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Old 02-18-2013, 08:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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First of all the proto has blunted tips so the 155 is more like a normal 158 such as the SL, so you are suggesting he go even longer than he has learned on. Second the proto his hardly a quiver killer for most people, especially beginners and intermediates and it comes at quite the premium. A lot of better choices imo, and I'm a neversummer die hard
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Would a revolver be a better choice?
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First of all the proto has blunted tips so the 155 is more like a normal 158 such as the SL, so you are suggesting he go even longer than he has learned on. Second the proto his hardly a quiver killer for most people, especially beginners and intermediates and it comes at quite the premium. A lot of better choices imo, and I'm a neversummer die hard
There are always a million other options out there, but he asked about the proto. Also 99.8% of us agree on the 58.
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Would a revolver be a better choice?
Revolver is a wider Evo, pretty much a dedicated park board. So I would say a worse choice for you.
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I was under the impression that softer flex boards like park boards are easier to ride and learn on. There's a lot of misinformation floating around and being pass around for new riders, or so it seems.

Also, the proto being a premium isn't really too much of an issue as its almost end of year and there are good sales all over the place.
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I was under the impression that softer flex boards like park boards are easier to ride and learn on. There's a lot of misinformation floating around and being pass around for new riders, or so it seems.

Also, the proto being a premium isn't really too much of an issue as its almost end of year and there are good sales all over the place.
You'll learn on anything with proper instruction. A flexible board is just that flexible and geared for park to hit your features with style.
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You're over 6'1" and over 188lbs. You will have enough weight and leverage to flex damn near anything how you want. A center rocker board like the proto will be fine for learning on and even with the blunt tips making for a longer effective edge you will be good with the 158. Unless you're planning on riding a ton of park then there is really no reason to go with the 155 or the Evo/Revolver
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The proto runs 1cm longer I just found out.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I'm 6'3" and almost 200lbs. I have the Proto HDX in a 160. I'd suggest the Proto in a 158 for you. Especially if a 158 is what you have been riding already. You'll be just fine.
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