Originally Posted by DizzyC
I don't really have the option to try the TBT, no test boards in my area.
That's why I'd really like input from a few people that rode some TBT boards.
Hmm, not too small? I'd like it to be stable enough for some carving...
I did not like TBT, thought I would, didn't. If you get the deck for a good deal, I say who cares, but IMO its a bad idea to pay full price for it if you haven't tried it, you will be stuck with it(also they aren't hard to find on sale or last years). I paid almost $500 for my Evil Twin and couldn't even get a nibble for resell at $100. Its only been ridden about 10-20x. Gonna try it again the next few weeks as my NS's are at the factory getting repaired.
Not even hating on Bataleon, I have a feeling I will like this deck more then I did 2 years ago. If you are trying to spend carefully, this is my advice....
No 155 is not too small, you could ride a blunted 152-53 all mountain no problems. I ride a 154 Proto everywhere 20lbs heavier than you. There is a pretty wide range of what you may be comfy with, alot of people will steer you toward the higher end of the range, while my own examples tend toward the shorter end. I'm a big fan of blunted tips and extended rails on decks like the Proto, it rides 3-5cm longer than it really is.........there are variations on this theme from many other companies including Bataleon....