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Old 02-04-2013, 10:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I feel like Im always talking about my Raptor on this site! What can I say...that board makes me al giddy! Anyway...I can tell you from experience that the Raptor is a great board for a groomer whore. I have no problem hammering out tight turns when needed, but it does take some work on your part. Thats what makes it fun for me. And that board flys and has the stability of a Caddy. As for carves...she will not wash out on you. Holds a carve like its on rails. Really. I too wear size 11 boots and im on a 165 wide. I think the wide might be a touch overkill, but thats the problem with size 11. Right in between. For you I would say the 159 if you go regular width or 161X.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I feel like Im always talking about my Raptor on this site! What can I say...that board makes me al giddy! Anyway...I can tell you from experience that the Raptor is a great board for a groomer whore. I have no problem hammering out tight turns when needed, but it does take some work on your part. Thats what makes it fun for me. And that board flys and has the stability of a Caddy. As for carves...she will not wash out on you. Holds a carve like its on rails. Really. I too wear size 11 boots and im on a 165 wide. I think the wide might be a touch overkill, but thats the problem with size 11. Right in between. For you I would say the 159 if you go regular width or 161X.
No way size 11 are 'right in between' - at 165 board size the regular width is plenty. Absolutely no need for a wide.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No way size 11 are 'right in between' - at 165 board size the regular width is plenty. Absolutely no need for a wide.
I've got no problem turning my wide. Sure regular width might be easier but no chance of drag. I use pretty steep angles and could get away with standardbut tthat's what I bought.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Sorry to thread jack but can u guys help me out with this same question. I'm 5'9" 165lbs. I ride relatively small east coast hills (camelback, whitetail, liberty). My riding style is riding switch, butters, spins, natural hits, and an occasional hard charge down the hill. I do not go in the park. I'm leaning evo because of the softer flex and the small hills I ride, but they can't get quite choppy and I'm not sure how it would hold up. I was waiting for the proto hd reviews, which is another story, which one is it? If it's the eve what bindings? Please help. Thanks.
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Thanks for all the replies everyone! I think im going to wait it out till the 2014s come out then take a serious look at the cobra and heritage when the time comes. I think the raptor might be a bit to agressive for my riding style as im not usually on too long of runs unfortunately.
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Read all the replies, still say Heritage.
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Sorry to thread jack but can u guys help me out with this same question. I'm 5'9" 165lbs. I ride relatively small east coast hills (camelback, whitetail, liberty). My riding style is riding switch, butters, spins, natural hits, and an occasional hard charge down the hill. I do not go in the park. I'm leaning evo because of the softer flex and the small hills I ride, but they can't get quite choppy and I'm not sure how it would hold up. I was waiting for the proto hd reviews, which is another story, which one is it? If it's the eve what bindings? Please help. Thanks.
I'd go evo. Super fun board, I preferred it to the Proto actually. It is a park board but will be plenty serviceable on small east coast hills as it was here on small midwest hills. It rides noticeably looser than the Proto and has a bit easier flex, lots of fun for groudn tricks, side hits, bonks, tree jibs, etc.
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I'd go evo. Super fun board, I preferred it to the Proto actually. It is a park board but will be plenty serviceable on small east coast hills as it was here on small midwest hills. It rides noticeably looser than the Proto and has a bit easier flex, lots of fun for groudn tricks, side hits, bonks, tree jibs, etc.
Thanks man. I figured as much but it never hurts to get some confirmation.
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definitely Evo for you, crash77

Loved my Evo. Ended up selling it and my Heritage and going with a Proto. Loved that two board quiver, but just don't get the chance to ride enough anymore to justify two "everyday" boards and the Proto was the sweet spot in between for me.
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definitely Evo for you, crash77

Loved my Evo. Ended up selling it and my Heritage and going with a Proto. Loved that two board quiver, but just don't get the chance to ride enough anymore to justify two "everyday" boards and the Proto was the sweet spot in between for me.
Thanks linvillegorg! I'm thinking the Evo will be that sweet spot for me. I'm done for the year due to a separated shoulder but I'm so looking forward to June/July, which is the earliest I can place a reserve at my local shop.
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