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Old 10-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #51 (permalink)
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SL is stiffer than the proto... way damper (although yes jdang, i call it soft for a freeride board)
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:20 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Just went downstairs and hand-flexed a 160 Proto CTX and a 156 Infinity.

Not much difference.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Just went downstairs and hand-flexed a 160 Proto CTX and a 156 Infinity.

Not much difference.
That is extremely helpful, I would imagine a proto might be slightly softer than the infinity if it were of the same size, which is exactly what I am looking for. Its also a true twin which is what I was looking for and the 152 in only half a cm wider than the 151 infinity, so I should be able to ride it easily. I can't stop flip-flopping but I think I am leaning more towards the proto 152 now haha
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #54 (permalink)
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get the fucking proto - the evo is a jib stick.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I have a female friend who is around the same size as you. I dont know how you are built but the girl I am friends with has really strong legs (lots of time in gyms) Anyhow she has an evo and says it is too soft at times.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Just went downstairs and hand-flexed a 160 Proto CTX and a 156 Infinity.

Not much difference.
This is a joke, right?

Hah.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #57 (permalink)
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That is extremely helpful, I would imagine a proto might be slightly softer than the infinity if it were of the same size, which is exactly what I am looking for. Its also a true twin which is what I was looking for and the 152 in only half a cm wider than the 151 infinity, so I should be able to ride it easily. I can't stop flip-flopping but I think I am leaning more towards the proto 152 now haha
1/2 cm is nothing so scoff at. That's at the waist. You don't know with the sidecuts what the width is at the inserts, where it counts.

But if it's still between the Evo and Proto, Proto all the way.

I'd still recommend the right sized infinity with an adjustment to make it a twin.

Discussion on making the SL a true twin

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...r-sl-true.html

But it's your call.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:51 AM   #58 (permalink)
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the evo is a soft park board. the proto is still way more of a park board than all-mt. and would never be "too much board" for anyone #150+. period.

stiffer boards are better on ice.

you ride 100+ days and live in Hong Kong huh? lets analyze that a little... how many days did you get this summer? do you just leave for the whole winter? how many days a week do you work?

just doesn't really seem possible to me. you do know there are only 365 days in a year, right?
Simple, got a house in Hokkaido and spend a good chunk of the season there, usually starting sometime in December until after Chinese New Year. Even if I am not riding every day that accounts for over 60 days already. Add a few random long weekends towards the end of the season in Japan and 1-2 trips to the Southern Hemisphere during our summer and I am pretty much there - before even going to Europe or North America.
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i recall HK's posts from Japan, so I don't doubt he gets his days in.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:35 PM   #60 (permalink)
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snowsam, im female 169cm (google says equivalent to 5.54462 foot) and 132 lbs. I use a 152 Proto and find it just a little stiff although i solely use it for freeriding purpose. I think the 152 proto will be more suitable for you than the evo for the riding that you will be doing since u still would like to be able to mach down the mountain and do park at the same time. At your weight, you will find the proto just nice imo.
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