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Hi there,

I currently have a signal park rocker (sooo much fun!) and a burton custom flying v. I wanna replace the burton, 'cause I don't love it so much. It has a lousy edge hold on ice, is getting unstable at 60+ km/h, and for that reason is not fast enough.

As a replacement I was thinking of the lib-tech t.rice pro or the burton custom x. I'm open for suggestions. But what I really like is a really fast board, with a normal waist (I have boot size 42).

So, what do you think? What board should I take to let my friends see my back? :laugh:
 

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Well, if you want a board with a normal waist, forget the TRice. It is a mid-wide board.

I recommend a Salomon XLT.
Salomon is known for exceptionally fast bases - I've had a Burner and a Special II and they were FAST!
The XLT is supposedly also their lightest board.
I suggest wearing a parachute. For braking.:D
 

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I rock the TRice Pro HP from this past season... If you want fast and can stand the midwide, I would say get the HP version. If you let it this thing fliesssss. Goodluck brotha
 

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But if you can stand the mid wide then TRice all the way.
Yeah all that drag from 7 contact points is gonna be soo fast!!!!



What's that? Drag actually SLOWS you down? Oh my bad.


Super duper fast boards: Spend a fuck ton and get a BX
Don't spend a fuck ton: Ride Highlife, Burton Custom X, Salomon Burner, K 2 Slayblade, Flow Maverick, Nitro Pantera, or a Bataleon Undisputed.
 

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The Dark Series is the best "go fast" boards from lib.

other go fast boards- never summer raptor, nitro pantera, rossignol xv, yes pyl, ride berzerker, capita totally fk'n awesome, gnu billy goat, k2 slayblade
 

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Custom X will be great for bombing groomers with its traditional full camber profile. T Rice will also be great and has more float in soft stuff with its hybrid rocker-cam profile. Both excellent on ice.

Add Jones Flagship to your list which will be more powder oriented and has a camrock profile. Self dubbed "the ultimate big-mountain weapon"
 

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Wow, thanx for all the advice! Sounds that the T.Rice is one of the best boards around? What does "can stand the mid wide" means? I mean, how wide could the mid be, with a shoe size 42? Any thoughts?
 

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Volkl Coal, Ride Highlife, Jones Flagship, Burton Custom X are all fast and stable at way higher speed than you mention, all with slight differences, advantages and disadventages. The first three rather tooth-rattlingly stiff (I'd say the Highlife a tad less than Coal and FS) and best ridden in good conditions, the Custom X more on the all-day side.
NS Raptor is also chatter free and fast but due to it's shape not with the loked in rail feel of the others. Depends on if you like to bomb with a rocker. I don't :dunno:

I haven't ridden the Rossi XV myself; it's surely stable... but ever looked at the magtrak of it? I wouldn't want to carve that thing on non-ice groomer.
 

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Wow, thanx for all the advice! Sounds that the T.Rice is one of the best boards around? What does "can stand the mid wide" means? I mean, how wide could the mid be, with a shoe size 42? Any thoughts?
You're a size 9 US and a mid wide board is not ideal. Boot size relative to board width contributes to the leverage you can apply to the edges. Ideally you want some overhang (toe/heel over the edges) but not so much that your boots drag in the snow (1/2 to 3/4 inch). If the board is too wide, less leverage, equals harder to turn.

Snowboard width reference
Narrow 240-245mm <7US
Regular 246-254mm 8-9.5US
Mid wide 255-259mm 10-11.5US
Wide >250mm >11.5US

Good reference info here
 

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but ever looked at the magtrak of it? I wouldn't want to carve that thing on non-ice groomer.
Have you actually carved with that and can feel it? It's more subtle mag than the lib boards so I'm surprised if you can tell it's there.
 

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I am admittedly just learning about different rocker/camber variations (i'm a retro camber grouch apparently) but I can tell you from experience that the T. Rice is neither that fast nor that stable at speed. I traded in my Salomon Burner for the TRice which was my first rocker board and it is certainly not what I would classify as a board for "Bombing". It has its strong points but most of the boards people have already suggested would be better for your stated purpose.
 
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