2 overpriced bandwagon decks (disclaimer I own/love a proto)
Well if you are going to buy a $600 board, you may as well get the one that is the most worth it, which is going to be the Proto hands down. You get better durability (ie. carbonium topsheet, fully wrapped edges), better warranty(3yr vs 1), an infinitely better base (5k+ sintered graphite impregnated (probably one of the fastest bases in the industry) vs dogshit plastic beans or whatever the fuck they claim in in their cheap ass non sintered bases at mervin).
Of course I personally am going to pick NS hands down, and you've chosen two decks which are going to garner alot of fanboyism where everyone is going to have a strong opinion one way or the other. It is fair to say that this site is rife with blinded NS and Mervin fanbois.
Meaning you should look at only 2 things: stats and experience. Demo both, if you like the TRS better, get it. If you can't demo them, the Proto owns the stats. If you pick the TRS it will be cuz you got convinced by the graphics or that you NEED magnetraction (you don't).
For your riding style I would say get a 156 Heritage, tbh.
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Last edited by snowklinger; 10-28-2013 at 09:14 AM.