This is my review of the board I own and been riding most of this season.
I have a 164.5 pro (not HP) and it outperforms on everything! Ice (best board by far), jumps, chop, trees, boxes! It's no speed board but I am yet to see anyone passing me on a steep. On flats maybe (need to wax), but it kills everything on black & blues. You can point and charge, it's a real mellow board to ride if you want to relax or take a breather (not edgy)! It turns on a dime.Great POP. Carves super hard. Holds a great edge. And on the same run, I take it through trees for a nice glades run. Hop over to the park for some boxes and jumps! Then go for some blacks to race anyone I can find.
Anyway, one of my all time favourites BY FAR! I owned many quality boards (T6, NS Titan, Ride Machete, Palmer Timeless, etc.) and demoed top end boards (Method, Vapour, Highlife, Custom X, Mans Board, Nitro pant era, etc.) and can honestly say for an all mountain all around do everything board, the T.Rice is the best I've seen IMO.
It's not the dampest board I've been on, but that is almost a non-issue given what the board gives back.
The board gives back great feel for the snow/ice under your feet. Often I find myself navigating through chop and looking for ice"ier" spots to carve rather than hitting snow because of it's awesome ice grip.