NS proto or sl - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
readimag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 813
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
NS proto or sl

Hey long time boarder looking to get a new freeride board. I have been reading all the reviews about the NS line up and have come down to these two. I am leaning more towards the sl as I don't hit the park unless I happen to be on that run. Once in the Park I don't have any problems with jumps, rails or boxes. On a plus side I have a good deal on the sl so that always helps when looking for a higher end board. I just really need something if I do back country I can throw a flip or 540 and not worry about the landing.
readimag is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 02:12 PM
Veteran Member
 
jdang307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
I had an SL awesome board. I wanted something more flexible for goofing off so I went with an Evo. If you are an incidental park rider then I would probably go for the SL. The SL has more dampening I think it'll make a much better freeride board.

On top of that you can get a good deal on the SL? no brainer.
jdang307 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 07:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Hakuba, Japan for the 2011/12 season
Posts: 218
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like the SL would be better for you, could almost step up to a heritage if you want a more charging BC board. However since youve got a deal on the SL get that
RaID is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
readimag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 813
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Went and bought the NS sl, cant wait for this winter to start.

Last edited by readimag; 08-11-2011 at 01:35 PM.
readimag is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2011, 04:07 PM
Junior Member
 
SigCool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Broomfield, CO
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was all set on getting the SL 158 next week, but then I saw the Proto CT in the shop today. I like popping 180's off trail in the trees, so I think the Proto will be my choice. Plus the top sheet seems bullet proof and the graphics are great. They suggested going from my regular camber'd 160 to the 157, but that seems short (I'm 6'2" 190#)?
SigCool is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2011, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
readimag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 813
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yea I was also leaning heavy for the proto but I got my sl for a killer price. I will be in Vermont when NS has there demo days in the NE hope they are near me so I can try the proto for a next season buy. Also from Leo's review it sounds like a 157 will fit you great.
readimag is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome