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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-13-2014, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Did I outgrow my board?

So I am 6'4" and weighed about 195 pounds when I bought a never summer proto hd 157 last year and the board was fun, but it felt a little squirrelly at higher speeds.

I've been bulking up since I bought the board, I am at about 215 now and expect to weigh between 225-235 this winter. That's 50-60 pounds over the weight limit provided by the manufacturer. However, as guided by your FAQ, my feet fit the snowboard just fine, which seems to be the main criteria.

So, do I need a new board? I'm an intermediate rider who like to do some of everything: park, groomers, back-country, glades.

Please tell me I don't need a new board already, I really can't afford it right now.

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Probably wouldn't hurt to get aboard that's closer to your weight specs. But I have an '11/'12 Proto CT 157, and I was riding it at about the same weight you are this last season. (with the blunted tips shortening the overall length, the effective edge on that board means it still rides more like a 159!)

This was my 3rd full season riding and I was getting a LOT more comfortable with some real speed! (40+ mph cruising!) My Proto being my "go to" board, I began to notice some of the same Squirrelliness issues you were talking about. I asked a few people about it and they told me the rocker between the binders is what can cause the board to feel that way at speed! Especially on hardback n groomers! I was told it's just not a "bombing deck!"

I could be wrong about that, and if so, I will certainly get spanked for that here, ( ) I mention it as just something to consider tho! When riding it in only a 2-3 inches of fresh? That squirrelly feeling pretty much went away! (At least it did for me.)

I would say maybe consider a new (longer) deck for you if you want a more controlled,, locked in feeling for bombing the groomers, but I don't think you need to bail on the Proto altogether! Nothing wrong with having a quiver of boards! Most of us do! I've got three and want at least two more for varying riding conditions! (...but then I think I'm a bit of a "gear whore!") Haha!


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I don't know if it will be fun to ride if you are expecting to weigh 235. It will be especially challenging in BC conditions. Why are you chunking out? I'm 6'4 and at around 235 (target weight is 220) and I wouldn't ride anything under 161. I don't think it will be enough board for you.
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I have a proto, it's a fun board, but it's not a fast board
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I have a proto, it's a fun board, but it's not a fast board
????...meaning it's not made for going fast, or you think it's not capable of going fast? Cuz I've cracked 50 mph on mine!!! On a nicely soft, groomed run. Nothing "Squirrelly about those rides aside from ME!!! Lol! (...it scared the shit outa me whenever I've managed it, but it was an exciting scared and I did do it!!)

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im 6'3 230 on a 162. Love the size. I've actually thought about going smaller down to a 159... 157 is pushing it at 230.

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220 without gear on an SL 158. Probably a little small, but I fly on it.

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im 6'3 230 on a 162. Love the size. I've actually thought about going smaller down to a 159... 157 is pushing it at 230.
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220 without gear on an SL 158. Probably a little small, but I fly on it.
These weights listed, are these for your actual body weight (soaking wet as it were!) or, as Deacon mentioned, are you talking fully "geared" up for riding? Cuz I'm well over 240-250 lbs this past season! That's totally rigged for riding and I do just fine on my Proto 157, as well as my Rome 159!

Granted,... I might occasionally have a little trouble holding a really hard carve at speed on a turn, but it hasn't presented too much of a problem! I usually manage to keep the board on edge! I've even managed to "get it up" and keep it up in 18-24" of POW! I don't ride any park, so I can't comment on the way it would ride there being short at those weights!

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destroy that proto and then go bigger I'm 180 pounds in the morning, maybe 200 geared up and after a big breakfast and I ride 159 mans board. My first season was on 153 head true (camber) and i didn't like that squirrelling at speeds. Now I often pass 50mph and no drama. 60 was my top speed, until now
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I have a proto, it's a fun board, but it's not a fast board
Grab your nuts and point it down the hill and it'll go fast.
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