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Old 12-29-2011, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default NS Proto - Regular or wide?

So im getting ready to buy the proto but not sure if i want to go wide? I wear an 11 size boot which i don't think justifies the "wide". Also i noticed that the wide board is a 152 which seems small for me since im 6"4 and 200 Lbs. I would have figured that the wide boards if anything would be longer the regulars? is there a reason there smaller? What is the benefits / draws to riding a wide board?
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you dont need a wide, and wides arent any longer than regulars

a 152 wide and 152 are both 152 cm long
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They make different sizes in wide boards just as do in regular width boards, but if your 200lbs a 152 does seem small.
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I am confused.. Can you only get a 152 or what.??.

The largest Wide is the 160 Proto CTX ? then 158-155-152...

Normal is 160-157-154-152

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I am confused.. Can you only get a 152 or what.??.

The largest Wide is the 160 Proto CTX ? then 158-155-152...

Normal is 160-157-154-152

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Depending on where is buying it from that may be all they have in stock, dogfunk has no proto CT and the CTX they have is a 152.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah I guess im only seeing the 152 available everywhere. I want the CT but seems to be sold out almost everywhere so i was considering the CTX wide but i do not want that small 152 size. Ill just wave to wait till it come in stock some where. Thanks.
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I did figure it was something like that, it was only the way he wrote it in the first post " Also i noticed that the wide board is a 152 which seems small for me since im 6"4 and 200 Lbs. "

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seems like protos are going out of stock everywhere ....I sure hope theres a least one more shipment!
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I think that they are still available from NS direct but they are full price and you got to pay the shipping where most distributors offer free shipping.
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At your height and weight, definitely not a 152. Depending on if you're more freestyle or freeride, I would go with a 157 or 160 regular width CT.

Here is a link to an informative size chart for Never Summer's 2012 lineup:
Never Summer Snowboard Size Chart - 2012 | evo

Here is a useful calculator for board sizing, which indicates that for a size 11 boot 253mm waist is ideal, which is what I ride and I'm size 11 and it does feel perfect. I rode a 261mm waist board previously and while it was a bit better in powder, it was much less responsive and slower to transition between toe and heel. The Proto CT 157 has a 253mm waist, the 160 has a 255mm waist, either would work for you. Anyways, here's the link:
Snowboard Sizing Guide, Size Calculator

Finally, here's a link to a site that apparently has 157 and 160 Proto CT's in stock with free shipping:
Doc's Ski Haus - Ski Store Los Angeles/Snowboard Store Los Angeles : Never Summer Proto CT (2012) - QY152010101

I'm 6'0" 160lbs. and got a Proto CT 157 for Christmas and have ridden one day on it (I'm east coast, we got one small storm at Snowshoe WV thus far, 4-5 inches, and I timed it perfectly!) It really is an amazing board, excellent pop, super light, great edge hold, seems to handle speed well although I can't accurately judge that until I get it on a real mountain! Good luck and happy new year!
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