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11/11/2010 5:05:56 PM Just letting you staffers know that some of the gear advice videos weren't working.   Wondering if/when they'll be up?   Ie. http://www.trusnow.com/snowboard-videosub.asp?vid=314&cat=gear   Private Video of a wax job!!!! woo!
7/14/2010 7:47:34 PM This question is directed to the staff.  I'm curious to know if any of the manufacturers that have put any restrictions on the new 2011 collabs sierra will be doing for international buyers.  I haven't found anything in the forums about this topic and I know a select few of the 2010 Sierrascope is up for the international buyers.  I wasn't sure if sierra had any sale restrictions and would like to know for future reference!
6/23/2009 2:45:18 AM Setup Board: 2010 Lib Tech Trice 157 C2 BTX Bindings: Union Forces Boots: Burton Hails   Conditions Weather: Bluebird only on second day Snow: Groomers, Hardpack, Ice   Vitals Height: 6'1 Weight: 205 Boot size: 12 Skill: Intermediate (Blue and Black runs hitting natural kickers) Freestyle # of Seasons: Beginning my 4th "season" in 2 years of riding (consecutive North and South Hemisphere) Stance: Reg (15/-15)   Before we get this review started as a disclaimer I've only ridden cambered boards (own '08 160 Uninc, ridden 08 custom, a Ride board, and a few rentals) so that's all I can compare my experience too, also I'm shedding off 6 months of rust.  And the Trice has not been broken in as its my first time riding it but you guys were harassing me for a review.    When I purchased this board, I didn't demo it, I just straight up and bought it based on reviews of the 2009 Trice and me asking a few of the SS members questions and their experiences with it.  I went on a limb and plunked down for it hoping that I'd enjoy the ride based on the high recommendations. Top sheet view, you can't really see the sparkles, but it is a good looking board in person. You can check out the side cut a little Bottom sheet as you can really see the blunt tip and tail for the 157 Initial Impressions before the ride: The side cut of the Trice is quite interesting as compared to my Uninc, definitely a different pronounced angle to which it bites the snow for grip on the MTX.  Will get into this later... The camber banana camber (C2 Power Banana)  is definitely visible, when stepping on the board and shifting my weight, the board does "rock" even with the cambered tip/tail near the bindings. The top sheet looks good so far as it has the sparkle-y bean top sheet, attractive. The bottom sheet has been waxed by bluebird and is nice and smooth. The board isn't terribly heavy or light, pretty average in total weight. First ride on the Bunny Hill due to horrible conditions the first day: I first noticed that how the board pressed on the slope was quite a bit different than my Uninc, obviously not being a cambered board.  It took a bit of getting used to moving the board on flats.  Also, trying to scoot across by throwing one foot infront of the other on the snow w/ both my bindings locked in was definitely different as a normal cambered board.  Took a bit of work w/ the reverse camber in the middle of my bindings.  Mind you there was definitely some rustiness involved as I haven't hit the slopes in nearly 6 months.  I did bite it going down trying to butter as the rocker changes the game completely on the board.  Not a bad thing, just a different thing.  I'm assuming also that the camber around the bindings does influence butters slightly as the board isn't just "BTX" anymore.Blue/Black runs: The first thing I noticed was how fast this board is.  The moment you point it down the slope, it wants to bomb down the runs and I was shocked.  I was surprised HOW quick it was to the point where I was speed checking myself as I wasn't really sure what the board was capable of in the beginning.  This board is fast.  Was there alot of chatter as I picked up speed?  Not so much as I was expecting from what I've been hearing in the past about BTX.  My assumption is that w/ the camber, it adds a bit of stability to the board as with the rigidity. Being the first weekend in NZ, there was a fair amount of hardpack/ice and with the speed being so noticeable, I slowed myself down on some of the hard stuff only to be extremely pleased w/ the MTX and the grip of the board.  With my midwest snowboarding experience in Chicago, I always had to be mindful on the ice w/ my Uninc.  The grip of the Trice inspired my confidence in carving on hardpack/ice.  I was extremely impressed in this area.  Ice into powder?  Probably not, but the MTX definitely helps. As I built confidence riding on the Trice (and losing my rust), I started fiddling around with butters, ollies, and a few 180's while riding down the hill.  I haven't ridden on any noodles, but I had to put a just a tad of effort to get my nose down and swing the back.  But remember I'm 205lbs so it wasn't terribly hard.  Olling was really nice on the Trice.  Popping off the rear and landing tail first was smooth and comfy, never did I feel that the board wanted to wash out.  I really can't wait to start hitting some jumps in the future.  Additionally, I did throw a few ollie 180's towards the end of the day and the swing weight was nearly non-existant.  I do suck riding switch, but overall, I was extremely happy with my initial impressions on how the board moved while in the air. I didn't ride on any park objects.  Too rusty. I did notice that as compared to my Uninc, the Trice never really gave me that rear leg burn as I started really pushing the board towards the end of the day, I was quite happy with that. I also ran over some small rocks that were strewn out near the bottom of the mountain by mistake and I did cringe hoping that it wouldn't carve out my base.  Upon inspection, the bottom of the board didn't get torn up! So for my initial review, I'm quite happy with the board so far.  There's definitely a learning curve for me personally transitioning from camber to camber-banana-camber, but its one of those journeys I'm more than willing to take on the 2010 Lib Tech Trice.  Personally I think this is a deck that can take on many obstacles the mountain can throw at you while putting a smile on your face.  I can with confidence recommend this board to anyone looking for an all mountain slayer w/ park on their mind. 2 thumbs up
5/17/2009 9:54:06 PM Quick question I'm riding an '08 160 Uninc, has anyone had experience w/ the '09 157 Trice or the '10 Trice and let me know if the two decks are significantly different from a riding perspective?  It seems to me that both are similar in stiffness and used in all mt. situations I'm looking to up my quiver and if the two boards are really similar no reason to pick up that Trice...also I can't really demo since Lib's are pretty tough to find down in NZ.
4/30/2009 4:40:36 PM http://www.ohakune-mardigras.co.nz/   Mardi Gras party on June 27th!!!  Official opening party for the slopes!  Going to be sweet!

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