The Carbonium boards are quite a bit lighter than the NS boards of old. Never SUmmer's used to be among the heaviest boards out there. That's no longer true. Most of the boards are average weight compared to other brands and the Cobra in particular is shockingly light in my experience. I've spent less time on the Proto than the Cobra, but I plan on changing that soon. The Proto will probably be my next board. Probably gonna sell my Evo and Heritage and just go with the Proto.