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?
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.
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
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!