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Old 10-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
onthefence
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Default Just bought an SL... worried that I should have bought a Proto?

I'm not a complete beginner, but currently I'm just learning to perfect basics like dynamic linked turns and carving. After I'm super solid in those areas I want to try both pipe and park, and eventually set my mind to really learn one or the other (whichever I like more).

I recently purchased a NS SL as my first board due to multiple recommendations and things I've read. But now I'm starting to read about the Proto. From what I understand its basically a less damp, more freestyle-oriented version of the SL. Should I have bought the Proto instead?

Really though, what are the advantages of the SL to someone in my position? I don't think I would be riding much powder here in Socal, and dampening sounds kind of unnecessary IMO (correct me if I'm wrong). Also the setback of the SL worries me since I may be landing switch a lot once I progress..

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