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hey folks

just snagged the T.Rice Pro 157 on sale, (great prices now), but now that I'm looking at it in the living room it feels a bit small:.

My stats: 6"3 and 175lbs.

This is attempt at buying gear (rented for years). Gonna run it with Union Atlas Binding (M/L) and Saloman Focus (10.5 US) boots. I don't do a lot of park..

soooooooo. just wondering if I should keep it or return it for the 161? bit stressed.

appreciate any help :)
 

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what kind of riding do you do? what conditions?

this past season i was up to 175-180lbs and i was riding my 151 all mountain cause my park board was just that much fun... i have a 158 that i also love, but i really only use it for hauling ass and carving harder snow... the t rice board is pretty stiff from what i hear, so i really don't think you'll have a problem with it... but if you're on big mountain style stuff and lots of pow you might size up?
 

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I would say that you should be ok with the 157 for almost all riding. Only if you are seriously bombing serious steeps or extreme carving most of the time would you wish that you were on the bigger board.
 

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what kind of riding do you do? what conditions?

this past season i was up to 175-180lbs and i was riding my 151 all mountain cause my park board was just that much fun... i have a 158 that i also love, but i really only use it for hauling ass and carving harder snow... the t rice board is pretty stiff from what i hear, so i really don't think you'll have a problem with it... but if you're on big mountain style stuff and lots of pow you might size up?
How tall are you?

i mostly bomb and carve, but i was thinking it would be nice to try some park stuff too.

thanks for the help chaps
 

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Im 6'3 and 220 pounds and im on the T Rice Pro HP 157, i've bombed some steep runs on it and it's never had a problem with my size, in fact I usually chicken out before my board does.

I know the HP version uses basalt instead of fiberglass so not sure what difference this would practically make.
 

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Im 6'3 and 220 pounds and im on the T Rice Pro HP 157, i've bombed some steep runs on it and it's never had a problem with my size, in fact I usually chicken out before my board does.

I know the HP version uses basalt instead of fiberglass so not sure what difference this would practically make.
hehe. Yeah I dunno what you guys consider "fast".. I normally chicken out at around 30mph
 

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I'm 185 and don't ride a board longer than 158. I've had 152's over 50mph with no problems. The T.Rice is a pretty agressive board. I coulnd't imagine a scenario which you'd absolutely need a 161 at your weight.
 

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At 30mph you could board a toaster and be fine lol. 157 will be more than enough for you even as you progress and get more confident at speeds!

AWSM board bro enjoy!
 

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I have the 161.5 T. Rice HP at 6'3" and 200 lbs. I really only use it for powder days. If I wanted that board for an all mountain, every day stick, I would go 157. You are also lighter than me, so stick with the 157 bub. It rides longer than it looks and the magnatraction will make sure that you have that grip you would be missing out on with a longer board.
 

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I'm about the same weight and I'm using the Trice 150 for all mountain and park. I like using shorter boards.

You should be fine with a 157. Remember the trice feels longer.
 

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you should be fine on that, im 6'3 225 and im downsizing into the 160-162 area after riding a few of my friends boards. I think youll enjoy that length.
 

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...I'm 190lbs 6ft ....been cranking it since 1999 ...owned Doz's of boards mostly burton and I've found 159-161 to be my perfect size on a (camber board)
yet at the burton "boardfinder" they recommend 163 ?... have brought 57-58 boards before but ended up selling not long after few days as they just don't have the stability I like ...but thats me I'm more of a charging surf/freerider that likes natural freestyle (no rails)......I could see the more novice rider's or pure skate/freestylers boarding enjoying the 56-58 size ....I do think height would effect things i.e 6,3 foot 150lbs on a 151 etc,,,, stability aren't going be flash free-riding IMHO

Currently got a 159 JJ burton .....sold my 58 supermodel last year thinking a 161 custom be a great second board
 

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A 157 is plenty for a 175 pound rider. I was at 185 and down to my post season weight of 177 and ride 156-158 decks for all of my riding including big mountain lines and high speed carving. In decent groomed conditions I have busted 60 MPH without any serious control issues. A 161 is actually a bit overkill for your weight.
So whats the go with Burton board-finder recommendation 163.... I did own a 163 supermodel many years ago which I did love in the pow...

Guess it all comes down to personal preference ..
 

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You should really just demo some different sizes and see what you're comfortable with. I'm 6'2 180lbs (prob 190 with all gear on) and rode a 162 process Flying V. It felt pretty good and I bought a 162 gnu billy goat for next year but I want to get something in the 156-159 range also to see if I like giving up a little stability for more maneuverability. I'm sure there are people with your stats who swear by riding a 151 and those that swear by a 167, just depends on your riding style and comfort.
 

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Thats exactly what it came down to for me personally when I started downsizing to these shorter decks. I found that agility was a more important aspect than high speed.
I think the 162 definitely helped being more confident at speed when I was starting out, but I'm sure I'll go your route once I give shorter boards a shot. I'm actually looking at picking up a Lib TRS, GNU Rider's Choice or Capita DOA in 156-159 for next year to go with the 162 goat.
 

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Same question as him. I owned a Billy goat in 162 and found it perfect for the thing i want the board to do, now id like a trice pro and im not sure if i want to go with the 161.5, but i found my lobster 157 a bit small at times.... Hmmm

EDIT: Fuck it, ill buy another goat in 162.
EDIT 2: what would be similar to goat 162 but a twin tip with magne traction and a sintered base?
 
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