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Old 08-01-2011, 05:24 PM   #401 (permalink)
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so what's the deal about getting my hands on a ctx with a black base? anyone know a shop that will have these or is it totally random? i can only seem to find it with the white base. not like it really matters but i would prefer the black base.
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so what's the deal about getting my hands on a ctx with a black base? anyone know a shop that will have these or is it totally random? i can only seem to find it with the white base. not like it really matters but i would prefer the black base.
It's random. The only way to ensure you get a black base is to walk into the shop and request one if they have it. Some Internet retailers might have them listed by base color, but that is very rare.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:01 PM   #403 (permalink)
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Looks like buy.com has it ready to ship.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:40 PM   #404 (permalink)
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I guess old st.Nick makes a trip in August for the really good boys and girls
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:48 PM   #405 (permalink)
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Im in a dilemma, i don't know if i should pick up the SL-R or the Proto.

I am 5'11 165-175lbs variable. Size 10.5 Boot.
I ride in the Ice Coast (NY)

I ride about 70% Mountain(Groomers) and 30% Park (Jumps & Boxes)

I was planning on getting a SL-R but after reading all the reviews the Proto seems like an awesome board! I don't ever plan on spending my whole day at the park, as said before i would probably spend 30% at most in the park. I do however, want to progress in the park.

I like the idea that the SL-R is more of a freeride oriented board with the Versatility of being a Park board. But much like its counter party the Proto is more of a Free style oriented board with the versatility of being a free ride board. Neither board seems to be a dedicated Freeride/Freestyle board like the Heritage or Evo. Both being a Jack of all trades board.

So which board would be best? Im almost at the point that my decision will be based on the sizing available for each board.

Ideally i would want a 156cm board, neither board comes in 156cm. The SL-R comes in a 155/158 the Proto comes in a 154/157.

What board/size should i get for my riding style?

P.S : My current stick which i plan to keep is a 09' Burton Custom 156cm

Thanks!

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Hey, the board doesnt have a green sidewall?
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:55 PM   #407 (permalink)
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Hey Lian.

You have to keep in mind that the SL is slightly directional while the Proto is a true twin. Also, the SL is more damp than the Proto. This might not be ideal for learning jibs (boxes and rails). The Proto has a nice dampness to it and you can feel what's underfoot. However, this means the Proto doesn't perform as well on the mountain as the SL.

This comes down to exactly what you plan on doing. If you are going to focus on park more, I will say the Proto is a better choice. If you want to continue mainly freeriding, the SL will be better.

As for size, the 154 Proto will ride like a 156 because it has blunted tips. Just think of it as a 156cm board. I'd do the 155 in the SL since you plan on mixing park in your riding.
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no its white. at least on mine
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Leo did you or someone already de-tune the proto before you used it? im starting to see around the forums that its important to de-tune a brand new snowboard and i personally have never done it so any tips about de tuning the proto would help a lot. if it helps im about 70% groomers/mountain 30%park(it will be my first season really trying out freestyle so i dont know if i'll like jumps or jib/butters more)
thanks for any help
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Leo did you or someone already de-tune the proto before you used it? im starting to see around the forums that its important to de-tune a brand new snowboard and i personally have never done it so any tips about de tuning the proto would help a lot. if it helps im about 70% groomers/mountain 30%park(it will be my first season really trying out freestyle so i dont know if i'll like jumps or jib/butters more)
thanks for any help

Somebody else here - definitely de-tune. Have a look on you tube. Very easy to do.
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