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Old 07-22-2011, 10:03 AM   #391 (permalink)
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Looking for some input on this board. Going out to utah next season and looking to replace my 2011 skate banana 156w with the proto ctx 155? Any advice for me on this board? Seems like a legit quiver killer. Does anyone recommend keeping the banana over the proto for utah or should i just try and get rid of it?

I am leaning towards the 155 as I am 6'1" 155lbs and I have heard it rides a little longer. I'm probably about a 50/50 split between park and freeriding. I like to rip and do some jibbing here and there and I mess around with jumps up to like 40ft.
I like the Proto much better than the Skate Banana, but the Evo would be a closer comparison based on flex. The Proto is stiffer than the Skate Banana. I don't consider the Evo or Skate a quiver killer. I do consider the Proto as one though. It's definitely my do-it-all board now. You'll probably enjoy the Proto for jumps a lot more than the Skate. My two cents (I don't hit 40 footers lol).

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hey there leo great review i'm thinking of getting the proto whenever it comes out( if anyone knows how i can get my hands on one early like some people have already would really like to know) as for size i could use some help.
i'm 5'10 1/2. 183lbs but on a diet so that is dropping and will until the season starts. i have a gnu 157 now and was wondering if i should try a little shorter or stay at 157 for the proto.
planing on doing mostly groomers. but would like to start jibbing and buttering while hitting small/medium jumps.not doing any big kickers till i get more comfortable with jumps
thanks for any advice guys

I'm 180lbs and love the 157. Rather than size down so you can learn jibs and butters, why not consider the Evo? It's a softer flexing board that still handles the groomers well. It's better than the Proto in terms of jibs and butters due to the softer flex.

Unless you want a one board quiver. Then the Proto would be a better choice.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:26 PM   #392 (permalink)
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5'8, 155ish and a whopping 8.5 size. Wich size do you guys recommend for me? Play around the mountain and hitting 50+ feet jumps
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Unless you want a one board quiver. Then the Proto would be a better choice.
thats exactly what i want .i like to have one board that i can do anything with anyways so this sounds perfect to me. just to be clear since im not looking to have a quiver will the 154 work for me the since i wanna jib an butter
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5'8, 155ish and a whopping 8.5 size. Wich size do you guys recommend for me? Play around the mountain and hitting 50+ feet jumps
I am about the same size, 5'11, 155 lbs, size 10 boots. I ride a 154.
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I am about the same size, 5'11, 155 lbs, size 10 boots. I ride a 154.
Did you find the stable enough for the bigger elements? What bindings do you strap on it btw?
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Did you find the stable enough for the bigger elements? What bindings do you strap on it btw?
Hi. I'm new to the forums. But I have been following this thread for some time now and I'm in the same situation. I rode a 156 skate banana for the past two seasons and am looking for info on the right size for the proto. I wanted to go with the 154 rather than the 157 but I am also 5'11'' 180lbs and size 11 boot. I spend about 60% around the mountain then 40% on park. But there are some days when I go to boreal where all there is to do is park (trying to push myself more now). Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Hi. I'm new to the forums. But I have been following this thread for some time now and I'm in the same situation. I rode a 156 skate banana for the past two seasons and am looking for info on the right size for the proto. I wanted to go with the 154 rather than the 157 but I am also 5'11'' 180lbs and size 11 boot. I spend about 60% around the mountain then 40% on park. But there are some days when I go to boreal where all there is to do is park (trying to push myself more now). Any suggestions? Thanks!
I didn't have any trouble with the 57, and I'm about 6ft/210 lbs similar riding style probably. I think you'd be OK on the 54 for sure if you want to use it more in the park.
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Hi. I'm new to the forums. But I have been following this thread for some time now and I'm in the same situation. I rode a 156 skate banana for the past two seasons and am looking for info on the right size for the proto. I wanted to go with the 154 rather than the 157 but I am also 5'11'' 180lbs and size 11 boot. I spend about 60% around the mountain then 40% on park. But there are some days when I go to boreal where all there is to do is park (trying to push myself more now). Any suggestions? Thanks!
I am the same height/weight/boot as you. I have the 157 - I wouldn't want to go shorter. NS boards seem to be on the small size anyway (IMHO).
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thanks for the tips! do you think the 157 will still be soft enough to butter around?
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thanks for the tips! do you think the 157 will still be soft enough to butter around?
That's entirely up to you - are you a good enough? I really like the flex of the Proto. Wasn't as stiff as I was expecting it to be.
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