Never Summer Proto ct 154 vs. 157 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!!!

Last edited by Codyh4250; 11-23-2012 at 03:30 PM.
Codyh4250 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 04:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Slush Puppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: French Alps
Posts: 317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Slush Puppie is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 04:26 PM
Veteran Member
 
grafta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,752
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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

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
grafta is offline  
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 04:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Richie67 is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 04:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Slush Puppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: French Alps
Posts: 317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I rode an Evo last season. You described my experience perfectly.
Slush Puppie is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Codyh4250 is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 06:17 PM
Member
 
huckit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Northern MI (the snow is continually sucking up here)
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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...
huckit is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 06:22 PM
Veteran Member
 
grafta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,752
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Codyh4250 View Post
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...
grafta is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by huckit View Post
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?
Codyh4250 is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 12:48 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Richie67 is offline  
Reply

Tags
never summer, new board, proto ct, size fit

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome