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154 TRS C2 - Great Choice!!

After riding my 155 GNU Danny Kass BTX for the past two seasons it was time for a new ride. The Kass had lost the majority of it's pop. I loved that board for the massive pop in doing nollies and flatland stuff. The banana made that work fun too.

Knowing I wanted something a bit softer but still plenty of pop the TRS sounded like the sure bet. Being my 4th Mervin board I knew to expect exactly what the (sometimes nonsensical) marketing jibberish described.

I mostly ride the whole mountain with some flatland and park thrown together. So the mid stiff 154 seemed like a good fit. I am pleased with the drive the board has but with it being shorter the turns are a tad tight and its not really a carver... but it does hold and you can lean hard and have a lot of fun riding it's length at speed.

Being the shortest of my boards it has taken a little getting used to, but the cambered ends give it a longer feel. The pop is there - not quite as pronounced as the Kass - and the loose banana feel is dead on. Wide stance rocking wedgie 4.0 on the Ride binders are a perfect fit for this board.

Overall, everything I expected out of this board is there. No regrets. Actually thinking about picking up a longer version for trips to big mountains or days when I want to hit jacket flapping speed with comfort.

154 TRS C2 - Great Choice!!