2. C-R-C = +3 cm (t.rice 157 = camber 160)
3. R-C-R = +2 cm (highlife 155 = camber 157)

I am guessing that the C-R-C profile is slightly better that the R-C-R profile in powder. Not sure about this though, would appreciate if anybody can enlighten me on this.

I did look at the Proto but I find it a bit too flexi. Is the heritage the stiff version of the Proto?
I agree with you...my 153 trice pro rides about the same as my old camber burton custom 156. Feels very simliar in length despite being smaller. Actually putting them side by side...they are almost the exact same length. Not sure how that makes sense but they are.
05-09-2013 08:52 AM
SinkHole So what is a good "tree" board? Like a TRS?
05-09-2013 04:39 AM
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by Willy View Post
Meaning we would need a longer board to replicate the same experience in PNW pow? assuming all thing being equal, same rider + same board, would a +2 cm suffice?
Again, it cannot be reduced to one variable. If anything, shape (in combination with profile) is the most important factor - there is a reason that boards designed in Hokkaido for riding in Hokkaido look like this or this....
05-08-2013 11:17 PM
Willy
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Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
Keep in mind that Hokkaido pow is nothing like PNW pow. It is basically a different planet.
Meaning we would need a longer board to replicate the same experience in PNW pow? assuming all thing being equal, same rider + same board, would a +2 cm suffice?
05-08-2013 07:42 PM
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by Willy View Post
I have come across quite a few post where the t.rice 157 is able to handle fine even at 200~ lbs in general conditions but your bit regarding deep pow is really a piece of valuable info, thank you.
Keep in mind that Hokkaido pow is nothing like PNW pow. It is basically a different planet.
05-08-2013 07:40 PM
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by Willy View Post
The camber profile for Attack Banana / Banana Magic is a bit similar to my old skate banana; only go into the park to hit the jumps but will definitely take a closer look at Riders choice / TRS. Thanks for the recommendations.
Actually, they are really not that close, especially the Attack Banana (normally not one of my favorite boards, but for what you are describing it could be a pretty good match). The twin camber in the profile makes a huge difference.
05-08-2013 07:37 PM
Willy
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Originally Posted by Irahi View Post
The t.rice wants to stick to big, long turns wherever possible. I'm 160 lb and ride the 157 as my deep pow stick in the PNW, and find that it floats well enough in even the wettest, stickiest shitpow that I don't ever have fatigue issues. It's also fast enough in the deep to beat all the low angle runouts we've got here without issue.

On the other hand, it's not really that great in tight trees. The more small, fast turns you have to make, the less happy the trice gets. On low angle pow tree days I definitely prefer going down to the more playful banana magic.
I have come across quite a few post where the t.rice 157 is able to handle fine even at 200~ lbs in general conditions but your bit regarding deep pow is really a piece of valuable info, thank you.
05-08-2013 07:13 PM
Willy
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Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
from Mervin you have the Riders Choice, TRS, Attack Banana, and Banana Magic.
The camber profile for Attack Banana / Banana Magic is a bit similar to my old skate banana; only go into the park to hit the jumps but will definitely take a closer look at Riders choice / TRS. Thanks for the recommendations.
05-08-2013 12:57 PM
Epic
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Originally Posted by Irahi View Post
The t.rice wants stick to big, long turns wherever possible. I'm 160 lb and ride the 157 as my deep pow stick in the PNW, and find that it floats well enough in even the wettest, stickiest shitpow that I don't ever have fatigue issues. It's also fast enough in the deep to beat all the low angle runouts we've got here without issue.

On the other hand, it's not really that great in tight trees. The more small, fast turns you have to make, the less happy the trice gets. On low angle pow tree days I definitely prefer going down to the more playful banana magic.
I've been looking at getting a t rice 157 as well and from everything I read that seems to be the case. Great on wide open groomers, great on jumps, and pretty good in pow. Not so great in tight spaces and not playful. I'm 180lbs though so the 157 may be a bit more nimble for me.
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