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Generally, no more than 1 and 1/2inch overhang on heel/toe is acceptable. If you are doing a lot of trees and groomer, I would do the 157. If you spend more time in the backcountry, 160 for sure. Actually, if you do a ton of backcountry, you might want to look at boards like the SL or Heritage.


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Just pulled the trigger on a black based 157.

Hoping my 10.5-11 boots don't hang over too much, but should be ok.

Can't wait to ride this in a few months.

Just need to decide on Targas vs 390s for her and I'm rocking.


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To any unfamiliar with NS customer service, its awesome. Vince at Never Summer is very helpful with questions.
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Just pulled the trigger on a black based 157.

Hoping my 10.5-11 boots don't hang over too much, but should be ok.

Can't wait to ride this in a few months.

Just need to decide on Targas vs 390s for her and I'm rocking.


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To any unfamiliar with NS customer service, its awesome. Vince at Never Summer is very helpful with questions.

You won't have any problem with toe/heel drag.
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Just pulled the trigger on a black based 157.

Hoping my 10.5-11 boots don't hang over too much, but should be ok.

Can't wait to ride this in a few months.

Just need to decide on Targas vs 390s for her and I'm rocking.


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To any unfamiliar with NS customer service, its awesome. Vince at Never Summer is very helpful with questions.
Grats Carl! I know you'll love it. And don't worry about drag, you won't have any.

Targas if you're looking for more response.

390's if you're looking for more freestyle tweakability.


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Just pulled the trigger on a black based 157.

Hoping my 10.5-11 boots don't hang over too much, but should be ok.

Can't wait to ride this in a few months.

Just need to decide on Targas vs 390s for her and I'm rocking.


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To any unfamiliar with NS customer service, its awesome. Vince at Never Summer is very helpful with questions.
As others have said, no worries on drag. A little wider than average if anything. And yes, their customer service is awesome.
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You won't have any problem with toe/heel drag.
Definitely not. I had no problems on the 157 w/size 11 boots; thirtytwo TM-2.


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I'm 5'8", weigh about 135 lbs and usually ride a 155 '08 SL. I got a chance to demo a 154 Proto earlier this year and was totally blown away by how much fun it was to ride, such a responsive, poppy and fun board!

Long story short: I'm leaning towards getting a 154 Proto. What do you guys think, does that size sound about right?
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I'm 5'8", weigh about 135 lbs and usually ride a 155 '08 SL. I got a chance to demo a 154 Proto earlier this year and was totally blown away by how much fun it was to ride, such a responsive, poppy and fun board!

Long story short: I'm leaning towards getting a 154 Proto. What do you guys think, does that size sound about right?
Under normal circumstances, I'd recommend a 152 for your weight. However, you already demoed a 154 and loved it. So going with a 152 would be a gamble for you.

If things pan out, you might love the 152. Right now, the question is, do you think you'll love it THAT much more than the 154? Because you see, if you end up disliking the 152, you just lost out on a lot. If you end up liking the 152, it'll more than likely be a small gain over the 154.

I always say stick with what you have demoed. If there was nothing wrong with what you demoed, then you should definitely stick with the 154.

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Thanks for the speedy input man!

I think I'll just stick with what I demoed, I was considering going a bit bigger as I do ride a some of my season on a 160 '07 Summit/155 '98 Premier and the 154 Proto seemed a bit small. That was probably due to just how much lighter and playful it is compared to what I'm used to riding.

I did seem to keep on washing out when I tried to rail longer turns on the Proto though. I think it was because I wasn't used to how deep the sidecut was, but it probably was because I wasn't used to the new tech, who knows.

I know there's not much difference in sidecut, (if that was even my problem), between the 157 and 154 and due to your input and a review I recent read, I think a 157 would be too much for me to handle due to how light I am.


Anyways, 154 it is, thanks again dude!
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Hey Sawney,
I wrote the review you linked to, so I thought I'd just join in the conversation with you. I think you'll be stoked with the 154. Not that you couldn't ride the 157...of course you could, and would probably rip on it. My critique of it was that I couldn't manipulate it to do what I wanted for jibbing/butters/etc. The 157 felt like way too much board for how I ride most of the time.
If you're riding a 155 SL right now, you will feel right at home on the 154 Proto CT.
just my .02
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