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So I am curious to think what everyone else thinks of the tech between these two companies. Mainly, TBT vs RC. I am considering both the Proto or Evo or the Evil Twin, but cannot make up my mind!!

When thinking about TBT I can't help but think that it may have some flaws that aren't totally worth purchasing a board with TBT. I could end up hating it and regretting the decision. On the other hand, I currently have a cambered stick and would feel safer making the transition to RC.

What do you guys think?
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So I am curious to think what everyone else thinks of the tech between these two companies...I could end up hating it and regretting the decision...
I would say definitely ride it before you buy it. There are a lot of people who swear by TBT but others who really don't care for it. I don't care for it.


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I would say definitely ride it before you buy it. There are a lot of people who swear by TBT but others who really don't care for it. I don't care for it.
I guess then I have to have that virtue called patience to wait for the season to start then demo one from my shop.
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i bought an ET last year and this year i plan to get a proto. i am a sucker b/c last years ET is a giant piece of shit compared to this years. the main differences being the sintered base and redesigned tbt/blunt noses.

no denying that the new bataleon line is pretty, and i'm sure i would like it alot more than my ET, but mine will be relagated to complete park destruction, its slow and when u can get it going handles speed like crap.

unfortunately i dont have the advantage of riding a demo proto or anything like that, but i was pretty unhappy with my brand new ET last year after i had been riding a 10-15 year old B-Line all season (which performed admirably i might add).

edit. 38 year old pro i plan to buy mine from said proto is the best board he's ever ridden.

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Proto is a pretty safe pick if you're buying a board without opportunity to demo/test it first. Definitely a fun board and pretty versatile, too. I haven't met anyone who rode it and didn't like it.


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Demoed a Whatever. Did not really like TBT or maybe just need to get use to it.
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My grip between the two really comes down to riding style. I am looking to get into the park more this year and I think that the ET is perfect for that. I am afraid though that I will not enjoy the TBT.

On the other hand, I really like the Evo and Proto but think that the Proto would be perfect for all mountain, but too stiff for the park. Then you have the Evo which is perfect for park, but might be too soft for all mountain.
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yeah there is definitely a tradeoff between the Evo and the Proto, but it is definitely not "too stiff" for the park although some people prefer a softer board, or even a noodle of a board, it should be a good transition for you if you plan on doing more park this winter.


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yeah there is definitely a tradeoff between the Evo and the Proto, but it is definitely not "too stiff" for the park although some people prefer a softer board, or even a noodle of a board, it should be a good transition for you if you plan on doing more park this winter.
Yeah U would definitely not want to just jump right on a noodle coming from freeriding. Although, I did read that LEo like to take the Evo into the trees because of the tortional flex of the Evo. I do not really think of the Evo as a noodle, even compared to the Proto, but I could be wrong. I mean in comparison to something like a Horrorscope.
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They used the Evo in here a lot



What is it you are looking to do specifically. I am going in my first season on the Evo this year so we'll see. I'm sure it'll chatter a little but many people on here use it all mountain even with how soft it is, which swayed my decision. There's also say, the westmark if you want something slightly stiffer (just a bit)
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