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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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Got the NS Proto CT, Did I buy wrong size?

I picked up the NS Proto CT. I'm not going to lie, I hated this board when I first heard about it.
The more everyone here and elsewhere hyped it up, the more I couldn't stand the idea of falling into the hype.
I went with the Skate Banana back in 2009 because of the hype and hated it. But sh*t, I saw this board in the shop
and it blew everything out of the water. It's sexy. It's light. And the top sheet feels fking nice. Peace out stomp pad.

The only problem is did I size down too much? I bought a 157 regular, and I'm 6'3, 195-205lbs (depending on my bulk or cut) however I'm shooting to lose weight to about 185 with a size 11 boot. Well, 11 with the Ride Hi-Phy, which is a really low profile boot. I'm normally a 11.5 to 12. I strapped in my boots and screwed in the bindings and in order to hit toe or heel edge, I either have be in some serious pow or really
carve in, like 30 degrees from the snow/floor to catch edge. Think I can get away with it? The bindings definitely fit perfectly on there and I'm worried I may be pushing it. Any tips on this? Or should I return it and size up to 160?

Note: I don't like bombing down hills that fast, I'm more of kicker and hit jumps and like riding down with steeze over wreckless speeds.
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I think you should be fine. If your going to be more into kickers and jibbing as opposed to flat out speed then its a good size, and if your into flat out speed this isn't the right board at all. I'm 6'1 and ~190 and I rode and got a 157 for myself and its great.
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6' and 210 lbs rode the 157 with no problem.

like ecks said above if you're looking for flat-out speed you picked the wrong board. but otherwise, you should be fine on the 57.

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You'll be fine. Good luck on the weight loss!
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Thanks bruhs.

I'm guessing you can still hit decently fast speeds, just not the Euro carves going 50mph on Blacks?
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I was able to hit just under 40mph using ski tracks app during spring granular conditions. I could have pushed it to maybe mid 40s but the conditions were shitty and I could feel the board getting outside its comfort zone.

That was just a stupid run and I don't recommend doing that, I had more fun just kicking it and taking it easy.
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Thanks bruhs.

I'm guessing you can still hit decently fast speeds, just not the Euro carves going 50mph on Blacks?
I think I've pulled that off in the right conditions on a 151 Evo... Anything is possible

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