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Burton NUG vs Never Summer Proto HD - HELP!

Hi all! New to the site here and have been enjoying all the posts about the upcoming season!! Found a post on here addressing almost exactly what I was looking for (which size in the Proto HD) and thanks SAVETHISNOOB for asking your question as I am almost in the same predicament you were in. (one click away from ordering the Proto HD in a 154/157) I just cant get over this one little word….NUG! I’m 5’9 165 and having a hard time pulling the trigger on a Proto HD($550) or trying my hand at the new burton nug flying-V($350). I consider myself an intermediate rider that likes to do pretty much everything on the mtn. Although not at all good in the park, looking to really progress this season and ready to invest in a new board! Please, have any of you rode/had experience with any of the burton nug boards? Had ACL surgery in May and thought that a small board like a nug would be easier progress in the park and easier on my knee. Or on the other hand, will a longer board like the proto 157 be better because of the dampening and from what others say “cadillac” ride! Any input would be much appreciated, thanks!
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Get a regular nug, it's so much fun. Not a fan of flying v
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My wife rides a 142 Nug and says it is the best board she has ever ridden...I have never tried it they are all too small for me. I rode the proto CTX part of last year and was underwhelmed by it.
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Too small for you? How big are you?
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Get a regular nug, it's so much fun. Not a fan of flying v
I think the point of the Nug is best embodied in the rocketed or flattop profile I think.
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Too small for you? How big are you?
Size 13 boot I wind up with too much toe drag. Also my wives is a 142 so that defiantely wont work :P This years 154 nug i could potentially ride but not really worth it when my quiver is full at the moment.
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Size 13 boot I wind up with too much toe drag. Also my wives is a 142 so that defiantely wont work :P This years 154 nug i could potentially ride but not really worth it when my quiver is full at the moment.
Width at reference of a 46 Nug is the same as a 159W Berzerker. You would easily fit on the 50.


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Thanks for the replies guys…supra hows the nug at speed? I currently ride a Burton twin 154 with traditional camber. Would either one of these boards(nug or proto) be as or more stable than a board with traditional camber as I feel that sometimes high speed on my board gets a bit sketchy. Thanks.
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Thanks for the replies guys…supra hows the nug at speed? I currently ride a Burton twin 154 with traditional camber. Would either one of these boards(nug or proto) be as or more stable than a board with traditional camber as I feel that sometimes high speed on my board gets a bit sketchy. Thanks.
Traditional camber will be more stable at speeds than either. The Nug is a lot of fun and suprisingly versatile, but stability at high speeds is not a hallmark. Haven't ridden a Proto but I have busted my ass on my Nug trying to mach over bumps that are no sweat on my Gnu Riders Choice (same basic profile as the proto).
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Traditional camber will be more stable at speeds than either. The Nug is a lot of fun and suprisingly versatile, but stability at high speeds is not a hallmark. Haven't ridden a Proto but I have busted my ass on my Nug trying to mach over bumps that are no sweat on my Gnu Riders Choice (same basic profile as the proto).
Thanks for your input Fergatron! I'm really leaning towards the proto because of this reason..might be closer to what I'm used to. With my stats would you recommend the 157 or 154? I like to play in the trees as well, how's the nuggy in the trees and powder?
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