Originally Posted by marcdeo
Hello all. I emailed NS regarding some specific questions I had about the SL and Proto. I started a thread about it initially and put this email in the thread but I though the email had good info in it and some might not read the reply in the thread so I figured the info was worthy of it's own thread since there are like 5 active threads about the Proto and SL (why not make a 6th? lol)
anyhow I'm just sharing info. They replied in less than an hour =Very nice.
MY ORIGINAL EMAIL...
Hello! I have a few questions that I was unable to locate answers for online.The Proto: Is it a TRUE TWIN? It states it is on the website but some of the reviews I read state that it is Directional twin with regards to flex pattern.
The SL - (a) Are the shape and sidecut twin? (b) what about flex pattern? I have read that if you shift the bindings forward the SL is essentially true twin, however if the sidecut is NOT true twin, it would not become a true twin if I slid the binding forward to a cantered stance.
Im getting one or the other for sure - cant make up my mind :-)
THE NS REPLY......
The Proto CT is a true twin in every way, sidecuts, flex patterns, and binding stance. The SL is a directional twin, so it has symmetrical sidecuts and flex patterns with the binding stance slightly set back. If you move the bindings forward, you will get a ride like that of a true twin. Hope this helps!
Thanks for the support of NS!
That is typical NS customer service.
Quick response time? Check
Detailed and clear answer? Not so much...
The stuff about the Proto is all correct, but the bit on the SL requires clarification/correction: The SL is directional because the inserts have setback and also because the sidecut has setback. So just centering the bindings does not make it a true twin.