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How do you think a beginner would fare on a Proto CT?

What do you think would happen of a beginner (such as myself) with only about a week of experience took this board out? Would it be too much to handle? (keeping in mind that one week was enough time to learn how to link turns and such)
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Its probably way more $ than you need to spend but will definately serve you well.
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I really appreciate all of the help. I think that I should just get it and stop worrying. And, if it doesn't work out, I have some friends that I'm sure would buy it off of me.
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there is no way its not gonna work out...just be persistent and everything is going to be ok.. awesome board
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I don't think you have to worry about it working out or not, anyway you wanna look at it NS's design is a lot more forgiving to learn on than traditional camber. There will be a lot less "La la la la.... "FACESMACK"" moments

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Ok I think a 154 proto ct will be it. However, looking online, most seem to be out of stock. Also, how do people get ahold of the 2013 model so early? Not saying I want it since the only change is the graphic and I think I like 2012's more, but I'm still curious...are they for sale and I just don't know about it?
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Ok I think a 154 proto ct will be it. However, looking online, most seem to be out of stock. Also, how do people get ahold of the 2013 model so early? Not saying I want it since the only change is the graphic and I think I like 2012's more, but I'm still curious...are they for sale and I just don't know about it?
Generally because they know someone inside the industry, do board reviews or are involved in marketing/promotion.

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Generally because they know someone inside the industry, do board reviews or are involved in marketing/promotion.
Or live in Australia
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The real benefit to getting a proper board right away is that you don't have to upgrade so soon later. A more advance board will just give you a bit more discipline in your riding, it's not like it will be impossible to ride. The few extra falls you have now learning to ride a board that demands more from you will just push you up the learning curve so go for it.
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Get it.

I agree with the others that there is no need to fear this board.

You'll be able to grow into it and the beauty of the proto is that it sits in the middle of the flex range so it can do everything very well.

Wish I had access to good advice like this when I bought my first board.
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