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hey guys, just want some advice on bindings...ive just bought a 2013 lib tech t rice 153 and 32 lashed boots size 8.5 (im foot size 8 but everyone says this seasons lashed run a tad smaller)...just wondering what bindings would go well with my setup? What size and whats a good brand? Also something that will suit my riding - all mountain and not much park


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ive been doing some research and im thinking flux bindings...anyone had experience with TT30 and the SF45's...not sure which one suits better
 

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The SF45s are noticably more stiff and responsive. The TT30s are middle of the road flex. I've ridden both and prefer the TT30 due to my style of riding.
I prefer the ankle strap on the SF45 however. Road the DS30 yesterday and can't say enough about the cush ankle strap.
 

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The SF45s are noticably more stiff and responsive. The TT30s are middle of the road flex. I've ridden both and prefer the TT30 due to my style of riding.
I prefer the ankle strap on the SF45 however. Road the DS30 yesterday and can't say enough about the cush ankle strap.
Thanks for the reply, so what is your riding style? Ive only boarded about 7 times before so im probably at an intermediate, not really doing jumps yet or any park...will the TT30 be stiff enough for me? I heard the DS30 is more of a park binding due to flex? and SF45 more an experienced binding as its super stiff...any thoughts?
 

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Thanks for the reply, so what is your riding style? Ive only boarded about 7 times before so im probably at an intermediate, not really doing jumps yet or any park...will the TT30 be stiff enough for me? I heard the DS30 is more of a park binding due to flex? and SF45 more an experienced binding as its super stiff...any thoughts?
I ride mostly park but definitely ride the whole mountain. Usually depends who I ride with. The DS30 is a soft flex park binding. Probably not what you're looking for. You're relatively new to snowboarding and aren't a hard charger I imagine. The TT30 would work well for you.
 

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OP, I don't want to kill your stoke, but if you have yet to ride the T. Rice and it is still in new condition, I highly recommend you try a different deck. The T. Rice is stiff and wide compared to other most other models. Even the TRS would be considered a stiffer board, and the T. Rice is still more stiff than that.

I'm only saying this because I've seen a lot of people new to riding pick up this deck thinking it is what they need, but you really really don't. I own one and have been riding for a decade and I can assure you there are better options out there for an intermediate-advanced rider in their first season or two of shredding. If you really like Libs, go with the TRS or a GNU Riders Choice. I can pretty much guarantee you will have a board that you enjoy more than that T. Rice. Lib Tech and Gnu are made by the same company, Mervin Mfg.
 

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I ride mostly park but definitely ride the whole mountain. Usually depends who I ride with. The DS30 is a soft flex park binding. Probably not what you're looking for. You're relatively new to snowboarding and aren't a hard charger I imagine. The TT30 would work well for you.
Yeh well i dont want the bindings to be tooooo stiff...can bindings BE to stiff?

Ive ridden 7 times in aus, nz, usa, canada and japan although probably only totally 30+ days...its hard to really gauge someones skill level on here haha. i do like to go fast (relatively im sure) but what i DO know is the kinda riding i like/do most. groomed runs, powder and a little off piste in trees etc. in japan this season i started really enjoying black runs without just having to leaf down lol. i dont do any park tho. maybe TT30 would be more forgiving and better for an intermediate rider? SF45 more a pro binding for going insanely fast?
 

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OP, I don't want to kill your stoke, but if you have yet to ride the T. Rice and it is still in new condition, I highly recommend you try a different deck. The T. Rice is stiff and wide compared to other most other models. Even the TRS would be considered a stiffer board, and the T. Rice is still more stiff than that.

I'm only saying this because I've seen a lot of people new to riding pick up this deck thinking it is what they need, but you really really don't. I own one and have been riding for a decade and I can assure you there are better options out there for an intermediate-advanced rider in their first season or two of shredding. If you really like Libs, go with the TRS or a GNU Riders Choice. I can pretty much guarantee you will have a board that you enjoy more than that T. Rice. Lib Tech and Gnu are made by the same company, Mervin Mfg.
hey man thanks for the reply...im def an intermediate rider ive prob only done 30+ days combined. I just really love snowboarding and probably shouldnt have been born in australia lol. i think im pretty good considering the hours ive ridden, just heard a lot of good things about lib tech, ive ridden the rocker camber hybrid and liked it and also know i dont like park thus needing a stiffer board. loads of ppl rave about the t rice , what issues do you have with it as far as an intermediate rider goes?
 

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OP, I don't want to kill your stoke, but if you have yet to ride the T. Rice and it is still in new condition, I highly recommend you try a different deck. The T. Rice is stiff and wide compared to other most other models. Even the TRS would be considered a stiffer board, and the T. Rice is still more stiff than that.
+1^ Got a 2010 T.Rice for my board and immediately sold it. Not saying it won't work for you, but I believed I was able progress a lot faster on a more "forgiving" board. And if you have to ask what bindings compliment that board...I'm just saying'!:dunno:
 

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+1^ Got a 2010 T.Rice for my board and immediately sold it. Not saying it won't work for you, but I believed I was able progress a lot faster on a more "forgiving" board. And if you have to ask what bindings compliment that board...I'm just saying'!:dunno:
hmm wish i had some feedback like this BEFORE i bought the board lol...all i read was rave reviews! i thought the camber rocker style was forgiving cos it was rocker in the middle and didnt catch edges? Ive also ridden just rocker boards and find them forgiving which i liked...and it has this "magnetraction" edge for ice etc...it read like a good board lol
 

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Like the veterinarian said, the TRice is just too stiff for the casual rider. Lib/GNU makes a variety of stuff that is more user friendly, e.g., the rider's choice, skate or even the attack banana. It has nothing to do with magnetraction -- this is great technology and I love it on my Rider's Choice here on the East (ice) coast. Anything more I've found to be too stiff for my usual conditions (e.g., TRice or Billy goat).

Again, nothing wrong wrog with magnetraction or RCR styles. It's a stiffness issue.
 

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Like the veterinarian said, the TRice is just too stiff for the casual rider. Lib/GNU makes a variety of stuff that is more user friendly, e.g., the rider's choice, skate or even the attack banana. It has nothing to do with magnetraction -- this is great technology and I love it on my Rider's Choice here on the East (ice) coast. Anything more I've found to be too stiff for my usual conditions (e.g., TRice or Billy goat).

Again, nothing wrong wrog with magnetraction or RCR styles. It's a stiffness issue.
hmm i guess ill find out when i ride it! According to lib tech the t rice is good for "all types of riding conditions: hardpack, park, pipe, pow, rails, and even ice" and i heard you dont want a board too flexy if not doing park stuff. its a 5-7 (1-10 rating scale) of stiffness depending on size and the 153 i got is a 6 outta 10. so im hoping this board isnt SUPER stiff
 

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the attack banana has a 6-7 stiffness rating as well so you would think they would be the same..
 

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I know lib says they're the same but I swear the trice is harder to flex. Maybe the width difference. Trice is a wider board.

Get some hearty bindings.
 

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hmmm. damnnn i hope i like it..shoulda demo some boards lol. im foot size 8 but getting the 32 lashed 8.5 cos they run a tad smaller. should i go with a medium or small binding? if its a wider board maybe medium?
 

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As a T. Rice owner I will agree that your hurting your progression on this board. I bought one as a relative beginner and immediately loved it, but when I bought my second board (Jibsaw), I now dont even want to ride the T. Rice anymore unless Im hittin steeps black which I rarely do anyway. Its just not a fun flexy board and its made to do what T. Rice does which I doubt 99% of us in this forum do.
 

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hey man thanks for the reply...im def an intermediate rider ive prob only done 30+ days combined. I just really love snowboarding and probably shouldnt have been born in australia lol. i think im pretty good considering the hours ive ridden, just heard a lot of good things about lib tech, ive ridden the rocker camber hybrid and liked it and also know i dont like park thus needing a stiffer board. loads of ppl rave about the t rice , what issues do you have with it as far as an intermediate rider goes?
Just because you do not "like" park, it does not mean you need a crazy stiff board like the T. Rice. I'm telling you bro, you want a nice, middle of the road flexing board. It will be soooo much more pleasurable to ride and you will have much more fun. I made this very mistake in my 4th year of riding, when I picked up a 166 Arbor A-frame, an extremely stiff, cambered, long freeride board that really inhibited my riding progression. Then I got the T. Rice in a 161.5 and it was good, but something more flexible would have been better. Now I ride a 157 NS proto, which would be considered a flexible park oriented board but it does amazing as an all mountain stick and I can carve better on that board than any casual rider on a stiff deck.

The T. Rice is built for big cliff drops, huge jumps and crazy steeps/powder. Going off of Libs website is where many go wrong, and I feel that it is improperly advertised as a park board at all. If you think about it, the lib Dark Series is the most stiff board that Lib offers, and the T. Rice is just second to that. It is rated as a 6/7 (don't let the 153s 6 rating fool you... definitely more of a 7).

Yes, loads of people like the T. Rice. It is a good board, but it is an ADVANCED-EXPERT BIG MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE BOARD. The word freestyle does NOT mean that it is good to ride for a casual or even moderately aggressive rider. I've jest seen so many people on this site go with the T. Rice when there are many better options. I'm only telling you from experience man. A mid flex board will make you so comfortable, you will WANT to get into jumps and boxes because you will feel so confident. This is huge for your confidence, especially if you are in AU where the big mountain/powder opportunities are not widely available.

This will be the last time I will say it, but if you can return it, or sell it locally and go for a GNU riders choice or a TRS, you will be much happier. Neither would be considered a flexible board. Most reviews would label them as mid-stiff.

As for bindings, you don't want any sort of soft or middle of the road bindings for the T. Rice. You need a responsive binding that pairs with the board. Minimum of 6 on a 1 to 10 scale. I rode Burton CO2s with mine, then Prophecys but they are a bit to flexible and Cartels pair better (just for reference).
 

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Just because you do not "like" park, it does not mean you need a crazy stiff board like the T. Rice. I'm telling you bro, you want a nice, middle of the road flexing board. It will be soooo much more pleasurable to ride and you will have much more fun. I made this very mistake in my 4th year of riding, when I picked up a 166 Arbor A-frame, an extremely stiff, cambered, long freeride board that really inhibited my riding progression. Then I got the T. Rice in a 161.5 and it was good, but something more flexible would have been better. Now I ride a 157 NS proto, which would be considered a flexible park oriented board but it does amazing as an all mountain stick and I can carve better on that board than any casual rider on a stiff deck.

The T. Rice is built for big cliff drops, huge jumps and crazy steeps/powder. Going off of Libs website is where many go wrong, and I feel that it is improperly advertised as a park board at all. If you think about it, the lib Dark Series is the most stiff board that Lib offers, and the T. Rice is just second to that. It is rated as a 6/7 (don't let the 153s 6 rating fool you... definitely more of a 7).

Yes, loads of people like the T. Rice. It is a good board, but it is an ADVANCED-EXPERT BIG MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE BOARD. The word freestyle does NOT mean that it is good to ride for a casual or even moderately aggressive rider. I've jest seen so many people on this site go with the T. Rice when there are many better options. I'm only telling you from experience man. A mid flex board will make you so comfortable, you will WANT to get into jumps and boxes because you will feel so confident. This is huge for your confidence, especially if you are in AU where the big mountain/powder opportunities are not widely available.

This will be the last time I will say it, but if you can return it, or sell it locally and go for a GNU riders choice or a TRS, you will be much happier. Neither would be considered a flexible board. Most reviews would label them as mid-stiff.QUOTE]

You would agree though there are many who ride this board who are not advanced that just prefer the feel of a stiffer board? It's not the case that riding this board as an intermediate is going to destroy your skills. If the OP likes the feel of a stiffer board and wants something that he could progress with then this might work very well indeed. Down the road, it could also be a very good steeps/powder option in a 2 board quiver...
 

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Just because you do not "like" park, it does not mean you need a crazy stiff board like the T. Rice. I'm telling you bro, you want a nice, middle of the road flexing board. It will be soooo much more pleasurable to ride and you will have much more fun. I made this very mistake in my 4th year of riding, when I picked up a 166 Arbor A-frame, an extremely stiff, cambered, long freeride board that really inhibited my riding progression. Then I got the T. Rice in a 161.5 and it was good, but something more flexible would have been better. Now I ride a 157 NS proto, which would be considered a flexible park oriented board but it does amazing as an all mountain stick and I can carve better on that board than any casual rider on a stiff deck.

The T. Rice is built for big cliff drops, huge jumps and crazy steeps/powder. Going off of Libs website is where many go wrong, and I feel that it is improperly advertised as a park board at all. If you think about it, the lib Dark Series is the most stiff board that Lib offers, and the T. Rice is just second to that. It is rated as a 6/7 (don't let the 153s 6 rating fool you... definitely more of a 7).

Yes, loads of people like the T. Rice. It is a good board, but it is an ADVANCED-EXPERT BIG MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE BOARD. The word freestyle does NOT mean that it is good to ride for a casual or even moderately aggressive rider. I've jest seen so many people on this site go with the T. Rice when there are many better options. I'm only telling you from experience man. A mid flex board will make you so comfortable, you will WANT to get into jumps and boxes because you will feel so confident. This is huge for your confidence, especially if you are in AU where the big mountain/powder opportunities are not widely available.

This will be the last time I will say it, but if you can return it, or sell it locally and go for a GNU riders choice or a TRS, you will be much happier. Neither would be considered a flexible board. Most reviews would label them as mid-stiff.

As for bindings, you don't want any sort of soft or middle of the road bindings for the T. Rice. You need a responsive binding that pairs with the board. Minimum of 6 on a 1 to 10 scale. I rode Burton CO2s with mine, then Prophecys but they are a bit to flexible and Cartels pair better (just for reference).
Like the veterinarian said, the TRice is just too stiff for the casual rider. Lib/GNU makes a variety of stuff that is more user friendly, e.g., the rider's choice, skate or even the attack banana. It has nothing to do with magnetraction -- this is great technology and I love it on my Rider's Choice here on the East (ice) coast. Anything more I've found to be too stiff for my usual conditions (e.g., TRice or Billy goat).

Again, nothing wrong wrog with magnetraction or RCR styles. It's a stiffness issue.

Completely agree with these two. And to add, another (and actually possibly the biggest) problem with the T. Rice is the width - with size 8 feet the OP is really going to struggle to work the edges of this mid-wide board.
T. Rice is a great deck, but definitely seems a sub-optimal choice for the OP
 
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