best money spent on a piece of equipment
Serious retail therapy here, but this is the best object I've spent money on. Bought late season but was able to try it on a little powder, corn snow and hardpack. Super stable board, turn initiation is easy, and it seems to accelerate in and out of turns (it's powerful). Great pop and good enough float for a twin board. Mangetraction really gets into the east coast hardpack, and I haven't noticed any stickiness from it. Doesn't butter well, but also doesn't get tossed around in funky snow.
I went from a Burton Custom (too stiff) and Burton Malolo. Malolo is still the powder board, but the Custom has been retired by the T.Rice. I'm sure the TRS is great too, but I wanted the extra width for powder and stability for hardpack. BUY THIS BOARD. IT IS NO JOKE.