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Old 05-06-2011, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Evo,SL,Proto or Heritage?

Help! I cant decide which Never summer board to get they all look so damn good.

I'm 180 and 5'9
Been riding for many years, mostly just bombing hills.

I really want to get into more park but also be able to carve a few turns.So I think I will spend my time mostly in the park next season.
Conditions here vary alot, from ice to powder and everything inbetween.I also like hiking and building kickers.

Plus bombing is always fun but im kind of over that to be honest.
So something fun that can go anywhere type of thing... Im guessing the SL 161 will be the best bet right? Or can i go with a 158?
Any help much appreciated

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Old 05-06-2011, 09:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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for park either evo or proto if you want a Never Summer. And you can size down a bit, I would definitely go smaller than 158 at you size for a stunt stick
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The beauty of the Evo is that it kicks ass on clean terrain for freeriding, so even if your mostly riding park you can still ride it anywhere you want. The Proto may even be a better choice for you, since it's a little stiffer, and has more pop I've heard (prob better for jumps). I ride trees a lot, and love my Evo for it's extreme quickness and responsiveness on turns, plus the softer fun factor. I think it comes down to if you hit jumps more then jibs, get the proto, if you hit jibs more then jumps, get the Evo.
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I think it comes down to if you hit jumps more then jibs, get the proto, if you hit jibs more then jumps, get the Evo.
This. I love my Evo, but if the Proto was around last year that's the way I would've went.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Damn it why did ya have to say proto ct ;D , i have not found that board available for pre-order.

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I was thinking of pre-ordering from there since i have the cash now.
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This. I love my Evo, but if the Proto was around last year that's the way I would've went.
I couldnt agree more, i absolutely love my evo but the slight difference that the proto offers is more suited for my riding style.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Last minute change of plans,I emailed the store and I can reserve the ProtoCT 158.
The carbonium topsheet is what changed my mind.

Thanks for the help guys
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Out of those boards
I think ideally you'd want to go with 158 Proto otherwise a 158 SL.

What do you mean by park? more jump orientated or jibs?
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Probably 80% jumps 20% jibbing
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