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Codyh4250 11-23-2012 02:04 PM

Never Summer Proto ct 154 vs. 157
 
General Info:
Weight- 165
Boot size- 10.5
Riding style- probably 35 park, 65 rest of hill
Age- 18

I have been riding for around 3 years and am looking for a new board and to get into park more. I have basically decided on the ns proto (am still up for suggestions if you think this board is totally wrong for me) but I dont know if I should go with the 154 or the 157. The board that I have right now is a Ride Agenda 155. Thanks for all the help!!!

Slush Puppie 11-23-2012 03:02 PM

I've ridden the Proto 154 at your weight and it felt spot on.

Had no problems in knee deep pow so would be had pressed to want a 157 for anything, especially park. But try if you can, everyone has different taste.

grafta 11-23-2012 03:26 PM

Don't discount the Evo either. Yeah, try before buy if you can. The Evo is a versatile, fun board, not a noodle but def press-able for days. Maybe not so much for shredding big mountain stuff, but if you're on a smaller hill it can bomb whatever you like, park, kickers, trees, pow. It's a super fun deck :thumbsup:

The main area I think it falls down is when it gets really badly chopped up, it's a bit soft to blast through the bigger bumps. Think places like Whistler, later in the day on a 20cm+ day... for that, yeah probably proto would be better

Richie67 11-23-2012 03:38 PM

I started a thread asking the exact same details with the same stats.. are you my twin?

Get the 154 was the general concensious, so I did.

Slush Puppie 11-23-2012 03:40 PM

I rode an Evo last season. You described my experience perfectly.

Codyh4250 11-23-2012 04:30 PM

Yea I looked at the Evo but I didn't think it would fit me because I still like to go all around the mountain when i go to colorado and didn't know how it would hold up on those bigger mountain trails.

huckit 11-23-2012 05:17 PM

I have the same specs you do. 165lbs, 10.5 shoe. I have the 155 Evo. Like Grafta said, don't throw that option out altogether, but for what you're going to be riding the most, I think you'd probably want the proto (like you said). How tall are you? Height should be considered, because if you are 5'6 and still 165, you'd probably want to go with the '54. If you're more towards 6', you may want to go with the '57, especially if you are more trail, pow oriented. But, then again, if you're going to be swinging that thing in the park, the '54 would be nice. Maybe you should just get both boards...

grafta 11-23-2012 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Codyh4250 (Post 542685)
Yea I looked at the Evo but I didn't think it would fit me because I still like to go all around the mountain when i go to colorado and didn't know how it would hold up on those bigger mountain trails.

Cool! Yeah, bingo on that one. Proto may just be the ticket.

I ride my smaller local hill Seymour in Vancouver but like to head to some of the bigger mountains too. The Evo suffices, but I get the feeling I'm gonna want something to handle the chop soonish...

Codyh4250 11-23-2012 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by huckit (Post 542695)
I have the same specs you do. 165lbs, 10.5 shoe. I have the 155 Evo. Like Grafta said, don't throw that option out altogether, but for what you're going to be riding the most, I think you'd probably want the proto (like you said). How tall are you? Height should be considered, because if you are 5'6 and still 165, you'd probably want to go with the '54. If you're more towards 6', you may want to go with the '57, especially if you are more trail, pow oriented. But, then again, if you're going to be swinging that thing in the park, the '54 would be nice. Maybe you should just get both boards...

Haha yeah I'm 5'9 so I'm right in the middle of that too. Does anybody know how much of a difference it is going to be between the 154 and the 157? Like how noticeable it will be to me?

Richie67 11-23-2012 11:48 PM

Mate this is the advice I got on the exact same situation.

You are making far too much out of such a small difference. The 157 will probably preform marginally better in powder.. you might notice the difference. But after all its 3cm difference on the exact same board so in the majority of situations theres no way you'll be able to spot a difference.

You like the park, opt for the 154... you'll be able to press it a bit more without losing out on anything outside the park.


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