Well this was a fun thread... for anyone interested here is a pic of my stomach Tummy
(sorry boys, no naked photos today!). That should not have been necessary as this thread was about a new snowboard, but when I get accused of being fat I like to defend myself.
I don't think anybody accused you of being fat - I certainly did not!
Moving on, the reason I don't want to go longer than 152 is because I think the waist width would get too big for my feet. Is it true that the evo has about as much flex as the infinity, or is that bullshit? Would the proto be about the same stiffness as a women's all mountain, or would it be stiffer since its a guys board? I think that is the confusion I am having, I was under the impression weight and not strength is the factor in board length, but it seems like some people think otherwise.
Both the Evo and the Proto are stiffer than the Infinity (the all-mountain board for girls). According to the NS chart the Evo is the same as the Lotus (the big mountain board for girls), but that is a bit misleading - it is slightly softer longitudinally and slightly stiffer torsionally.