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You want something with pop, I'd go with traditional camber or some kind of hybrid, not straight reverse camber.
I agree with this...though I think the Blacklist/Westmark are exceptions to this as they pop really well for full RC decks. Opinions?
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Something hybrid camber would probably be your best bet. Check out Smokin and Neversummer they both seem to have hybrid camber down.
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The proto is a quintessential jump board.

The Bataleon ET is also what I would call a jump board: medium flex, hella poppy. What I like about my proto over the ET is how it handles pow and the rest of the mountain. For pure jumping the ET may even be the better choice if spins are in the equation. Buy mine

Plenty of sick boards listed, the proto and NS are SOOO hyped around here, and they're everywhere, but there is a reason for it.

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The proto is a quintessential jump board.
I've read NS Proto CT review: 2012 Never Summer Proto CT Review
They say that Ride DH2 pops more than Proto.
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You want pop find yourself a Burton T6 or T7, aluminium honeycomb core and a bunch of other little goodies. Shit I get air carving on a flat groomer switching from heel side to toe or vise-versa!

Another interesting thing to do is look at big air competitions and see what they're riding, instead of listening to us numb nuts...
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Actually before you dive into all the reviews and opinions other ppl...you should take into account your weight...a board may have tons of pop...but if you don't have the weight to pre-load it...you'll never realize it.
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The proto is a quintessential jump board.

The Bataleon ET is also what I would call a jump board: medium flex, hella poppy. What I like about my proto over the ET is how it handles pow and the rest of the mountain. For pure jumping the ET may even be the better choice if spins are in the equation. Buy mine

Plenty of sick boards listed, the proto and NS are SOOO hyped around here, and they're everywhere, but there is a reason for it.
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I've read NS Proto CT review: 2012 Never Summer Proto CT Review
They say that Ride DH2 pops more than Proto.
There are probably alot of boards with more pop than my proto, including my ET. However I find that the Proto for me is more stable, better on its edges, more damp, faster, lighter, and while the pop may not be as violent, I have more fun enjoying the full range of the spring in my proto. This also makes me enjoy it as an all-mountain freestyle more than just a jump board.

When I said "quintessential" I meant that the proto is a jump board without question, if you asked which NS should I get for jumps? The answer is the Proto. It does many things well. The same question for Bataleon can be answered: Evil Twin. The major traits these boards share is carbon pop, medium stiffness(not a noodle), and twin shape.

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K2 Happy Hour has a built in "ollie bar" and has more pop than anyother board i've ever ridden and it's stable on big jumps.
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When I said "quintessential" I meant that the proto is a jump board without question, if you asked which NS should I get for jumps? The answer is the Proto.
What's your weight and size of your Proto?
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What's your weight and size of your Proto?
I weigh about 180 and ride a 154. Remember that not only does it have blunted tips, but the rails are drawn out as well, it rides like 156-159. I am at the maximum probably for weight on that size, but I have no problems with it. I've ridden 155 twins forever (18years or something) so I just stick with what I like (I'm short too, 5'6"(picture a fire hydrant with a bigass 'stache), even tho everyone will assure you that the board does not know height, I do ).

Its stable at speed, although I have been trying to consciously slow down, we've had alot of fatalities this year and with nothing but groomers, you gotta be careful.

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