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Old 10-17-2011, 12:48 PM   #531 (permalink)
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split the difference and do the 58 CTX?
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:52 PM   #532 (permalink)
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Alright guys, I'm needing some help on determining the final size I'm going to go with for my Proto CT. I'm 6'1" and weigh about 200 lbs, size 11 boots (large Nike Zoom Forces, no shrink tech). I ride a little of everything, mostly just like hitting jumps in the park and riding the whole mountain. This will be my do everything board since I can't afford more than one, so no matter what the conditions, powder or groomers, I'd like to be able to ride this thing there. I'm looking at either the 160 or 157. I have been leaning toward the 160, because of my larger boot, and I'm thinking I will probably go back up to around 205-210 for my weight in the future.

What do you all think?
Keep in mind the effective edge is equal to one size up. So the 154 has the same effective edge as a regular shape (non-blunt tip) 157.

So a 157 would be pretty much equal to a regular 160 shape, and a 160 like a 162 or 163.

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David: I'd like to stay with the regular size Proto for the narrower width and maneuverability, that's why I'm trying to stay away from the CTX.

Verb: that's something I am aware of, which is why I'm looking at this so hard. The 157 Proto is almost the same effective edge length as the 161 SL. That's the major thing that's making me rethink my consideration of the 160. The boot size is the only thing that has me wondering, waist width being 25.3 on the 57 and 25.5 on the 60. And the 160 would handle powder better more than likely, and possibly be more stable? But the 57 would be the more playful and maneuverable choice. I ride all mountain, dabble a little in the parks, and mostly just like hitting jumps rather than rails and such. And I do like to charge down runs and in powder as well.

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Old 10-17-2011, 03:11 PM   #534 (permalink)
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Then go bigger esp for your size.

If I were you, I would get the 160
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David: I'd like to stay with the regular size Proto for the narrower width and maneuverability, that's why I'm trying to stay away from the CTX.

Verb: that's something I am aware of, which is why I'm looking at this so hard. The 157 Proto is almost the same effective edge length as the 161 SL. That's the major thing that's making me rethink my consideration of the 160. The boot size is the only thing that has me wondering, waist width being 25.3 on the 57 and 25.5 on the 60. And the 160 would handle powder better more than likely, and possibly be more stable? But the 57 would be the more playful and maneuverable choice. I ride all mountain, dabble a little in the parks, and mostly just like hitting jumps rather than rails and such. And I do like to charge down runs and in powder as well.

Yeah, I'd go the 160.
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David: I'd like to stay with the regular size Proto for the narrower width and maneuverability, that's why I'm trying to stay away from the CTX.

Verb: that's something I am aware of, which is why I'm looking at this so hard. The 157 Proto is almost the same effective edge length as the 161 SL. That's the major thing that's making me rethink my consideration of the 160. The boot size is the only thing that has me wondering, waist width being 25.3 on the 57 and 25.5 on the 60. And the 160 would handle powder better more than likely, and possibly be more stable? But the 57 would be the more playful and maneuverable choice. I ride all mountain, dabble a little in the parks, and mostly just like hitting jumps rather than rails and such. And I do like to charge down runs and in powder as well.
Go with the 60 then. You're about my size (actually a few pounds lighter). You should have no problems at all with the 160 and 255mm is a reasonable waist spec for most size 11s except for older, clunkier boots.
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Alright thanks guys, that's what I'm going with! :-) My shops first shipment comes in on Friday... hopefully my 160 Proto is in it!
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Another what size to get post..... I've picked out my board (Proto CT), boots and bindings, just need to pick the size. I'm between 6' and 6'1" and 170lbs with a 10.5 boot. I ride pretty much everything (probably 30% park, 35% groomed, hard pack, soft pack and 35% all mountain terrain including powder, trees, etc). Some of my buddies and wife included are not very good so I do fine myself playing around on the flatter runs (buttering and such) so I want something playful and fun, but can still handle the bigger stuff when I head out with my other group of buddies. I am having a hard time deciding between the 154 and 157 CT. I like the idea of a shorter board since it still has a long effective edge for trees, buttering and the park, but not sure how the 154 would handle the bigger stuff and powder. Anybody in the same boat that can offer their 2 cents? I ride a 158 cambered board now and its great for freeriding and bombing the groomers, but its not very fun at all in the park or for buttering around.
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Well, if you're riding a 158 now, the Proto 154 has almost the same effective edge. With the RC base and flex you should have fun buttering etc.

The Proto 157 will be more like a 160 - not what you want I think from reading your post
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Another what size to get post..... I've picked out my board (Proto CT), boots and bindings, just need to pick the size. I'm between 6' and 6'1" and 170lbs with a 10.5 boot. I ride pretty much everything (probably 30% park, 35% groomed, hard pack, soft pack and 35% all mountain terrain including powder, trees, etc). Some of my buddies and wife included are not very good so I do fine myself playing around on the flatter runs (buttering and such) so I want something playful and fun, but can still handle the bigger stuff when I head out with my other group of buddies. I am having a hard time deciding between the 154 and 157 CT. I like the idea of a shorter board since it still has a long effective edge for trees, buttering and the park, but not sure how the 154 would handle the bigger stuff and powder. Anybody in the same boat that can offer their 2 cents? I ride a 158 cambered board now and its great for freeriding and bombing the groomers, but its not very fun at all in the park or for buttering around.

I am 5'11" & 175lbs and 11 boot, I ride a 157 Proto. I spend quite a bit of time at an indoor snow dome when not at the mountain, which is all jumps/boxes & rails & the size isn't a problem. IMO, go for the extra length.
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