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Old 07-13-2012, 09:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Both the proto and Trice are true twins with a C2 BTX style camber profile.
One is mid flex one is on the stiffer side, its up to you to decide which you prefer.

I used to prefer stiffer flex, but now I am into mid flex and love my proto. You can still ride hard when you want to, but you can also do so much more.

Of course some people will prefer the stiffer flex for more challenging terrain.

I have had the proto out of bounds on 45 degree pitches in thigh deep powder. It performed great for me.

I can see how if that is the main thing you were doing a stiffer board would be better.

For most people we might do a few runs like that before heading back to more mellow terrain where the stiff flex is limiting.

Its really personal preference IMO.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well, after doing more research, I read that the T. Rice is wider and isn't suited too well for a 9 boot. I'd really like a 2012 Proto CT but it isn't looking like I can find one anywhere. I'd even pay full price for one if someone could find/sell me one.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hope you find a proto.

If not in a short while the 2013 will be out. Get one early on.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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What would be the price for the 2013 Proto CT? Right now here in Australia a place selling for $850 for the Never Summer boards.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The 2013 Proto CT is $550 here in the States, you're getting ripped "down unda". Buysnow.com is currently selling the NS 2013 line, so you could order it through that website.

I actually found a 2012 Proto CT 152--too bad it was $540 through valsurf.com from California--and I bought it. Search is over! Now for some bindings to go with my Proto and Nike Kaiju boots...
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Good job on finding one.

The 2012 is better looking than the 2013 for me anyway, good choice.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I think that is the last of the 152cm Proto as well from that website. Oh well, I ended up getting the GNU CC 153cm. Gonna head up the snow soon here...
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Yep, it was the last one, sorry man haha. I'm surprised I actually found one, let alone a 152 that I wanted. And I agree that the 2012 looks better than the 2013, otherwise I would've just gotten the 13 and not worried about finding a 12. Now I'll have to stare at it until the resorts open in October/November...
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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No, you can strap in and do some presses and 180s in the living room like I do.
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Good thinking, especially since I need to work on my pressing--one reason I wanted the Proto CT instead of the T. Rice. Better find some bindings quick then. Mine are shitty ones I got from a friend after mine broke a few years back (and they're about to break too).
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