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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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The Right Never Summer for Me

Hey guys! I've been wanting to get a NS ever since I started getting TWS. The thing is I've been doing some research and have come to 2 boards. The SL (Legacy) and the Proto CT (Proto CTX). I know that the main difference is that the Proto is a true twin and the fact that its a more "park able", but the SL isn't too far off. I myself am no pro but would rank myself as an intermediate rider starting to get a little curious about the terrain park and progression park. Yet, I really enjoy carving and making some higher speed runs. I know that one board can't be everything, but I don't want to spend $500 or so on the wrong board for me.

I'm
-5'9"
-155 lb
-size 11.5 boot
-age 16

If it means anything, I like the look of the black SL much more than the white Proto w/ black bottom.
Thanks for your help.

Sorry if someone posted a thread similar to this, I searched and found a few but felt like they didn't apply to me.

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Think i was in a similar situation to you last year. Wasn't intending to do the park thing so was looking at SL and other stiffer boards. Went to shop and dude was like, buy the evo, its heaps of fun all over the mountain and it won't kick your ass. True twin is good for learning switch too.

I think it depends on what sort of terrain you are riding, if you are on bigger mountain stuff then maybe an 'all mountain' directional board would be better. But if you are on the smaller stuff there's no reason to be put off by a more 'park' orientated deck, esp if its an evo

The thing with the NS decks is they are 'damp', meaning they get less chatter and that kinda crap when bombing.
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I'm in Ohio so mountain riding is pretty much out of the question. Like to go to Peak and Peak in New York though.
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Will you even fit on an SL? 11.5 is probably heading towards the legacy


EDIT: dude if you're in the mid west/east go with the proto/ctx
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I'm just kind of worried that the Proto wont carve like the SL or Legacy. Also what size length wise and wide/normal do you think is best? Ideally, I'd like to go kind of big because I'd want to be able to use it for a few years.
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I'm just kind of worried that the Proto wont carve like the SL or Legacy
Rider over board, not the other way around
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Ok, some of the reviews I was reading made it sound like the SL is a carver board with the possibility of some rails, boxes, jumps, and the Proto is the other way around.
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How deep is your carving? I've seen carves on the Proto just fine. I mean, are you two inches off the snow carving?

I'd get the Proto. But that's just me.

I'm excited to ride my new Evo but hell, there was about 10 minutes earlier today where I thought about selling a board I never rode and getting the Proto. Damn forum hype.

But I came to my senses. Sticking with the Evo. That's what lack of snow does to me
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Well I'm gonna stop by the local ski shop and see if they have a suggestion as to which board to get considering they ride the local slopes.
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