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Old 09-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A mate and I are heading up to Canada for a month and intend on riding all of the good mountains throughout BC and Alberta. At the moment I'm riding a head "force 1 kers" 156, I've been pretty happy with it, it seems to be a good sort of all round board. Ive been riding for about two years on and off, and am reasonably competent on all double blacks now. I love powder, glades and love going as fast as I can! I've been looking a bringing a second board with me and have sort of narrowed it down to two boards, either a proto CT 157 or a cobra 158.

There isn't really anything in particular I don't like about my current board, I just want something that will excell in the conditions we are going to be riding in.

I've read so many positive reviews on both boards, but Im concerned I'm getting ahead of myself and may not even be riding at a high enough level to get the benefits of either of these boards.

Which one would better suited, or am I just wasting money?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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riding style and physical stats please.


EDIT: my bad just saw it tucked in there.

NS boards are way better than head. not wasting money at all. if you don't care about riding switch much or riding park get the cobra.

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Old 09-11-2012, 11:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks mate, you pretty much confirmed my thinking. I could probably just use the head board as a park/switch board. I'm about 170cm, weigh about 74kg. You think the 158 cobra is the way to go?
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yea, you could probably go down to 155 if you felt like it.. its just up to you 158 is better for speed, float in pow; 155 might feel a little quicker turning in trees, better for airs. either one will fit you
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K thanks for your input. Am pretty much 50/50 between the two...
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just want something that will excell in the conditions we are going to be riding in.
I live in B.C. get the 158, & if you like your other board & it's around the same size get the size up from that, 161 I think.

Even if you think the 158 is big now, when you get up here I bet you wished you got the 161.

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