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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-27-2011, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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2011 vs 2012 Nitro Rook

Are they the same?

I am hearing the 2012 Rook is a lot lighter. Can anyone confirm this?
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Yeah I can. Checked it out at the store the other day. Id say its at least half the weight and I had both boards at my disposal for the lift test its pretty crazy, I don't have exact weights though, but its definitely very noticeable . I'm thinking its because of the thinned out tips.
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Are they the same?

I am hearing the 2012 Rook is a lot lighter. Can anyone confirm this?
We were lifting dozens of these into overhead racks last week and when we got up to the 158's we were busting up at how light they were. Not sure what they did this year to get that dramatic of a change (the spec is very similar), but yeah, it is noticable and it is not limited to the Rook (the Magnum is a huge wide model and is also unbelievably light for its proportions) . I spent a magic day on the new Rook 156 at T-line this summer. If you like like flat, this is a must-demo board.


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Thanks guys, well I guess I have to go 2012 now. lol
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While we are on it, does anyone know if the 2012 Rook is lighter than the 2012 NS Proto CT, and Lib T. Rice?
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Yeah but the 2012 is ugly and the 2011's are super sick looking.
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just going on what people have said on this forum, the proto is said to be suprisingly light. pretty sure the t. rice on the other hand is relatively heavy. supposedly that '12 rook is pretty light too.
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Yeah but the 2012 is ugly and the 2011's are super sick looking.
Yeah plus I can get a 2011 for like half the price, but knowing the 12's are half the weight would dig into my brain every run until I go insane and end up in a psychiatric hospital.
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just going on what people have said on this forum, the proto is said to be suprisingly light. pretty sure the t. rice on the other hand is relatively heavy. supposedly that '12 rook is pretty light too.
Yeah I am down to these 2 boards, the proto or rook. I have had a proto in my hand and it felt light, didn't have a 12 rook to compare it to. Hopefully I can find a shop that has both boards in stock.
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Hey!

Looking to purchase the 2012 Rook. I'm 6' and 185lbs, would the 158 be too big for me?

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