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Hello,
I'm new to this forum so hopefully I'm posting in the right place. I've been snowboarding for 4 years now on an old 163 K2 JuJu from the 1990's that belonged to my father. It has served me well, but it's time for an upgrade. I've been looking at either the Lib-Tech T.Rice Pro 2014 or the Capita Defenders of Awesome 2014. I ride in the midwest, so mostly groomers, steeps, hardpack, occasional powder days, and once in a while some smaller jumps. I don't ride rails or jib, but I don't want to ride a brick down the mountain either. I am 5'11, 154 pounds, and a 10.5 - 11 size boot. I'm still growing, so I don't want to get too small of a board, but I don't want too big of a board either. What would be a better size to fit my criteria, 157 or 161.5?
Also, is there going to be a learning curve coming from a cambered board (JuJu) to a hybrid (T.Rice Pro)? Does anyone have any experience with either of these boards? I am open to other boards too, so please comment up!
 

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Agree 157 & the TRS is a great all mountain do everything board.
I've thought about it. I have big feet and I believe the T.Rice is wider. How does the TRS float in POW?
 

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does not have too many experience with POW on my TRS, but if like to try XC2 profile, you can take a look at GNU Danny Kass, or next year TRS is going to have a mid-wide version next year
 

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I found the TRS to be better in pow than the trice.

I had both this season.
But for general riding, like groomers, which carved/handled better? Also how is the edge hold/carving capability on the T.Rice since it is a hybrid?
 

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TRS destroys groomers... and is still a hybrid like the Trice but with more rocker and camber because of XC2. Just a softer flex at slower speeds and flats making it playful, but on edge it'sa beast.
 

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So does anyone have any good experience with the T.Rice at all? Lol
I guess I'll have to check both out when I go to the boardshop in a week.
 

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After years of riding boards with rocker between the bindings and camber outside, I recently picked up a board (Capita DBX) with camber between the bindings and rocker outside. Not sure I'll ever go back to rocker between the bindings.
 

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After years of riding boards with rocker between the bindings and camber outside, I recently picked up a board (Capita DBX) with camber between the bindings and rocker outside. Not sure I'll ever go back to rocker between the bindings.
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Started 2013/2014 season selling all my CRC boards, HeritageX 163, SkunkApe 157, GNU 158W Riders Choice just to name some. Went with Rossi 161W MagTek, Rossi 164W Krypto and pretty much felt just like you. But after 30 days or so on RCR the N.S. RipSaw early 2015 release intriged me so I jumped back on the CrC profile. Notice little r which is IMO was a game changer. CrC gives me the stability at high speed, playfulness around the mountain, and great edge hold.

Rossi boards or RCR for groomers, jumps in park, boxes and ice coast conditions.

RipSaw CrC for powder, glades, high speed carving, late day crud, and even moguls.

My board quiver now has expanded RCR & CrC:dizzy::dunno::icon_scratch:
 

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After years of riding boards with rocker between the bindings and camber outside, I recently picked up a board (Capita DBX) with camber between the bindings and rocker outside. Not sure I'll ever go back to rocker between the bindings.
Why? What was wrong with rocker between the feet that made you like the opposite better?
 

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So I went with the T.Rice Pro in HP and I love it! The board rips everything to shreds!
 

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After years of riding boards with rocker between the bindings and camber outside, I recently picked up a board (Capita DBX) with camber between the bindings and rocker outside. Not sure I'll ever go back to rocker between the bindings.
Is the DBX as stiff as they all say? The shape and tech sounds good but I got rid of my T Rice in short order because it was too much board for me, wonder if the DBX would be as well.
 

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Is the DBX as stiff as they all say? The shape and tech sounds good but I got rid of my T Rice in short order because it was too much board for me, wonder if the DBX would be as well.
It's pretty stiff. They call it mid-stiff and that seems about right. Capita rates it as a 7 out of 10 I believe and that seems pretty accurate.^
 
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