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Banked Slalom on Proto CTX

Just to further validate the performance and versatility of our new Proto CT our National Sales Manager Mike "Gags" Gagliardi got 2nd place in his division in the legendary MT. Baker Banked Slalom! He did this on a 155 Proto CTX and weighs 195lbs! With edge hold and stability being crucial in a race like this with typical low visibility, variable conditions this a remarkable feat for Gags to podium on a TWIN this size.

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wow...so i can get away with a 154 with size 10 boot???
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Anyone my size been on a 157 or is that too small (aim for 160)?
Specs: 190-200 lbs (give or take 5) 6'2 11.5 boots.
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I'm gonna hop on Leo's CT sometime soon, we're pretty close to the same size, (6ft, 210 lbs, size 11 boot). I'll let you know how it works out, hopefully I can get on it next week if all our snow doesn't melt.


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That's awesome VMAN! I was actually going to include an boardercross statement in my follow up review of the Proto, but I guess I can talk about it now.

I went on a trip recently to Nubs Nob in Northern Michigan and noticed that they had a boardercross course complete with a succession of three large rollers at the end of the course. Although my run wasn't in competition, it was with friends including one on skis. The Proto had excellent edge hold even at fast speeds and when I was making those tight turns, it held up really well. Both of my snowboarding buddies overshot their turns and went flying on their butts haha. I was able to make each and every turn precisely without scraping too much speed. It was really fun. And the rollers at the end... oh man. I got decent air off of each one and the last one shot me pretty far.

Honestly, I don't expect this from a twin board let alone one with a mid flex. Very fun


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wow...so i can get away with a 154 with size 10 boot???
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I'm gonna hop on Leo's CT sometime soon, we're pretty close to the same size, (6ft, 210 lbs, size 11 boot). I'll let you know how it works out, hopefully I can get on it next week if all our snow doesn't melt.
That would be awesome Z. I'm looking to buy a soft playful 157 (this year) and was thinking to get the Proto 160 next year. But if I can fit on the 157 Proto then that would be double sweet to have ONE playful all around/mountain board that I can also charge with at the 157 size.

Look forward to reading your feedback.

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Just to further validate the performance and versatility of our new Proto CT our National Sales Manager Mike "Gags" Gagliardi got 2nd place in his division in the legendary MT. Baker Banked Slalom! He did this on a 155 Proto CTX and weighs 195lbs! With edge hold and stability being crucial in a race like this with typical low visibility, variable conditions this a remarkable feat for Gags to podium on a TWIN this size.

Congrats to Gags and our designers.
Thnx for feedback Vman...
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thanks for the feedback. pretty much confirms me sticking with the SL going forward. i effin love that board.
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Thnx for feedback Vman...
Fo sho Dice. By the way I love your avatar. That layed out two handed toeside turn with roost is siiiiiicck!

I think the Proto is right up your alley, a poweful but playful twin you can carve and slash on.
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I'm gonna hop on Leo's CT sometime soon, we're pretty close to the same size, (6ft, 210 lbs, size 11 boot). I'll let you know how it works out, hopefully I can get on it next week if all our snow doesn't melt.
Could have this weekend if you would have waxed it haha. I would have done it for you, but busy busy packing and getting ready for my move (not out of state in case anyone was going to ask that).


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