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Old 04-06-2011, 10:49 AM   #251 (permalink)
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how is this thing going to hold up in powder? I only like riding a centered stance and will avoid setting back my ride at almost any cost (probably to my demise). I am after a 'one quiver' board that can handle west coast resorts. I'm also not really sure how much size factors into riding powder. I rode a 160 k2 turbo dream with a centred stance on a (atleast) 3 foot powder day at squaw recently and didn't have a problem, even when i got to the flatter parts (though i did have to lean back a whole bunch). Two days later with just as much or even more snow (tahoe got seriously pounded end of feb and march) I tried a 155 jones all mountain twin. I was expecting great things but I suffered quite a bit. If i kept my weight towards the back constantly i was okay but any weight shift and the thing seriously nose dived. Again I was riding a centred. I' a tall skinny guy (5'11, 150 pounds) and am unsure whether height or weight play more of a factor.

Anyway this board looks seriously appealing. I loved the true twin playfulness of the evo and its ability to hold an edge, and the stiffness of the sl. It was the first RC board i had tried (only ever ridden a 157 burton un inc.). However I didn't get to try it in deepish powder (only some chopped up left overs). Anyways if I was to get the proto what size would be good for me? I mostly lap park when there is no snow or nice leftovers, but I don't want to compromise too much on my ability to ride powder.
I'm 5'9 150 lbs, and I rode the Proto CT 154 at Sugar Bowl with a centered stance in about 6-12 inches of powder and it seems to float decently well (not as well as a powder board... but pretty well for a board it's length). Of course, the next two days it dump around 4 ft (March 19-21) and then I had a bit of trouble floating even on my 160 powder board.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:20 AM   #252 (permalink)
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I was thinking of getting some 2011 K2 Formulas with this bad boy. Price for this is perfect and the ratings are great. Hopefully price will continue to drop from this point on What do you guys think?
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:28 AM   #253 (permalink)
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I was thinking of getting some 2011 K2 Formulas with this bad boy. Price for this is perfect and the ratings are great. Hopefully price will continue to drop from this point on What do you guys think?
Price drop on the Proto??..the board hasn't even officially been released for sale yet. I'm pretty sure that board is going to be in high demand and will not be sold at discount prices. I know my local NS dealer has already said that all of his Proto orders were spoken for and that he was trying to get more ordered.
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He's talking about the Forumulas
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:38 AM   #255 (permalink)
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Gotcha!...that makes a lot more sense!
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:57 AM   #256 (permalink)
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Hearing the great reviews about this board as an all around killer is pushing me towards buying one. I'm 5'9" about 165-170 lbs. Having a hard time deciding on if I should get the 154 or 157 though. Looks like I'm about the same size as Leo, but the rental boards I've ridden in this season have all been pretty short.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:54 AM   #257 (permalink)
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You're lighter than me by a good 10lbs. But... I used to weigh 175 and rode 158's lol.

At any rate, the Proto rides longer than the given length. So the 154 will ride more like a 155/156. So you've been renting boards? Is it safe to assume that you haven't really found your niche riding style wise?

The 154 is honestly the size I would get at your weight.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:24 AM   #258 (permalink)
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Well this is my first season so I just rented a board for the season and have played around on a couple friends' boards. I've been out quite a bit now though, enough to know that I'll be riding about 60% groomers, 30% park and 10% powder (although I may go more park once I return to Minnapolis next winter). I was also leaning a bit towards 154 and possibly picking up a cheaper, longer board later in the 2012 season.

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Old 04-11-2011, 01:22 PM   #259 (permalink)
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Hearing the great reviews about this board as an all around killer is pushing me towards buying one. I'm 5'9" about 165-170 lbs. Having a hard time deciding on if I should get the 154 or 157 though. Looks like I'm about the same size as Leo, but the rental boards I've ridden in this season have all been pretty short.
About my height and weight, I like the 157 because I prefer a little bit longer board to begin with. Would say the 154 would be much better fit for you unless you are geared more towards free riding or all mountain.
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Proto Call on Vimeo

Another vid from n.s. That board looks damn fun.
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