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Old 02-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default REVIEW: 2011 Travis Rice pro

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.

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I am glad your happy with your board I just bought this season the new Attack Banana and I absolutely love it! I agree with your mentioned stability on the groom and ice its great. I love the all around aspect of my board and am a lover of Lib Tech in general. Continue to enjoy your board
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Sweet man, been enjoying my 161.5 this season. What's your height/weight? I agree it's one of the best all round sticks out there.
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I'm 185 lbs (to 195 depending lol). 6'2"! I found the 164.5 to be my perfect all-mountain board size. I thought about 161.5 but I really like charging hard and racing everyone in sight when I see a challenge. Though I mostly try and enjoy the whole mountain, I needed a board that can flip on a dime for a speed chase should it come up! And boy does the T Rice cover it all. Has not failed me yet on any terrain.
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It's a great board for charging. I weigh about 170, had it out yesterday, such a fun board. You can't beat the MTX- I never, ever worry about losing an edge, it really changes things.
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Took my 2011 HP out yesterday, HUGE upgrade from the Skate Banana, this board is unreal. Its def stiffer and less forgiving, but if you know how to ride then this board is like driving a Cadillac.
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Here's a night video I took real early in the season on my T. Rice! Not much snow so just having fun until it started raining!

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I'll add some thoughts....

I'm 6'4'' 210 and I've been riding the 161.5 on everything on the mountain since last March and love it. Even at my size it outperforms my old 167 cambered board in powder.

I would probably enjoy a bigger pow specific board for the deep stuff, but I've used it for some real deep stuff this year with no problems.

Fast board with lots of pop...tons of fun.
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Damn it I want one. The good, I can get it at a smokin deal. The bad, my rep is out. So I guess I'll have to wait for next years model. Question is what size? I'm 5'9" 178, 10.5 boot. I ride a 156 Turbo Dream now. I'm thinking of keeping that for back country pow days. I ride fairly aggressive. I love hitting any kind of natural terrain jumps and park jumps. I'm pretty sure I want the HP version. So what size? Thanks guys. Sorry for a bit of a high jack.
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Damn it I want one. The good, I can get it at a smokin deal. The bad, my rep is out. So I guess I'll have to wait for next years model. Question is what size? I'm 5'9" 178, 10.5 boot. I ride a 156 Turbo Dream now. I'm thinking of keeping that for back country pow days. I ride fairly aggressive. I love hitting any kind of natural terrain jumps and park jumps. I'm pretty sure I want the HP version. So what size? Thanks guys. Sorry for a bit of a high jack.
157 sounds about right...
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