Proto CT issues - what am I doing wrong?
I recently purchased a Proto CT 154 and am having a hell of a time riding the thing without catching an edge. I consider myself an intermediate-advanced rider and have been riding for years here in Michigan without this sort of issue. I’m 5’7” 175 lbs., wear 32 Lashed boots, size 8, and use Rome 390 bindings with a +14 / -14 stance 21 inches apart. My other boards are a 2009 Lib Tech TRS, 2010 Burton Joystick, and 2010 K2 WWW. I was excited to get out on a Proto CT after seeing all of the great reviews and ordered it back in August. Unfortunately, on only my second run of this season, while transitioning form a toe-side to a heel-side turn on an open groomer, the board got loose I caught my back edge (I think), was whipped backward down the hill, and suffered a severe concussion. I was actually knocked out cold for a few seconds and only know what happen from some friends who were with me.
After taking a month off (doctor’s orders), I took the Proto out again for only the second time this year and can’t believe how catchy and “squirrely” the thing is when transitioning turns. It actually feels like the board wants to pivot between my feet at the worst possible moment (i.e. mid turn transition)causing the tail to swing around, which, again, caused me to catch an edge and wipe out a couple of times. My TRS is a banana board and is very playful and squirrely, but it never felt like it was going to pivot under me while leaning into a turn at speed. I’m completely mystified by my experience with the Proto CT. I have never had any problems of this sort on any of my other boards and it doesn’t jive with all of the positive reviews I have read on the Proto. Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.