Yeah I know what they say, and it may be true because of the carbonium. But the dampening is on another level above the Proto from everything that is written.
Even BA called it the SL/Legacy on crack.
Dampening and Flex are both 5, on both SL/Legacy and Cobra/X. That's why I make that comparison.
I see the Proto as a souped up Evo. Same dampening, same shape, both twins etc.
That's what it felt like to me when I rode both the Proto and Evo at the demo day.
BA did say that... but he has also said the follow regarding the Cobra.
Think of it as a directional Proto honestly I’d recommend buying something else if you’re going to freeride or slash pow.