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Old 03-25-2011, 01:20 PM   #221 (permalink)
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Wait, I'm confused.. The proto is already available to purchase? I'm dieing to get my hands on a 155 ctx.
Let me google that for you

Give em a shout, ask for a proto ctx 155, they might be able to help you.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:31 PM   #222 (permalink)
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Right, thanks for that.

SaltyPeaks can't ship the new boards until August, apparently part of the deal to get the boards early. If anyone finds a shop with the proto in norcal please let me know.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:17 PM   #223 (permalink)
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based on your experience with the flex and it's performance, how well do you think this thing will do on 40ft + jumps?
Hey, I was searching for Neversummer Proto CT (was wondering if any stores were already selling the 2012 models) and found this thread. So I justed demo'd the 2012 Proto CT 154 along with the 2012 Evo 154 and 2012 SLR 153 and 155 and thought I'd chime in (only read a few of the pages on this thread) an quickly say that for me the Proto CT 154 would be fine for pretty much any "normal" size jump (the biggest jump I've done was around 65 ft when I was younger).



The board is a lot of fun... much lighter than old Neversummer boards, with a really snappy nose/tail (Evo is more buttery, SL is more solid/damp/stable)

Info about myself:
I'm 5'9" 150 lbs, have been riding for 14 seasons at roughly 30 day a season. Consider myself an expert freerider (can handle any inbounds slope) and an advanced freestyle rider (comfortable throwing spins on 35-40 ft jumps). I currently own a 2008 NS SLR 155 and have previous owned a 2005 NS Evo 155 and a 2008 NS SL 155.

@LEO - I just got a pair of Rome 390 BOSS and like them a lot... what is issue with the strap ladders?

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Old 03-25-2011, 09:28 PM   #224 (permalink)
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Pretty sure he was saying that some people have had some problems with the ratchets on the 2011 390s but if you contact Rome they will ship you out some new ladders and ratchets because they rock. Also I think he said the ratchets come unpainted but its whatever as long as it works better.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:34 PM   #225 (permalink)
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I want to know how you rode a 2011 Proto CT when it doesn't exist.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:36 PM   #226 (permalink)
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I want to know how you rode a 2011 Proto CT when it doesn't exist.
Typo... I just demo'd next year's models (2012) at Sugar Bowl (note how I said 2012 Evo and 2012 SLR in the same sentence).

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Old 03-26-2011, 12:02 AM   #227 (permalink)
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I just have to say, that after my tour of the Never Summer factory this week I was blown away by their operation. I traveled there with an 8 year old that I coach and they were kind enough to give us an extensive tour. What impressed me the most is that EVERYTHING is done by hand. Zero automation in the snowboard production process. We watched them build a 2012 legacy in front of us and the amount of personal care that goes into each deck is insane. It made me appreciate my board a lot more. I will also add that next year's line looks outstanding in person. I know a couple guys there are active on this forum....vman if that was you, thanks for giving little man the carbonium mini-topsheet. He LOVES it.
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Hey Hanna,

That was me. Glad to give the little man a souvenir from the factory that he loves. Tony was so stoked to have you guy's come by. He was worried he might miss you and told me to look out for you just in case. I'm glad he was there to give you the tour, because he's the man. The guys who really make it happen are the ones you watched making the boards. They take so much pride in what they do and it shows.

Thanks for mentioning it and looking out for the future of snowboarding.

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Vince, thanks for the kind words. Everyone agreed the factory tour was one of the highlights of our trip. We came home and the little guy took his chopper 110 and absolutely tagged it up with Never Summer stickers...it was hilarious. He's got LAYERS of them on there. We're headed home tomorrow but I assure you it made a lasting impression on everyone in the group(the kid's dad is now looking into Icelantic skis). I'll post some pictures up of Never Summer in Japan next week. Thanks again for the hospitality...it was a great experience, and it was a lot of fun to put faces with names.
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Glad you loved it. Don't you just love the pop off the jumps/drops and the stability on landings?
Yup. I had it up at Brighton again today, I just keep lovin it! Got some absolutely sick pow turns on it, just surfed it out so smooth! Great board.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:34 PM   #230 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Just when I thought I had found the perfect board for me (the NS SL), I found out about the NS Proto CT. I am looking for advice from folks that have tried both on which would suit me best.

I am 6'1" and about 200lbs. I ride about 50/50 Mountain (freeride) / Park. I would consider myself an intermediate to advanced freerider, but I am relatively new in the Park (it is the only way to hang out with my son on the hill). My park riding is limited to the pipe and jumps.

Historically, I have ridden all Burton camber boards. After trying out some hybrid rockers this year, I knew it was time for a change. I tried the 2011 Burton Flying V, the 2011 Burton Sherlock, the 2012 Lib Tech TRS, the 2012 Lib Tech T.Rice and an older Never Summer SL (2010/2011 I think - a friends). I found the Burtons to be loads of fun, but too loose for serious carving and the Lib Techs to be too grabby (not sure if the MTX suits me). The Never Summer SL seemed just about right.

I would appreciate any thoughts from folks that have tried both boards on which would best suit my riding ... the Never Summer SL or the Never Summer Proto CT.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
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