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Old 09-16-2011, 11:13 AM   #491 (permalink)
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Just received my Proto (white base) -- very excited, but I noticed that mines does not have "NS" on the base, unlike like Leo's pictures.


In any case, the carbonium topsheet is just gorgeous.
I have the black base and it also does not have the NS as seen in other decks. I seem to vaguely recall when I toured the NS factory early this year, they commented that they were having some challenges with that part and that the final design may change. Then again, my memory maybe faulty.

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Old 09-16-2011, 11:24 AM   #492 (permalink)
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I have the black base and it also does not have the NS as seen in other decks. I seem to vaguely recall when I toured the NS factory early this year, they commented that they were having some challenges with that part and that the final design may change. Then again, my memory maybe faulty.

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I picked mine up last month. Black base, white eagle, red NS.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:39 AM   #493 (permalink)
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think his concern might be what reference stance is. Without micro adjustments your options are either to go up/down 1.5" inches in stance width or 3/4" if you're willing to / want to mess with reference set-back. I would have similar concerns if I had Reflex bindings... enough that I might switch them out for Forum "good vibes" discs (which do have micro adjustment front-to-back but are hinged).

Reference on the 157 Proto and my 158 SL is 21.5". Assuming a 155 Proto has the same insert widths (not 100% sure on that, but seems reasonable), your options with a centered stance and Reflex bindings would be 20", 21.5", 23", and 24.5".
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:28 AM   #494 (permalink)
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I just received my 158 Proto CTX and it came with a black base.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:55 PM   #495 (permalink)
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nice, looks like everyone is getting the black base. I hope by the time I get one, there will still be some left.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:39 PM   #496 (permalink)
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I think I would have preferred the white base actually, but I guess a plus with the black is that it's easier to see the wax.

It seems like a very well built board. Some people say they don't like the top sheet, but I think it looks great. The topsheet also seems like it will resist scratches very well. It's a really light board, noticeably lighter then my current 10' Burton Custom. As people said it is a bigger board than the sizes would have you believe just because of the blunted ends and how long the effect edge is. My 158 seems like it's more of a 162 with a short tip and tail to bring it down to 158. Makes me wonder if I should have gone with the 155 since I was in between at 180lbs. If your using it for more park I would go a size smaller then you normally would. I'm using it for all mountain so the extra 'length' will be a bonus. Everyones been right on with the flex. NS says 5, but I'd say a little more. This is my first reverse camber board so while the flex is in the 5-6 range it does flex more then camber boards I've been on with a 5 rating.

My only regret is that now I'm going to be totured for 3 months until the season starts here.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:43 PM   #497 (permalink)
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I think I would have preferred the white base actually, but I guess a plus with the black is that it's easier to see the wax.
Eh. Repairs will be less noticeable. I've also heard it said that black bases run faster, but that's a hard proposition to test.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:37 AM   #498 (permalink)
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I am 6'2 190lbs. I ride 70% groomers and backcountry, 30% park (mostly jumps). I wear a size 11-11(1/2) boot. I wanted to know if a 157 Proto or a 160 would be recommended for me. Also, does anyone have any recommendations for bindings for all mountain riding to pair with this board? (Flux or Union)? Thanks for the help guys.
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I am 6'2 190lbs. I ride 70% groomers and backcountry, 30% park (mostly jumps). I wear a size 11-11(1/2) boot. I wanted to know if a 157 Proto or a 160 would be recommended for me. Also, does anyone have any recommendations for bindings for all mountain riding to pair with this board? (Flux or Union)? Thanks for the help guys.
My stats are somewhat similar (5'11", 190 lb). For future reference, I wouldn't group groomers and backcountry together... very different kinds of riding. I'm in a similar predicament. I actually have the 157 in my possession but may opt for the 160 instead. My gut feeling is that if you want zippier board for short radius turns in trees, probably the 157; if you're looking more for long drawn out carves, probably the 160. I go back and forth by the day, but I'm leaning 160.

If your boots are 1:1 lasted (some companies use 1 size shell for 2 sizes, some companies have a different size shell for every half size), I'd lean go 160 or the 158 CTX Wide if you end up 11.5s. That's barring getting a more low profile boot, in which case you can rock either.
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My stats are somewhat similar (5'11", 190 lb). For future reference, I wouldn't group groomers and backcountry together... very different kinds of riding. I'm in a similar predicament. I actually have the 157 in my possession but may opt for the 160 instead. My gut feeling is that if you want zippier board for short radius turns in trees, probably the 157; if you're looking more for long drawn out carves, probably the 160. I go back and forth by the day, but I'm leaning 160.

If your boots are 1:1 lasted (some companies use 1 size shell for 2 sizes, some companies have a different size shell for every half size), I'd lean go 160 or the 158 CTX Wide if you end up 11.5s. That's barring getting a more low profile boot, in which case you can rock either.
Hey dude thanks for the fast reply. I didn't mean to group both the two together, just meant that i enjoy both styles of riding. On some more specifics.. im riding more in Mammoth and Tahoe where tree runs and groomers call for a little sharper of turns. Also, as far as shell sizes go not too familiar however im planning on getting new boots this season and was looking at the Nike Zoom Kaiju. Any more input would be great. And in your opinion how much overhang is "acceptable". Thanks again
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