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Ive read that the Proto is supposed to be between the evo and the SL so if you already have an evo I would go with a SL or maybe even a heritage.
Hmm yah that would defeat the purpose of the Evo.. I mean its a short 2008 Evo for me I'm riding like a 151 or so for the park. So its definitely small. My 2001/2002 custom is on its way out. So I kind of wanted a direct replacement for it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I may have to try and find a demo of the SL or Heritage.
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The Heritage is stiffer than the Custom. I haven't been on the Heritage yet, but I'm gauging the flex by NS's chart given that I now know where their 6 flex rating feels like. The Heritage will actually be a good deal stiffer than the mid-flexing Custom. I'd say the Heritage will be a mid-stiff. If you want a board to focus more on freeriding rather than freestyle, go with the Heritage.

If you want a board to freestyle anywhere on the mountain, the SL or Proto will be a good option. I favor the Proto due to the Carbonium topsheet and a touch less dampening. It's not squirrely by any means, just feels lively. I also favor the Proto in that it has blunted tips and is lighter. Very good swing weight going on here.

And the last piece of the puzzle is the shape. The SL is a directional twin which has a slight setback stance. The Proto is a true twin which has a centered stance.

It's pretty neck and neck between the SL and Proto. My take is... they are both all-mountain freestyle. The SL is for more bias towards the all-mountain side of things. The Proto is for more bias towards the freestyle side of things.


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My take is... they are both all-mountain freestyle. The SL is for more bias towards the all-mountain side of things. The Proto is for more bias towards the freestyle side of things.
Since he has the evo this is why I said no to the proto.
My SL rides a lot like my custom but a little more do-all thanks to the RC tech


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Since he has the evo this is why I said no to the proto.
My SL rides a lot like my custom but a little more do-all thanks to the RC tech
Yea, I haven't been on the Evo yet. I just hear that it's noodly. Given it's 4 flex rating and the Proto's 5, I'd say the EVO is probably fairly soft, but not noodly. I believe the Proto is probably a good bit stiffer torsionally because of the carbonium laminate which the EVO doesn't have.

I say toss a coin


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Well by the hand flex method a SL is just a smidge stiffer than a custom and an EVO is just a smidge softer. (Yes I did just check now and yes I need to reduce my snowboard collection)


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Well by the hand flex method a SL is just a smidge stiffer than a custom and an EVO is just a smidge softer. (Yes I did just check now and yes I need to reduce my snowboard collection)
No you don't! You need them all! You need even more actually


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Well since the EVO isnt mine yes I do.


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Note to self...

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Yeah you have no business on my pow board. If it's deep enough to need it then I want it


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Plus it's rockered and therefore slower


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