I really like the edge hold of my camber board, but would prefer it be more forgiving. Not sure if such a thing exists.
that's exactly what the camber-rocker-camber was made for. i just switched to one this year and i really like it. i got a never summer legacy. if you really want some serious edge hold with the camber-rocker-camber, get a gnu or lib tech c2btx with magnetraction.
go for it. keep in mind that the proto will be softer than that sl you demoed. and a smaller sl will be softer than that sl you demoed of course. but i don't think you can go wrong with either. i really like my legacy. also, you said you felt like you had trouble getting your edge in, it took me a while to get used to the new shape of the board. i had the same thing switching from a regular camber, but after a few days, i won't be going back.
Yeah I wasn't sure if the toe edge issue was due to the board shape, length/stiffness, or the boot/binding combo and subsequent heel lift I was dealing with. Maybe all of the above. My original thought was to just grab a 155 SL and I hadn't even considered the Proto, but after reading up a bit I think I want to give it a shot. NS sure is proud of it though...$540!
Anything with rocker will pretty much shift your weight to the center for carving, it drives either under foot or between the feet.
Coda base the best grip and POP but is less durable than the other two.
Drifter is the cheapest but still really solid.
Omni kinda fits in between, its really versatile and will feel more like camber than the other two and in my experience Signal bases are super durable and super fast.
I am looking for something similar to the OP. I like the look of the coda but I have heard so many people talking (not just on here) about the durability issues. The flow looks good. I am also looking at the Rome agent rocker. Have you ridden it Nivek?
I have a couple of freeride boards that do well in pow and I really want a more surfy mainly rocker board to play around with and do more freestyle. I do ride mostly pow but like to play around in it and on the way to it.