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Hey Guys,

Look I know theres a lot of this stuff out there so i'll get straight to it.

I'm 6"4
190lb
Size 12 US

Love Jumps, Powder, Carving and going fast.

i've been looking at buying my own board for months and have narrowed it down to these two but theres so much info out there i feel like I should keep my ears open to your opinions.


Gnu Riders Choice 162w

GNU Rider's Choice C2 BTX ASYM Snowboard - 2012/2013 at REI.com

Jeremy Jones Mountain Twin 161w (i can go slightly shorter cos its blunt and still be fine in powder right?)
Jones Mountain Twin Snowboard - 2012/2013 at REI.com


Will be practicing a lot of jumps in the off season on an indoor slope near me but want 1 do all board, really wasnt a fan of my previous rentals and borrowed boards that squirreled out on me when i got to any decent speeds.

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The Jones Twin is a good choice but I think you should check out the T Rice Pro as well. The Riders Choice I think isn't so hot at high speeds.
 

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Rider's choice might be a bit soft. It's kind of playful. Not soft but not jumps/powder/carving/maching either.
 

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I have a Riders Choice 162W. I am 5'10" 215 lbs. I hit all kinds of jumps and find it to be very stable. It is stiff enough to land big jumps but playful enough to butter and press. I have never ridden a Jones board so I can not comment but I do ride a RC and I ride it at warp speed most of the time. I have no regrets and love this board. I bought this years model at the beginning of the season but I also have the 2010 model.
 

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The RC is a solid deck but the T-Rice is definitely more stable at speed. So it's a question of do you want the little extra play out of the Riders Choice? I would probably favor the RC. It's plenty board enough that you're not going to fold it on jumps or anything, it's not that soft of a deck :)
 

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Cheers for all the feedback,

that1guy, do you charge around on the RC much? If you were to be subjective does it have anything you dont like about it?

If i'm honest the graphic on the Trice makes me feel a little sick looking at it!

Im getting the feeling that they're both good boards and i'd be happy with either? Lengths are probably about right for me?

Oh and just FYI this is what i have been riding on previously when i say chattery at high speeds and poor edge hold... I made the best of it, quite fun in powder but i just want something a bit more suited to me.

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Well pretty much any camrock is going to be more stable than a comparable center rocker board. The RC in particular has some issues. The asym core is wrong in my experience. The sidecut being asym is fine and works well but the softer heelside core just washes and doesn't work the way it should. That alone would make me steer clear. From Mervin you're better off with a TRS or Rice.

As far as the Rice being stiffer than the RC, meh. Maginally at best but they are more similar than different.

I'd say Mtn Twin. Camrock is more stable than C2 by nature, still has Magne, floats well, and last I remember it has carbon. Carbon=lively.
 
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