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.
I just received my Proto CT from BC Surf and Skate and it came with the black base. I didn't order it this way nor expect it but I'm damn stoked!
I like the idea that the SL-R is more of a freeride oriented board with the Versatility of being a Park board.
sl is far from a freeride oriented board, IMO. After around 25-30 days on my sl-r it started to soften up, by the time it had ~90 days when I sold it it had gotten quite soft, like nose press to the moon soft if I really layed into one. With the changes to the core the last couple of years i'm not sure how one would break in now, but its something to think about.
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
Eh, I'm the wrong person to ask for detuning advice. I have never detuned any of my edges and I've only sharpened my edges once on my second board I owned.
I'm not a jibber (I just 50/50 logs and some boxes), but I can see detuning being beneficial for jibs. I really don't think you need to bother detuning right now. Ride it first and see what you'll be doing in the park. If you really start to get into jibs, then ask the park rats for detuning advice. Otherwise, just ride the thing and make sure you wax regularly.