I rode my proto(154 I weigh 180lbs) in knee, mostly waist, and sometimes chest deep pow with my bindings set on the reference points for the last 3 days.
My buddy was riding a Ride Highlife(158 he weighs about 170) and had to move his bindings back to the rear reference points(this deck has 2 sets of reference points with little arrows) I found this to be very interesting as that plank of a deck he has is highlighted by some kind of "2 stage rocker" with "low rise" and "high rise" at different points in the deck? I may be confusing the exact details,
Anyway I know that you (Dreampow) rode the Highlife recently, probably even the same model...thoughts? comments?
Not trying to bash Ride by any means, they have been good to me in the past as well as K2 seems to be on point with gear, imo.
The 2011 Highlife?
Thats what I rode and a 158, with the rocker in the middle (C2) the proto (157) wins hands down in the powder. I enjoyed the highlife, but apart from bombing or chopped up crud I would take the proto over it any day.