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This is my review of the board I own and been riding most of this season. It's the same as 2012 boards and 2013 I think. Only difference is graphics.

I have a 164.5 pro (not HP) and it outperforms on everything! Ice (best board by far), jumps, chop, trees, boxes! It's no speed board but I am yet to see anyone passing me on a steep. On flats maybe (need to wax), but it kills everything on black & blues. You can point and charge, it's a real mellow board to ride if you want to relax or take a breather (not edgy)! It turns on a dime.Great POP. Carves super hard. Holds a great edge. And on the same run, I take it through trees for a nice glades run. Hop over to the park for some boxes and jumps! Then go for some blacks to race anyone I can find. Cool

Anyway, one of my all time favourites BY FAR! I owned many quality boards (T6, NS Titan, Ride Machete, Palmer Timeless, etc.) and demoed top end boards (Method, Vapour, Highlife, Custom X, Mans Board, Nitro pant era, etc.) and can honestly say for an all mountain all around do everything board, the T.Rice is the best I've seen IMO.

It's not the dampest board I've been on, but that is almost a non-issue given what the board gives back. 

The board gives back great feel for the snow/ice under your feet. Often I find myself navigating through chop and looking for ice"ier" spots to carve rather than hitting snow because of it's awesome ice grip. Big Grin

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I've been looking at this board a lot lately.  Though i would prolly try and get the shortest one my jumbo boots would fit on.  
How does the lib c2 compare with NS's rocker camber?
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Why is there a scroll bar on your word post?  this site, I swear. 
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My Lib Tech T.Rice Reviews


2012 Lib Tech T.Rice Pro 161.5 Review:

Over the past few days, I got to test this guy out.  I got this thing at 161.5 cm, and used it with 2012 Burton Cartels and my Burton SLX boots.  I had my stance set back about 1 inch, and set to 18 degrees in front and -9 degrees in back. 

To start things off I got the 2012 because I loved my 2011 T.Rice HP from the year before.  For $540, this board impressed me equally.

 

Overall Thoughts: The 2012 T.Rice is a do everything twin for the advanced rider.  It is very aggressive, and is great for the guy looking for a stiff, fast, and responsive twin for all types of riding.  It is also very lightweight.  Also understand that it is a WIDE, although it isn't advertised as one.  The C2 camber provides the best of both worlds.  Compared to other hybrid profiles, C2 I feel actually serves it's purpose.  The camber underfoot provides stability and power, while the reverse camber in the middle provides added float and playfullness.  In addition to C2, magnetraction is another benefit of this snowboard (IMO).  It does take some time getting used to, as it can feel very grippy on hardpack, but it does its job.  It provides stability when you need it, and it gives the C2 rocker a stable feel similar to that of full camber.  On top of that, the base of the board is fast and durable.  Rocks do not seem to destroy the base, and the base is very quick and fast.  The T.Rice has a fairly deep sidecut IMO, which gives it a quicker edge to edge feel.  On top of that, the board is lightweight, and the artwork on this guy is incredible (although others dislike it due to its busy graphics).  Overall, the T.Rice performs wherever you take it, whatever direction you ride it, and whatever conditions you may encounter (given they are rideable).

 

Hardpack/Ice: This board performs great on hardpack and icy terrain.  It is fast, stable, and very responsive.  The C2 camber is very fun on the hardpack.  It is playfull, yet powerful.  The C2 gives the board a playful feel without sacrificing stability.  On top of that, magnetraction provides superior edgehold on the hardpack, although it does take time getting used to.  For those who haven't used magnetraction, it can feel very grippy and can catch you off guard at first.  For example, my first time using magnetraction there was an instance where I thought I was gonna slip out but the mtx gripped and pulled me along my edge.  It was kind of surprising and almost made me slip out due to the fact I was caught off guard.  MTX also helps a lot on ice, as it holds on when you need it to.  On top of that, the board is very fast, and can pass by everyone if you turn on the gas.  Also, due to the fact that this board is a twin, there are absolutely no issues with switch riding.  Finally, regardless of the flex, the board is very pressable and butterable (given the rider has proper technique).  Overall, this board performs great on the hardpack and groomers.

 

Park:  This board also excells in the park.  It is not your ideal "jib board", however, it can hold its own on the rails.  It is pressable given the proper technique, and can feel very playful due to the rocker in the middle.  It also locks in pretty well on the rails, and overall can be a blast on the rails.  This board excels on jumps.  It is very poppy, powerful, stable, lightweight, and easy to spin.  The board can pop off of any lip, whether natural or man made.  It is also very stable on take offs and landings.  This is partly due to the magnetraction, and partly due to the camber underfoot.  Take offs are the most important part of the jump in my opinion, and will manipulate the rest of the jump from air to landing.  The stability this board maintains on the take off helps make the rest of the jump easy, and keeps me comfortable and confident when trying new, bigger features.  On top of that, this board is very easy to spin.  Also, as stated above this board is a twin and has no issues when riding switch.  Overall, this board is excellent in the park, and can be your go-to park stick.

 

Backcountry: Above all else, this board performs best in the backcountry.  Despite some of the worst conditions I have seen in years, I was lucky enough to find some spots in the hike accessable terrain that were knee-thigh deep in pow, as well as some very sketchy spots.  Regardless, it can take all conditions and all terrain you throw at it, and can be an absolute blast in the backcountry and powder.  In the trees, this thing is incredible.  The relatively deep sidecut makes it very quick edge to edge, and it can carve through the trees with ease.  In the powder, this thing has no problem floating.  The rocker in the center lifts the tips up to provide more effortless float in the pow.  Buttering is effortless in the pow as well, as the rockered center improves playfullness as well.  In addition, the magnetraction also does its job in the backcountry.  I encountered some bulletproof spots that looked like fresh snow, yet edgehold prevented me from being caught off guard and possibly slipping out.  On top of that, the base of the snowboard is EXTREMELY durable.  I dropped in for one run and it took about 5 feet to find a huge rock just underneath the snowpack.  It was unavoidable at that moment, however, it did minimal damage to my base.  Also, the base is very fast, and can maintain speed with ease in the pow.  It can accelerate very easily in the pow just as it can on hardpack or icy terrain.  In addition to the benefits of the base, the quick edge to edge response makes this board very easy to maneuver through technical lines.  This board is also great at landings in the pow, although it shouldn't be a problem since it has a full tail.  It is a great board if you want to begin to take your freestyle skills into the backcountry and steeper terrain.  Other than that, it is very easy to ride both ways in the pow, as it is a twin.  Overall, this board can be any backcountry rider's best friend, and can excel no matter what the backcountry throws at you (of course within reason).

  

Summary: Overall, the T.Rice Pro can be a perfect choice for the guy looking for an aggressive, powerful, stiff, responsive twin to take anywhere at anytime.  This board handles all conditions and terrain with ease, given the rider knows how to use the snowboard and utilize the benefits of the board.  I would recommend the T.Rice for the advanced rider who can utilize the power, speed, and response of the snowboard.  This is NOT a set up for a beginner, or someone who is off their game.  It will simply through you around and toss you asside with ease as it is an absolute beast.  All in all, the board is worth the $540 price tag, and if I could describe it in one word, I would use INCREDIBLE.

 

 

2011 Lib Tech T.Rice HP 161.5 Review:

 

I was kinda bored so I figured that I would make one of these. Also, didn't search for any similar threads on the HP but I haven't seen one come up over the last several months so if there is one sorry. To start things off, I picked up this thing in October of this year for about 700 dollars, and I can honestly say it is worth all of it. I picked up the 161.5 (5'11 160lbs.) and I used this for a week in Breck during Xmas time. I paired it up with 2010 Burton C60 Bindings and Burton SLX Boots.

 

Overall Performance:

I must say that I was very impressed with the overall performance of this board. It held up well no matter where I took it, and it has become my everyday snowboard. This board is very lightweight. I have seen in previous threads that people have complained about Libs being a bit heavy, however, this thing felt lighter than my Cusom X 158, which is a much smaller deck. It also is very fast and durable, since the base can take a ton of abuse. This is a fairly stiff snowboard, but the nose and tail are both playful and buttery. I also feel that the C2 camber is very fun and powerful, and I like it much more than traditional camber or burton's v-rocker. Finally, I love the magnetraction as it has saved me on more than a few occasions. I would recommend this snowboard for an advanced to expert all mountain or backcountry rider looking for a fast and poweful snowboard for all types of conditions.

 

Hardpack and Ice:

On the hardpack and icy terrain, the T.Rice held up amazingly well. It is very fast and responsive edge to edge, and the magnetraction can grip onto pretty much anything. Compared to Burton's pressure distribution edges which don't seem to make a noticable difference, MTX is very noticable and can make a huge difference when riding. It was very stable for a rockered snowboard, and actually felt more stable than some of my previous cambered snowboards. It definately prevented me from slipping out on ice more than a few times. Another thing about the T.Rice is that the magnetraction appears to bump out a lot compared to other boards with magnetraction. The T.Rice HP is a very fast snowboard, and can really take off down a groomed or icy run. It is also very powerful, and can turn on a dime. Overall, this snowboard is very good on ice and hardpack.

 

Jumps and Park:

The T.Rice is an excellent snowboard for jumps and park riding. It can be used for jibs, but I would not recommend this as a specific jibstick. This has to be one of the best snowboards I have ever used on jumps. The C2 camber is very poppy and this snowboard can launch you into the air on pretty much any size jump. The board's light weight also probably plays a factor in the air time. After this past trip with the T.Rice, I absolutely love the magnetraction for jumps, especially on landings. One instance where the magnetraction completely saved me on a jump was when I caught my edge going off of a 30-40 foot kicker. I took off very awkwardly and started slowly leaning towards my toe edge. While I should have fallen right on my face and broken a wrist or something, the magnetraction was able to grip on to the landing just enough to keep me upright. Overall, this snowboard could be your primary freestyle snowboard but I would recommend the 157 or 153 for park riding, as the blunt tips (compared to the pointy) can help with making nose and tail grabs a bit easier.

 

Backcountry and Powder:

Most of the time I spent on this board was in backcountry terrain, and I absolutely loved it. This board floats amazingly well in powder, and can keep up speed in powder as well. I was able to use this on steep, sketchy, rocky runs, as well as in the trees and open bowls. In the trees, this thing was absolutely fun. When I was in the trees, this thing was able to turn on a dime, and it was comfortable for me to go fast through the trees. The C2 Camber floats extremely well, and it was very helpful through the trees. I also was able to take this thing through some really steep and narrow terrain with tons of rocks, and a manditory cornice drop. I believe the magnetraction is very useful in the backcountry, especially on steeps where you can encounter sometimes very thin snow, chop, or even ice. The superior stability of the snowboard made me feel really comfortable on steeper variable terrain. To top things off, I had one of the best runs of my life on this thing as I was able to get a snowmobile ride from patrol out to an untouched chute with some of the nicest turns I have ever experienced. Altogether, I believe that the T.Rice definately excells most in backcountry terrain.   Whether you want to use it for resort powder cruising, trees, big mountain riding, or backcountry kickers, it will probably hold up well and do the job. This is definately by far the best all around backcountry snowboard I have used.

 

I have yet to encounter any problems with this snowboard. I feel that it has performed beyond my expectations everywhere I used it, and it has become my favorite snowboard so far.

Another positive about this snowboard is that it has amazing graphics. I must say that the Parillo graphics are sick, and after seeing the 2012 T.Rice graphic, I might end up getting that at the end of next season.

One other thing to consider when buying the T.Rice is that it is a WIDE snowboard, although not advertised as one (the 161.5 has a 26cm WW). I wear a size 10 boot but the added width doesn't bother me. If you have a smaller foot, I would recommend that you stay away from this snowboard.

Overall, the 2011 Lib Tech T.Rice HP snowboard is a very fast, responsive, stiff, stable, and powerful ride. I would recommend this snowboard for the advanced all mountain rider or backcountry enthusiast that can take advantage of the extra power.

 

Switch Riding:

I forgot to put this in the first time so figured I would add it. The snowboard felt the same riding switch. It's a twin, so I would expect it to feel the same. Jumps felt easy going switch and hardpack and ice were extremely easy to ride switch. It also had no problem floating in pow switch. I did a ton of switch riding in the pow last trip, and I think it worked just great. Was confident enough to use it switch through, trees, steeps, bowls, rocky terrain, etc... Overall a great all around deck whether riding regular or switch.

 

Differences Between the T.Rice Pro and T.Rice HP Models: Many people may wonder if there are differences between the regular T.Rice and HP models, as there are some minor differences between the two.  First of all, the constructions of the two models are completely different.  The HP is lighter due to this difference in construction.  In addition, the HP is a bit softer than the regular model.  Both are rated a 7 on the flex scale (which is very subjective), but while I would rate the regular model at a true 7, the HP is at around a 6.  Other than that, the HP will have different graphics from the regular model.


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Third time's the charm?

2012 Lib Tech T.Rice Pro 161.5 Review:

Over the past few days, I got to test this guy out.  I got this thing at 161.5 cm, and used it with 2012 Burton Cartels and my Burton SLX boots.  I had my stance set back about 1 inch, and set to 18 degrees in front and -9 degrees in back. 

To start things off I got the 2012 because I loved my 2011 T.Rice HP from the year before.  For $540, this board impressed me equally.

 

Overall Thoughts: The 2012 T.Rice is a do everything twin for the advanced rider.  It is very aggressive, and is great for the guy looking for a stiff, fast, and responsive twin for all types of riding.  It is also very lightweight.  Also understand that it is a WIDE, although it isn't advertised as one.  The C2 camber provides the best of both worlds.  Compared to other hybrid profiles, C2 I feel actually serves it's purpose.  The camber underfoot provides stability and power, while the reverse camber in the middle provides added float and playfullness.  In addition to C2, magnetraction is another benefit of this snowboard (IMO).  It does take some time getting used to, as it can feel very grippy on hardpack, but it does its job.  It provides stability when you need it, and it gives the C2 rocker a stable feel similar to that of full camber.  On top of that, the base of the board is fast and durable.  Rocks do not seem to destroy the base, and the base is very quick and fast.  The T.Rice has a fairly deep sidecut IMO, which gives it a quicker edge to edge feel.  On top of that, the board is lightweight, and the artwork on this guy is incredible (although others dislike it due to its busy graphics).  Overall, the T.Rice performs wherever you take it, whatever direction you ride it, and whatever conditions you may encounter (given they are rideable).

 

Hardpack/Ice: This board performs great on hardpack and icy terrain.  It is fast, stable, and very responsive.  The C2 camber is very fun on the hardpack.  It is playfull, yet powerful.  The C2 gives the board a playful feel without sacrificing stability.  On top of that, magnetraction provides superior edgehold on the hardpack, although it does take time getting used to.  For those who haven't used magnetraction, it can feel very grippy and can catch you off guard at first.  For example, my first time using magnetraction there was an instance where I thought I was gonna slip out but the mtx gripped and pulled me along my edge.  It was kind of surprising and almost made me slip out due to the fact I was caught off guard.  MTX also helps a lot on ice, as it holds on when you need it to.  On top of that, the board is very fast, and can pass by everyone if you turn on the gas.  Also, due to the fact that this board is a twin, there are absolutely no issues with switch riding.  Finally, regardless of the flex, the board is very pressable and butterable (given the rider has proper technique).  Overall, this board performs great on the hardpack and groomers.

 

Park:  This board also excells in the park.  It is not your ideal "jib board", however, it can hold its own on the rails.  It is pressable given the proper technique, and can feel very playful due to the rocker in the middle.  It also locks in pretty well on the rails, and overall can be a blast on the rails.  This board excels on jumps.  It is very poppy, powerful, stable, lightweight, and easy to spin.  The board can pop off of any lip, whether natural or man made.  It is also very stable on take offs and landings.  This is partly due to the magnetraction, and partly due to the camber underfoot.  Take offs are the most important part of the jump in my opinion, and will manipulate the rest of the jump from air to landing.  The stability this board maintains on the take off helps make the rest of the jump easy, and keeps me comfortable and confident when trying new, bigger features.  On top of that, this board is very easy to spin.  Also, as stated above this board is a twin and has no issues when riding switch.  Overall, this board is excellent in the park, and can be your go-to park stick.

 

Backcountry: Above all else, this board performs best in the backcountry.  Despite some of the worst conditions I have seen in years, I was lucky enough to find some spots in the hike accessable terrain that were knee-thigh deep in pow, as well as some very sketchy spots.  Regardless, it can take all conditions and all terrain you throw at it, and can be an absolute blast in the backcountry and powder.  In the trees, this thing is incredible.  The relatively deep sidecut makes it very quick edge to edge, and it can carve through the trees with ease.  In the powder, this thing has no problem floating.  The rocker in the center lifts the tips up to provide more effortless float in the pow.  Buttering is effortless in the pow as well, as the rockered center improves playfullness as well.  In addition, the magnetraction also does its job in the backcountry.  I encountered some bulletproof spots that looked like fresh snow, yet edgehold prevented me from being caught off guard and possibly slipping out.  On top of that, the base of the snowboard is EXTREMELY durable.  I dropped in for one run and it took about 5 feet to find a huge rock just underneath the snowpack.  It was unavoidable at that moment, however, it did minimal damage to my base.  Also, the base is very fast, and can maintain speed with ease in the pow.  It can accelerate very easily in the pow just as it can on hardpack or icy terrain.  In addition to the benefits of the base, the quick edge to edge response makes this board very easy to maneuver through technical lines.  This board is also great at landings in the pow, although it shouldn't be a problem since it has a full tail.  It is a great board if you want to begin to take your freestyle skills into the backcountry and steeper terrain.  Other than that, it is very easy to ride both ways in the pow, as it is a twin.  Overall, this board can be any backcountry rider's best friend, and can excel no matter what the backcountry throws at you (of course within reason).

  

Summary: Overall, the T.Rice Pro can be a perfect choice for the guy looking for an aggressive, powerful, stiff, responsive twin to take anywhere at anytime.  This board handles all conditions and terrain with ease, given the rider knows how to use the snowboard and utilize the benefits of the board.  I would recommend the T.Rice for the advanced rider who can utilize the power, speed, and response of the snowboard.  This is NOT a set up for a beginner, or someone who is off their game.  It will simply through you around and toss you asside with ease as it is an absolute beast.  All in all, the board is worth the $540 price tag, and if I could describe it in one word, I would use INCREDIBLE.

 

 

2011 Lib Tech T.Rice HP 161.5 Review:

 

I was kinda bored so I figured that I would make one of these. Also, didn't search for any similar threads on the HP but I haven't seen one come up over the last several months so if there is one sorry. To start things off, I picked up this thing in October of this year for about 700 dollars, and I can honestly say it is worth all of it. I picked up the 161.5 (5'11 160lbs.) and I used this for a week in Breck during Xmas time. I paired it up with 2010 Burton C60 Bindings and Burton SLX Boots.

 

Overall Performance:

I must say that I was very impressed with the overall performance of this board. It held up well no matter where I took it, and it has become my everyday snowboard. This board is very lightweight. I have seen in previous threads that people have complained about Libs being a bit heavy, however, this thing felt lighter than my Cusom X 158, which is a much smaller deck. It also is very fast and durable, since the base can take a ton of abuse. This is a fairly stiff snowboard, but the nose and tail are both playful and buttery. I also feel that the C2 camber is very fun and powerful, and I like it much more than traditional camber or burton's v-rocker. Finally, I love the magnetraction as it has saved me on more than a few occasions. I would recommend this snowboard for an advanced to expert all mountain or backcountry rider looking for a fast and poweful snowboard for all types of conditions.

 

Hardpack and Ice:

On the hardpack and icy terrain, the T.Rice held up amazingly well. It is very fast and responsive edge to edge, and the magnetraction can grip onto pretty much anything. Compared to Burton's pressure distribution edges which don't seem to make a noticable difference, MTX is very noticable and can make a huge difference when riding. It was very stable for a rockered snowboard, and actually felt more stable than some of my previous cambered snowboards. It definately prevented me from slipping out on ice more than a few times. Another thing about the T.Rice is that the magnetraction appears to bump out a lot compared to other boards with magnetraction. The T.Rice HP is a very fast snowboard, and can really take off down a groomed or icy run. It is also very powerful, and can turn on a dime. Overall, this snowboard is very good on ice and hardpack.

 

Jumps and Park:

The T.Rice is an excellent snowboard for jumps and park riding. It can be used for jibs, but I would not recommend this as a specific jibstick. This has to be one of the best snowboards I have ever used on jumps. The C2 camber is very poppy and this snowboard can launch you into the air on pretty much any size jump. The board's light weight also probably plays a factor in the air time. After this past trip with the T.Rice, I absolutely love the magnetraction for jumps, especially on landings. One instance where the magnetraction completely saved me on a jump was when I caught my edge going off of a 30-40 foot kicker. I took off very awkwardly and started slowly leaning towards my toe edge. While I should have fallen right on my face and broken a wrist or something, the magnetraction was able to grip on to the landing just enough to keep me upright. Overall, this snowboard could be your primary freestyle snowboard but I would recommend the 157 or 153 for park riding, as the blunt tips (compared to the pointy) can help with making nose and tail grabs a bit easier.

 

Backcountry and Powder:

Most of the time I spent on this board was in backcountry terrain, and I absolutely loved it. This board floats amazingly well in powder, and can keep up speed in powder as well. I was able to use this on steep, sketchy, rocky runs, as well as in the trees and open bowls. In the trees, this thing was absolutely fun. When I was in the trees, this thing was able to turn on a dime, and it was comfortable for me to go fast through the trees. The C2 Camber floats extremely well, and it was very helpful through the trees. I also was able to take this thing through some really steep and narrow terrain with tons of rocks, and a manditory cornice drop. I believe the magnetraction is very useful in the backcountry, especially on steeps where you can encounter sometimes very thin snow, chop, or even ice. The superior stability of the snowboard made me feel really comfortable on steeper variable terrain. To top things off, I had one of the best runs of my life on this thing as I was able to get a snowmobile ride from patrol out to an untouched chute with some of the nicest turns I have ever experienced. Altogether, I believe that the T.Rice definately excells most in backcountry terrain.   Whether you want to use it for resort powder cruising, trees, big mountain riding, or backcountry kickers, it will probably hold up well and do the job. This is definately by far the best all around backcountry snowboard I have used.

 

I have yet to encounter any problems with this snowboard. I feel that it has performed beyond my expectations everywhere I used it, and it has become my favorite snowboard so far.

Another positive about this snowboard is that it has amazing graphics. I must say that the Parillo graphics are sick, and after seeing the 2012 T.Rice graphic, I might end up getting that at the end of next season.

One other thing to consider when buying the T.Rice is that it is a WIDE snowboard, although not advertised as one (the 161.5 has a 26cm WW). I wear a size 10 boot but the added width doesn't bother me. If you have a smaller foot, I would recommend that you stay away from this snowboard.

Overall, the 2011 Lib Tech T.Rice HP snowboard is a very fast, responsive, stiff, stable, and powerful ride. I would recommend this snowboard for the advanced all mountain rider or backcountry enthusiast that can take advantage of the extra power.

 

Switch Riding:

I forgot to put this in the first time so figured I would add it. The snowboard felt the same riding switch. It's a twin, so I would expect it to feel the same. Jumps felt easy going switch and hardpack and ice were extremely easy to ride switch. It also had no problem floating in pow switch. I did a ton of switch riding in the pow last trip, and I think it worked just great. Was confident enough to use it switch through, trees, steeps, bowls, rocky terrain, etc... Overall a great all around deck whether riding regular or switch.

 

Differences Between the T.Rice Pro and T.Rice HP Models: Many people may wonder if there are differences between the regular T.Rice and HP models, as there are some minor differences between the two.  First of all, the constructions of the two models are completely different.  The HP is lighter due to this difference in construction.  In addition, the HP is a bit softer than the regular model.  Both are rated a 7 on the flex scale (which is very subjective), but while I would rate the regular model at a true 7, the HP is at around a 6.  Other than that, the HP will have different graphics from the regular model.

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There we go.  Sometimes this site man...  Just doesn't want to cooperate.  I also like how this thread has now turned into a T.Rice review thread haha.

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WOW JB... that's an awesome review my friend! Couldn't have said it better myself! I am yet to see knee deep pow this year, but FWIW I think it will do just as great. Great back to back revs on both models.

Since you've been on both HP and Pro models, do you feel the weight difference is noticeable? Also (most important), any difference when running both at top speed? My guess due to slight flex feel (7 vs 6) the pro may have a slight edge slicing chop while HP's weight edges on jumps, pow and spins! Curious...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 8:45am
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Since you've been on both HP and Pro models, do you feel the weight difference is noticeable? Also (most important), any difference when running both at top speed? My guess due to slight flex feel (7 vs 6) the pro may have a slight edge slicing chop while HP's weight edges on jumps, pow and spins! Curious...

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Ok so the difference between the regular t rice and the HP version is the core?  I'm not quite sure I get what the difference is haha.  is the hp supposed to be stiffer or more flexy?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 9:24am
Originally posted by mbesp

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Since you've been on both HP and Pro models, do you feel the weight difference is noticeable? Also (most important), any difference when running both at top speed? My guess due to slight flex feel (7 vs 6) the pro may have a slight edge slicing chop while HP's weight edges on jumps, pow and spins! Curious...

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Ok so the difference between the regular t rice and the HP version is the core?  I'm not quite sure I get what the difference is haha.  is the hp supposed to be stiffer or more flexy?

The main difference in construction is that the HP uses a Colombian Gold Wood core, and is made with basalt instead of fiberglass.  It is lighter by a bit, but it's not a major difference.  The lighter construction on the HP would make it probably a little lighter for jumps and spins, but really again, not too much of a difference.  They both feel very similar, just the pro feels a bit more beefed up.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 10:01am
The HP construction process is pretty cool and very interested to see if Lib offers more boards with the HP construction as the refine the process.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by JBburton 18

Originally posted by mbesp

Originally posted by Dice

Since you've been on both HP and Pro models, do you feel the weight difference is noticeable? Also (most important), any difference when running both at top speed? My guess due to slight flex feel (7 vs 6) the pro may have a slight edge slicing chop while HP's weight edges on jumps, pow and spins! Curious...

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Ok so the difference between the regular t rice and the HP version is the core?  I'm not quite sure I get what the difference is haha.  is the hp supposed to be stiffer or more flexy?

The main difference in construction is that the HP uses a Colombian Gold Wood core, and is made with basalt instead of fiberglass.  It is lighter by a bit, but it's not a major difference.  The lighter construction on the HP would make it probably a little lighter for jumps and spins, but really again, not too much of a difference.  They both feel very similar, just the pro feels a bit more beefed up.



Alrighty, is Colombian gold a type of wood or something?  I guess i could google that and find out.  
So in all the extra lightness of the hp prolly isn't worth the extra expense?
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Originally posted by mbesp

Originally posted by JBburton 18

Originally posted by mbesp

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Since you've been on both HP and Pro models, do you feel the weight difference is noticeable? Also (most important), any difference when running both at top speed? My guess due to slight flex feel (7 vs 6) the pro may have a slight edge slicing chop while HP's weight edges on jumps, pow and spins! Curious...

Cheers...


Ok so the difference between the regular t rice and the HP version is the core?  I'm not quite sure I get what the difference is haha.  is the hp supposed to be stiffer or more flexy?

The main difference in construction is that the HP uses a Colombian Gold Wood core, and is made with basalt instead of fiberglass.  It is lighter by a bit, but it's not a major difference.  The lighter construction on the HP would make it probably a little lighter for jumps and spins, but really again, not too much of a difference.  They both feel very similar, just the pro feels a bit more beefed up.



Alrighty, is Colombian gold a type of wood or something?  I guess i could google that and find out.  
So in all the extra lightness of the hp prolly isn't worth the extra expense?

It really depends on what you are looking for.  I may or may not get another HP next season, but I am getting a new TR next year to replace my 2012.  But when it comes down to it, you are paying not just for the lightweight aspect, but for all the tech that goes into the construction of the snowboard.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 9:55pm
regular VS hp weight is a noticeable difference... this coming from someone who doesn't givea shit about weights and in fact prefers a board that isn't extra light.

basalt is also a stronger, lighter, and more damp than fiberglass. also does not use boron or other gnarly chemicals to produce.. it's also a volcanic rock, which is natural, obviously.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 8:03am

Took out a Salomon Mans Board on a demo this Saturday and noticed a BIG weight difference between it and my T.Rice! Not as damp, but loved that light weight feel on the lift and when pulling tricks!

Hence, was asking if the weight was noticable between teh Pro & HP!

Thnx for all the feedback!

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regular VS hp weight is a noticeable difference... this coming from someone who doesn't givea shit about weights and in fact prefers a board that isn't extra light.

basalt is also a stronger, lighter, and more damp than fiberglass. also does not use boron or other gnarly chemicals to produce.. it's also a volcanic rock, which is natural, obviously.



Thanks for that input.  I dont know if i'm ready to drop the bucks for a t rice yet with out trying one somewhere but they sound pretty awesome.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 5:18pm
Also thought of this and might have asked it above but any of you that have ridden the t rice also ridden say a never summer revolver or the proto?  Any comparisons?   They seems to have very similar designs from what i can tell.
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I wonder how it compares to the Attack Banana as well.  I love my Attack, it destroys stuff.  
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is the attack banana C2 as well?  also bump for a t rice vs ns comparison.

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attack is EC2.


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Love how the Attack Banana is the bridge between the Trice and SB. I can't wait to see 2013 model.
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attack is EC2.


ahh ok,  so it is a little different than. 
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Hey come on people with experience come find this thread and share your thoughts
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Hi! I'm going 157 all mountain and park, but how it will behave in deep snow? Even I did not use it, set the bindings back a bit (0,75-1")? or do not have to? I am 6.1 "and 185lbs.....
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